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Jobs

Role
Location
Deadline
Company
Arts Administration and Communication Assistant
Scotland
27/01/2022
Red Note

Red Note is looking for an Arts Administration and Communication Assistant.

This is a part-time, temporary position for an Arts Administration and Communication Assistant in a key role supporting Red Note’s general and project administration, as well as its marketing activities. The role sits at the heart of the organisation and requires a positive attitude towards problem-solving and acute attention to detail. Red Note’s administration is a small, hard-working team and we are looking for someone who is supportive, well-focused and has the initiative and energy to adapt to new situations.

 

Full description and how to apply: https://www.rednoteensemble.com/event/hiring-arts-administration-and-communications-assistant/

Arts Administration and Communication Assistant by Rachel Hepworth

Young People and Communities Producer
Newcastle upon Tyne
14/02/2022
Northern Stage

Northern Stage is seeking a Young People and Communities Producer to join our Participation Team.

Permanent, Full-Time (39 hours per week, Monday to Friday with occasional evenings and weekends)

Northern Stage is a theatre where ideas meet, and futures change. Every year thousands come to create and share unique live experiences at Northern Stage. Our home in Newcastle is an inspirational and creative place where everyone is welcome. Whether it is on one of our three stages (with a combined 700 seats), or any place that creativity is to be found, we work with an ever-expanding network of talented people to share the most entertaining, surprising and imaginative stories from around the world.  We champion high quality mid-scale theatre production and touring, backed up by our industry-leading facilities and a dash of Geordie genius.  We reach beyond the ordinary, every time.

Our promise is to be a place where people of all backgrounds can come together to change the world around us.  Northern Stage is an equal opportunities employer and our goal is to create a diverse and inclusive working environment which reflects the city we live and work in and the communities and audiences we engage with.  Our colleagues have unique and varied lived experience which positively informs and influences the work we make.  Our recruitment process is open to all, and we particularly encourage applications from people of the global majority and D/deaf & disabled people, who are currently under-represented in our sector.

Main purpose of the post: 

The post holder will play a vital role in the creative transformation of Northern Stage by developing and delivering an ambitious programme to engage young people and communities from across the region in regular creative activity.

The post holder will lead on delivering our vision for a new programme for young people, curating, leading, producing and facilitating the engagement and creation of work with young people and communities.

They will work with colleagues and the freelance community to present work and develop ideas both inside and outside of Northern Stage’s buildings, in live, digital, installation and durational contexts, to connect the diverse voices of young people and communities to a broad range of audiences and to ensure their inclusion at all levels within the organisation.

The post holder will also identify and promote progression opportunities, collaborating both inside and outside of the organisation to support people wishing to transition into the next part of their creative journeys.

Please see our website for further information:

https://www.northernstage.co.uk/young-people-and-communities-producer

To apply for this post please send a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining your interest in this role and what skills and experience you would bring to Northern Stage. Your cover letter should be no more than one side of A4. Your application should be addressed to: Jill Adamson (Director of Participation).

Please send your application via email to HR@northernstage.co.uk (Email subject: Young People and Communities Producer). Please also complete the following form:

Closing Date for applications: Monday 14th February 2022 at 12pm

Interviews: Week commencing 28 February 2022

Young People and Communities Producer by Northern Stage Theatrical Productions LTD

Director
London, Nationwide
11/02/2022
National Student Drama Festival (NSDF)

As we approach our 66th Festival and the fourth under James Phillips’ brilliant leadership, the Board is now looking for a special individual to take over the part-time role of Director from May 2022.

Working alongside our Executive Director, Kiki Kollimada, we’re looking for a creative and compassionate person with an understanding of how to make a small organisation with huge ambition deliver its programme of work. Collaboration, diversity, inclusion and care will underpin your thinking.

This might be your first experience in a leadership role, in which case we would offer development support, and, in all cases, we are able to offer mentoring support if needed.

The Director will provide artistic leadership of NSDF. To include creating and delivering the business plan, artistic policy, leadership and management of staff and, with the Executive Director, ensure effective, efficient and economic management of the organisation.

  • Contract type: Part-time, average 2 days per week including full time attendance at the annual Festival week. Office hours.
  • Salary: £33,000 – £37,000 pro rata
  • Deadline: Friday 11th February, 12pm

For more information and to apply, please follow:

https://www.nsdf.org.uk/whats-on/hiring-2021-nsdf-director-4859/

 

Director by National Student Drama Festival

Development and Commercial Operations Administrator
London
14/02/2022
Little Angel Theatre

The Development and Commercial Operations Administrator supports the Head of Development and The Head of Commercial Development in the implementation of Little Angel Theatre’s fundraising and commercial strategies. This involves a variety of activities, such as fundraising from trusts, supporting events and cross-organisation administrative support. 

For the full Job Description and Application pack, please head to our website, www.littleangeltheatre.com/about-us/jobs-and-opportunities/

The deadline for applications is 10am Monday 14th February 2022.

Interviews will be held on 21st and 22nd of February 2022 in Little Angel Studios.

Start date: As soon as possible.

To apply please fill in and send the Application form and Equal Opportunities form (can be found on our website) to recruitment@littleangeltheatre.com Please quote reference DCOA22 in the email subject line.

Development and Commercial Operations Administrator by Lizzie Milne

Building and Operations Manager
Wimbledon, London
28/02/2022
Polka Theatre

Could Polka Theatre be looking for you?

  • Would you like to work for a pioneering national theatre for children?
  • Do you love working in a venue or theatre but would prefer mainly daytime hours?
  • Are you practical and hands-on and maybe with a technical background?

This is an exciting time join Polka Theatre’s busy and ambitious team, in the role of Building and Operations Manager, supporting the Head of Operations and Visitor Services, with responsibility for facilitating the efficient running of Polka’s buildings infrastructure and systems.

Salary £26,000 – £27,000 per year pro rata, depending on experience.

