West Midlands arts jobs

Here's a few select job opportunities currently available across the West Midlands...

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Community Engagement and Audience Development Co-ordinator, Museum of Carpet:

The Museum of Carpet, Kidderminster holds the UK's collection of carpets and is based in the home of carpet making. A 300 year old legacy of weaving and carpet making is in the town and we want to explore this bringing forward stories connected to the industry, its people and its history.

We would like to engage a temporary project co-ordinator to deliver a concentrated project that will strengthen its relationship with existing audiences and develop new audiences for the offer during 2016. This process will include work to better understand the barriers to engaging with the Museum and its offer; work to reach out to new audiences; and, the delivery of a new pilot project aimed at developing new audiences, partnerships and projects. 

The project will give the Museum a better understanding of its audiences, their priorities, allowing the Museum to better understand where audiences come from, enabling the Museum to respond effectively to tourism priorities in the local area and to work in partnership with other local organisations from a knowledge base. It will also give the Museum a focus for audience development and extended income generation potential.

More details are available on the Musuem's website: http:/museumofcarpet/support-us/work-with-us

 

Curatorial Consultant, Museum of Carpet:

The Curatorial Consultant will be part of a project team responsible for creating a sustainable and economic Museum and tourist attraction which reinforces its position as a collection of National Importance.

The project will refurbish some of the Museum displays allowing for the re-interpretation of aspects of the collections in particular bringing forward the links to art and design and creativity and through the careful display of carpet samples currently stored offsite. The project aims to link the objects and artefacts on display to the collections and bring this out in all aspects of the delivery of the offer.

This will provide an environment in which visitors can learn about the town and its relationship to carpet, its social history exploring the magnates and its workers, as well as demonstrating the manufacturing processes which in turn gives rise to exploring the skills of designers and craftsmen. This project aims to: provide opportunities for involvement and lifelong learning; widen the Museum's appeal and its audience base and maximise the efficiency and delivery of the offer to visitors. It will also dovetail into ongoing work to widen its economic sustainability and its commercial operation.

A key objective is to secure Accreditation for the Musuem and its collection of carpet and carpet related objects helping to secure national recognistion for the Museum.

 

Apprentice Scenic Carpenter Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Company:

To work as directed by a Senior Carpenter or Deputy in the manufacture and installation of scenery and other projects.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: With appropriate and competently trained supervision, to carry out the preparation, construction and finishing of scenery and other items in accordance with the correct procedures and RSC policy.

Learning Provider: Creative Alliance

Weekly wage: Â£280.00
Working week: 40hrs. Mon – Fri. 8am – 5pm.
Closing date: 18th March 2016

Click here to find out how to appy.

Creative Director role

The Rural Media Company are looking for a Creative Director!

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The Creative Director will embody a commitment to excellence, collaboration and create a culture of ambition and creativity ensuring the company maintains the highest possible artistic standards across all of its creative outputs. You will be full of ideas, media literate, an excellent communicator and passionate about developing and delivering dynamic projects within a social context.

The Rural Media Company is an award winning media education, production and development charity, working across the UK with a significant geographic base in the West Midlands. We specialise in the innovative and creative use of digital media (video, audio, photography, web and print) to empower rural communities including those most isolated and disadvantaged.

For further information and the job application pack etc, please visit the website: http://www.ruralmedia.co.uk/About-The-Rural-Media-Company/Work-with-us.aspx?Listid=4&ListingEntryID=207

Jude Theatre

Exciting job roles available for two creative practitioners...

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Company Drama / Creative Practitioner:

Two Lead Practitioners are required to deliver drama based workshops for adults with learning difficulties in Chester and Ellesmere Port beginning this August.

You will be taking over responsibility for devising and delivering drama sessions for an established group. The sessions take place on Friday mornings and are ongoing.

We are looking for someone with passion and commitment with an understanding, if not experience, of working with this client group.

Please contact Jayne at info@judetheatrecompany.co.uk for further information.

Website: http://www.judetheatrecompany.co.uk/ 

DEADLINE: 30th August 2015.

Near Now Studio - an update

Near Now Studio are hiring - with several interesting positions on offer!

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Broadway has been selected as part of a national pilot, set up by Arts Council England and Innovate UK, aimed at supporting innovation across arts and technology; alongside Makerversity (London) and Manchester Digital Laboratory (Manchester).

Through the pilot we will build on our existing Near Now programme to establish a nationally recognised art and technology Studio.

With this news, we are also excited to share with you new posts including an open call for the ten Near Now Studio Members, a Studio Producer to join our growing production team and a Marketing and Communications Manager to shape and tell stories from inside the Studio.

 

NEAR NOW STUDIO MEMBERS

DEADLINE, WEDNESDAY 26th AUGUST 2015, 12PM (NOON).

 

Broadway is proud to invite applications for the Near Now Studio (the Studio), that will bring together ten practitioners; supported by coaches, business advisors and Near Now's existing networks and community of Fellows.

Studio members will work together and through remote collaboration to develop new technology enabled products, services and experiences that create meaning and value for people's everyday lives.

You will have access to Broadway's recently completed innovation spaces, Producer & Production management support, prototyping funds, production funds, a number of practical and business workshops, alongside support to access growth finance.

We aim to feature a minimum of three local-to-Nottingham and two Midlands-based practitioners and a maximum of five national practitioners, making up the 10 Studio places, with the aim of strengthening a Midlands art, technology and innovation ecology.

 

STUDIO PRODUCER

DEADLINE, MONDAY 10th AUGUST 2015, 12PM (NOON).

 

Are you a highly motivated Producer with experience of nurturing innovative digital ideas?

