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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everyBODY dance

Seeks a talented deaf or disabled performer and workshop leader for their new aerial dance project!

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The Kingfisher and the Damselfly is an outdoor project directed by Rachel Freeman for everyBODY dance comprising aerial dance performance, workshops and training for disabled and non-disabled people of all ages, touring to UK, France and Germany. 

Open to male and female disabled artists, applicants should have professional aerial and/or dance experience with performance, teaching skills and interest in working outside. 

Application Deadline: Monday 16th March 2015, 5pm

Audition by invitation: Saturday 21st March, 12pm – 4pm 

Devising and rehearsals: 11th – 29th May 

UK residency: 1st – 4th June & 28th Aug – 6th September 

France 5th – 29th June 

Germany 16th  – 20th July and 25th July – 1st Aug 

Please note that auditions and rehearsals take place in Malvern, Worcestershire and devising at our base in rural Herefordshire. 

Before applying please familiarise yourself with everyBODY dance on our website: http://www.everybodydance.org.uk 

This opportunity is paid. 

Please send a CV and covering letter (a personal statement, outlining your experience and why you are applying) and, if available, a photograph and web link with footage of you dancing to: rfeverybodydance@gmail.com or Rachel Freeman, everyBODY dance, Longlands Barn, Whitbourne Hall Park, Whitbourne, Worcester, WR6 5SG.

Administration Assistant post

The closing date is now approaching for our part-time Administrative post at DASH!

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DASH requires a flexible and highly motivated part-time administrative assistant to join our dynamic team and support our work.

Typical duties will include:

  • Taking and preparing minutes from team meetings
  • Maintenance of diaries and providing PA support to company Directors
  • Managing and booking meeting and travel arrangements
  • Answer telephone and email queries, take messages and forward information to Artistic Director and/or the Operations Director.
  • Implement and maintain office and management information systems as and when required. This includes database, filing and IT systems.
  • Assist Artistic Director and/or the Operations Director in preparation of Annual Reports.
  • Liaise with MB members in relation to meetings and arrangements, email/post all required correspondence.
  • Assist and initiate  in the preparation of Company Policy and procedures.
  • Managing work placement students and interns.
  • Administration for Disclosure and Barring Services.
  • Arrange travel by taxi/trains for employees, volunteers or participants.
  • Book venues for performances and/or meetings
  • Liaise with freelance workers in relation to contracts, arrangements and administrative support.
  • Liaising with freelance workers ensuring Health and Safety and insurance laws are met.

The role requires strong IT skills including a good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel along with excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Essential Skills:

1. Strong IT skills:

  • Experienced user of standard MS Office tools (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)
  • Strong email communication skills / knowledge

2. Excellent written and verbal communication skills including strong spelling and grammatical ability:

  • Attention to detail
  • Can-do approach and willingness to learn
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Problem solving and initiative
  • Commitment and enthusiasm
  • Approachable manner

Beneficial Experience:

  • Previous experience as an Administrative Assistant / PA
  • Previous Arts experience

How to apply:

Application forms are available here http://www.dasharts.org/blog.html or by calling DASH on 01743 272939 or 07483 162541 or emailing paula@dasharts.org

Interviews will be held on Friday 6th March 2015

paula@dasharts.org

DASH seeks Administration Assistant Part-time

DASH requires a flexible and highly motivated part-time administrative assistant to join our dynamic team and support our work.

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Administration Assistant

Salary: £10 per hour

Working arrangements: 8 hours per week (flexible)

Holiday: 6 days plus public holidays

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Start date: March/April 2015

Contract type: Part Time

Overview

Disability Arts in Shropshire (DASH) is a thriving Disability Arts organisation, based in Shrewsbury and working regionally, nationally and internationally to commission new work by Disabled visual artists. We also run Disability Arts workshops; provide mentoring for Disabled Artists, develop and run Disability Arts and equality training, and develop and manage a range of major Disability Arts projects. These include major international development work to bring Disability Arts into the mainstream and to engage the wider arts world in an understanding and appreciation of Disability Arts.

DASH was set up in 1992 and in 2002 we were established as an independent company limited by guarantee and a registered charity. Since then we have developed an international reputation for the excellence of our work and expertise, to the point where we are now widely recognised as a major leader in our field.

DASH does all this with a very small, highly experienced and amazingly committed staff team, who have an international reputation for the excellence of DASH's work. We receive funding from - among others - Arts Council England as a National Portfolio Organisation, Shropshire Council, Arts Council Wales and the Big Lottery Fund.

DASH requires a flexible and highly motivated administrative assistant to join our dynamic team and support our work.  Typical duties will include:

  • Taking and preparing minutes from team meetings
  • Maintenance of diaries and providing PA support to company Directors
  • Managing and booking meeting and travel arrangements
  • Answer telephone and email queries, take messages and forward information to Artistic Director and/or the Operations Director.
  • Implement and maintain office and management information systems as and when required. This includes database, filing and IT systems.
  • Assist Artistic Director and/or the Operations Director in preparation of Annual Reports.
  • Liaise with MB members in relation to meetings and arrangements, email/post all required correspondence.
  • Assist and initiate  in the preparation of Company Policy and procedures.
  • Managing work placement students and interns.
  • Administration for Disclosure and Barring Services.
  • Arrange travel by taxi/trains for employees, volunteers or participants.
  • Book venues for performances and/or meetings
  • Liaise with freelance workers in relation to contracts, arrangements and administrative support.
  • Liaising with freelance workers ensuring Health and Safety and insurance laws are met.

The role requires strong IT skills including a good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel along with excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Essential Skills

1. Strong IT skills:

  • Experienced user of standard MS Office tools (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)
  • Strong email communication skills / knowledge

2. Excellent written and verbal communication skills including strong spelling and grammatical ability

Essential Traits

  • Attention to detail
  • Can-do approach and willingness to learn
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Problem solving and initiative
  • Commitment and enthusiasm
  • Approachable manner

Beneficial Experience

  • Previous experience as an Administrative Assistant / PA
  • Previous Arts experience

Please use the application forms below or email paula@dasharts.org