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Jobs

Role
Location
Deadline
Company
ARTIST CALL OUT –  OUTDOOR PERFORMANCE, ALL IN THE MIND FESTIVAL
BASINGSTOKE
Fluid Motion Theatre Company

ALL IN THE MIND FESTIVAL

Fluid Motion are looking for three performers aged between 18 – 25 to work with us on the creation of an outdoor performance for the All in the Mind Festival 2021.

Over the last eight weeks we have been working with young people at secondary schools across the South East to gather their thoughts, feelings and emotions experienced during the pandemic and how it affected their mental health.

We are looking to create a 20 minute outdoor performance piece that celebrates the resilience and creativity of these young people that will be premiered at our festival this year.

The successful performers will have the ability to devise, improvise, be proactive, imaginative and work with the Artistic Director and other creative staff to collaboratively create the performance.

We are looking to hear from performers who have a range of skills including, but not limited to:

Acting

Dancing

Musicians

Circus performers

Spoken word artists

Hit us up with your skills! Previous experience necessary, preferably working outdoors.

AUDITIONS

Auditions will take place at Springpark House in Basingstoke on Monday 12 July or Wednesday 14 July 2021. You will not be asked to prepare anything in advance as it will be workshop based, we just ask you to come along, have fun and show us what you can do. Please note there is only disabled parking available, artists are encouraged to use public car parks or public transport.

We have a small budget available to cover the travel costs to auditions of up to £25 per person.

REHEARSALS

Rehearsals will take place, Monday to Friday at The University of Winchester between 2 August – 13 August 2021. Please note there is only disabled parking available, artists are encouraged to use public car parks or public transport.

Dress rehearsal: Friday 10 September 2021, Basingstoke (all day)

Festival: Saturday 11 September 2021, Basingstoke (all day)

Fee: £1700 + travel

HOW TO APPLY

Please send an artistic CV together with any footage or examples of your work to the Artistic Director, Leigh Johnstone at leigh@fluidmotiontheatre.com by Sunday 27 June at 5pm.

ARTIST CALL OUT –  OUTDOOR PERFORMANCE, ALL IN THE MIND FESTIVAL by Fluid Motion Theatre

ARTIST CALL OUT –  OUTDOOR PERFORMANCE, ALL IN THE MIND FESTIVAL
BASINGSTOKE
27/06/2021
Fluid Motion Theatre Company

ALL IN THE MIND FESTIVAL

Fluid Motion are looking for three performers aged between 18 – 25 to work with us on the creation of an outdoor performance for the All in the Mind Festival 2021.

Over the last eight weeks we have been working with young people at secondary schools across the South East to gather their thoughts, feelings and emotions experienced during the pandemic and how it affected their mental health.

We are looking to create a 20 minute outdoor performance piece that celebrates the resilience and creativity of these young people that will be premiered at our festival this year.

The successful performers will have the ability to devise, improvise, be proactive, imaginative and work with the Artistic Director and other creative staff to collaboratively create the performance.

We are looking to hear from performers who have a range of skills including, but not limited to:

Acting

Dancing

Musicians

Circus performers

Spoken word artists

Hit us up with your skills! Previous experience necessary, preferably working outdoors.

AUDITIONS

Auditions will take place at Springpark House in Basingstoke on Monday 12 July or Wednesday 14 July 2021. You will not be asked to prepare anything in advance as it will be workshop based, we just ask you to come along, have fun and show us what you can do. Please note there is only disabled parking available, artists are encouraged to use public car parks or public transport.

We have a small budget available to cover the travel costs to auditions of up to £25 per person.

REHEARSALS

Rehearsals will take place, Monday to Friday at The University of Winchester between 2 August – 13 August 2021. Please note there is only disabled parking available, artists are encouraged to use public car parks or public transport.

Dress rehearsal: Friday 10 September 2021, Basingstoke (all day)

Festival: Saturday 11 September 2021, Basingstoke (all day)

Fee: £1700 + travel

HOW TO APPLY

Please send an artistic CV together with any footage or examples of your work to the Artistic Director, Leigh Johnstone at leigh@fluidmotiontheatre.com by Sunday 27 June at 5pm.

ARTIST CALL OUT –  OUTDOOR PERFORMANCE, ALL IN THE MIND FESTIVAL by Fluid Motion Theatre

Development Coordinator
London
21/06/2021
Punchdrunk Enrichment

We are seeking a conscientious individual to support all Punchdrunk Enrichment’s fundraising activities, particularly in the areas of individual giving, events and trusts and foundations.
The role of Development Coordinator is a pivotal position within the Punchdrunk Enrichment charity team and is critical in underpinning our programme.