You will play a key role as part of the Near Now Studio team, helping create the resources and environment that inspires open collaboration; progressing ideas from R&D, through prototypes to production and launch; alongside leading the delivery or our studio workshops and business seminar series.

 

NEAR NOW MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

DEADLINE, TUESDAY 25th AUGUST 2015, 12PM (NOON).

 

Broadway is looking for a Marketing and Communications Manager to define, shape and deliver a marketing and communications strategy to position Broadway as a national leader within arts and technology and attract new and diverse audiences to its public events and workshops.

Having a key role in the Near Now team, you will help tell the story of the innovations, people, insights and relationships emerging from Near Now and the Studio.

Cheshire East Cultural Economy Development Manager

A great opportunity for someone looking for a permanent position working in cultural development.

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Cheshire East Council

Cultural Economy Development Manager

Grade 8: £25,440 - £29,558

Based: Sandbach or Tatton Park

Culture and heritage already contribute strongly to Cheshire East's 'quality of place'. Cheshire East Council is looking to recruit a Manager to help develop the contribution of the area's cultural offer to the wellbeing and prosperity of the area, its residents, visitors and businesses. 

You would work as part of a Cultural Economy team in a service that also includes Visitor Economy, Tatton Park, and Countryside services. You will be developing and supporting the cultural economy through partnership working, to benefit the cultural development of Cheshire East. 

We are looking for people who are passionate about culture and heritage, with excellent communication and partnership working skills. Knowledge of funding opportunities, commissioning processes in relation to culture or the impact of culture & heritage in regeneration would be beneficial.

For further information go to https://cosocius.taleo.net/careersection/east_external/joblist.ftl 

For an informal chat about the role, please contact Helen Paton, Cultural Economy Manager, Cheshire East Council: Helen.paton@cheshireeast.gov.uk, or 01270 686089

g39 graduate opportunity - Gallery Technical Officer

G39 is seeking a recent graduate to become g39's Gallery Technical Officer.

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g39 are delighted to announce the launch of our latest recruitment opportunity, in partnership with Weston Jerwood ‪Creative Bursaries‬ scheme.

You can download information and an application form here:
http://bit.ly/g39tech

... and you can find out more about the scheme from the link here:
http://www.jerwoodcharitablefoundation.org/partners-announced-for-weston-jerwood-creative-bursaries

Live & Local - Marketing & Communications Manager Job

A great opportunity to join a successful and growing arts organisation and an ideal career development opportunity for a person with the right experience.

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Marketing & Communications Manager:

£25,727 – £27,323 subject to experience (Full-time @ 35 hrs per week/flexi time)

It's an exciting time to join Live & Local. We are growing fast this year to 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.

You will join a team of eight in Warwick and be responsible for planning, managing and implementing our Marketing and Communications. This includes providing support to the local promoters and managing our Marketing Officer and Marketing Assistant. You will also contribute to the research and development of the Live & Local artistic programme.

You should have a passion for the arts and be an efficient and enthusiastic person with good planning, organisation and communication skills. You will have a friendly personality, good written English, an eye for design and a high level of computer skills. Minimum three years arts marketing experience is essential with experience of communications planning and implementation desirable.

It is a great opportunity to join a successful and growing arts organisation and an ideal career development opportunity for a person with the right experience.

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: Noon on Tuesday 16th June 2015.

Interviews: Thursday 25th June 2015.

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

Job opportunity with Cultivate

DASH are seeking a Mentoring Co-ordinator as part of our new three year mentoring programme, Cultivate. This is a really exciting opportunity!

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DASH has identified the need for a robust formal mentoring programme for emerging disabled visual artists across the West Midlands, to enable them access to opportunities and practical specialist support to develop their practice and to cultivate a visual arts ecology that is diverse and representative of the diversity of our society.

Cultivate will begin to address this need through a three year mentoring programme for emerging Disabled visual artists based in the West Midlands.

The Mentoring Co-ordinator job specification and application form, can be downloaded via the Cultivate project page: http://www.dasharts.org/projects/cultivate.html

Job role with Live & Local

It's an exciting time to join Live & Local. We are growing fast this year to support a network of over 300 voluntary organisations across seven counties in the east and west midlands!

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Live & Local supports voluntary organisations who choose and promote professional live performances and film screenings for their local community run venues.

Marketing & Communications Manager required.

£25,727 – £27,323 (Full-time / flexi time)

To join a team of eight in Warwick and be responsible for planning, managing and implementing of our marketing and communications including providing support to the local promoters and managing the two marketing assistants.

You will also contribute to the research and development of the Live & Local artistic programme.

You should have a passion for the arts and be an efficient and enthusiastic person with good planning, organisational and communication skills, a friendly personality, good written English, an eye for design and a high level of computer skills. Minimum three years marketing experience is essential. Not open to previous applicants in 2015.

Deadline: Noon on Monday 27th April.

Interviews: Wednesday 6th May.

Application: Via online application form only.

Application pack available for download on our jobs page: www.liveandlocal.org.uk

CONTEMPORARY COMMUNITIES

Following a successful bid to the Arts Council of Wales, g39 is seeking proposals from artists...

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To creatively facilitate a research and development project called Contemporary Communities.

The artist will work with people in g39's local area, engaging groups and individuals in the community through creative learning initiatives.

The focus of these initiatives will be on skills and knowledge sharing.

The project aims to give people in g39's locality an increased sense of ownership over the organisation and the ability to confidently engage with contemporary art practice.

Fee: £9500
Closing date: Tuesday 7th April
Interviews: Friday 17th April

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