IETM is one of the oldest and largest global cultural networks, young at heart and innovative in its strategies. IETM represents the voice of over 500 members who are performing arts organisations in the contemporary performing arts worldwide.
The role of the Policy and Research Manager will be to design, coordinate, supervise, edit and administrate the policy and research work of IETM. The Manager proposes, develops and manages this work in collaboration with the Secretary General and the IETM team.
Below is a list of the tasks this can entail:
Policy and Advocacy:
- Follow EU cultural policy development with a specific emphasis on programmes and agendas which affect the performing arts at large and be proactive in identifying opportunities and initiatives which can strengthen the position of the performing arts.
- Follow-up and analyse EU documents related to culture (EC communications, European Parliament reports, roadmaps, resolutions, research papers, etc).
- Stay up-to-date with national cultural policies and global policy cooperation which affect the performing arts.
- Update the Secretary General on the policy trends and issues and decide together on possible actions / strategies.
- Draft policy/position papers and design content of advocacy campaigns in collaboration with IETM’s communication team; draft and send amendments; meet right stakeholders for advancing IETM policy interests.
- Manage and lead IETM’s feedback towards third parties in terms of policy and research (such as EU cultural programmes, EU parliamentary actions and research).
- Attend conferences / round-tables / meetings organised by third parties on the topic of cultural policy.
- Liaise with other cultural networks.
- Inform IETM members on the most important news in the field of EU cultural policies.
- Initiate research and publication topics which are of relevance to IETM.
- Identify, recruit, coordinate and edit the work of external authors of IETM publications.
- Keep track of and collect external publications released in the field of performing arts and disseminate to its members.
- Initiate, write and edit IETM’s own research conducted via membership surveys or via evidence collected through analysis of current trends and topics in the field of performing arts.
- Work with communication team in designing campaigns for dissemination of IETM’s research and publications.
Take part as a team member and in collaboration with local organisers in IETM meetings and activities.
Take part in conceiving meeting topics and trainings in accordance to members needs and priorities of IETM’s ongoing projects.
Undertake any other reasonable duties that may be determined by the Secretary General from time to time.
This is a full time position (38h per week) located in Brussels, Belgium, with some flexibility between home/remote work and in house work. The wage is based on the Flemish salary scales for the performing arts sector (CAO PC 304) Scale A.