Application Deadline: 9am, Monday 21st June 2021

Development Coordinator by Punchdrunk Enrichment

Head of Finance and Operations
London
21/06/2021
Punchdrunk Enrichment

We are looking for an ambitious Head of Finance and Operations to join Punchdrunk Enrichment’s Head of Departments, leading on financial management and operations across the organisation.
The role will support the Executive Director to deliver Punchdrunk Enrichment’s Business Plan successfully.

Head of Finance and Operations by Punchdrunk Enrichment

Digital Communications Manager
Brighton
08/07/2021
Vincent Dance Theatre

Vincent Dance Theatre (VDT) is an established company led by CEO/Artistic Director Charlotte Vincent, regularly funded by Arts Council England as a National Portfolio Organisation (NPO).  

In 2014 VDT radically altered its creative and distribution strategies, collaborating with professional and non-professional performers to research, produce and distribute new work on stageon film and online 

This work is seen in a variety of spaces and places across the UK and globally, with an extensive online and in person Participation Programme applying the work in a wide range of socially engaged, formal education and professional development contexts. VDT’s Participation Programme converts audiences into participants, participants into audiences, and encourages everyone to creatively respond to the company’s work. 

VDT’s approach has resulted in an Outstanding Diversity status from ACE over two consecutive years. The company believes greater diversity and a wider range of views and ideas within the team is vital to making the work stronger, more relevant and more inclusive and it welcomes applications from people that bring difference. VDT particularly welcomes applications from people of colour, people with disabilities (including ‘invisible’ disabilities or neurodiversity such as autism and dyslexia) and people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds in particular, as these groups remain underrepresented in the arts sector.

VDT are looking for an enthusiastic and skilled Digital Communications Manager to join the team in Brighton 

As Digital Communications Manager you will lead on marketing and communicating all aspects of VDT’s year-round activity and drive the company’s audience engagement and development, managed by VDT’s Participation and Digital Development Director.

VDT are looking for someone with experience of developing and delivering digital marketing campaigns, working across digital and social platforms with strong and efficient technical skill and creative flair. VDT welcomes someone who can bring new energy, direction and ideas to the company’s online presence, external messaging and someone who enjoys analysing data to steer change and increase the company’s online reach.  

VDT is offering a salary between £25,000 – £28,000 (0.6 / 3 days week pro rata); auto enrolment on work place pension, flexible working arrangements, a contribution to personal well-being and training.

If you need assistance with your application, please email: admin@vincentdt.com 

Key Dates: 

Deadline for applications: 5pm, Thursday 8 July 2021

Interviews: Wednesday 21 July 2021 

Start Date: ASAP after appointment, dependent on references 

Digital Communications Manager by

Executive Director
Brighton
08/07/2021
Vincent Dance Theatre

Vincent Dance Theatre (VDT) is an established company led by CEO/Artistic Director Charlotte Vincent, regularly funded by Arts Council England as a National Portfolio Organisation (NPO).  

In 2014 VDT radically altered its creative and distribution strategies, collaborating with professional and non-professional performers to research, produce and distribute new work on stageon film and online 

This work is seen in a variety of spaces and places across the UK and globally, with an extensive online and in person Participation Programme applying the work in a wide range of socially engaged, formal education and professional development contexts. VDT’s Participation Programme converts audiences into participants, participants into audiences, and encourages everyone to creatively respond to the company’s work.

VDT’s approach has resulted in an Outstanding Diversity status from ACE over two consecutive years. The company believes greater diversity and a wider range of views and ideas within the team is vital to making the work stronger, more relevant and more inclusive and it welcomes applications from people that bring difference. VDT particularly welcomes applications from people of colour, people with disabilities (including ‘invisible’ disabilities or neurodiversity such as autism and dyslexia) and people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds in particular, as these groups remain underrepresented in the arts sector.

VDT is seeking an exceptional individual to lead on the strategic, organisational, fundraising and partnership development of the company, manage the NPO Agreement and dedicated staff team and steer VDT into its’ next phase of delivery, ensuring the financial and operational resilience of the Company.

As Executive Director you will oversee VDT’s operational activities; lead on HR and recruitment; with the Financial Manager, be responsible for the financial resilience of the Company, and, working closely with the CEO/AD and Digital and Participation Director lead on the planning, development, application process and delivery (if successful) of VDT’s NPO Agreement / Business Plan 2023-2026.