Hours This role is full-time and permanent. We will consider applications for flexible working and job-sharing. Please note, working days will need to include Sunday. A full-time working week is 35 hours over 5 days Sunday to Thursday (excluding 1 hour for lunch). We operate a Time off In Lieu (TOIL) system for additional hours worked. As a children’s theatre we are generally open during the daytimes and weekends, rather than evenings. You should be flexible to start from 8am when needed to facilitate contractors on site.

What would you be doing?

You will play an important role supporting the Head of Operations and Visitor Services, with responsibility for facilitating the efficient running of Polka’s buildings infrastructure and systems. You may be someone who has a technical background. You will definitely be practical and hands-on, ensuring the buildings and relevant facilities are proactively maintained and comply with health and safety for everyone working and visiting. Since we reopened our newly developed building, in Autumn 2021, there is ongoing ‘snagging’ to oversee. You will also need to spend desk-based time on the administrative elements of the role. You will oversee any contractors, sub-contractors and suppliers who are engaged to carry out work to Polka’s buildings and facilities.

For a Recruitment Pack with more information about who we are and what we’re looking for in this role plus how to apply please visit our website at this link https://polkatheatre.com/jobs/   

Deadline 9.00am on Monday 28 February 2022 for final applications which will be reviewed as they are received

Interview to be arranged
Ideal start date as soon as possible

Polka’s commitment as an equal opportunities employer means we are keen to encourage applications from people of colour, people across the gender spectrum and people who self-identify as disabled, who are underrepresented in our sector.

Polka is funded by Arts Council England, London, registered charity number 256979.

Building and Operations Manager by Polka Theatre

Theatre Technician
Wimbledon, London
24/02/2022
Polka Theatre

Could Polka Theatre be looking for you?

  • Would you like to work for a pioneering national theatre for children?
  • Do you love working in a venue or theatre but would prefer mainly daytime hours?
  • Are you technical, practical and hands-on?

This is an exciting time join Polka Theatre’s busy and ambitious team, in the role of Theatre Technician. You will support the Technical Manager and work alongside casual and freelance technicians and contractors. Together, you deliver the technical aspects of our own productions and facilitate visiting companies and events.

Salary £25,000 per year pro rata depending on experience (pro rata salary would be £15,000 for 3 days per week).

Hours

Part-time, permanent. 3 days per week. Your standard working days will be Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday but we will need to change them on occasion by agreement to support the demands of the theatre’s work.

What would you be doing?

Working on the fit-ups during production weeks and get outs at the end of the production or event as well as operating and programming lights, sound, video and flying or set pieces. It could also include carpentry and driving if you have the necessary skills.

Polka produces between 5 and 8 new in-house productions each year across its two theatre spaces. Around half of these are co-productions and partners have previously included Complicité, Little Angel Theatre, Royal and Derngate and The Royal Opera House. We undertake some touring and also receive companies to our Wimbledon home, although the majority of the year is presenting our home-produced work. Having our own workshop means we build all our own sets as well as sets for other theatre companies. The production team also facilitate various projects (including education activities and community and fundraising events) which take place in other areas of the building or at other venues. 

For a Recruitment Pack with more information about who we are and what we’re looking for in this role plus how to apply please visit our website at this link https://polkatheatre.com/jobs/

Deadline 9.00am on Thursday 24 February 2022

Interview w/c 28 February 2022
Ideal start date as soon as possible

Polka’s commitment as an equal opportunities employer means we are keen to encourage applications from people of colour, people across the gender spectrum and people who self-identify as disabled, who are underrepresented in our sector.

Polka is funded by Arts Council England, London, registered charity number 256979.

Theatre Technician by Polka Theatre

Workshop Manager
Wimbledon, London
24/02/2022
Polka Theatre

Could Polka Theatre be looking for you?

  • Would you like to work for a pioneering national theatre for children?
  • Do you love working in a venue or theatre but would prefer mainly daytime hours?
  • Are you great at carpentry, practical and hands-on?

This is an exciting time join Polka Theatre’s busy and ambitious team, in the role of Workshop Manager, supporting the Head of Production, in delivering the best possible service to Polka productions and projects, with responsibility for the construction, mounting, and rigging of the scenery.

Salary £32,000 – £34,000 per year pro rata depending on experience (pro rata salary would be £16,000 – £17,000 per year).

Hours

Part-time, permanent. Equivalent 2.5 days per week. We will consider applications for flexible working and job-sharing. This role operates on an ‘annualised hours’ contract, of 910 hours per year, as the work reflects the ebb and flow of Polka’s activity schedule and to better fit in with the intense work needed in the run up to productions/events. This means you’ll work an average of 17.5 hours (2.5 days) per week. Working hours are 7 hours per day, excluding a lunch break of 1 hour.

What would you be doing?

You will manage the workshop spaces and the team onsite at the theatre and offsite at our Batsworth Road workshop space. You will have strong carpentry skills and be practical and hands-on, ensuring the workshop and production teams work smoothly and effectively together.

Polka produces between 5 and 8 new in-house productions each year across its two theatre spaces. Around half of these are co-productions and partners have previously included Complicité, Little Angel Theatre, Royal and Derngate and The Royal Opera House. We undertake some touring and also receive companies to our Wimbledon home, although the majority of the year is presenting our home-produced work. Having our own workshop means we build all our own sets as well as sets for other theatre companies. The production team also facilitate various projects (including education activities and community and fundraising events) which take place in other areas of the building or at other venues.

For a Recruitment Pack with more information about who we are and what we’re looking for in this role plus how to apply please visit our website at this link https://polkatheatre.com/jobs/

Deadline 9.00am on Thursday 24 February 2022

Interview w/c 28 February 2022
Ideal start date as soon as possible

Polka’s commitment as an equal opportunities employer means we are keen to encourage applications from people of colour, people across the gender spectrum and people who self-identify as disabled, who are underrepresented in our sector.

Polka is funded by Arts Council England, London, registered charity number 256979.

