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head of development, wysing arts centre d/l 4 November 2018

Wysing Arts Centre was established in 1989 through a generous act of philanthropy with the aim of establishing an inspirational workplace for artists. 30 years on, Wysing is valued as a national resource that supports artists to make ambitious new work, develop new networks, and reach new audiences. Wysing’s thriving cultural campus of ten buildings across an 11acre rural site hosts experimental residencies for UK and international artists and delivers a critically acclaimed public programme of gallery exhibitions and events, including conferences, symposia, workshops and music events.

Through consistently innovative programming, Wysing influences the development of the visual arts in the UK, Europe and, increasingly, the wider world. Operating outside the usual gallery system and urban context, Wysing’s unique position enables it to develop programmes that provide opportunities for the exchange of knowledge and ideas and which interrogate the role of art, artists, and arts organisations in contemporary society; acting as a testing ground for ideas that are fed productively back into the mainstream through the organisation’s extensive networks and partnerships.

The Head of Development is a new role that has been initiated ahead of Wysing’s 30th anniversary, in 2019, and which provides an exciting moment to develop new income generation initiatives. The Head of Development, which alongside the Director and Head of Operations forms Wysing’s senior management team, plays a vital role in the future development of Wysing. As the post-holder you will have excellent communication and negotiation skills, have a creative and entrepreneurial approach to income generation, and the ability to write compellingly about Wysing’s work. You will have a thorough understanding of Wysing’s role within the visual arts locally, nationally and internationally, and able to bring your high-level networks to the organisation.

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technical stage manager, tamasha theatre company d/l 29 October 2018

Now in its 30th year as a pioneering touring theatre compnay, Tamasha has nurtured one of the most diverse cohorts of artists in the UK. Successes like East is East, Snookered, Blood, My Name is... and Made in India have won acclaim from critics and audiences alike.

We are currently recruiting a Technical Stage Managerfor the world premiere of Approaching Empty by Ishy Din, which is opens at Kiln Theatre, London, transfers to Live Theatre, Newcastle before a national tour.

This is a key role within the production team and would suit stage managers with experience in national or regional touring and an interest in new writing.

The Technical Stage Manager will be engaged on a full-time basis from Rehearsals at Kiln Theatre on w/c 3rd December 2018, to the end of the tour on 13th April 2018.

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actors for adult pantomime, the phoenix theatre & arts centre d/l 22 October 2018

The Phoenix Theatre & Arts Centre in association with Pumpkin Pantos are delighted to be co-producing the Centres first Pantomime for adults. The world of Pantomime will be spun on its head this Christmas, in this hilarious, innuendo-filled show.

We are looking to cast brave, talented Hampshire based actors for the following roles, all actors will be required to sing.

Dick (male, playing age 18-30)
The hero of the piece, a classically, good looking guy with a lively, cocky personality. This character appears shirtless in one scene.

Princess Rose (female, playing age 18-30)
A beautiful princess who loves Dick. Although at times traditionally sweet she also has a feisty and rather saucy side.

Puss (female, playing age 18-30)
Not the sweet and cuddly kind! This Puss is a sexy, feline being who acts as Dick’s clever and cunning guide throughout the story.

The Count (male, playing age 18+)
An evil villain with a strong and commanding presence. He spends a lot of his time talking directly to the audience, so he must be confident and have the ability to both interact and adlib with them.

Auditions will be held in Bordon on week commencing 29 October 2018, with rehearsals starting on Sunday 16 December 2018.

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theatre co-commission, turner contemporary/ applause rural touring d/l 22 October 2018

Applause Rural Touring and Turner Contemporary are delighted to announce a new partnership to commission an outdoor performance that will tour across Kent in the summer of 2019.

Applause Rural Touring works at the heart of local communities to provide affordable, challenging and inspiring performances that can be enjoyed in familiar places. Applause is committed to commissioning and facilitating artists and companies to make, produce and tour exciting new work across Kent and Sussex.

Turner Contemporary is one of the UK's leading art galleries. Situated on Margate seafront, on the same site where artist JMW Turner stayed when visiting the town, Turner Contemporary presents a rolling programme of temporary exhibitions, events and learning opportunities which make intriguing links between historic and contemporary art. The gallery offers a space for everyone to discover different ways of seeing, thinking and learning through art.

