house: Opportunities

company administrator, vamos theatre d/l 5 October 2018

Vamos Theatre is looking for a responsible and experienced Company Administrator to perform a variety of administrative and clerical tasks to support the delivery of our activities. We are looking for a proven and organised individual, who thrives on working in a unique, varied and creative environment.

We are looking for someone to fulfil this vital role within the company on the basis of 30 hours per week from our base in Worcester. Ideally these hours would be split evenly across the working week, however we are willing to be flexible to find the right person and open to discussing how this role might fit around other commitments; we will work with the successful candidate to shape the role around the needs of the organisation, individual circumstances and the skills of the successful applicant.

At the heart of our ethos is a commitment to working practices that engender genuineness, generosity, respect and consideration of others. We expect everyone who joins the Vamos Theatre team to share these beliefs and value them as we do.

Vamos Theatre recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination and we welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

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callout for project proposals, unlimited d/l 29 October 2018

UK-based disabled artists and companies making disability-led work, across all art forms, are invited to apply for these funding opportunities:

Main Commissions
Main Research and Development Awards
Emerging Artist Awards

The deadline for all Expression of Interest applications is Monday 29 October 2018, 12 midday.

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shape arts, call for proposals d/l 30 September 2018

Shape Arts is developing an event programme which will examine the movement of social barriers in relation to disabled people, and attempt to reposition the role of the disabled artist in a wider social and political context.
We are looking for proposals for a piece of work which will explore the movement of social barriers and subvert perceptions of disabled people within visual arts institutions. Inspired by the Fluxus movement and interventionist art, we are particularly interested in what collaborations between artist and spectator might generate. We aim to challenge and confront perceptions of disability and disability art and open up definitions of what disability art could be.

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producer, coney d/l 5 October 2018

The Producer is an integral part of a small team at Coney HQ, they will work collaboratively to deliver Coney’s thriving cross-sector programme and will work closely with the core team to support the day-to-day administration of the company. The Producer will be a strategic thinker working to build meaningful partnerships and projects, wherever Coney can impact most. The Producer is an integral part building and sustaining relationships with artists and stakeholders that enable Coney to grow and thrive.

This is a wonderful opportunity for someone who has a passion for applying contemporary theatre to unassuming places, audience development, cross-sector partnership and wants to work as part of our small team into the future. The successful candidate will join Coney HQ based at Toynbee Studios, East London. They will have a real passion for supporting and developing artists.

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development administrator, little angel theatre d/l 24 September 2018

Little Angel Theatre is recruiting for a Development Administrator to support the Head of Development in the implementation of the organisation’s fundraising strategy. The post would suit a highly organised individual, with very strong written and verbal communication skills and a passion for fundraising and family arts. The role also supports the Creative Learning team (approx. 1 day per week) and works with the other administrators to facilitate the smooth day-to-day running of the organisation.

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artistic director, the bush theatre d/l 30 September 2018

The Bush Theatre is looking for an ambitious, inspirational and visionary Artistic Director to be both artistic leader and accountable for the overall success of the Bush Theatre. Building on the success and growth of recent years, the Artistic Director will lead us into the next chapter of the theatre’s history.

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box office team leader, the marlowe d/l 24 September2018

he Marlowe is one of this country’s most successful regional theatres. Since opening in 2011, the theatre has welcomed over one million customers to performances including Glyndebourne Opera, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, War Horse and many major West End productions. Our annual pantomime is also seen by over 90,000 people each year.

With the help of our fantastic team of staff, we have developed excellent standards in all areas of the theatre’s operation. We aim for all staff to work flexibly, and at all times co-operatively with each other across our various departments. We encourage staff to do this through training which helps them to develop into the knowledgeable, flexible and courteous workforce that our customers have come to expect.

The Marlowe will soon transfer to the management of The Marlowe Trust, led by chair Jonathan Church and new Chief Executive Deborah Shaw. As we enter this exciting new phase in our development, we are seeking an exceptional, experienced Team Leader with excellent supervisory and interpersonal skills, to support The Marlowe’s Box Office Manager in the management of the Box Office Team and the selling of tickets, to deliver business and customer service objectives.

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learning and participation project assistant, royal opera house d/l 24 September 2018

The purpose of ROH Learning and Participation is to encourage participation and deepen learning for a wide and diverse audience. We offer people of all ages the chance to discover and question our art forms and to create their own responses to opera and ballet.

Reporting to one of the Learning and Participation Senior Producer, responsibilities will include:

Providing administrative and practical support to the Learning and Participation Managers and Officers, and for specified projects, to ensure the smooth running of programmed activities.
Assisting with project planning, scheduling and evaluation.
Compiling and updating contact lists and participant information.
Acting as one of the first line contacts for Royal Opera House staff and outside callers.
Preparing information packs and resource material, both written and audio visual as required.
Managing room bookings and preparing equipment and resources for on-the-day activities as required.

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technical manager, Z-arts d/l 01 October 2018

Z-arts are looking to recruit a new Technical Manager to join the Z-arts team, helping to bring to life high-quality children's and family arts and theatre experiences. You will provide efficient technical services for all events in public, performance and other spaces for all productions and participatory projects, with particular focus on the theatre. You will be responsible to the General Manager and responsible for the Technical Assistant.

To apply, please see the job description and fill out the application forms, available on Z-arts website and from Z-arts box office. Please return them to paul@z-arts.org by 12pm on Monday 1 October 2018. Successful candidates will be invited to an interview on Thursday 11 October at Z-arts.

