Youth Programme Manager

Applications until February 15

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is a private institution whose fundamental purpose is to improve people’s quality of life through art, charity, science, and education. The Foundation operates from its headquarters in Lisbon and delegations in Paris and London.

The Centro de Arte Moderna Gulbenkian (CAM) is an art and culture centre that brings together the largest collection of modern and contemporary Portuguese art to date. With a renovated building and a new extension of the garden, CAM will re-open to the public in 2024 with a mission to enhance the transformative power of art to promote social and individual change.

We are looking for a Programme Manager to join the CAM team. In this role, you will be responsible for developing the 2023-2027 strategy for the young-adult public and ensure its implementation in articulation with CAM’s overall programme, and in coordination with all its areas, combining programming, production and direct work with participants and artists.

Contractual conditions: 2 year fixed-term contract (part-time).

Main responsibilities


Drawing up the annual work plans for youth programming within the CAM’s strategic line.

Researching, designing and coordinatinge projects aimed at a young public, selecting partners and artists as well as typologies and working models to achieve these projects.

Accompanying and advising on participative projects with young people developed by the various areas of the CAM.

Creating and advising on the process of the first Youth Advisory Council and follow up on the implementation of its recommendations within the CAM.


Producing and managing participatory projects with artists and young people, assisting in their research, design and realisation.

Liaising with the artists, collaborators and participants/public involved in each project during all phases (commissioning, production and realisation).

Supervising and managing the project calendars in coordination with all the teams involved in the process and in liaison with the other programming areas of the CAM.

Supporting the Head of Education, Mediation and Participation in the strategic planning of projects and programming.

Management / Organisation

Monitoring project budgets in coordination with the area manager and the financial service.

Producing written documentation throughout the projects for their management, recording and communication.

Cooperating with the other work teams, both in the area of education, mediation and participation, and in the other areas of the CAM.

Evaluating and monitoring projects by gathering and processing data from all relevant sources (artists, participants, collaborators, etc.).

Managing relations with the internal and external partners of each project, liaising between them, being the point of contact between them and promoting good, collaborative and networked relations.

Establishing national and international partnerships with cultural institutions and international groups to strengthen the lines of experimentation and research in programming with and for young people.


Being part of the educational team, contributing to the design of annual programming, establishing objectives, developing relationship models with the public, developing and producing educational materials and resources, documenting and evaluating projects, within their scope of work with young people.

Establishing and developing relationships with young artists, schools, youth organisations, NGOs and other institutions that work with young audiences, in order to maintain a knowledge of the field and its players and a close relationship and dialogue with its stakeholders.

Required skills

  • Degree in Social Sciences, Arts or similar.
  • Minimum experience of 2 years in similar functions or within mediation and participation projects with young people and communities from different social and educational backgrounds.
  • Proven experience in Project Coordination and strong administrative and budget management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to communicate with different communities, partners, artists and participants and a willingness to work in a team.
  • Excellent skills in organising and managing information and working simultaneously.
  • Knowledge and interest in mediation processes in artistic institutions and experience in developing participatory and collaborative methodologies.
  • Written and spoken proficiency in Portuguese and English.


Updated on 02 february 2023

Cookies settings

Cookies Selection

This website uses cookies to improve your browsing experience, security, and its website performance. We may also use cookies to share information on social media and to display messages and advertisements personalised to your interests, both on our website and in others.