Workshop Manager by Polka Theatre

Deputy Front of House Manager
Newcastle upon Tyne
31/01/2022
Northern Stage

Northern Stage is seeking a Deputy Front of House Manager to join our Commercial & Operations Team.

Permanent, Full-Time (39 hours per week, to include regular evenings and weekends)

Northern Stage is a theatre where ideas meet, and futures change. Every year thousands come to create and share unique live experiences at Northern Stage. Our home in Newcastle is an inspirational and creative place where everyone is welcome. Whether it is on one of our three stages (with a combined 700 seats), or any place that creativity is to be found, we work with an ever-expanding network of talented people to share the most entertaining, surprising and imaginative stories from around the world.  We champion high quality mid-scale theatre production and touring, backed up by our industry-leading facilities and a dash of Geordie genius.  We reach beyond the ordinary, every time.

Our promise is to be a place where people of all backgrounds can come together to change the world around us.  Northern Stage is an equal opportunities employer and our goal is to create a diverse and inclusive working environment which reflects the city we live and work in and the communities and audiences we engage with.  Our colleagues have unique and varied lived experience which positively informs and influences the work we make.  Our recruitment process is open to all, and we particularly encourage applications from people of the global majority and D/deaf & disabled people, who are currently under-represented in our sector.

Main purpose of the post:

The Deputy Front of House Manager is responsible for supporting the Front of House Manager to deliver all aspects of Front of House operations, including customer welcome, staffing for performances, events and bar and catering operations. 

Please see our website for further information:

https://www.northernstage.co.uk/deputy-front-of-house-manager 

To apply for this post please send a copy of your CV and a cover letter to HR@northernstage.co.uk

Closing Date for applications: Monday 31st January 2022 at 12pm

Interviews: Week commencing 7th February 2022

Deputy Front of House Manager by Northern Stage Theatrical Productions LTD

Events Assistant
London
31/01/2022
The Albany

Based in the heart of Deptford, the Albany is a performing arts centre that exists to inspire, develop and support creativity in South East London. With year-round activities and events including award-winning programmes for young creatives and adults over 60, music, theatre, spoken word and family performance, the Albany is led by the talent and imagination of its local community.

The Albany’s programmes and venue management also extend to two external sites, Deptford Lounge and Canada Water Theatre.

We are looking for Events Assistants to support the Albany’s live performance and events programme and create a warm and welcoming experience for our customers. Joining the team delivering Lewisham’s London Borough of Culture festival in 2022, this is a fantastic opportunity if you are keen to engage with the local community.

The ideal candidates should be proactive and energetic with excellent communication skills, attention to detail and experience in customer service.

Hours: Casual basis, mainly evenings and weekends

Salary: £10.85 per hour (London Living Wage)

Closing date: Monday 31st January 2022, 12pm

Group Interview: Thursday 3rd February 2022, in person at the Albany

Start date: Wednesday 9th February 2022

Please note that you must be available on Wednesday 9th February, as mandatory training is required.

To apply please complete an online application form. Feel free to contact us if you require further assistance or the application pack in a different format.

The Albany aims to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths and we want our team to represent the same diversity of audiences and artists we welcome into our venues every day. We are keen to hear from a diverse range of candidates from all backgrounds drawing on different perspectives, experience and knowledge. We particularly want to encourage people who have lived experience of the Black and ethnically diverse communities we serve.  The Albany will offer an interview to anyone who identifies as a D/deaf or disabled person who meets the essential criteria

Events Assistant by The Albany

Marketing Officer (Maternity Cover)
Colchester
03/02/2022
Mercury

We’re creative, collaborative, kind, energetic and friendly – come join our brilliant marketing team!   

 

Do you understand how Instagram Stories work? Like that fact that no two days are the same? Do you know the difference between compelling and drab marketing copy? If the answer is ‘Yes’ to all three, then you might be a great fit for the Mercury marketing team. If you’ve worked in theatre before it will be an advantage, but we’re more interested in your marketing instincts, your passion for data and your ability to work as part of a creative team. If you can demonstrate these qualities or you have transferable experience from another sector we’d love to hear from you.    

 

We are looking for a Marketing Officer to join us over a team member’s maternity leave between February and December 2022. 

 

If you like being part of a friendly, creative team in a building where amazing things happen, you could Be Mercury. Come join us!  

 

To apply download the candidate pack from the Mercury website. Submit your application via the People HR link in the pack by 10:00am on Thursday, 3 February 2022. 

Marketing Officer (Maternity Cover) by Rachel Hepworth

Creative Engagement Administrator
Colchester
07/02/2022
Mercury

We’re creative, collaborative, kind, energetic and friendly – come join our brilliant team! 

 

We are looking for an experienced Administrator to support our Creative Engagement team to deliver our community and creative programmes for young people, older people, schools and artists.  

 

The Mercury has launched a new season of productions and a creative engagement programme that creates high quality, relevant, inclusive and accessible opportunities connecting communities with cultural activity. 

 

If you like being part of a friendly, creative team in a building where amazing things happen, you could Be Mercury. Come join us!  

 

To apply download the candidate pack from the Mercury website. Submit your application via the People HR link in the pack by 10:00 am on Monday, 7 February 2022. 

Creative Engagement Administrator by Rachel Hepworth

Mercury Creatives Co-ordinator
Colchester
07/02/2022
Mercury Theatre

We are looking for a proactive and experienced Co-ordinator to support the delivery of the Mercury Creatives programme.  

 

Mercury Creatives has successfully delivered development and mentoring to over 100 local and regional theatre-makers and professionals in the creative sector.  

 

Are you someone with strong administrative skills and a talent for logistics with a creative flair? If so, we would like to hear from you. 

 

We are open to flexible working arrangements for this role between February and September 2022. 

 

The Mercury is a launchpad for talent and innovation across the East of England. 

 

To apply download the candidate pack from the Mercury website. Submit your application via the People HR link in the pack by 10:00am on Monday, 7 February 2022. 

