Arts and Business Cymru

Development Manager, South & West Wales 

Full time, Based in Cardiff 
Salary – £22K – £24K

A&B Cymru is seeking an experienced arts manager to deliver a range of services across South & West Wales.

The role requires efficiency, initiative, team work, self-motivation and the ability to inspire confidence and credibility in both business and arts managers.
For further details and an application pack please click here or e-mail contactus@aandbcymru.org.uk
 

Closing date for applications: 27 November 2017

Interview date: 4 December 2017    
 

Arts & Business Cymru strives to be an equal opportunities employer.

Arts & Business Cymru 
16 Museum Place
Cardiff  CF10 3BH

Literature Wales – full time paid work placement

Development and Communication Officer (full-time paid work placement)

 

 

Literature Wales is offering a one year full-time paid work placement (£17,095 per annum) for a recent graduate from a low-income background who is looking to start a career in the arts.

The post is funded by a Weston Jerwood Creative Bursary and individuals graduating in 2015, 2016 and 2017 who received the full maintenance grant are eligible. Previous experience is not essential and we welcome video applications.

This is a new role bridging the Development and Communication teams, strengthening the links between our evaluation methods and our internal and external communications.

More information about the role, including details of how to apply can be found here: http://www.literaturewales.org/about/vacancies/development-communications-officer/

Mind Aberconwy – Part Time Recovery and Well-Being Support Worker

Recovery and Well-Being Support Worker

Salary:.14 NJC point (£16,491 – Actual £6596.00)

Hours: 15 hrs. per week

Background:

Aberconwy Mind runs a seven day a week Recovery and Wellbeing service for adults coping with the everyday effects of mental illness. Within this we offer a variety of interventions and activities that support people with complex mental health problems in their recovery. This ranges from one to one support and group work, to outreach into the community providing opportunities to access support to enable people to manage their own mental health needs.

The role of the Recovery and Wellbeing Support Worker

To provide project support for the Recovery and Wellbeing service including:

  • Being a point of contact in Conwy county for people with mental health engaged in recovery and wellbeing activities.
  • Co-delivering the Recovery and Wellbeing Workshops and courses
  • Providing relevant information to enable individuals to make informed choices regarding addressing their mental and emotional health and wellbeing.
  • Providing group support for service user participants to ensure their individual Wellbeing and Recovery Plans are regularly review updated.
  • Liaising with the wider Aberconwy Mind services, CMHT’s and partner agencies across Conwy to monitor the effective delivery of project objectives.
  • Gathering monitoring and evaluation data, analysing data, and contribute to compiling reports necessary for the accurate monitoring of project activity.
  • Reviewing, updating and uploading a range of project materials on to the Aberconwy Mind web site /twitter and facebook
  • Coordinating meetings and workshops, including receiving and arranging venues, liaising with service users and supporting delivery of the service
  • To work flexibly across the days of the week and can provide cover for colleagues’ holidays and planned absence

For more information please get in touch with either Gail or Karen on:

01492 864041 or gail@aberconwymind.org.uk / karen@aberconwymind.org.uk)

 

Candoco Dance Company

General Manager – Part-time Maternity Cover

 

We are currently recruiting for part-time maternity cover for our General Manager: 

 http://candoco.co.uk/about-us/vacancies

 

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 5 December.

 

We are seeking to recruit maternity cover for our General Manager for an initial contract period of minimum 6 months (with possible extension up to 10 months), starting w.b. 26 March 2018.

Working closely with the Executive Director (ED) and the rest of the office team, the General Manager role is pivotal within the company structure. It is a mixed and varied role, with both a high level of autonomy and responsibility, and a requirement to work flexibly as part of the team.

Candoco Dance Company, 

2T, Leroy House, Essex Rd, London N1 3QP

T: +44 (0)20 7704 6845
www.candoco.co.uk

Unlimited

Symposium 2018

On 4 & 5 September 2018, Unlimited is hosting a global symposium on disability-led arts in the 21st Century. What’s on the agenda? That’s up to you. Jo Verrent, Senior Producer for Unlimited, explains.

Unlimited supports and celebrates disability-led arts – the creation of works across all artforms, creatively led by disabled people. We know that the work itself can be extraordinary, can be of the highest quality and can challenge public perceptions and indeed the way the whole cultural sector is designed and run.

