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Are you a dynamic, collaborative and creative thinker with a wide-ranging knowledge of arts, culture and the creative industries? If so, come and join Nesta’s growing Arts and Culture Investments and Programmes team as Insights Manager, where you will work on live projects and business development, as well as thinking about how we can structure learning opportunities from our interests and initiatives.

About Nesta

Nesta is a global innovation foundation. We back new ideas to tackle the big challenges of our time. Our mission is to spark and shape new ideas that improve how the world works for everyone. We use our knowledge, networks, funding and skills - working in partnership with others, including governments, businesses and charities. We are a UK charity but work all over the world, supported by a financial endowment.

The Arts and Culture Investments and Programmes team is based within the Arts and Culture Finance (ACF) department, whose aim is to build a more financially resilient arts and cultural sector in the UK using the tools of repayable finance. ACF’s first project was the Arts Impact Fund and we are now expanding our activities and social investment offer, building on the momentum generated by AIF.

About this exciting opportunity

Working across an innovative multi-partner consortium, you will deliver primary and secondary research outputs relating to user experience of pioneering cultural immersive technologies, plus work with delivery and funding partners to carry out the biennial Digital Culture Survey and coordinate and contribute to the delivery of this report.

You will liaise with the team to identify possible learning opportunities throughout Nesta’s programmes and investments work, while also proactively scoping and delivering cutting edge research reports, blogs and other compelling communications content that position Nesta at the forefront of creative economy research. Collaborating with our Creative Economy and Data Analytics team in the Research, Analysis and Policy team on some projects is also a key element of this role.

What we are looking for

With significant experience in the arts and culture or creative industries sector, you will have an impeccable record for the timely delivery of complicated projects, ideally involving multiple stakeholders. You will also have strong experience of producing written research reports and proposals, winning tenders and building co-funded partnerships to bring in new work, plus leading workshops.

An excellent communicator, verbal and written, with a collaborative and flexible approach to your work, you will also have a familiarity with/or experience of desk-based research, semi-structured interviews, survey design, action research, econometrics, data analytics and focus groups.

Closing date for applications is 16th December 2018, 23:45

1st interviews will be held 8th January 2019, with 2nd Interviews on 11th and 15th January 2018.