 

Mercury Creatives Co-ordinator by Rachel Hepworth

Assistant Stage Manager – Rehearsals
London
ASAP
Almeida Theatre

The Almeida Theatre is seeking an Assistant Stage Manager – Rehearsal. This post is offered on a fixed-term contract. 

For a job description and details of how to apply please visit our website: https://almeida.co.uk/working-at-the-almeida 

The Almeida Theatre is seeking an assistant stage manager to work with the stage management department for the rehearsal period of Hamlet & Oresteia 

The Rehearsal ASM will work alongside a Production ASM in the team and will assist them with rehearsal set up and props, running cues during scenes and also support the cast & Company Manager as required. 

This position would suit a recent graduate or someone who hasn’t had previous professional stage management experience but has an ambition to start a career in theatre stage management. 

Candidates should have good communication skills, the ability to work under pressure, and as part of a company and team.  

Professional training is not a requirement for application. 

 

Application deadline: 9AM, Friday 4th February 2022 

First round interviews will take place: Thursday 10th February 2022 

Second round interviews will take place: Monday 14th February 2022 

The Almeida Theatre is an equal opportunities employer and our aim is to create a diverse and inclusive working environment which reflects the city we live and work in and the communities and audiences that we engage with. The recruitment process is open to all. We are especially interested in hearing from candidates who are ethnically diverse, D/deaf and disabled and neurodivergent and working class as we want our team and our work to be informed and representative of the diverse community it serves. 

Assistant Stage Manager – Rehearsals by Almeida Theatre

Assistant Producer
London, E1 6AB
31/01/2022
Artsadmin & Another Route

Salary: £22,568 per annum, London Living Wage

Length of contract: 18 months, March 2022 – August 2023

Attendance Hours: Full time. Hours are 8 hours per day with one hour for lunch, usually within regular opening hours. The Artsadmin office is open between 9:30am-6:30pm, five days a week. The Assistant Producer may undertake out of office hours duties such as evening meetings and events, but time off in lieu is given.

Holidays: 20 days per annum plus 8 statutory holidays and additional winter break

Location: Toynbee Studios, E1 6AB

Application deadline: 12pm on 31 January 2022.  

First interviews: afternoon of 10 February 2022 via Zoom.

 

The Assistant Producer role is an exciting opportunity for someone with a keen interest and some experience in the arts and organising events. You’ll be able to sharpen your training and skills through direct involvement across Artsadmin’s programming and producing activity as well as a specific, two days a week emphasis on supporting the delivery of Another Route, a partnership project supporting artists to internationalise their creative practice. You will gain an insight into producing arts events and programmes, experience of working in a small, busy and creative team, and the opportunity to be mentored by experienced arts workers.

This is a new, full-time post based at Artsdmin’s home Toynbee Studios in east London. Artsadmin is a company of creative people working with artists to develop and make performance projects for local, national and international audiences in a variety of places and contexts. This is a great time to join us as we embark on the next chapter of our work, updating our programme, refreshing our brand and reviewing our connections to our local area of Aldgate East. 

For more information and how to apply, please visit our jobs page here.

Assistant Producer by Artsadmin

Artistic Director
Bristol
28/02/2022
The Bristol Improv Theatre

The Bristol Improv Theatre is seeking an ambitious, resourceful and visionary Artistic Director to join and artistically lead our team from May 2022. The Artistic Director will work with the Executive Director to form the executive team, who are answerable to the board of directors and are jointly responsible for the ongoing success of the theatre. The executive team will work together to strategically and operationally lead the organisation.

 

Hours: 150 hours per month (flexible working arrangements/job share negotiable)

Salary: £19,000 (for first year)

Holiday: 28 days

Probation: 6 months

Contract: Permanent

Training & handover period: Monday 2nd – Friday 27th May

Start date: Monday 30th May

 

For more information, please see the full advert on our website.

Applications should be sent to hr@improvtheatre.co.uk.

 

We believe this role would be a good fit for an emerging artist or director with a strong producing skillset and ambitious creative vision. We are expecting and encouraging early career applicants – prior experience of running a venue or company is not required. It may be that you have transferable skills or experience from another field, or that your experience has largely been based in the voluntary sector or community arts. If you feel excited by this role and can imagine a future for the Bristol Improv Theatre, we encourage you to apply. Equally, if you have relevant  experience and can see yourself working with us in a slightly different or more flexible capacity than we have outlined here, please describe this in your application.

There will be a month-long handover and training period with the existing AD, and ongoing mentoring will be available. We are determined to find the right person (or people) for this role, and as such will happily discuss job sharing or other flexible working arrangements that might make this work viable for an applicant who was otherwise unable to take on the post.

If you are from a background that is currently underrepresented in the cultural sector (for example if you are from a group that experiences racism, if you did not go to university or received free school meals as a child, or if you have a disability)  and you would like support to articulate how your experience is transferable to the role, please contact Caitlin <caitlin@improvtheatre.co.uk> or Graham <g.johnson.rsn@gmail.com> and we would be happy to talk this through with you.

Please note – the salary we are able to offer at this stage reflects the theatre’s income, rather than a competitive rate of pay for Artistic Directors. As the organisation is still very young and growing rapidly, the executive team carry out regular pay reviews and are committed to raising the pay of all staff whenever it is considered sustainable and financially viable.

Artistic Director by Caitlin Campbell

Sound Associate
Remote and Onsite in Birmingham and Edinburgh
02/02/2022
Trigger

Trigger seek an experienced Sound Associate with excellent technical skills, who will support the Sound Designer in the production and delivery of PoliNations in Edinburgh and Birmingham 2022. The Sound Associate will be required to attend creative discussions and meetings with the wider team during the pre-production process to gain a detailed understanding of the overall sound design. They will be required to help take the project from early design ideas through to realisation on site and will be on first call throughout the live event period. 