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TheatreXR: a new immersive technology training programme, the Old Market

Immersive technology offers artists a new medium with which to engage audiences. Virtual, augmented and mixed reality applications span much further than games or film, offering audiences a new level of immersion, presence and agency.
These new tools have a lot to offer to artists, but the reciprocal is also true. Live arts, such as theatre, are perhaps the best placed to help move the medium forward, bringing expertise in storytelling (and story ’doing’), innovation in narrative structures and audience emotional manipulation. However, the tools required for this work are rather different to stagecraft – this new training programme starts to address that.

TOMtech, a cutting edge programme supporting artists and emerging technologies announced today, the launch of TheatreXR, an immersive technology training course specifically designed for theatre makers to understand and create digital immersive products.

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artistic director, hightide theatre d/l 08 October 2018

HighTide has established itself as the first new major British theatre company of this Century and has been instrumental in launching the careers of many major playwrights, including Ella Hickson, Nick Payne and Vinay Patel. The HighTide Festival is the Sundance of theatre, allowing new artists to experiment and become known to audiences and the theatre world. HighTide productions have played in theatres across the UK, including the National Theatre, Royal Court, Young Vic and Traverse Theatre, introducing new writers and challenging plays to audiences. Our primary offering is an annual festival, currently in Aldeburgh and Walthamstow, where we produce stories of contemporary politics and society, which we often tour. Our objective is to reach diverse audiences – particularly, in areas of low cultural engagement.

The Artistic Director sets the strategic vision for HighTide and provides artistic leadership. Answerable to the Board and working in collaboration with the Executive Producer, the Artistic Director is responsible for the long term sustainability of the organisation.

HighTide is looking for an outstanding and talented individual who will lead the theatre with passion, imagination, integrity and a commitment to the mission, objectives and values of the theatre. They will have had experience of theatre (for example, as a director, producer or playwright) – but it is not a requirement that they have worked as a director or assistant director.

The appointment will be made in December this year with the expectation that the successful candidate will join HighTide in April 2019.

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small scale development programme, AMA

Small-Scale Development Programme
17-19 October, Weetwood Hall, Leeds

This programme is designed for leaders of small arts, culture or heritage organisations (with 10 staff or less), leading the direction of the organisation but probably wearing many hats in their day-to-day role! It consists of an intensive residential programme and follow-up online coaching with a chosen trainer.

You’ll leave with the skills, knowledge and tools needed to reach new audiences, improve engagement with current audiences and increase income. You’ll learn how to better define your organisation’s goals and develop a clearer understanding of your current approach to audiences.

All of this, plus your meals and accommodation for the residential, is covered by the heavily subsidised fee of only £95 + VAT.

More information, including the confirmed trainers and videos from previous participants, can be found on the AMA website: www.a-m-a.co.uk/small-scale

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Open Call: 2018-19 SPARK Supported Artist Programme, Pegasus Theatre

Pegasus is excited to invite artists and companies to work with Pegasus from July 2018 – July 2019 to develop a new production for young audiences.

Pegasus is a pioneering force creating the present, challenging and shaping the future and making an enduring impact on the vitality of the performing arts locally, regionally and nationally.

We believe passionately that young people are the changemakers of the future. We nurture young artists and leaders providing unique opportunities for them to be influential in the arts and wider community.

The SPARK supported artist programme provides artists and companies of all levels with the space and skills development needed to turn their bold new ideas into a reality.
We’re looking to support new work for families and young audiences (aged 0-25). We particularly welcome applications from artists whose experiences are less visible in ‘mainstream’ arts programming including BAME, LGBTQ+ and / or disabled artists.

The yearlong programme will provide bespoke support for four artists/companies based on their individual needs to cultivate, catalyse and develop innovative new productions.

SPARK artists at Pegasus have access to:
• Free rehearsal space
• Production days with our professional team
• Showcase events such as SPARK Night (performance scratch event, Spring 2019)
• Dramaturgical support
• Fundraising & marketing advice
• Opportunities to collaborate with Pegasus Young Companies
• Network with artists & companies specialising in different areas of performance

Please contact programming@pegasustheatre.org.uk for more info.

Deadline: Monday 2nd July 2018.

Open Call: 2018-19 SPARK Supported Artist Programme, Pegasus Theatre

Pegasus is excited to invite artists and companies to work with Pegasus from July 2018 – July 2019 to develop a new production for young audiences.

Pegasus is a pioneering force creating the present, challenging and shaping the future and making an enduring impact on the vitality of the performing arts locally, regionally and nationally.

We believe passionately that young people are the changemakers of the future. We nurture young artists and leaders providing unique opportunities for them to be influential in the arts and wider community.

The SPARK supported artist programme provides artists and companies of all levels with the space and skills development needed to turn their bold new ideas into a reality.
We’re looking to support new work for families and young audiences (aged 0-25). We particularly welcome applications from artists whose experiences are less visible in ‘mainstream’ arts programming including BAME, LGBTQ+ and / or disabled artists.
The yearlong programme will provide bespoke support for four artists/companies based on their individual needs to cultivate, catalyse and develop innovative new productions.

SPARK artists at Pegasus have access to:
• Free rehearsal space
• Production days with our professional team
• Showcase events such as SPARK Night (performance scratch event, Spring 2019)
• Dramaturgical support
• Fundraising & marketing advice
• Opportunities to collaborate with Pegasus Young Companies
• Network with artists & companies specialising in different areas of performance

Please see link below for more information.

Deadline: Monday 2nd July 2018.

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no strings attached (grant scheme), farnham maltings d/l 18 October 2018

no strings attached is a grant scheme to help young people make their first piece of theatre. Grants of between £500 and £1000 are available to young people from across the south-east region. The grant is for anyone aged between 18 and 25 who hasn’t previously received a grant from the arts council.

Applicants can apply as an individual or as part of a group. Should you be successful you will also be paired with a professional mentor.

If your project is suitable will be invited to present your idea to a panel of arts professionals and young people on Wednesday 24th October 2018 in Farnham. Please note places are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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