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Jobs

Role
Location
Deadline
Company
Dramaturg/Writer
London but will mostly be working remotely
19/05/2021
Oily Cart

We are looking for a Writer / Dramaturg to work collaboratively with our Artistic Director on Oily Cart’s next interactive sensory show ‘The Cart’. You would work together to produce a concept, structure and outline a short script.

This piece is being devised to be used by teachers in specialist schools, so they can perform their own sensory shows in their classroom bubbles with disabled young people of all ages. This piece of sensory theatre will celebrate 40 years of Oily Cart, taking inspiration from the many discoveries and creative experiments the company has pioneered to build their sensory theatre methodology.

The creative process will largely be done remotely. It will involve working with the Artistic Director to view archived footage of Oily Cart shows, as inspiration, as well as conversations with the com- pany founders and specialist teachers.

The Writer / Dramaturg will then work collaboratively with the Designer, Musical Director and Artistic Director to devise a theatrical model that teachers can deliver in a Covid-safe way in their schools. The final piece will be both artistically high quality and engaging for their pupils

Required skills/experience/attributes

  • You must be able to evidence a high level of quality in your work
  • You must be able to work to deadlines. If you can evidence having worked on funded projects or with other reputable organisations this would be interesting to hear, but we understand that not everyone will have had these opportunities so please feel free to evidence this in other ways.
  • We are looking for people who can evidence working collaboratively and in different formats

Desirable skills/experience/attributes

  • We will be interested in your style and how this can work with our own Oily Cart style
  • We particularly welcome applications from people that are from under-represented groups within our sector, which includes those who experience racism and disabled people.
  • We would like to hear about any experience you have working for and with schools
  • We would like to hear about any experience you have working for and with disabled young people

Production and Writing Period

  • May 21 – end of July 2021
  • Previews: w/c 29th November & w/c 6th Dec 2021
  • Tour starts: mid-Jan 2022 – end of March 2022

Fee: £4160 + VAT if applicable (part time freelance contract). You will be responsible for your own tax and national insurance.

Oily Cart is an equal opportunities employer and actively seeks to employ disabled people and people from different backgrounds.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

Deadline: Wednesday 19th May at 5pm
Interviews: Wednesday 26th & Thursday 27th May

How to apply: 

Please send us:

  • An application statement that tells us why you’re a good fit for the role
  • Information about your skills and experience.  This could be a CV.

These can be written documents, videos or audio recordings.

Please email your applications to alison@oilycart.org.uk.

If you wish to apply in a more accessible way, please email Alison at alison@oilycart.org.uk or call Alison on 07943438336.

Dramaturg/Writer by Oily Cart

Project Manager: Governance Programmes (Fixed Term Contract, 2 days a week)
Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA
17/05/2021
Clore Leadership

Project Manager: Governance Programmes (Fixed Term Contract, 2 days a week)

Clore Leadership is delivering an exciting and expanded range of activities and we are seeking Fixed-term support to help meet the current and future needs of cultural leaders.

The Project Manager (Governance Programmes) will provide support for planning, managing and running Clore Leadership’s governance programmes including delivery of the Governance Now 2021 conference (November 2021) and the development of a new board diversity project with anticipated delivery in early 2022.

This role is 2 days per week. Six-month Fixed-term Contract with the possibility of extension.

HOW TO APPLY

If you are interested in applying, please send a covering letter (not more than 2 pages) explaining why you believe you would be a suitable candidate for this contract, and why you want this role, together with a c.v. (no more than 4 pages) with names and contact details of two people who would be able to provide a reference on your suitability for the contract, if required after interview.

You should also download and complete the Equal Opportunities monitoring form on our website and attach it to your application. We will interview disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria for this role.

Your application should be addressed to Jonathan Mayes, Head of Strategic Partnerships and Impact and sent to info@cloreleadership.org.  Please write PROJECT MANAGER (Governance Programmes) in the subject.

Salary: £30,000-£40,000 pro rata p.a. (dependent on experience)

Closing Date for receipt of applications: 15:00 on Monday 17th May 2021

Interviews will be held via Zoom on Tuesday 25th May 2021 

Project Manager: Governance Programmes (Fixed Term Contract, 2 days a week) by Freya Gosling

Project Coordinator (Fixed Term Contract, 4 days a week)
Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA
17/05/2021
Clore Leadership

Project Coordinator (Fixed Term Contract, 4 days a week)

Clore Leadership is delivering an exciting and expanded range of activities and we are seeking Fixed-term support to help meet the current and future needs of cultural leaders.