Responsible to: Sound Designer, Tom Gibbons – previous work includes Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Booth Theatre, New York) and West Side Story (Broadway Theatre, New York).

SALARY: Fixed fee of £6,000 + VAT
ENGAGEMENT PERIOD: February – September 2022. Pre-production will be remote working and largely ad hoc. One week pre-programming in June /July in London. Must be available and onsite for the duration of PoliNations in Edinburgh (6th -14th July 2022) and Birmingham (2nd – 18th September 2022).
PLACE OF WORK: Remote working and onsite.

For more information please download the job pack on our website Opportunities — Trigger Stuff

Sound Associate by Trigger Stuff CIC

Associate Lighting Designer
Remote and Onsite in Birmingham and Edinburgh
24/01/2022
Trigger

The Associate Lighting Designer will support the Lighting Designer in the production and delivery of PoliNations in Edinburgh and Birmingham 2022. The Associate Lighting Designer will be required to attend creative discussions and meetings with the wider team during the preproduction process to gain a detailed understanding of the overall lighting design. They will be required to help take the project from early design ideas through to realisation on site and will be on first call throughout the live event period. Responsible to: Lighting Designer, Matt Daw (previous work includes The xx / Sigur Ros / Bjork)

SALARY: Fixed fee of £6,000 + VAT
ENGAGEMENT PERIOD: February – September 2022. Preproduction will be remote working and largely ad hoc. One week pre-programming in June /July in London. Must be available and onsite for the duration of PoliNations in Edinburgh (6th -14th July 2022) and Birmingham (2nd – 18th September 2022).
PLACE OF WORK: Remote working and onsite.

For more information please download the job pack Opportunities — Trigger Stuff

Associate Lighting Designer by Trigger Stuff CIC

Producer
Lewisham, London
31/01/2022
Spare Tyre Theatre Company

Opportunity: Producer for We Will Be Happy Here 

Would you like to play a crucial role in bringing our participatory project We Will Be Happy Here to the Lewisham London Borough of Culture in 2022? 

We are looking for a freelance Producer to oversee all aspects of the project including participatory workshops and a multi-sensory installation and exhibition at The Albany. 

The role is for you if you: 

  • have experience as a lead/ senior producer on a complex, multi-faceted arts project 
  • can commit to key principles such as inclusion, sustainability and safeguarding 
  • are available for the required dates between February and June 2022, including rehearsal and production period April 18 to May 15. 

Fee: £8,325 for anticipated 45 days of work 

For full role description, person specification and info about how to apply read our application pack. 

Application deadline: 5pm, Monday 31 January. 

Interviews: Friday 4 and Monday 7 February. 

Producer by Spare Tyre

Finance Manage
London, E1 6AB (Flexible between office and home working)
27/01/2022
Artsadmin

Artsadmin is looking for a Finance Manager to support the Head of Finance in managing the charity’s finances. They will ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the finance processes and support informed decision-making through monthly monitoring and reporting to Head of Finance, Executive and Artistic Directors (joint CEOs).  The role’s principal tasks include preparing budgets, forecasts, commentaries, analyses and financial statements, payroll management and bank reconciliations.  

This is a new, full-time post with scope to really make a difference to a well-regarded arts charity. Artsadmin is a company of creative people working with artists to develop and make performance projects for local, national and international audiences in a variety of places and contexts. This is an exciting time to join us as we embark on the next chapter of our work, updating our artistic programme, refreshing our brand and reviewing our connections to our local area of Aldgate East.  

The successful candidate will be a self-starter with demonstrable experience of working and helping to drive change within a finance function and of building relationships with non-finance stakeholders. They will have strong analytical, communication and organisational skills, be outcome-focused and either have, or be pursuing, a professional accountancy qualification, or qualified by experience

Salary: £30,000-£35,000 per annum, depending on experience  

Type of contract: Permanent, full-time 

Hours of work: 40 hours per week including a paid lunch hour. Office hours are usually 10am – 6pm Monday to Friday. Flexible working available.
Location: Flexible between office and home working 

Holidays: 20 days plus 8 statutory holidays and additional winter break 

Deadline for applications:12pm on 27 January 2022.   

First interviews: w/c 7 February 2022.

Finance Manage by Artsadmin

Building and Facilities Manager
London, E1 6AB
25/01/2022
Artsadmin

Artsadmin is looking for a Building and Facilities Manager to ensure the efficient and sustainable operation of our vibrant and creative building, Toynbee Studios, which includes rehearsal studios, managed offices and a café.   

The successful candidate will be a motivated and methodical individual who can demonstrate the skills and experience necessary to run a building in a safe and well-maintained way alongside a commitment to providing a warm and welcoming environment for visitors, staff, tenants and hirers. They will have good communication and organisational skills, be task-focused and proactive in their approach.   

This is a new, full-time post with scope to really make a difference to a well-regarded arts charity. Artsadmin is a company of creative people working with artists to develop and make performance projects for local, national and international audiences in a variety of places and contexts. This is an exciting time to join us as we embark on the next chapter of our work, updating our programme, refreshing our brand and reviewing our connections to our local area of Aldgate East.   

Salary: £30,000-£35,000 per annum, depending on experience  

Type of contract: Permanent, full-time 

Deadline for applications: 12pm on 25 January 2022.

First interviews: w/c 7 February 2022.

Hours of work: 40 hours per week including a paid lunch hour. Usually working 8 hours between 8am-6pm Monday to Friday. Flexible working available.

Location: Based at Toynbee Studios, London E1 6AB and some home working can be discussed  

Application deadline: 12pm on 25 January 2022.    

First interviews: w/c 7 February 2022.  

Building and Facilities Manager by Artsadmin

Learning and Talent Development Producer
London
19/01/2022
Clod Ensemble

Salary: £24,000 p/a (based on a full-time salary of £30,000)
Hours of Work: 4 days per week

We are looking for a Producer to manage the planning, delivery, communications and evaluation of our learning programmes. You will work with the wider team to develop and implement projects which will reach a wide and diverse group of participants.