We are looking to commission a company / artist with an established interest and track record of working outdoors and interactively. As Turner Contemporary has been selected to host the Turner Prize in 2019, we want to use this opportunity to celebrate the artist who inspired both this world-renowned prize, and encourage visitors to enjoy the world class gallery on their doorstep – both of which take their namesake and inspiration JMW Turner himself.

There will be a requirement for the commissioned artists to consider creative ways to motivate people to visit Turner Prize 2019 at Turner Contemporary. An example of this could be to collect something linked to the performance, or see a photograph of themselves on display (digitally) on location in the gallery.

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artistic director, battersea arts centre d/l 26 November 2018

The new Artistic Director & CEO will lead the organisation to achieve its core purpose – to inspire people to take creative risks to shape the future – at a pivotal time in its history after a 12 year project to open up Battersea Arts Centre’s building.

BAC is a learning organisation, so we want a great leader and facilitator who will help to create the environment in which everyone can thrive and grow. The Artistic Director & CEO role will be one in which the candidate will develop, so we are not expecting the finished article on day one.

We are looking for a candidate who will provide inspirational artistic and operational leadership, and we are hoping to receive applications from people with a range of different leadership styles and experience.

So if you have a commitment to Battersea Arts Centre’s purpose, a compelling vision for Battersea Arts Centre’s future on a local, national and international level, and you think you possess the right leadership and collaboration qualities, we’d love for you to apply.

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director of operations, theatre royal stratford east d/l 29 October 2018

Theatre Royal Stratford East is looking to appoint an experienced Director of Operations to head up operations and HR management across the organisation.

Stratford East is a midscale producing theatre in East London. Artistic Director Nadia Fall’s inaugural season opened in September 2018 with the critically acclaimed The Village and continues with a bold programme of reimagined classics, timely revivals and ground-breaking new work that seek to highlight the urgent political issues of our day.

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development manager, cardboard citizens d/l 29 October 2018

Working within the Development Team, reporting to the Director of Development, the successful candidate will be at a point in their career to embark on a more senior and strategic role. You will be an accomplished and highly efficient fundraiser with a proven track-record of generating significant funds from grants, statutory sources and individuals. To apply for this position please return a completed application (download documents below) to Stuart by email by 9am on Friday 26 October 2018 or by post (address here).

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new horizons, the garage 25 October 2018

New Horizons: The Arts and Children in Challenging Circumstances
Thursday 25 October, 10.30am-5pm

Join The Garage for New Horizons: The Arts & Children in Challenging Circumstances. The conference will explore the barriers and difficulties that children in challenging circumstances face – hearing from and involving children themselves throughout, and to examine what best practice looks like, and what organisations need to think about in order to develop and deliver inclusive work well.

Across the day there will be a range of provocations, conversations, and how to sessions, so that, whether you're a senior manager or a practitioner there's something of value to you.

Confirmed speakers include: Kay Hardiman (Arts Council England), Dr Matthew Hill (Centre for Youth Impact), Nicky Adamson (Norfolk & Norwich Festival Bridge), Philip Flood (Sound Connections), Hannah Garrard (National Centre for Writing), Paul Webb (MAP), Anna Dever (Family Arts Campaign), and young people from The Garage Youth Forum, Sound Connections and the Roundhouse

Tickets: £25, including a networking lunch and refreshments. Essential companions go free.

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pitch up, house d/l 19 October 2018

What is Pitch Up?
Pitch Up is a half-day event hosted by Farnham Maltings as part of the house initiative. It’s made up of 5-minute artist pitches and 1-minute venue ‘Elevator’ pitches aimed at sharing new ideas and encouraging the connections to make them happen. Pitches come from theatre makers, producers and venues in a spirit of openness and collaboration, ensuring it’s a valuable event whether you’re pitching or not.

So if you’re an artist, producer or venue involved in making theatre, and you’re looking for partners for a new project, Pitch Up is for you!

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international company manager, punchdrunk international d/l 31 October 2018

Punchdrunk International and Shang Yan are seeking a talented and experienced International Company Manager to oversee the successful ongoing management, maintenance of its production of Sleep No More in Shanghai.

Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More is currently playing in Shanghai, co-produced by Punchdrunk International and SMG Live. The production has found huge success in Shanghai since its opening in December 2016, breaking box office records in becoming one of the fastest selling theatre productions ever in Shanghai and is now the second longest running show in the city’s theatre history.

