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: Â£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

Live & Local and Shindig Fieldworker

Seeking a resourceful and effective communicator with good event management, marketing, administration and IT skills to be the face of Live & Local in Warwickshire and Worcestershire.

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You will recruit and develop our network of volunteer promoters, support their performances and help to maintain our profile in these counties.

A minimum of three years working in similar or related environments including experience of working with volunteers and enthusiasm for helping people to enjoy the arts are all essential.

The job is based in Warwick and includes evening and weekend work.

Deadline: Noon, Monday 8th December 2014. 

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

Interviews: Wednesday 17th December.

Starting: Earliest w/c 12th January. Latest w/c 26th January.

Searching for local Art Tutors

Our latest project Art Express will be launching in the autumn - and we're still on the lookout for tutors to lead the workshops.

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Could you help others develop new skills?

We are currently looking for artists and tutors who can potentially lead visual arts workshops in the future, particularly for the new Art Express project.

Please feel free to complete the form (available from the Art Express page, link below) and return to us.

http://www.dasharts.org/projects/art-express.html

Background information:

Animation, Photoshops, portrait painting... Just some of the workshops we are programming within Art Express!

Our visual art workshops are open to all artists (disabled and non-disabled), at all stages of their careers, from beginners to experienced artists, all you need is an enthusiasm to learn and participate.

For more information, email Paula - paula@dasharts.org

Job: Relationship Manager, Diversity

Inspirational people required! Relationship Manager, Diversity - in the Arts Council's Birmingham Office. Permanent, working 35 hours per week.

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Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people's lives. We support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections.

In this key role you'll be delivering critical development work around our 'Creative Case for Diversity', as well as building empowering and enduring relationships with a portfolio of funded organisations. Our goal, which you'll be helping to deliver, is:how do we support the cultural sector to place diversity at the heart of everything they do and to understand the benefits that such an approach brings to their artistic endeavours and their business efficiency?

Salary £29,879 per annum, plus excellent benefits.

You will have specific expertise in diversity, and familiarity with current Equalities legislation, combined with a good understanding of the cultural sector in England and of the current challenges and opportunities facing it. You'll also have excellent skills in collaboration, influencing and advocacy. You'll be expected to champion the Creative Case for Diversity, to support colleagues and to challenge and influence stakeholders and partners. You'll be based in Birmingham, working across the Midlands.

You will need a good understanding of organisational dynamics including business planning, financial reporting, performance management and governance. With a portfolio of external partner relationships to develop, you will be self-reliant and enjoy both frequent travel and meeting new people.

If you're as passionate about the arts and diversity as we are and want to find out more about this opportunity please apply below.

Closing date: Wednesday 2nd July 2014 at midnight.

Birmingham Museums Trust seek Freelance Creative Practitioner

Closing date: 26 September 2013

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Birmingham Museums Trust

Location: Birmingham

Remuneration:Fee negotiable

Description:

Birmingham Museums has embarked upon the development of a major new HLF-funded Gallery to display the Staffordshire Hoard.

As part of this major new development, Birmingham Museums Trust seeks to employ a creative practitioner / organisation to deliver elements of a community-based project for people with visual / motor impairment to develop new interpretative resources. Participants will be consulted about aspects of the new gallery plans before producing a resource designed to improve access to the gallery for people with visual / motor impairment as well as all visitors.

The project will include the following elements:

  • A short programme of consultation workshops for people with visual or motor impairments at which different approaches and resources can be piloted. For example, participants will be invited to handle different types of replica artefacts and asked to describe their responses and ways of conveying these responses to other people.
  • Development of at least one new gallery resource to address the specific access needs of people in these groups in a targeted way. For example, resources could include representations of the Hoard's historical context accessible to people with visual impairment. Resources could also highlight an understanding and appreciation of different sensory ways of accessing the Hoard other than visual means alone. Discussions will also feed into the development of general gallery interpretation.
  • Development of a template for future sessions and services for people with disabilities

Key tasks of the creative practitioner / organisation will include the following:

  • Attendance at initial set up meetings with BMT and partner organisations
  • Development of a clear initial strategy for the delivery of the project in partnership with BMT and partner organisations
  • Planning and delivery of 7 workshops sessions with participants in partnership with BMT and partner organisations, including plenary session and consultation session with project participants
  • Development of workshops and resources which will meet the general guidelines of the brief
  • Development of a template document
  • Participation in the evaluation process as required
  • In addition, the Creative Practitioner will be asked to assist with the following additional tasks:
  • Assistance in the development of the resource brief
  • Scoping, planning and development of the resource, in partnership with BMT and partner organisations
  • Providing relevant assistance and support to BMT in the production of the resource

Programmes will be a mixture of in-reach and outreach delivered in partnership with museum staff.

The creative practitioner / organisation will meet the following specification:

  • Experience of facilitating creative projects with people with disabilities, including visual and motor impairment
  • An understanding of the needs of people with visual and motor impairment
  • An understanding of the barriers to access to museum displays faced by people with visual and motor impairment and of ways of overcoming these
  • Experience of working at a professional level within a relevant field such as exhibition design or the development of interpretation or artwork within an exhibition or display context
  • Used to working organically with groups i.e. intuitively able to respond to individual and group needs
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Used to working with diverse groups and an understanding of cultural differences
  • Interest in the Staffordshire Hoard and knowledge and understanding of its history
  • Availability during October 2013 – March 2014
  • Current CRB certificate and Public Liability insurance

Planning and delivery of the project will take place between Sept 2013 and June 2014, with the bulk of delivery taking place October – December 2013.

The deadline for receipt of applications is Thursday, 26th September. A more detailed brief is attached along with a summary of the Hoard Activity Plan as a whole.

Your response should include:

  • Qualifications, experience and track record in the areas described in the person specification and CV
  • Details of how you would approach the project
  • A breakdown of fees, costs and timeline of your proposed working schedule allocation
  • Any commitments you already have for this period of time
  • Contact details (phone and email) of two referees

How to apply:
Interested parties should submit their proposals by email to: Richard.statham@birminghammuseums.org.uk For any queries regarding this brief, please phone Richard Statham on 0121 303 2782.

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