Job Opportunity – Applause Marketing & Communications Officer

Applause is an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation working throughout Kent, East Sussex and West Sussex as well as further afield to ensure communities access professional theatre, music and other performing arts.

We are looking to recruit a Marketing and Communications Officer who will form part of a small team including Director, Community Engagement Lead, Programme Lead, a project manager and an administrator.

This is a pivotal role in the organisation supporting all areas of our activity. Our office base is in Tunbridge Wells and the role will require partial office presence.

Full job description and information on how to apply can be found on the Applause website here.

You can also download the Job Description and Equal Opportunities form.


Marketing and Communications Officer

Reports to: Programme Lead
Hours of work: 3.5 days per week flexible hours
Salary: £24,000-£26,000 pro rata
Holiday: Pro rata from 23 days per annum plus statutory holidays (pro rata)
Probation Period: 4 months
Notice: 2 months following probation period
Contract Type: Permanent
Pension: Workplace Pension (NEST)
Deadline: 23rd June 2021
Interview period: 28/29th June 2021

Artsreach Marketing Officer Vacancy

Artsreach is a charity that arranges tours of professional theatre, dance and music to rural communities across Dorset and is part of Arts Council England’s national portfolio.

We are looking for a highly motivated and creative individual to assist with the marketing of all Artsreach events, to develop the Artsreach brand, and to support the Executive Co-Directors. You will be working alongside a highly motivated but small team to provide a professional service, accessible to the public through a network of volunteers.

The key emphasis of the role will be the promotion and enhancement of the Artsreach brand to increase participation in our activities through maximising the benefits of social media and responding to the needs of our audience, promoters and investors.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate marketing and communications experience in both traditional and digital media. Creativity, attention to detail, a good teamworking ethos plus a knowledge of and passion for the performing arts are essential to this role. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required, as is an understanding of the power of arts and culture at professional and grassroots, community and voluntary level.

The successful candidate will lead on the creation of a marketing strategy and audience development plan for Artsreach, whilst confidently managing their time to deliver daily marketing activity.

This is a six-month, part-time contract, based on 2 days per week but with the potential for extension. Terms and conditions can be viewed within the full job description.

How to Apply
Please download and complete the Artsreach Job Application Form from the Artsreach website.
This should be returned, with an accompanying letter of application, telling us why you wish to apply for this job. Your application should set out the knowledge, skills and experience you offer set against the person specification and skills requirements in the Job Description, and giving examples of actual activities where possible.
Applications should be submitted either by email to info@artsreach.co.uk or by post to Artsreach, The Little Keep, Barrack Rd,
Closing date for applications: 5pm on Friday 9th July 2021

New Perspectives Theatre Company, Artistic Director, Job Advert

  • Job Title: Artistic Director/CEO
  • Company: New Perspectives Theatre Company
  • Location: Nottingham
  • Salary: Circa £40,000

We are seeking a passionate, dynamic and visionary theatre maker to realise the artistic vision of the company, as New Perspectives approaches its 50th anniversary year.

We are considered to be a leading proponent of innovative theatre within the East Midlands region and nationally; this has been achieved through the development of a distinct artistic programme which embraces artistic rigour and independence. Our reputation has been developed from decades of touring imaginative theatre productions, creating projects in diverse rural and urban communities and contributing to placemaking.

The successful candidate will develop a bold artistic programme, continue to challenge and shape the work, champion new writing and develop new ways of connecting with our audiences.How to Apply

For the recruitment pack and to apply please go to our website at www.newperspectives.co.uk

We are committed to diversity, inclusivity and equality and particularly encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in the cultural sector.

Closing DateThe closing date for receipt of applications is 10am on Monday 14 June 2021.  

Villages In Action: Job Opportunities

ViA is a charity that has been promoting the arts in southern Devon for over 25 years and offers a ‘menu’ of high-quality arts performances to a network of volunteer promoters who pick from the choice of events for their communities.

You will join the team at a key moment as we transition from an ACE-funded project led by Creative Kernow to a more autonomous organisation. We are interested in the distinctiveness of Devon and the opportunities for community-inspired activity to take ViA forward to the next stage of its development.

We are currently recruiting for the following vacancies (click on the job title to find out more about the position):

Development and Fundraising Consultant. 6 month freelance role

Digital and Touring Producer. 6 month freelance role

Creative Connector.6 month placement as part of the Government’s Kickstart scheme for 16-24 year olds.