The International Company Manager is a key member of the Shanghai production team, and will be required to embody the collaborative and creative management approach that Punchdrunk is renowned for and, as a representative of the local producers, form excellent working relationships with the performing company and the local production team based in Shanghai.

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hr and administration officer, lyric hammersmith d/l 29 October 2018

The Lyric Hammersmith is one of the UK’s leading producing theatres. The Lyric’s dual commitment to producing the highest quality contemporary theatre alongside nurturing the creativity of young people, and the quality, range and scale of its recently extended facilities, make it unique within the theatre ecology of the UK.

We now seek an HR & Administration Officer to act as a key member of the Lyric’s Administration team with a particular focus on all aspects of HR. This role will also take responsibility for delivering recruitment campaigns, Equality and Access and data monitoring. This is an exciting opportunity to work at the heart of a busy producing theatre supporting staff in every department, ensuring efficiency in our administrative systems and procedures, while being closely involved in policy and data reporting to measure the impact of the Lyric’s work.

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sales assistant (Fixed Term), english national opera d/l 22 October

English National Opera is founded on the belief that opera of the highest quality should be accessible to everyone.

This appointment will be made on merit, but we believe that diversity strengthens and enriches us, and that it is the responsibility of everyone at ENO to make the arts and cultural sector a more diverse and equal place. As Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) and disabled people are currently under-represented at ENO, we particularly encourage and welcome applications from BAME and disabled applicants.

Sales Assistant (Fixed Term Contract)

The Box Office is part of the Marketing Department, which exists to develop audiences and achieve optimum ticket sales for both ENO productions and those of visiting companies, and to provide the highest standards of customer service. The Box Office works closely with the Front of House team, Marketing Department, Finance Department and IT Department.

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production manager (Studios), young vic d/l 22 October 2018

We’re looking for a Production Manager to join our busy and dedicated Production Department.

Based on The Cut in Waterloo, we produce new plays, classics, musicals, adaptations of books, short films, and more. We attract large and complex audiences, we win major awards, we have deep connections to our neighbourhood and we take shows to the West End and New York. Recent shows include Yerma, The Brothers Size, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and The Jungle.

The Production Manager will work closely with our Production Department, Taking Part Department and Directors Program to help deliver work scheduled in our studio spaces and external venues. You will have a good knowledge of creative production management and the ability to lead a project in a calm, clear and professional manner.

We actively encourage people from a variety of backgrounds with different experiences, skills and stories to join us and influence and develop our working practice. We are particularly keen to hear from people of colour and candidates who self-identify as disabled. All candidates who self-identify as disabled who demonstrate that they meet the essential criteria will be invited for interview.

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Technical Manager, 6mths fixed term contract, Hertford Theatre

Technical Manager
£22,998 to £28,818 (inclusive of local weighting), full time, 37 hours per week fixed term contract for 6 months (Sabbatical cover) starting from 28 January 2019. Based at Hertford Theatre. Closing date is Oct 29th at 5pm

An opportunity for an experienced Technical Theatre Manager has become available at Hertford Theatre, leading the small dedicated tech team. With significant capital developments on the horizon this is an exciting time for you to join us, not only presenting a range of received productions and events but to also input into the technical development of the new building scheme.
This motivated and highly professional team is looking for an individual committed to excellence in their work and with a passion for organisation and detail. If successful you will lead the team across all aspects of the technical delivery of incoming shows, cinema, events and associated activities.

This role will suit a committed and experienced theatre technician familiar with a range of lighting and sound consoles and kit who also has experience of leading a small team to deliver a range of rapidly changing drama, dance, comedy, film, community productions and events.

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Rhys Thomas, Theatre Director on 01992 531614

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marketing assistant, live and local d/l 29 October 2018

£16,772 to £18,251 subject to experience (full time/ 35 hrs per week/ flexi-time) with supplementary payments for any additional weekend and unsociable hours worked.

Joining a team of ten in Warwick the Marketing Assistant supports the Marketing & Communications Manager in all aspects of marketing and communications, with specific responsibility for print management for the live rural & community touring scheme and the community cinema scheme, communications (delegated elements of PR and media/ press function, including digital media), and will deputise for the Marketing & Communications Manager (MCM) in their absence.

You should have a passion for the arts and be an efficient and enthusiastic person with good organisational, communication and computer skills, a friendly personality, good written English and an eye for design. Previous arts marketing experience essential.

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