In 2018, we want to amplify the change which we have been a part of and emphasise the quality and breadth of artistic work by disabled artists and the far reaching partnerships which help make them happen. It’s important for us that we involve initiatives outside of Unlimited which share similar context/values and focus on what is needed to embed such change within the cultural sector globally.

We don’t want to get the same people to talk about the same stuff, we want to create a space for genuine discussion, giving a platform for new perspectives and different voices to be heard.

What do we need you to do?

We want you to tell us the key current issues and opportunities for disability led arts around the world: why are we not further ahead than we are? Why are we still talking about the same barriers and limitations? What should the world of disability led arts look like in 2020?

We don’t have all the answers. We don’t even have all the questions. And that’s why we’re asking you.

How can you join in?

Help us to shape the programme by using the hashtag #UnltdSymposium and telling us what you think between now and midnight on Sunday 10 December 2017. What topics do you think we should we focus on at the Symposium? What, for you, is key? What do we need to do now to make sure things change and that disability-led arts thrives across the world?

You can upload an image, video or GIF, link to a paper, a blog or a website, link to people and projects or simply tell us in 140 characters what you consider to be the key issues and opportunities as you see them. Remember to make it accessible (for example, describe any images using text which you can easily do on Twitter).

What will happen next?

We’ll log every response that uses the hashtag #UnltdSymposium and work out the most popular areas for discussion – once the deadline has passed, we’ll streamline these into groups and these can be voted on in early 2018 to form the symposium programme.

Symposium values

The two-day symposium will be in London on Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 September 2018 and will lead into the start of Southbank Centre’s Unlimited Festival (which runs from 5-9 September 2018). There will also be a smaller ‘pre-day’ on Monday 3 September for people who know less about Unlimited and the history and context of Unlimited/UK disability arts scene to provide context.

We want to facilitate an event that is fresh and forward-looking – not just about the past; not just focused on Unlimited, but one that looks across the wider UK and global cultural conversation.

We want to ensure disabled artists and companies are seen within the whole cultural sector ecology, but still the event will be disabled led and also include artists’ voices – there is a phrase used in the UK disability movement that says: ‘nothing about us, without us’ and we think that’s important. We also want to include international perspectives.

The event must be discussion based – the voices that we can hear should be those attending in all forms, not just those on any platform. The event will be interactive and engaging; and include interactive elements supporting audience interaction across the UK and internationally.

Whilst we want people to find out new things and make new contacts, we also want the event to be focused on action – we are looking for everyone to develop achievable and actionable goals as a result of attending to move the situation forward.

We are aiming, of course, to create an event that is accessible, open and inclusive – inclusive of different levels of experience, inclusive of different (intersectional) perspectives, that includes new, creative ways of approaching access for those both physically attending and those engaged remotely.  Embedding those values starts here – with our call out for your thoughts and feelings about what we should be focusing on.

Taking action

Here is your simple three point plan for action:

1. Decide what you think the key current issues and opportunities for disability led arts are around the world.
2. Post your thoughts to Twitter or comment on our Facebook post using the hashtag #UnltdSymposium
3. Spread the word – who do you think might have a perspective we’ve not yet seen? Help us reach out and get as many viewpoints as we can before midnight on Sunday 10 December 2017. You can share our Facebook postretweet us on Twitter or share this blog.

So get thinking – and then get posting!

For more information about Unlimited please go to http://weareunlimited.org.uk/

Walk The Plank

Creative Writer – Llandudno Year of the Sea 2018

Closing date: 17 November 2017

In 2018, in an exciting collaboration with Venue Cymru and local Welsh artists, we’re planning to stage an epic new piece of work on the Great Orme at Llandudno as part of the wider Wales 2018 Year of the Sea programme of events.

We’re now in the important early planning stages of this ambitious new piece of work which will use the incredible Great Orme as the theatrical canvas for an unforgettable, multi-sensory production with a compelling narrative that draws on the myths and legends of the area.

We’re now seeking a creative writer with a passion for Welsh culture and strong research/narrative-development skills to play a lead role in the first stage of this all-important creative process by sourcing key themes that will form part of the eventual story.

This is a fantastic opportunity to help us shape this exciting new piece of work which will be staged in summer 2018.