This is an exciting role for someone who is interested in the power of music and movement to connect, inspire and empower people of all ages.

Learning and Talent Development Producer by Clod Ensemble

Executive Producer (Performing Medicine)
London
31/01/2022
Clod Ensemble

Salary: £32,000 p/a (based on a full-time salary of £41,000)
Hours of Work: 4 days per week

We are looking for an Executive Producer to lead the strategic development, communication and operational management of Performing Medicine.

Executive Producer (Performing Medicine) by Clod Ensemble

Creative Associate
London
31/01/2022
Clean Break

Clean Break is a women’s theatre company, founded in 1979 by two women prisoners who believed in the power of theatre to transform lives. Clean Break has long sought to break down barriers to entry for women in the arts and across society: it’s at the heart of our vision. Because our work is about highlighting women’s experiences and providing gender-specific services to women, all of our positions are open to women only (exempt under Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, part 1). But we have plenty more to do, and we are looking at new ways to strengthen our role in creating long-lasting change for women in the UK workforce.

As part of our commitments to anti-racism and to deepening the involvement of our Members in our artistic output, Clean Break has created this role to diversify the range of voices and perspectives shaping our artistic output, and to increase the writing pathways and further develop the playwriting skills of our Members.

The Creative Associate will be a dedicated theatre practitioner with a commitment to ground-breaking artistic output, who believes that theatre can change lives. You’ll probably describe yourself as a dramaturg, a director or a writer, or a combination of these.

We are looking for a friendly, positive, and self-motivated practitioner who really understands the unique importance of Clean Break’s work, and is bold in their commitment to inclusivity in the theatre sector.

You’ll be an organised and strategic thinker, and skilled at working with writers, particularly emerging voices, to develop their work and practice. Current artists on commission to Clean Break are: Natasha Marshall, Ambreen Razia, Yasmin Joseph, Sonia Jalaly, Deborah Bruce, Kirsty Housley, Theresa Ikoko. You’ll have a strong network of artists and venues who you have worked with that you’ll bring to Clean Break. And you’ll be energised by considering and generating new ways of working with artists and emerging writers.

The role offers flexibility and could work around a busy freelance artist’s schedule.

** Our Members are women aged 18 and above who have lived experience of the criminal justice system or are at risk of entering it due to drug, alcohol or mental health issues.

The application pack and form are downloadable from our website: https://www.cleanbreak.org.uk/news/recruitment-creative-associate

Deadline for applications is 10am on Monday 31 January 2022.

Creative Associate by Clean Break

Producer
London
31/01/2022
Clean Break

Clean Break is a women’s theatre company, founded in 1979 by two women prisoners who believed in the power of theatre to transform lives. Clean Break has long sought to break down barriers to entry for women in the arts and across society: it’s at the heart of our vision. Because our work is about highlighting women’s experiences and providing gender-specific services to women, all of our positions are open to women only (exempt under Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, part 1). But we have plenty more to do, and we are looking at new ways to strengthen our role in creating long-lasting change for women in the UK workforce.

We’re looking for a friendly, positive and self-motivated Producer, who really understands the unique importance of Clean Break’s work and is bold in their commitment to inclusivity in the theatre sector.   Working alongside a second Producer of equal status, the Producers are responsible for ensuring the smooth delivery of Clean Break’s artistic and leadership work.

This will include mainstage theatre productions and co-productions, work in prisons, small-scale touring and productions for young artists and Members*, events and one-off projects, digital artistic output (podcasts, audio plays, filming) and Clean Break’s Leadership activities (our training offer). Overseen by our Joint Artistic Directors, the Producers will be assigned to lead on different projects to ensure that we have appropriate staff resources dedicated to each.

You’ll be an organised and strategic thinker with an eye for detail, have proven experience producing theatre and events and you’ll have strong administrative and budget management skills. You’ll enjoy supporting artists and teams to achieve their best work.  This role works closely with all members of staff and in particular with the Joint Artistic Directors, so a strongly collaborative approach is vital.

We’re looking for your creative ideas too – we want our Producers to bring new ideas and artists to Clean Break which extend and develop our artistic programme.

As Clean Break works in partnership on many of its projects and productions, it is key for this role to be able to communicate and negotiate effectively and manage complex relationships and competing priorities. A passion for theatre and a good understanding of the theatre landscape is essential.

** Our Members are women aged 18 and above who have lived experience of the criminal justice system or are at risk of entering it due to drug, alcohol or mental health issues.

The application pack and form are downloadable from our website: https://www.cleanbreak.org.uk/news/recruitment-producer/

Deadline for applications is 10am on Monday 31 January 2022.

Producer by Clean Break

Learning & Participation Manager
Bristol or Remote
24/01/2022
Trigger

Trigger are artists and producers making artistic work in response to major issues of our time. We are currently delivering The Hatchling, a city scale theatrical dragon puppet that will lead the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee pageant in June 2022. We are also the creators and producers of WithYou, a free digital service that enables the families of people isolated in hospitals or care homes to send them personal voice messages and playlists, and has just received further development funding from Innovate UK. Trigger has also been selected as one of the 10 lead collectives for UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK with a new mass participatory project of scale – PoliNations – this is the project we are recruiting for.

Trigger is looking for a highly motivated and creative Learning & Participation Manager who will deliver the learning and participation plan for the project with a clear strategic approach, maintaining strong relationships and identifying opportunities for partnerships throughout the project. They will work closely with the Senior Producer to support the planning and delivery of the projects varied participation programme. This project is complex, involving intricate and significant set-builds, varied freelance teams, intensive scheduling and essential attention to detail. The Learning & Participation Manager will relish the opportunity to support the delivery of these projects and have a positive and enthusiastic attitude to the exciting challenges they pose.

