Project Manager

02 October 2023

Take Art is looking for a Project Manager to work on the Circus Around And About 2 project as either a Take Art employee or on a Freelance contract.

Fee/Salary: £27,500 Pro rata (inclusive of VAT if taking the role on as freelance) 

Hours: 2.5 days/18.5 hours a week (0.5 FTE)

Location: Various across south-west England using Take Art office in South Petherton, Somerset and home base on hybrid working arrangement by agreement

Starting December 2023 for 13 months 

Purpose of The Project Manager’s Role is to:

  • Take responsibility for the smooth running of all project activity by organising and overseeing tour and related logistics 
  • Control strong and effective lines of communication between project partners, Take Art, Crying Out Loud, Extraordinary Bodies, the presenting partners, Circomedia, each individual tour venue/location and the artists performing as part of Circus Around and About 2
  • Ensure project compliance in terms of monitoring, evaluating and reporting for the partners and the main funder, Arts Council England  
  • Contribute to the success of the project and its wider aims through positive and proactive advocacy, wherever such opportunity arises.

We are flexible about the terms of employment – the Project Manager can be on the Take Art payroll or freelance. We would expect the role to have a presence in the Take Art office in South Petherton, Somerset. 

Extensive travel will be needed and it is essential the Project Manager has their own transport.

More information on the role and the application form can be found as downloads below.

Application Deadline: 12 noon on 31st October 2023

Interviews: to be held Friday 10th November 2023 at the Take Art offices at The Mill, Flaxdrayton Farm, South Petherton, Somerset, TA13 5LR.

Take Art is committed to equality and strives to create a diverse and inclusive working environment and teams that reflects the diversity of the UK population. 

Take Art is committed to equality, diversity, anti-racism, and anti-ableism and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. D/deaf and disabled candidates and those from the Global Majority who meet the essential criteria for a role will be guaranteed an interview as they are underrepresented in our workforce. 

Take Art wants everyone applying to have an equal experience at interview. If you have a question about access, or have access requirements at interview or in employment please contact

If you would like this pack in alternative format, please contact Ruth Copping, our Office Manager by emailing or phoning her on 01460 249450