Live & Local: Marketing & Publicity Assistant

£18,065 (Full-time @ 35 hrs per week/flexi time)

It is an exciting time to join Live & Local as the company continues working our range of partners, communities and stakeholders in the post COVID world. We support a network of over 300 voluntary organisations, across seven counties in the East and West Midlands, who choose and promote professional live performances and film screenings for their local community run venues.

The role is a key element within our team of 11 delivering sustainable, mutually beneficial relationships with communities and audiences through consultation, participation and collaboration. You will help deliver the audience engagement and marketing plans for all Live & Local programmes using a mix of traditional, digital and engagement marketing techniques including supporting our network of local promoters. You will work across all aspects of communications and engagement including social media, digital channels, media relations, publications and events and support the delivery of our communications plan.

The successful candidate will have some marketing and communications experience (in both traditional and digital media), creative flair with an attention to detail, an interest in arts engagement, a good teamworking ethos plus a knowledge of and passion for the performing arts and film.  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required, good literacy, numeracy and computer skills and an understanding of the power of arts and culture at both professional and grassroots, community and voluntary level.

Live & Local works to a flexi-time system that allows employees to vary their working hours day to day within specified limits.

Live & Local is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England.

Deadline: Midday on Monday 31st May 2021.

Interviews: Tuesday 8th June. (Zoom)

Application: Via online application form only. Application pack available for download on our jobs page: www.liveandlocal.org.uk

Take Art Director of Rural Touring Job Advert

Job Role:  Director of Rural Touring

Salary: Up to £29,000 pro-rata according to experience

Hours: Flexible working hours comprising min 22.2 hours a week (P/T min 3 days a week), with the possibility of some additional hours

Since Take Art started in 1987 we have run one of the UK’s most celebrated Rural Touring programmes and it still remains a cornerstone priority for the organisation. Working in partnership with a network of volunteer promoters across Somerset, the programme offers extraordinary and memorable arts experiences to thousands of people each year.  Rural Touring keeps villages alive and vibrant and provides an important link in the touring chain for many professional companies and artists.

We are seeking an experienced person to deliver the Rural Touring programme to Somerset communities; to advocate it as one of Take Art’s Specialisms, to develop partnerships with local volunteer promoters and make relationships with performers and companies to bring an ambitious and diverse range of work into the county.  This cross artform range of work might include theatre, music, dance, puppetry, film, spoken word etc and will involve local, national and international companies. Attending showcases and festivals in UK and further afield and pro-actively seeking innovative, diverse work, as well as supporting the volunteers by attending the local shows, is a key part of the role.

In addition, the postholder will be part of a senior management team within Take Art and will contribute to the development of the business plan and other aspects of the professional working environment of the organisation. As such, drive, vision, proven fundraising and project delivery experience are all essential criteria in determining the right person for this post. 

Due to Take Art’s rural location it is essential that you have access to your own means of transport.

Take Art is committed to equality and strives to create a diverse and inclusive working environment that reflects the diversity of the UK population. Our recruitment process is open to all, but we particularly wish to encourage applicants from backgrounds that are currently under-represented within the sector as well as our organisation. We value the positive impact that increased diversity will bring to Take Art.

For further information and to download an application pack please see the Take Art website at www.takeart.org

Application Deadline: 12 noon on Monday 7th June 2021 Interviews:  Friday 16th July at the COVID secure Take Art offices at The Mill, Flaxdrayton Farm, South Petherton, Somerset, TA13 5LR.

Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival are seeking to appoint a Strategic & Creative Director

Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival are seeking to appoint a Strategic and Creative Director with vision and imagination to lead the future development of Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival. We are looking for someone with:

  • A good knowledge of the contemporary performing arts scene;
  • Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills;
  • Significant experience in festival programming;
  • Strong evidence of writing successful funding applications

The job covers six key areas.

  • Programming the annual Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival.
  • Programming of Arts Live year-round.
  • Programming for Stage iT, our young people.
  • Writing funding applications and reporting on the overall projects.
  • Strategic financial management
  • Working with venues, promoters and performing artists across the region to develop skills and opportunities for the performing arts to flourish.