For more information and to download the job pack please visit Opportunities — Trigger Stuff

Learning & Participation Manager by Trigger Stuff CIC

Artistic Associates
Wales
24/01/2022
National Dance Company Wales

NDCWales are seeking expressions of interest from Welsh or Wales based dance makers to become Artistic Associates of the company, supported by Artistic Director Matthew Robinson.   

  

The NDCWales Artistic Associates programme is a catalyst to support dance makers and the development of dance as an artform. 
  

Over two years the Artistic Associates will engage with the company on a number of projects across areas, while the company commits to supporting the selected artists in developing their own independent projects. 

The association is envisaged as one of mutual curiosity and enquiry, the desired relationship is developmental and transformational for both parties. 
  

Who is this for?  

  • Welsh or Wales based dance makers / choreographers at any stage of their professional artistic career  
  • Professional artists with a distinctive physical practice, based in any physical form  
  • Those interested in building a collaborative relationship with National Dance Company Wales  

 

What are we looking for? 

  • Choreographic artists engaged with and motivated by enquiry, at any stage of their professional career, from any movement background 
  • Artists who share our values to be curious, connected, generous and courageous.  
  • Artists with bold ideas, who wish to work collaboratively to develop the art form and broaden who engages with and takes part in dance 

 

We will select two Artistic Associates through a two-stage selection process starting with expressions of interest by 24 January 2022. 

 

Visit https://ndcwales.co.uk/artistic-associates for more information. 

 

We want this to be an accessible opportunity for all, if you have specific access requirements and you want to find out more about the support we could offer, please contact kelly@ndcwales.co.uk 

 

NDCWales aims to be a diverse and vibrant company and we welcome expressions of interest from people of all backgrounds, gender and race.    

Artistic Associates by National Dance Company Wales

Café Supervisors
London
ASAP
the Albany

Do you have a passion for preparing food and coffee, while offering the best customer service? If you can work independently and maintain high standards, you could consider joining our food and beverage team at the Albany’s CaffA.

You will play a key role in delivering excellent presentation, sales and delivery of the food and coffee offer by providing the highest quality of customer care and in making all visitors feel welcome. This is a unique opportunity to contribute with your personality, flair and skill to our offer to the community of Deptford.

The position requires a passion for customer service, an understanding of food and coffee as well as a hardworking and dedicated attitude. You will able to prioritise and manage your time and workload. The ability to think on your feet and work under pressure is essential.

Start date: As soon as possible

Hours: Casual/ part-time up to full-time available

Salary: £10.85 per hour

For more information and to apply, please visit our website, call 020 8692 4446 or come in to see us during our opening hours: Monday–Friday between 10am–2pm.

Feel free to contact us if you require the application pack in a different format.

The Albany aims to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths and we want our team to represent the same diversity of audiences and artists we welcome into our venues every day. We are keen to hear from a diverse range of candidates from all backgrounds drawing on different perspectives, experience and knowledge. We particularly want to encourage people who have lived experience of the Black and ethnically diverse communities we serve.  The Albany will offer an interview to anyone who identifies as a D/deaf or disabled person who meets the essential criteria.

Café Supervisors by The Albany

Producer
Manchester
ASAP
ThickSkin

ThickSkin is an award-winning theatre company based in Manchester, making work across live and digital platforms.

ThickSkin is seeking a Producer to manage several productions which are at various stages of development. The projects range from small to mid-scale touring productions and include live and digital activities. The Producer will work closely with the Artistic and Executive Directors to deliver a high-quality artistic programme.

This is a freelance contract, initially offered for 3.5 months, January to April 2022, estimated as 4 days per week, with view to extension subject to funding.

We are based in Manchester but we are open to remote working for the right candidate and welcome applications from Producers across the UK.

Visit our website for the job pack and application form: www.thickskintheatre.co.uk/workwithus.

Deadline: This is a rolling deadline until the position is filled

 

Our diverse team and their range of experiences are integral to our success, but we still have work to do to make sure we are representing the communities we serve. We actively encourage people with different backgrounds to join us, and we are particularly keen to receive applications from Black, Asian and ethnic minority applicants, and neurodivergent and disabled applicants, who are currently under-represented in our team.

Producer by ThickSkin

Development Coordinator
Newcastle upon Tyne
14/01/2022
Northern Stage

Northern Stage is seeking a Development Coordinator to join our Communications and Sales Team.

Permanent, Full-Time (39 hours per week, Monday to Friday with occasional evenings and weekends)

Northern Stage is a theatre where ideas meet, and futures change. Every year thousands come to create and share unique live experiences at Northern Stage. Our home in Newcastle is an inspirational and creative place where everyone is welcome. Whether it is on one of our three stages (with a combined 700 seats), or any place that creativity is to be found, we work with an ever-expanding network of talented people to share the most entertaining, surprising and imaginative stories from around the world.  We champion high quality mid-scale theatre production and touring, backed up by our industry-leading facilities and a dash of Geordie genius.  We reach beyond the ordinary, every time.

Our promise is to be a place where people of all backgrounds can come together to change the world around us.  Northern Stage is an equal opportunities employer and our goal is to create a diverse and inclusive working environment which reflects the city we live and work in and the communities and audiences we engage with.  Our colleagues have unique and varied lived experience which positively informs and influences the work we make.  Our recruitment process is open to all, and we particularly encourage applications from people of colour and D/deaf & disabled people, who are currently under-represented in our sector.

Main purpose of the post:

 The Development Coordinator supports the administration and development of external fundraising, individual giving and memberships for Northern Stage. This is a varied role that covers arts administration, charity fundraising, memberships and communications.

Please see the website and view the application pack for further information:

https://www.northernstage.co.uk/development-coordinator

How to apply:

To apply for this post please send a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining your interest in this role and what skills and experience you would bring to Northern Stage. Your cover letter should be no more than one side of A4.

Your application should be addressed to: Gillian Firth (Development Associate). Please send your application by email to HR@northernstage.co.uk (Email subject: Development Coordinator).