You will be a leader – decisive, clear-thinking and able to provide a foundation of strategic and organisational support for staff and artists to deliver the company’s Business Plan. You will be able to build new partnerships to develop income and reach for the company and navigate the complexities of running an NPO in the current challenging climate. You will be able to represent VDT’s bold vision and advocate for the values the company holds dear within the cultural sector and the wider public sphere.

VDT are offering a salary £40,000 – £42,000 for this full-time post, auto enrolment on VDT’s work place pension, flexible working arrangements, a contribution to personal well-being and training.

If you need assistance with your application, please email: admin@vincentdt.com  

Key Dates:

Deadline for applications: 5pm, Thursday 8 July 2021

Interviews: Thursday 22 July 2021   

Start Date: ASAP after appointment, dependent upon references 

Executive Director by

Head of Production
Wimbledon, London
09/07/2021
Polka Theatre

Could Polka Theatre be looking for you?

This is an exciting time join Polka Theatre’s busy and ambitious team, as our Head of Production, to help redevelop and reimagine Polka for future generations in our new look venue, opening to the public this summer.

  • 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?
  • Do you love working closely with designers and directors to realise their artistic vision on stage?

What would you be doing?

As a key member of the Senior Management Team, you will lead the production department and oversee the theatre and workshop onsite as well as our off-site production workshop space. This is a varied and strategic role, where you will work closely with creative teams, designers and directors of all Polka productions to realise their vision, ensuring the highest possible standards are met on time and within budget. You’ll be ‘hands-on’ on the creation of productions, with strong production management skills, managing the team to deliver our own productions, facilitate visiting companies and events, and drive commercial revenue through external set builds. As the head of department you will oversee, manage and support the permanent staff team and recruit freelance staff.

Salary £33,000 – £35,000 per year depending on experience

Hours This role is permanent, full-time and we’re open to discussing a flexible working patterns dependent on experience and/or job share proposals. A full-time working week is 35 hours over 5 days (excluding 1 hour for lunch). This role requires a flexible approach to working hours and days which can include evenings and weekends. We operate a Time of 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.

If you answered ‘yes’ and like the sound of the role then this could be the one for you! Apply now and you could be joining us…

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 by clicking on this link.

Deadline for applications 9am on Monday 9 July 2021

Interviews Friday 13 July 2021

Ideal start date August 2021

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.

Head of Production by Polka Theatre

Marketing & Engagement Manager
London
28/06/2021
Fevered Sleep

Fevered Sleep are looking for a Marketing & Engagement Manager to join our team. We moved into Tower Hamlets in March 2020, and are looking forward to forging relationships and deepening connections locally, whilst continuing to develop our national programme. Communicating and engaging with communities and audiences is going to be pivotal to our success. If you think you could be part of that success, we would love to hear about your relevant skills and experience, please visit our website for more information.

If you have any questions or would like an informal conversation about the opportunity, please contact recruitment@feveredsleep.co.uk.

Deadline: 5pm on Monday 28th June 2021

Marketing & Engagement Manager by Fevered Sleep

Head of Communications
Bristol
21/06/2021
Trigger

The Head of Communications will be responsible for the creation and delivery of the marketing strategy for our Festival UK* 2022 project as well as live communications management across two project locations (Birmingham & Glasgow). This is an exciting role for a creative, forward-thinking communicator.

Applications close Monday 21st June at 9am. Please download the application pack below for more details and email recruitment@triggerstuff.co.uk with the subject line ‘Head of Communications’ if you have any questions

Head of Communications by Trigger Stuff CIC

Marketing Assistant
Darlington, north east
21/06/2021
Theatre Hullabaloo

The Marketing Assistant supports the Marketing & Audience Development Manager in the effective marketing of Theatre Hullabaloo and all of its strands of work. The role is key to implementing day to day marketing activities to help increase awareness and audiences to The Hullabaloo.

Title: Marketing Assistant
Salary:  £19,500 per annum pro rata
Hours:  20 hours per week
Contract type:  Part time, permanent (6 month probationary period applies)

Deadline – 21 June 12 noon

Find out more and how to apply – Join the team – Theatre Hullabaloo

 

Marketing Assistant by Theatre Hullabaloo

Boards

Role
Location
Deadline
Company
Board Member ( Finance Specialist)
Bristol
ASAP
Trigger Productions Ltd

Trigger are going through a period of exciting growth and development. We have been selected as one of 10 creative teams to deliver a multi-million-pound project for Festival UK* 2022. This project will entail a rapid scale up of the company.

