Head of Immersive (maternity cover)

Head of Immersive
Maternity Cover (12 Months)


We’re looking for a dynamic and experienced Head of Immersive on a 12 month maternity cover to help us drive forwards some very exciting projects. 

You’ll have strong experience producing and delivering high profile digital experiences, and a thorough understanding of the commissioning process. You’ll have a finger on the pulse when it comes to emerging practice and technologies, and be passionate about working with artists.

BOM always works in collaboration, so you’ll be comfortable communicating with a whole range of people across our project teams, from internal staff and freelancers to external partners.  You’ll be at ease engaging with the public, and working with our Engagement team to reach target communities for beta testing works which includes neurodivergent young people and adults.

You’ll have awesome project management skills, using timelines, budgets and collaboration tools to ensure projects stay on track and come in on time, within budget and to the high standards we expect. You’ll have experience of working with artists, and be passionate about helping creative practitioners develop their practice.
Coming into this 12 month role, you’ll be helping us push forwards three immersive projects, all at different stages in their development. Each of these are being created with artists:
  • A spatialised audio app, using geolocalised sound and meditative content to support young people with anxiety make real world journeys (launching 2023, within the contracted period);
  • A mobile game drawing on live environmental data to spark climate action with underrepresented communities (launching 2024)
  • An XR performance for the waterways (launching 2025)

You’ll also be leading delivery of our new Immersive Arts Bootcamp for creative practitioners, working with the Engagement Manager to ensure this is a highly accessible programme.

Fundraising experience will be an advantage, since you will be supporting the Director in writing strategic applications to enhance these projects.

If you feel you fit the brief, and are excited to join our small ambitious team in developing our new immersive work, download the job description below and send us your CV and Cover letter (no more than 2 pages), explaining how you meet the above requirements to lorna@bom.org.uk with the subject “Head of Immersive Application”. Please include your phone number on your application.

If you prefer a different way of applying for access reasons, please feel free to submit your application in a way that suits you (for example sending us a link to a video or audio file where you summarise your relevant experience).

BOM is a diverse-led and diverse-driven organisation. As such, we particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian, mixed ethnic or disabled people and those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, who represent the communities we work with.

Deadline for Applications: 12pm, Friday 5 August 2022
Interviews: Monday 15 August 2022