Alternatively, you can apply by sending a short video or audio file, telling us about you and your experience. If you need any support to help you apply, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we will do our best to meet your needs. Receipt of your application will be confirmed by email.

Closing Date for applications: Friday 14th January 2022

Interviews: Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th January 2022

Development Coordinator by Northern Stage Theatrical Productions LTD

Boards

Role
Location
Deadline
Company
Trustee and Chair of the Finance Committee
London
31/01/2022
Clean Break

Clean Break is a women’s theatre company changing lives and minds – on stage, in prison and in the community. Clean Break was founded in 1979 by two women in prison who believed in the power of theatre to change lives. We produce ground-breaking theatre which puts women’s voices at its heart and creates lasting change by challenging injustice in and beyond the criminal justice system. Through theatre workshops and projects in prisons, the community, and our specialist centre in London, we help to build confidence, resilience, and wellbeing, transforming the lives of women who have experienced the criminal justice system or who are at risk of entering it.

As a trustee you will work to ensure we deliver our mission within the resources we have by guiding and supervising the staff team. You will attend five meetings per year, each lasting about two hours, and one away day with staff and Members. You will read reports and policies supplied by staff and come to meetings prepared to ask questions, discuss, and act as a critical friend to the team. All trustees are expected to attend company events and performances four times a year and be active ambassadors for the company. Where possible, trustees introduce Clean Break to their networks to grow our funding base and support.

As Chair of the Finance Committee, you will work with the committee to oversee financial responsibility and risk management, and regularly make recommendations on these matters to the other trustees. You will meet with the committee four times annually. The Chair of this committee will have regular calls with the Head of Finance & Operations, convene the meetings and report/recommend actions to the Board at the regular meetings. There will be a couple of meetings annually relating to the audit of the charity with the auditors. This is a vital governance role in supporting the charity.

Trustee and Chair of the Finance Committee by Clean Break

Chair of Trustees
ASAP
Hear Me Out

We’re looking for a new Chair of Trustees to add their voice to ours, and see our organisation through a major shift in how we do our work.  Can you help us by passing this information on?  Thank you very much.

 

Hear Me Out takes music-making into UK immigration detention centres to release the words, music and life stories of people held inside.

 

Young or old, resident or refugee, 28,000 people every year are locked in UK immigration detention centres with no end date. Their lives are stopped while authorities decide their fate.  People who have fled torture have described detention as the worst experience of their lives.  Meanwhile the detention system, and the experiences of detainees, is little understood by the public. Narratives around immigration are often fraught with anxiety and distrust, ignoring real lives, real experiences, and real human feeling.

 

We help people inside immigration detention centres to express their humanity through music – to air their losses and fears, their hopes and their dreams.  And we help everyone outside to hear the music and understand the lives of people trapped inside.  We’re working for the day when all migrants are treated with dignity. 

Our artists have always created music with, not for, participants in our music sessions.  We are now working to run the organisation the same way as its activities, that is on the basis of co-creation.  We want the decisions we make in our staff team and Board of Trustees to draw as much on lived experience of immigration enforcement, as they do on professional experience.  This means, among other things, getting people with personal experience of detention, asylum, migration or immigration enforcement involved in our organisation at all levels, and changing how we run our Board, to make charity governance less mysterious and more accessible.

 

So we are looking for a new Chair who can help us take this exciting work forward.  Could this be you?  You need to be a natural or potential leader, but you don’t have to have held a leadership role before, or been a charity Trustee.  You may bring lived experience, or professional experience, or both.  We need someone who can add their voice to ours, bring us fresh thinking, and make our close-knit Board even stronger.  For example, we’re impatient with tokenistic approaches to diversity and would see a Chair who has personal experience of immigration enforcement as a powerful asset.  There is no set way to deliver the role – we are ready to frame it around your ideas and support you.

 

To find out more please go to https://hearmeoutmusic.org.uk/stories/were-looking-for-our-next-chair-of-trustees.

 

If you would like to be considered for this role, we need to hear from you by 1pm on Thursday 28th October.

Chair of Trustees by Zoe Bateman

Trustee
Bristol
ASAP
The Bristol Improv Theatre

The Bristol Improv Theatre is an organisation dedicated to furthering the art of improvisation in the UK. From our venue in Clifton, we produce and perform improvised theatre alongside a varied programme of cultural events including film screenings, live music, stand up comedy, dance, drag, burlesque, poetry and much more.

As we recover and rebuild from the pandemic, we want to safeguard our aims and ethos by registering as a charity and making our directors accountable to an independent voluntary board of trustees.

With the Board of Trustees’ help we intend to create a sustainable future for the Bristol Improv Theatre. Our primary goals are to:

  • Reach a wider audience base with a new marketing strategy
  • Enact our DEI action plan to create a space which welcomes all, celebrates difference and actively seeks out new work and collaborators to diversify our programme
  • Build a cash reserve to shore up our organisation against future crises
  • Develop a new fundraising strategy

We are looking for people who:

  • Believe in the power of theatre and the arts to bring people together
  • Believe that art and culture should be accessible to all
  • Are connected to the creative or cultural sector (whether personally or professionally)
  • Are able to give time and energy to support the Bristol Improv Theatre
  • Have experience that would be relevant to delivering our goals (ie. Marketing/PR, fundraising, legal) whether in the arts sector or elsewhere

As well as the legal responsibilities for trustees, we expect board members to:

  • Attend 3 board meetings a year & AGM – at present all of these are being conducted over zoom but in future we hope to hold at least one in-person meeting per year
  • Come to performances at the Bristol Improv Theatre
  • Be prepared to communicate with leadership (usually over phone or email) throughout the year about specific issues
  • Offer support on occasions where their expertise would be valuable to organisation – e.g. offering advice on a specific area or looking over a funding application and giving feedback

If you are interested in becoming a trustee for the Bristol Improv Theatre, a great place to start is by saying hello. Email caitlin@improvtheatre.co.uk to register your interest and arrange an informal chat.

Trustee by Caitlin Campbell

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