Programme Manager

About the role

Poet in the City is looking for a talented Programme Manager to deliver its programme of events, commissions and participation work, through curation, project management and marketing. We are looking for a self-starting all-rounder who will help drive forward our exciting mission to transform the live poetry scene in the UK. As part of a small and dynamic team, this job will suit someone with equal passion and experience of practical management of arts projects and creative delivery. Working closely with the CEO, you will play a key role in shaping the future of this unique organisation at a time of exciting artistic and organizational development – there are excellent opportunities to grow within this job for someone who is ready for the challenge of sharing and taking ownership of our vision.

About Poet in the City

Poet in the City is a leading poetry producer, curating an ambitious programme of imaginative events, commissions and participation work which bring classic and contemporary poetry to life for a twenty-first century audience. We are experts in creating new audiences for poetry – by inviting people into the worlds of poets and offering experiences which excite and spark debate, we are establishing poetry as a major performing art form. We collaborate with many prestigious partners across the arts and beyond, from Kings Place, Wilton’s Music Hall and the British Museum, to St Paul’s Cathedral, Aurora Orchestra and The Francis Crick Institute. Poet in the City works with a thriving community of volunteers who are involved in all aspects of our work and we are creating a legacy for live poetry by supporting the next generation of poetry producers.

How to apply

To apply and for more information about the role, please download the job description here and submit an application using the following online forms:

Please email any questions to – please note, applications or CVs submitted to this address will not be considered.

Deadline: Thursday 18th May (Midnight)

The first round of interviews will be held on Wednesday 24th May.

Thank you for your interest. We look forward to receiving your application.