Personal Assistant – Freelance job opportunity

PA to Artist Nick Elphick
Job Description

Fee: £10-13.60 p/hr (dependent on experience), plus travel expenses
Hours: Variable – Agreed via contract for each project

Established Sculptor/Artist Nick Elphick is looking for a highly motivated Personal Assistant to support with widening the impact of his work as a Wales based, highly acclaimed international artist. The successful candidate will be an outstanding professional; motivated, reliable and able to demonstrate exacting standards and organisational skills. You will be expected to work using your own initiative at all times. Exemplary communication and networking skills are essential to be considered for this role as you will be liaising with commercial galleries, curators as well as media as prospective clients. You will be familiar with a variety of social media platforms and knowledgeable in their use as marketing and communication tools. 
The work will include:
• IT skills, administration/diary management/bookings
• Networking, liaising with galleries, curators, media and other stakeholders. 
• Assisting with Social Media Management
• Assisting with updating and maintaining websites/blogs
• Assisting with drawing up a business plan
• Liaising between legal representatives, venues, client and Artist
• Attending meetings with Artist and clients
• Knowledge and understanding of marketing and promotion
• Essential – In depth knowledge and experience of approaching galleries and the art industry
• Essential – knowledge and understanding of dyslexia

The successful post holder will be required to work from home and to travel throughout the UK; access to personal transport will be required.
Core hours: Work outside of agreed hours/days may occasionally be requested but will be agreed in advance.

Nick Elphick is a Disability Arts Cymru Member and DAC will be assisting Nick with the recruitment process for this post as part of our professional development support programme for artists.
*Once appointed, the role will be directly managed through the respective contracts signed and agreed by Nick and the selected candidate, and DAC will have no further legal responsibility in respect of this role.

Closing date for applications: Friday 31st August 2018 
Interviews: (TBC)
To apply please e-mail a CV and covering letter outlining your interest and suitability for the role to [email protected]

DAC Open Exhibition 2018

On the Edge…

An exhibition of works submitted by DAC members

 

 

Exhibition of all 60 entries showing at :

Celf o Gwmpas, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 5EB  July 19 2018 – Aug 30 2018  www.celfogwmpas.org     Public event Aug 30 3pm – 7pm

Selected works to be shown at:

Cyfarthfa Castle, Merthyr Tydfil,  CF47 8NN  Sept 6 2018 – Sept 21 2018
www.cyfarthfa.com    Public event September 6  – 3-5pm

Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy, LL32 8AN  Sept 28 2018 – Oct 27 2018 www.rcaconwy.org

Theatr Clwyd, Mold, CH7 1YA  Nov 12 2018 – Dec 1 2018 www.theatrclwyd.com

Mostyn, Mold, LL30 1AB  Jan 10 2019– March 4 2019 www.mostyn.org

Keep an eye out for more public events,  – dates tbc

 

DAC News

Farewell and Thanks to Denni Turp

Our North West Wales Regional Officer is retiring at the end of this week. We are extremely grateful to Denni for all her amazing work for DAC over the past 5 years. She will be missed by the team and all the members, especially those members within NW Wales who have worked closely with her throughout her time at DAC. The North West Region has benefited enormously from Denni’s passion and energy and leaves a wonderful legacy in the publications she has been instrumental in creating.

Many thanks Denni and very best wishes for a long and happy retirement from us all.

Arts and Business Award for DAC’s Treasurer

Congratulations to our Honorary Treasurer Joanne Taylor

Jo was awarded the 2018 Grant Stephens Family Law Adviser Award at the Arts and Business Cymru awards last week for her outstanding contribution as a Board member of DAC. Jo has advised and supported DAC since joining us as a Co-Opted Trustee in September 2013 and becoming our Treasurer in October 2015. Jo has shown her commitment to the organisation through her input to business plans; action plans; structural review; and attendance at away days, meetings and events; working hard to establish a long-term future for DAC. In addition to helping the organisation introduce transparent, streamlined financial processes, Jo has recently led the organisation through registration as a CIO and helped recruit a new Finance Officer and a New Director. Jo is a Charities and Not for Profit Senior Manager for Broomfield Alexander in Newport and we are thrilled that her input has been recognised by the awards panel at Arts and Business Cymru.

May we also take this opportunity to recognise the enormous input that Jo Taylor has made to the future stability of DAC, to congratulate her on her award and to extend a huge thank you to her.

Raise funds for DAC when you shop at Amazon

DAC has now registered with Amazon smile . 

If you shop at Amazon and nominate DAC as your selected charity then we will receive a small % of your purchase.

How does AmazonSmile work?
When first visiting smile.amazon.co.uk, customers are prompted to select a charitable organisation. Amazon will give 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT and other shipping fees) of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organisations selected by our customers.

Please consider supporting DAC in this way.  Thank you

DAC membership -urgent reminder

Please complete forms before the end of May to retain your membership

You may be aware that rules surrounding Data Protection are changing and therefore, to enable us to retain your personal details on our membership database and continue to correspond with you it is essential that the enclosed form is completed and returned to us before the end of May 2018.  If the form is not received by that date then under the new rules we will be required to remove your personal data from our records.

Membership forms  were sent out by email in March 2018 – please complete and return as soon as possible.  If you need a further form for completion please email [email protected] 

or telephone us – 02920551040

DAC North East Wales Network Group meeting – an open invitation

Disability Arts Cymru cordially invite Artists, Creative Practitioners & Makers to the next DAC Regional Network Meeting 

Theatre Clwyd – Haydn Reece Suite, 15th May 2018, 12-2pm

We will be welcoming North Wales’s extraordinary talent,  sculptor, Nick Elphick who will give a candid account of his career success to date and, explore the challenges of being an artist  with severe dyslexia as well as his personal journey with mental health. 

This event is free of charge but booking is necessary.  To book your place at this event, please contact Lowri-Mair Owen DAC Regional Officer for North East Wales. 

We strongly recommend you book a space as soon as possible as we anticipate this will be a very popular event.   For more information contact [email protected]

 

DAC Membership renewal

Please remember to renew your membership before  the end of May 2018

 

 

You may be aware that rules surrounding Data Protection are changing and therefore, to enable us to retain your personal details on our membership database and continue to correspond with you it is essential that the enclosed form is completed and returned to us before the end of May 2018.  If the form is not received by that date then under the new rules we will be required to remove your personal data from our records.

Membership froms were sent out by email in March 2018 – please complete and return as soon as possible.  If you need a further form for completion please email [email protected] 

or telephone us – 02920551040