The Project Coordinator will proactively support the management and delivery of the Clore Fellowship, Partnership Programmes and other activities, working closely with the Head of Programme.

This role is 4 days per week. Six-month Fixed-term Contract with the possibility of extension.

HOW TO APPLY

If you are interested in applying, please send a covering letter (not more than 2 pages) explaining why you believe you would be a suitable candidate for this contract, and why you want this role, together with a c.v. (no more than 4 pages) with names and contact details of two people who would be able to provide a reference on your suitability for the contract, if required after interview.

You should also download and complete the Equal Opportunities monitoring form on our website and attach it to your application. We will interview disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria for this role.

Your application should be addressed to Kate Atkinson, Head of Programmes and sent to info@cloreleadership.org.  Please write PROJECT COORDINATOR in the subject.

Salary: £28,000-£32,000 pro rata p.a. (dependent on experience)

Closing Date for receipt of applications: 15:00 on Monday 17th May 2021

Interviews will be held via Zoom on Tuesday 25th May 2021  

Project Coordinator (Fixed Term Contract, 4 days a week) by Freya Gosling

Fundraising Specialist
Remote working
25/05/2021
Unlimited Theatre

Freelance position
Initially, 7-12 days dependent on experience, with the option to extend, budget allowing.
Fee: £3,000

Leeds-based NPO, Unlimited Theatre, is looking to contract a Fundraising Specialist to join their team of freelance associates. They will work closely with the rest of the Unlimited team to realise fundraising targets across our programme of work. The company specialises in collaborating with leading scientists and technologists at the forefront of their fields, telling stories inspired by cutting-edge developments and exploring the most pressing issues of our time. Our award-winning work has covered a wide range of areas from space exploration to climate change, biotechnology and quantum physics, building a loyal and unique audience of science enthusiasts of all ages not traditionally engaged in the arts.

Find the Job Brief and link to the online application form here:
https://unlimited.earth/join-us-fundraising-specialist/

Deadline for applications: 9am on Tuesday 25 May 2021
Interviews: Tuesday 1 June 2021

Fundraising Specialist by Unlimited Theatre

Associate Artists
Midlands
24/05/2021
Highly Sprung Performance

Physical Theatre company Highly Sprung Performance are looking for 5 Associate Artists with physical or dance theatre expertise and a passion for creative learning.

 

Associate Artists will train with Highly Sprung and will join our team delivering inspiring participatory projects for children and young people, in a variety of settings throughout the year. Successful candidates will join us for a for a four-day training residency Tue 8th to Fri 11th June 2021.

 

Based in Coventry, Highly Sprung are the UK’s leading physical theatre company making work with and for children and young people. We take theatre beyond words, creating award-winning outdoor and indoor performances that tell stories through movement, gesture and dance. For the last 20 years, we have worked with primary and secondary schools across the UK and internationally and run weekly performance workshops. We welcome applications to join us from performers with experience working with children and young people in and outside of education.

 

Hours of work:  Maximum of 40 hours per week, which may involve evening and weekend work and travel away from home. For the residency from Tue 8th to Fri 11th June 2021, hours will be 10am – 5pm.

 

Location: The successful applicants will be required to work mainly in the Midlands, but at times in various locations across the UK and will need to undertake a full DBS check.

 

Fee: £100/day x4 days for training residency. Plus expenses for travel and accommodation costs for Associate Artists living 15 miles from the charity base (CV1) as per our expense policy.

 

For full job description and info on how to apply, please visit 0ur website: https://www.highlysprungperformance.co.uk/news_stories/job-opportunity-5-x-associate-artists-with-highly-sprung/.

 

If you have any questions get in touch at team@highlysprungperformance.co.uk.

Associate Artists by

Call Out for Freelance Director
Nottingham
24/05/2021
Nottingham Playhouse

Little Red Riding Hood

Every Christmas, Nottingham Playhouse produces a family show aimed at younger children. We are very proud of this work, which is a core part of our Christmas programming and has been building a reputation year on year.

For 2021/22, we are producing Little Red Riding Hood and we’re seeking an East Midlands director. The writer will be commissioned via an open callout, which the director will be involved in, and the designer will be the winner of the Nottingham Trent University Playhouse Prize.

The show is produced in the Neville Studio at Nottingham Playhouse and then tours to primary schools and libraries in the region.

Rehearsals begin on Monday 15 November 2021.

