Therme Art Program
PROJECT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Job Category: Project Development
Therme Group’s vision is to create the world’s most advanced wellbeing resorts, achieved by harnessing the complex interplay of nature, technology and culture. By combining the traditions of global thermal bathing with an indoor tropical ecosystem, Therme Group’s resorts deliver an experience that enhances mind, body and soul. Therme Group facilities welcome tens of millions of visitors every year, with new projects currently under development in the United Kingdom, mainland Europe, North America and Asia Pacific.
Guided by an understanding of culture as the keystone of spiritual, mental and physical wellbeing, Therme Art looks to art to generate new content and creative wellbeing solutions for use across Therme Group. Working with artists to realise the integration of a ‘Wellbeing Culture’ within urban design, it is a catalyst for collaboration, bringing together an international network of leading figures from diverse fields to address the most urgent aspects of human life. Led by a deep engagement with the natural environment, Therme Art combines the interests of the latest scientific findings in human health, with the needs of urban design and culture.
To help achieve our ambitious cultural wellbeing mission, we are now seeking a Project Development Manager to manage our wellbeing commissions, urban research projects and mental health programming.
Outline of Duties:
As part of the Commissions and Urban Development team, the Project Development Manager is responsible for managing and coordinating tasks and activities critical to realising temporary and permanent wellbeing commissions. Working closely with artists, architects, galleries, public and private partners, and contractors, this role entails conceptualising, developing, and executing commissions, projects, and productions. This position reports to the department heads and works collaboratively with members of Therme Art’s curatorial, communications, collection, finance, and development teams to support all essential department activities and institutional initiatives.
- • Research artists, architects, designers and their practices, as well as project contexts, history, track records and reference projects
• Work with the team on concept development and strategies for various projects
• Manage events and activations including scheduling, timelines, budgets, travel, and external communication in coordination with the team
• Liaise and communicate with the commissioned artist / architect / external consultants with concept development, providing support as required
• Assist in and execute presentations, concept drafts, business plans, time schedules and organisational charts
• Draw up and negotiate project and commission contracts, term sheets and letters of intent
• Develop and track project schedules to ensure deadlines are met
• Additional duties as requested by the team
The Project Development Manager will possess an unparalleled work ethic with a high sense of urgency and the ability to work under tight deadlines. They will have a deep interest in current issues around culture, wellbeing and sustainability. They will also hold:
- • Bachelor’s degree in related area of study (e.g. visual arts, project management, construction management, architecture, design, business administration etc.)
• Minimum of 3-5 years’ professional experience in cultural project management, exhibition organisation, or other relevant experience in the field
• Excellent research, written and verbal communication skills in one or several of the following fields: culture, art, architecture, design, philosophy, science and technology
• Experience working with artists, architects, developers, scientists, consultants, or lawyers; knowledge of and strong personal interest in art, culture, wellbeing and sustainability
• Strong organisational skills and capability to prioritise and manage multiple tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines
• Excellent attention to detail, creative thinking, and problem solving skills
• Competency with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite (especially InDesign) and project management tools
• Fluent in English; German is a plus
We are looking for employees who would like to grow with us and become invested in the Therme Art vision. In the process, we focus on agile project work, mutual support within teams, and working as equals.
How to apply:
Email a cover letter and CV to Therme Art at email@example.com. Include “Project Development Manager” in the email subject.