This is a full-time post (35 hours per week); we are offering a salary of £37,000. This will be a one-year appointment in the first instance subject to the successful completion of a one-month probationary period. However, the Board wishes to make this a permanent post subject to successful funding applications.

The successful candidate will normally work from the Festival office at Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries.

If you wish to be considered for the post and would like an information and application pack, please email: info@dgartsfestival.org.uk

Closing date for applications is: 12 noon on Wednesday 3rd February  

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 17th February via Zoom, 10.30am onwards.

www.dgartsfestival.org.uk

Job Vacancy: Rural Arts Creative Producer

Vacancy: Creative Producer

The Creative Producer is a new role designed specifically for someone early in their career and from a low socio-economic background.

The Creative Producer will develop Rural Arts’ performance programme at The Courthouse, establish an Artist Support programme, develop regional co-production relationships and support the ON Tour Manager.

We’re looking for a creative person who loves to make things happen. You’ll be passionate about performance, excited to support and develop artists, and be committed to increasing access to and engagement with the arts.

Salary: £19,500 per annum, pro-rata

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Employment type: Fixed term 12-month contract

To learn more, please download our Recruitment Information Pack or listen to an audio version of the document here.

Some applicants may wish to complete and submit the Person Specification Tables as their application. These can be downloaded here.

Applications should be sent to recruitment@ruralarts.org or Recruitment, Rural Arts, The Old Courthouse 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS.

Applicants are strong encouraged to complete our Equal Opportunities monitoring survey by clicking here (or downloading a copy here).

Deadline: noon on Monday 7th December 2020

Interviews: We currently anticipate hosting online interviews on Tuesday 15th December 2020. If this date or method does not suit you, please tell us in your application.

Championing Diversity

Rural Arts strives to champion diversity in all its forms.

The Creative Producer role has been designed specifically to support the career of someone from a low socio-economic background.

People from low socio-economic backgrounds who are also Black, Indigenous and People of ColourLGBTQIA+ people and disabled people are particularly encouraged to apply. People from these groups are currently under-represented in the arts nationwide, and Rural Arts is committed to challenging and changing this.

Accessibility

If you require this or any further information in an alternative format, please contact Angela Holt (Operations Manager): angelaholt@ruralarts.org or 01845 526 536.

You are encouraged to share any access requirements you would have to participate in interviews in the covering email/letter of your application. Although we anticipate interviews taking place via an online platform such as Zoom, we appreciate this may not work for everyone and will make any reasonable adjustment required.

Further information and support

If you have any questions, contact Angela Holt (Operations Manager) on 01845 526 536 / angelaholt@ruralarts.org

Project Manager Role with NRTF

Job Vacancy Advertisement

Project Manager (P/T)

Application out 13 January 2020

Application deadline 24 January 2020

Start date ASAP

Job Description

Position: Project Manager – National Rural Touring Forum (NRTF)

Responsible to: Director, NRTF

Contract: 22.5 hours per week / 3 days a week

20-month minimum contract with the possibility of extending

Start date – date during February 2020 to be agreed

Travel will be required with some evenings and weekends

PAYE preferred but will consider freelance

Salary:                                   PAYE – Between £26,000 and £29,000 pro-rata, depending on experience

Holiday:                                PAYE – 28 days including Bank holidays

Location:                              The NRTF has no fixed office. The post-holder may work from home or own office.

Probationary Period:       Three months (extending to 6 months if necessary), two weeks’ notice required by both parties

Notice Period:                   12 weeks from both parties

Identity checks:                 Ability to provide official documents to confirm they have the right to work in the UK and undergo a check with the Disclosures and Barring Service

Role Context

The National Rural Touring Forum (NRTF) is looking for an experienced and skilled Project Manager to lead, coordinate and deliver on a new and exciting project while supporting the Director to deliver NRTF ambitions and outcomes. The principal responsibility of the postholder will be to manage the new ‘Libraries and Rural Touring Arts’, commencing in March 2020 and funded by Arts Council England. The role will need to be undertaken by someone with experience in working with artists and arts organisations, and the successful candidate will have excellent organisational, managerial, administrative and communications skills. They will need to be comfortable working with a broad range of people, organisations and relationships.