For job description and how to apply please go here

National Theatre Wales

NHS70: OPEN CALL TO ARTISTS

National Theatre Wales 2National Theatre Wales is seeking to commission a visual artist to create an ambitious new work in response to the NHS’s 70th birthday, drawing on the extraordinary data and statistics relating to NHS Wales.

National Theatre Wales (NTW) celebrates 70 years of the National Health Service (NHS) in July 2018. For NHS70 we are commissioning and creating seven unique pieces of work that will take place across Wales, each led by a distinctive art-form.  As part of this love-letter to the NHS (which was created by Aneurin Bevan MP for Ebbw Vale and inspired by the Miners’ Medical Aid Society in Tredegar), we are seeking to commission a visual artist to make a new work.

NHS Wales is the largest employer in Wales, and the scale and complexity of the organisation is extraordinary. There are big numbers associated with the NHS; masses of data that reveal a complex system that is hard to imagine.

From the amount of blood used in a day to the number of beds in use at any one moment, from births and death statistics to waiting times and numbers of operations or languages spoken. The data tells a story of a system and a process that perhaps is as complex a working system as our own bodies. Inspired by this system and this data, we are interested in working with an artist that can bring the scale, complexity, understanding and dynamism of the NHS in Wales to the public in an accessible and inspiring way.

The work could sit in a museum, online, a found space, a hospital site or somewhere we have yet to imagine. It could be immersive, digital, something to look at or something to discover/wander through. We want the data to speak to us in an interesting and dynamic way that is both mind-blowing and moving.

The deadline for submission is 10am on Friday, 1 December 2017. Work will be completed by July 2018.

For more information and details of how to apply please visit NHS70

 

Theatr Clwyd

Great Gatsby Community Cast Audition Notice

The production will be directed by Alexander Wright. Further information on the project will be given when auditions with individuals have been confirmed.

AUDITION DATES

Theatr Clwyd, Clwyd Room – Sunday 26 November 2017, 15.00-17.00

Please contact Melanie Jones (melanie.jones@theatrclwyd.com) to confirm your attendance at the audition session. You don’t have to prepare anything: just wear some comfortable clothes and bring some water.

Please note you must be aged 18 or older to be a part of the community cast.

COMMITMENT

If successful, you will be offered the choice to be double-cast, sharing a role with another performer. This would mean undertaking half the number of performances, which may work better for balancing family/work commitments. The number of rehearsals you’d be required to attend would be roughly the same in either case.

Community Cast Rehearsals:
Monday 29 January – Friday 16 February 2018
Evenings & weekends, an average of 1-3 rehearsals per week

Technical Rehearsals:
Monday 19 February – Wednesday 21 February 2018
Every evening

Performance Dates:
Thursday 22 February – Sunday 25 March 2018

Equality and Human Rights Commission

Administrative Officer

Wales Associate

Reference number: 1562199

Salary: £22902.84 – £22902.84

Type of role: Administration / Corporate Support

Working pattern: Flexible working, Full-time, Part-time

Hours: 36 hours per week

Location: Cardiff

Closing date: Thursday 16th November

 

Job description

Our role at the Equality and Human Rights Commission is to challenge discrimination, promote equality of opportunity and protect and promote human rights. Our issues have rarely been more topical; whether it’s tackling pregnancy discrimination, the rise of hate crime following the Brexit vote or reducing the gender pay gap, our remit enables us to make a real difference in British society. This is a chance to work in the heart of a dynamic and relevant organisation. 

We are now looking for someone to take the role of Business Support Associate in our Wales team. Someone who shares our values of fairness, dignity and respect and can work with us to help ensure our ambitious vision becomes a reality. 

The purpose of this role is to proactively provide a range of high quality business support services to support the delivery of the Commission’s priorities in Wales. The post holder will require experience across a range of business support and admin services including finance support. They will work flexibly and collaboratively in supporting projects and specialist areas of work in the, development, organisation and delivery of high quality products and events. 

The post holder will be a strong team player and will be IT savvy with an excellent working knowledge of micro soft, database management, updating web site content and social media (or a willingness to learn). They will be committed to equality and human rights. 

Fluency in speaking and writing Welsh is desirable. Willingness to develop competence in giving basic greetings in Welsh essential. 

 

Please click on the link to find out more about this job opportunity within the Wales team at the Equality and Human Rights Commission: https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/about-us/careers

 

Contact point for applicants: recruitment@equalityhumanrights.com