Skip to content

We’re hiring: Schools & Communities Manager

Permanent, full-time

Wac Arts is looking for an arts practitioner who is passionate about the access to youth arts being a right for all and believes in its power to have a positive impact on the next generation. As the Schools & Communities Manager, you will

  • Manage the Schools and Communities arm of Wac Arts’ multi-disciplinary Arts Programme.
  • Collaborate and develop work for, by and with school and community partners throughout London, facilitating access to engaging, enjoyable, and creative workshops and projects for children and young people.
  • Lead Wac Arts School Festival Programme 2024-25.
  • Develop new community projects and partnerships that further enhance young people’s imagination and enrich their performing and making skills to a high standard.
  • Build on Wac Arts’ network of contacts and forge relationships/partnerships with a growing number of schools, community groups and youth partners in London and beyond that helps realise the vision set in the charity’s business plan for 2024-27.
  • Manage freelance artists, practitioners, arts education and youth providers to develop and deliver projects with and for young people ensuring delivery is consistent with our objectives, KPIs and policies.

Job Description

Job TitleSchool and Community Manager
Hours35 hours per week (excluding a one-hour lunch break). The role may require the occasional weekend working
Report toChief Executive
Line Management of Creative Projects Associate
Please find the full job pack for the role below:

To Apply

Please send us your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are interested in the role and kindly outline how your skills and experience meet the profile described in the desirable qualities and experiences above.

We also accept audio recordings (MP3 file) or a video application of up to 3-4 minutes (MP4) that can be sent via a WeTransfer link.

Please email your application to with the subject “School and Community Manager”.

The application deadline is Monday 17 June 2024 noon.

First and second-stage interviews will take place in the w/c 17th June.

Please Note: We will evaluate applications as they come in and may offer the role prior to the closing date, reserving the right to close this  advertisement early. We encourage interested individuals to submit their applications promptly 


As an equal opportunities employer, Wac Arts is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership. We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Wac Arts. We are looking for interest from people who reflect the diversity of London and the communities we serve.

At Wac Arts we strive to be a leader in diversity and inclusion. Reducing inequality is the cornerstone of our mission. It is vital that we understand the diversity of our own organisation accurately and at all levels. As such, we would like to ask you to complete the optional form here.



Nurture children and young people’s creativity through the arts.


An organisation that is nationally recognised for its expertise in providing accessible arts provision, and for playing a significant role in the creative journey of children and young people.
An organisation for, by and with communities to engage, enhance and elevate youth arts.


To provide access to arts for children and young people, particularly those who are experiencing barriers to participation.

GOALS – 2024-27

Continue to provide an affordable arts programme for children and young people, irrespective of their background or abilities.
Further develop the young company offering in place as part of the arts programme.

Continue to provide Continuing Professional Development opportunities for teachers, young artist practitioners and those who engage with children and young people in the arts.
As custodians, manage the upkeep of the Old Town Hall building as a community asset.

Continually develop an organisational culture that promotes the charity’s values and principles of inclusion, collaboration, and staff development.
Be a financially resilient and sustainable organisation.