The Project Manager will be part of a small but ambitious team and be responsible to the NRTF Director, helping to deliver the wider visions of NRTF. The postholder will be required to bring a willingness to muck in and undertake a variety of tasks within the organisation, including supporting the work of the Communications Manager with the general membership and event coordination for the NRTF Conference and a range of festival panel talks.

About the ‘Libraries and Rural Touring Arts’ Project

Public libraries have an appetite to increase toured-in product but often lack support, skills, capacity, networks and confidence to achieve this. NRTF will audit the sector and work with Rural Touring Schemes and venues to learn from and expand on projects and activity that is already in place.

The primary outcomes include understanding the language of libraries and identifying what is needed in the sector to create appropriate resources and to provide developmental activities, including bursaries and an investment pot to encourage librarians into programming live arts and performance in their spaces.

‘Libraries and Rural Touring Arts’ – maximising the potential of our nation’s libraries

National Rural Touring Forum (NRTF) to support touring into Libraries in a new national project funded by Arts Council England.

New figures reveal almost 800 libraries have closed since 2010. National spending has dropped, as has visitor footfall and the number of paid librarians. Libraries also face numerous external challenges, such as the growth of e-books and people increasingly purchasing low-priced books online. Despite this, the 3,618 public libraries in the UK are still visited 233.1 million times annually and 77% of people believe that libraries are either essential or very important to their community (The Reading Agency 2018). Research by the Arts Council of England found that library attendance is positively associated with well-being and has even related to NHS savings of up to £27.5 annually. One way to address user numbers is to increase the opportunity to participate in touring and overcoming embedded sector obstacles of lack of budget, capacity, skills, knowledge and networks.

The Libraries and Rural Touring Arts project, managed by National Rural Touring Forum, is about understanding the challenges library services face in engaging the public and generating new audiences. Programming live art is one way to diversify users and engage the wider community.

“This is an important strategic project for NRTF. We look forward to identifying and responding to the needs of librarians who have the potential to programme work. It is also a great opportunity for artists and performing companies who will potentially have a new set of venues and touring spaces to show their work” Holly Lombardo, NRTF Director

Public libraries have an appetite to increase toured-in product but often lack support, skills, capacity, networks and confidence to achieve this. NRTF will explore and audit the library programming sector, working with library’s, Rural Touring Schemes and venues to learn from and expand on projects and activity that is already in place.

The project aims to create resources and developmental activities, including bursaries and an investment pot to encourage librarians into programming live arts and performance in library spaces. NRTF and ACE want to instil confidence, though training, and identify what is needed to utilise and build on librarians’ strengths and priorities to make the most out of cultural events. This is a fantastic opportunity for libraries and artists.

www.ruraltouring.org

Download the full job description below.

Programmer Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival and Arts Live

Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival is the largest rural Performing Arts Festival in Scotland. It has been running a highly successful Festival each May since 1979.

In 2016 D&GAF embarked on a new venture and in addition to the Festival, it now works with a network of local promoters, venues and community groups to provide high quality performances all year round, under the banner Dumfries & Galloway Arts Live. 

We are seeking to appoint a Programmer with vision and imagination to lead the future development of Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival and Arts Live.

We are looking for someone with:

  • A good knowledge of the contemporary performing arts scene;
  • Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills;
  • Significant experience in programming;

The contract covers two key areas.

  • Programming the annual 10-day Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival.
  • Programming of year-round Arts Live

Description

Title: Freelance Programmer

Commission:  For delivery of core;

  • Finalise Arts Live Spring/Summer – March-August 2020
  • Arts Live Autumn/Winter – August-January
  • Arts Live Spring/Summer – February-July 2021
  • 10-day Arts Festival – May/June 2021

Location: Flexible

Responsible to: General Manager

Liaising with:  General Manager and Project & Communications Manager

Fee: £15,000, payable on completion of agreed targets

Contacts: Relevant local and national agencies, local and national performing artists and arts organisations, international networks and the public.

If you wish to be considered for the contract and would like an information and application pack, please email info@dgartsfestival.org.uk

The closing date for applications is 12noon Tuesday 11th February 2020

If you are selected to attend an interview for this freelance contract you will be informed by Thursday 13th February 2020

Interviews will take place on Monday 24th February in Dumfries.

As part of the interview process you will be required to make a 10 minute presentation on your vision for Programming Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival and Arts Live. This will be followed by a formal interview.

www.dgartsfestival.org.uk