Stellenausschreibung: General Secretary

Amateo is the European Network for Active Participation in Cultural Activities that serves and promotes people’s participation in the voluntary and amateur arts.
The positon General Secretary will have a key role working with the board of our growing network as we take forward a new Business Plan aiming to build on the success of the Arts Take Part Project. It´s a wonderful opportunity to be part of a network that is committed to supporting active participation in culture for all of our citizens.
Application deadline: 5pm, Thursday 16th July 2021


Job Description:

Key Tasks

  1. To develop, coordinate and manage the activities of Amateo. This may include the ‘Arts Take Part - Growing the Connections' programme at which point there would be a review of staffing, roles and responsibilities.

  2. To manage our relationships with the 56 Amateo members and drive the recruitment of new members.

  3. To deliver appropriate services to the members and encourage collaboration and partnership.

  4. To ensure effective communications to the network and externally. 

  5. To maintain relationships with key partners and funders including Creative Europe and Culture Action Europe

  6. To oversee compliance with Belgian legal requirements for governance and finances

  7. To provide secretariat support for the Board including the preparation of papers, meeting arrangements and minute taking and management of information on Google drive

  8. To work with the board to develop appropriate policies and procedures for example Equal Opportunities policy

  9. To ensure the effective management and reporting of Amateos’ finances

  10. To work with the Board to ensure that Amateo is properly resourced, driving fundraising and income generation as appropriate 


Person Specification


English language both written and spoken.

A knowledge of and experience in participatory arts and culture activities

Experience of working with and supporting boards.

Experience of managing staff teams.

Knowledge of governance in the voluntary sector

Knowledge of cultural policy in the European Union

Fundraising experience

Managing staff and volunteers teams.



Project management skills and experience 



The post is offered on a freelance basis initially from 1st September 2021 until 31st December 2022 (based on 2 days per week for a total of 16 days until 31st December 2021 and 78 days in 2022).  Rate of pay is €300 per day.

If successful in an application to Creative Europe for the ‘Arts Take Part - Growing the Connections’ project the post holder will be offered additional days to manage that programme.


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