The Black-E has spent over 50 years driving the debate around participation and what is community centred arts practice. We intend through our cultural programme, archive and collaborative projects to deliver a creative ambition that not only improves the quality of our own work, but also enables other cultural producers to listen to the views of artists and people who have been marginalised, historically excluded by virtue of social class, gender, race and disability. We are committed to connecting artists with communities and engaging people through our high quality creative and cultural programmes.

The Black-E’s Board is always made up of 50% of local people, people from working class backgrounds, who are accountable to our community. As volunteers they help run our building and are involved in creating our programmes and are actively listening to, and taking account of, the views of the local community, children and young people, artists, practitioners. Our work over 50 years has been founded on relationships with the local underserved communities. We provide a cultural  anchor & we matter to people.

Workforce, Leadership and Governance
Black-E’s workforce, leadership and governance uniquely reflects the communities we are serving: making it majority African, Caribbean and Asian Heritage. We have used our cultural practice, including cultural co-operation games created by Bill Harpe, to foster a safe workplace where harassment and discrimination can be challenged – our mission is about breaking bias and proactively tackling discrimination.

The Next Stage of Our Journey
We are looking for a passionate and dedicated individual to lead our programme of creative arts activities for young people from Liverpool and Merseyside.
You will build upon our fantastic track record of holiday activity & food (HAF) programmes and cultural activities; supporting the Black-E to deliver arts activities for and with children and young people.  Currently we are revisiting previous youth arts proved work which proved to be successful. You will provide direct line management support, coaching, and development for arts sessional workers and volunteers. You will be central to producing high quality work and lifting the ambition of the Black-E and our communities.
The post-holder will liaise with the Joint Cultural Directors, to oversee the Black-E creative arts offer making best use of our Main Space, the Chamber Theatre, performing arts studio, music studio, gallery and café. You will also lead on art-based events that focus on a young people’s participation – e.g. our Chinese New Year celebrations.
The role will continue the Black-E’s tradition of using art & culture to frame social action; supporting and encouraging young people to express themselves, explore issues and facilitate personal development. This will include planning and delivery, with support of the wider team, including the Trustees of the Black-E, who include practicing artists and bring a wealth of expertise of youth-based arts practice.
Deadline for applications: Friday 24 June 2022
Interviews at the Black-E Liverpool, L1 5EQ:   Thursday 30 June 2022
Please send your CV marked CONFIDENTIAL to: karl.eversley [at]
Candidates will be asked to complete a Diversity monitoring form, shortlisted candidates will need to provide a DBS.


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