SPARK worker

Art, Music and Visitor Co-ordinator  for the Penlee Cluster

Spirituality and Arts in Cornwall (SPARK)


Purpose of the role

  • To link together the creative arts and spirituality in its widest sense within the churches of the Penlee Cluster area.  
  • To coordinate and take a lead in keeping St Mary’s Church PZ open throughout the week.
  • To grow and foster links with the wider community.
  • To grow and encourage the visitors  and tourist ministry of our churches.
  • To demonstrate an ethos of hospitality and wellbeing in the community within the churches.



  • Link with the art community and organise 10 art exhibitions a year including a possible open evening for each exhibition.
  • To help the core staff in the continued development of reflection spaces to support R.E and spirituality in schools. 
  • Link with musicians under the guidance of the music director to provide weekly concerts and explore other musical uses.
  • To be responsible for the booking and invoicing of concerts and other events at St Mary’s church.
  • Work with the licensee  to arrange hospitality hosts and bar staff at concerts.
  • Co ordinate, nurture and train volunteer church hosts and develop guides and welcome boards. 
  • Communication (with IT coordinator): such as updates on TV monitor, leaflets, review guides,  children friendly and dementia friendly guides . 
  • Update notice boards monthly.  Ensure regular media coverage (including social media).
  • Write one Shout (Thought for the Day) for our website
  • Work with a group to set up and facilitate an imaginative reflection space in the side chapel.
  • To be aware of other projects and make meaningful links, report progress to monthly staff meetings.
  • Ensure that the church of St Mary’s is open with hosting Tues-Sat 10-2.


Person specification

  • Keen interest in the creative arts
  • Experience of organising events and ideally, art exhibitions
  • IT skills including social media
  • Able to work with volunteers and evidence of a team player
  • Good multitasking and time management skills
  • Sympathetic with the work and ethos of the Church of England


Usual days and times of working: Tue, Fri, Sat 10-2  (12 hours).

The post will managed by the Team Rector and supported by the Business Manager.

This post holder will be part of the Penlee Cluster Core staff and will be expected to work alongside others and attend a monthly staff meeting and occasional training /away days.

The post will be subject to references and a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

We expect this project to develop income through the sale of art, bar, concerts and well being services. Income revenue from café and other sources are being explored by the Business Manager to help support the cost of this project.


Total hours = 12/week

Salary = £ 10 /hour (paid through the Penlee Cluster)


Applications to Kate Picknett, Business Manager, Penlee Cluster by 1st September 2017.