Dress rehearsals, previews and press performance will be the week commencing Monday 6 December 2021.

We are looking for a professional director who either currently resides in, or originates from, the East Midlands.

We define professional as having directed or assisted on at least one professional production. This is a minimum week long run with professional actors (paid or unpaid).

ITC Director’s Contract (Short Play).

Nottingham Playhouse is committed to a policy of equality of opportunity and creating a workforce representative of the diverse communities we work with. We actively encourage applications from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Disabled people. Nottingham Playhouse is part of the Parents in Performing Arts (PIPA) campaign and welcomes applications from people who have caring responsibilities.

For further information and how to apply please see https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/job/director-little-red-riding-hood/

Closing date of Monday 24 May 2021 at 12noon

We aim to have chosen a director by mid-June. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their submission.

 

Call Out for Freelance Director by Nottingham Playhouse

Call Out for East Midlands Freelance Artists
Nottingham
17/05/2021
Nottingham Playhouse

Nottingham Playhouse’s Participation Department is expanding the diverse team of freelance artists who deliver our projects and programmes.

If you are a freelance theatre-maker, practitioner or artist living in Nottingham or the East Midlands then we would love to meet you.  We want to meet artists from all disciplines, at different stages of their career who would bring energy and ideas to our programme.

In particular, we are:

– creating a brand new Community Arts Space here at Nottingham Playhouse.

– expanding existing programmes such as Encore sessions for people over 50, early years sessions for under 5s, Shine youth theatres around the city, provision for Learning Disabled adults, provision for disabled young people and more.

– creating a new ‘hobbyist’ programme of varied sessions and experiences for adults to enjoy.

We are particularly keen to meet people who have ideas and skills to support and develop our work in the above areas, and to support our determination to engage with more and different communities in Nottingham.

Nottingham Playhouse is committed to a policy of equality of opportunity and creating a workforce representative of the diverse communities we work with. We actively encourage applications from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Disabled people. Nottingham Playhouse is part of the Parents in Performing Arts (PIPA) campaign and welcomes applications from people who have caring responsibilities.

For further information and how to apply please see https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/job/participation-freelancers/

Closing date of Monday 17 May 2021 at 12noon

Interviews will take place during week commencing 24 May 2021 on Zoom.

All successful applicants must hold a current, clean enhanced DBS check dated within the last 2 years.

For more information about Nottingham Playhouse and the work of our Participation Department please visit www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

 

Call Out for East Midlands Freelance Artists by Nottingham Playhouse

Designer for our Summer Holiday project, Exposure
E8 3AZ
04/06/2021
Immediate Theatre

Immediate Theatre is currently recruiting for a:

Designer for our Summer Holiday project, Exposure

The successful candidate will work with the director and production team to create a set design and costumes for a cast of up to 25 young people aged 14-18 (25 for those with disabilities).

The ideal candidate will have proven experience as a theatre designer and experience of working in a community context involving participants in the development of ideas and production.

Fee: £2,400 (temporary)

Budget: £1,500 is available for materials and making costs.
Deadline for applications: Friday 4th June 2021

For a full job description and application pack please visit www.immediate-theatre.com.

Please send your CV, a link to website/portfolio images and a supporting cover letter (no more than one page) outlining your interest in working on Breakout and explaining how you meet all of the essential criteria of the post to recruitment@immediate-theatre.com with the subject line “YOUR NAME: DESIGNER EXPOSURE”.

Designer for our Summer Holiday project, Exposure by Immediate Theatre

Designer for our Summer Holiday project, Breakout
E8 3AZ
24/05/2021
Immediate Theatre

Immediate Theatre is currently recruiting for a:

Designer for our Summer Holiday project, Breakout

The successful candidate will work with the director to create a fun, colourful and exciting set of costumes.

The ideal candidate will have proven experience as a theatre designer and experience with working with young people.

Fee: £1,000 (temporary)

Budget: £500 is available for materials and making costs.
Deadline for applications: Monday 24th May 2021

For a full job description and application pack please visit www.immediate-theatre.com.

Please send your CV, a link to website/portfolio images and a supporting cover letter (no more than one page) outlining your interest in working on Breakout and explaining how you meet all of the essential criteria of the post to recruitment@immediate-theatre.com with the subject line “YOUR NAME: DESIGER BREAKOUT”.