We are looking for an individual who can bring expertise and commitment to our already amazing board of trustees and help guide us through this growth.

Applications close Monday 21st June at 9am. Please download the application pack below for more details and email recruitment@triggerstuff.co.uk with the subject line ‘Board Member (Finance)’ if you have any questions.

Board Member ( Finance Specialist) by Trigger Stuff CIC

Treasurer
London/Remote
18/06/2021
Coney
Coney are seeking a Treasurer who can contribute to our pioneering approach – helping to shape, support and influence our unique cross-sector approach to creative engagement and participation.

Over the course of the pandemic, Coney have reflected and restructured, welcoming a new cohort of Trustees to our Board and developing our business plan and company structure in consultation with them. We’ve successfully fundraised to ensure the charity can survive and thrive throughout lockdown and now beyond – thanks to grants including Backstage Trust, ACE Emergency Fund, and the Culture Recovery Fund. Our new Treasurer will join this Board, at an exciting and pivotal moment for the company.

Whilst the current Board bring with them a range of skills and experience that meet the company’s needs, we are now seek specific skills in Financial Management and Charity Accounting. Treasurer responsibilities include:

  • Ensure the Company’s finances are appropriately managed and comply with relevant company laws.
  • Review and approve the quarterly management accounts for presentation at Board meetings.
  • Ensure that the Board has put in place satisfactory systems in respect of legal, operational and financial risk management.
  • Chair Coney’s Finance sub-committee and provide recommendations to the Board for consideration.
  • Support the Executive Director in preparing figures to be submitted for the annual independent
  • Examine and assist with any queries that may arise during this process for the Annual Report and submission to the Charity Commission.

Coney is committed to developing more diverse representation in its trustees and we welcome applicants from under-represented backgrounds. To support our direction of travel in the coming years, we especially encourage applications from people who are d/Deaf or disabled, and/or are people of colour.

We welcome applications from cultural and educational practitioners, as well as from people with no prior cultural or Board experience.

The deadline for applications is 18 June at 10am – find out more and apply below:

Please note, as a Trustee for a registered charity this is a voluntary position. If you have any questions or would like an informal chat about what’s involved, please get in touch with Tassos Stevens (Director/JCEO) or Adam Gallacher (Interim Executive Director/JCEO).

Treasurer by Coney

Chair of the Board of Trustees
London
15/07/2021
Chinese Arts Now

Chinese Arts Now (CAN) is looking for a new Chair to oversee its Board of Trustees. Founded in 2005, CAN produces and presents contemporary Chinese performing arts including music, theatre, live art, digital arts and dance. In 2019, CAN launched CAN Festival, the first arts festival to showcase contemporary Chinese themes, perspectives and art forms. CAN has toured work nationally (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Nottingham, York) and internationally (International Ping Pong Festival in Shanghai) and runs an artist development strand alongside public performances.

CAN receives regular funding from Arts Council England and is a registered charity.

CAN’s current Chair is due to step down next year having completed the maximum term allowed for a Trustee. We are looking for a successor with a love of the arts, a belief in the importance of representation, leadership experience, diplomatic and strategic skills, and the time and dedication to help CAN. We encourage applications from those currently underrepresented in the arts.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis with a final deadline of Thursday 15 July at 12noon.

For more details, see the CAN website: https://chineseartsnow.org.uk/new-opportunity-chair-of-the-board-of-trustees/

Chair of the Board of Trustees by Chinese Arts Now

Trustees
London
01/06/2021
Akademi

We are seeking exceptional individuals who are strategic thinkers, committed to arts participation and able to help us achieve our mission to remain at the heart of cultural life in the UK and be relevant to the communities we serve.

In particular we are seeking individuals with skills and experience in:

Arts in Health and Community settings or

Development / Fundraising

Candidates should be able to commit to attending four board meetings per year, an annual away day and additional committee and advisory work as appropriate for this voluntary role.

For further information, or if you have any questions, please email chair@akademi.co.uk to arrange a call.

Akademi is committed to being an Equal Opportunities employer and recognises the importance and advantages of diverse workplaces and communities. Any candidate who self-identifies as D/deaf, disabled or neurodivergent, as a person of colour, and/or as genderqueer, and who meets the essential person specification, is guaranteed an interview. If you feel that this applies to you, please indicate in your application email.

Trustees by Akademi South Asian Dance

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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