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22 April 2024

Milton Keynes Islamic Arts and Culture is Seeking a Dynamic Programme Manager

We're on the lookout for a talented Programme Manager to play a pivotal role in shaping and delivering MKIAC’s exciting programme of high-quality festivals, events, and community activities over the next three years.

Milton Keynes Islamic Arts, Heritage and Culture Organisation (MKIAC) is at an exciting point of expansion fuelled by recent funding success as part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) programme. With innovative creative plans on the horizon, MKIAC is eager to welcome a dynamic Programme Manager to join the team and make an important contribution to achieving our vision and mission. 

As MKIAC’s Programme Manager, you’ll be at the forefront of NPO programme delivery, overseeing budgeting, fundraising, and reporting. Collaborating closely with the Founding Director, artists, facilitators, and other contractors, you’ll be instrumental in bringing a diverse range of creative programmes and projects to life, including key public-facing events like Art in the Park and The City of Codes and Light Festival. 

The ideal candidate will bring a proven track record in successfully delivering participatory activities and a wealth of experience in engaging with diverse communities. If you’re passionate about arts, culture, and heritage, and want to be part of an exciting chapter in MKIAC’s story, download the Full Application Pack to discover more about this incredible opportunity. 

Art Reach is proud to be supporting MKIAC to recruit to this role. Should you have any questions, please do contact Lynn Simmonds on  

Overview of terms and conditions: 

Salary & Contract: £30,000 to £32,000

Contract type/length: Fixed contract until 31 March 2027 (possibility of extension) 40 hours per week

Location: MKIAC – Milton Keynes Office based at Milton Keynes College 

How to apply: 

Before applying, please ensure you have read the Background Information, Job Description and Person Specification provided in the Full Application Pack. 

To apply, please send the following documents to Lynn Simmonds at Art Reach (who is acting as a third-party recruitment agent to this opportunity) on  

  1. Your CV
  2. Maximum two page cover letter outlining your interest in applying for the job, and how you meet the person specification
  3. Equal Opportunities monitoring form 

Closing date for applications: 11:59pm Monday 27 May 2024 

Interviews will be held week commencing 3 June 2024 at Milton Keynes College.

Two young children are in front of a white tent with a huge carnival puppet in the shape of a lion's head in between them.

Image: Shane Merkli

A group of Indian dancers in traditional costumes are performing in a park.

Image: Shane Merkli