Designer for our Summer Holiday project, Breakout by Immediate Theatre

Kickstart Marketing and Box Office Assistant
London
27/05/2021
Half Moon Theatre

Half Moon are currently recruiting for a 6-month Marketing and Box Office Assistant placement through the government’s Kickstart scheme. This is a great opportunity to develop a wide range of skills in a friendly, supportive environment. The role will involve supporting the delivery of our marketing, press, digital communication strategies, working Box Office and some Front of House responsibilities. Essential skills include strong IT skills, excellent interpersonal skills and a high level of numeracy. Suitable candidates must be aged 16-24, currently be claiming Universal Credit and are required to apply through local Job Centres following a referral from their Work Coach. Anyone interested should speak to their Work Coach.

Closing date: 5pm, Thursday 27 May

Kickstart Marketing and Box Office Assistant by Half Moon Theatre

Boards

Role
Location
Deadline
Company
Trustees
London
28/05/2021
Oily Cart

Oily Cart is seeking to appoint new board members (Trustees / Board Members).

Oily Cart aims to create ambitious and high-quality sensory theatre that all babies, children and young people can enjoy.

You would be joining our board at a really exciting time for the organisation as we are about to enter our 40thyear. It’s an opportunity to make a huge difference to the next chapter of Oily Cart.  We are ambitious about the company’s future and are planning a dynamic artistic programme.

If you are over 16 years old and feel that you could make a strong contribution to the development and sustainability of Oily Cart then we would love to hear from you. You don’t need to have a high-flying career. We understand that expertise can come in many forms. We are keen to make our board more representative of the communities we work with, as well as increasing company expertise in the areas outlined below.

The key skills we are currently seeking are:

  • Education: Knowledge of Specialist school curriculums. Experience working in these settings directly with young people. Understanding technologies and best practices used in specialist schools.
  • Disabled Advocacy: Insight and lived experience of the barriers disabled artists and audiences face engaging in cultural activity. Strong political advocacy skills. Good links with disabled-led arts networks. Understanding of best practice in access.
  • Fundraising: Ambassadorial and networking skills. Experience in fundraising through trusts and foundations, corporations and personal donorship programmes.
  • Digital, marketing and audience development: Connections with digital media companies. Skills in marketing, communication and audience development

If you wish to receive a more detailed pack, along with our business plan please get in touch with Alison (details below) 

How to Apply:

Please send us:

  • An application statement that tells us why you want to join our board and any experience you have that could help Oily Cart
  • Information about your skills and experience.  This could be a CV.

These can be written documents, videos or audio recordings.

Closing date for applications:  Friday 28th May 2021 at 5pm

Email address for applications: alison@oilycart.org.uk

Oily Cart has funding to cover access costs for applicants. If you would like to discuss this or have any questions about access, please contact Flossie Waite flossie@oilycart.org.uk

Trustees by Oily Cart

Trustees
01/06/2021
Fevered Sleep

Fevered Sleep is seeking a number of people to join our Board of Trustees. We are looking for fresh perspectives, experience and skills from a range of people, to support the next exciting phase in the company’s development.

This is a pivotal moment for Fevered Sleep. As we emerge from the most challenging of years, our programme and our team are adapting to new ways of working and to the evolving needs of our partners, participants, artists and audiences. If you are interested in joining us and would like to find out more, we welcome conversations with prospective applicants.

For more information please visit our website: https://www.feveredsleep.co.uk/work-with-us

If you have any questions or would like an informal conversation about the opportunity, please contact our Executive Director, Dimity Nicholls by email: dimity@feveredsleep.co.uk

Trustees by Fevered Sleep

Chair of the Board of Trustees
London
ASAP
Vital Xposure Limited

We are seeking a new Chair to support Artistic Director, Simon Startin, Vital Xposure’s Team and lead the Board of five committed Directors to oversee the growth of the Company through its next exciting decade.

We are interested in hearing from forward thinking individuals from diverse backgrounds, particularly from people who identify as Deaf, disabled and/or neurodivergent, who would like to play an important role in supporting Vital Xposure’s future direction.

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 2 June 2021

Interviews: on or around Wednesday 21 July 2021

To download the Information Pack with details how to apply, please go to: https://www.vitalxposure.co.uk/chair-vacancy-2021/

For further information or an informal discussion please email: isobelhawson@me.com

 

If you require information in an alternative format, please contact us:

intouch@vitalxposure.co.uk / 020 8123 9945 / 07432 421825 (voice/texts/WhatsApp)

These formats will be available upon request to ensure they are suitably tailored to support the individual’s access requirements. 

Chair of the Board of Trustees by Vital Xposure

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