Triple Act Theatre & Arts is looking for a highly motivated, creative and dynamic individual to join our team, and help support our ambition to provide people of all ages with the opportunity to participate in high quality theatre and wider arts activities in North Ayrshire. This post would be suitable for an individual who has experience of planning and delivering performing arts classes, workshops and shows. The successful candidate will have a good knowledge of a range of theatre forms, practices and techniques and be comfortable in delivering to a range of audiences. They will use their passion for theatre arts to bring our programme to local young people and adults with little or no previous experience of theatre and create a network of volunteers to sustain and grow the charity. In an area of Scotland with the lowest cultural participation, this role is vital to the success and growth of our work so that we can reach, involve and inspire more of that community. Due to the nature of the work this post requires regular evening and weekend work mostly during term time. For more detailed information about the Organisation please see the accompanying document –Triple Act Theatre and Arts Background-Information
Responsible to: Director
Responsible for: Volunteers & All Freelance Artists and Facilitators
The Creative Learning Officer will focus on:
- Planning and delivering high-quality classes and workshops to people of all ages and abilities who may not have had the chance to take part in theatre arts provision before.
- Engaging with communities across the Three Towns (Ardrossan, Saltcoats and Stevenston) and the surrounding areas of North Ayrshire and Arran to build on and increase arts participation in the area through theatre & arts projects.
- Building relationships with local schools and community groups
- Planning and Delivering Arts Awards for children and young people
- Developing a volunteer network to increase the scope and reach of the Triple Act Theatre & Arts in the immediate and longer term
- Working with our partners at community level and being the face of Triple Act within the community.
Keys Tasks and Responsibilities
- Work with the local community to raise awareness of and increase participation in our programme
- Organise, manage and deliver performing arts classes for young people and adults of all ages and abilities, most with little or no previous experience of theatre arts.
- Develop a programme of professional development projects.
- Plan and deliver other Triple Act events.
- Recruit, work with and develop a team of volunteers from the local community who will feed into future programmes.
- Coordinate and work with freelance artists to deliver our programme.
- Liaise with the Director on the overall planning and delivery of the programme.
- Reach goals set by the Director for customer participation and volunteer engagement.
- Ensure the implementation of Child Protection Policies and Child Performer Regulations.
- Ensure that our arts programmes are accessible for elderly or disabled participants
- Liaise with the Admin and Marketing Assistant to ensure all customer enquiries are handled in a professional and timely manner
- Work with the Admin & Marketing Assistant to prepare monitoring and evaluation reports for funders, Director and Board.
- Increase the membership and the visibility of the company within Ayrshire.
- Work in close collaboration with senior management to continually improve our customer experience and relationships.
- Liaise with marketing and the Press to ensure adequate, appropriate promotions for events.
- Represent the company at local arts events and conferences.
- Attend showcase and press nights and fundraising events where appropriate.
- Ability to engage with and inspire members of the local community to become interested in theatre arts.
- Significant professional experience in managing and delivering theatre/community theatre classes.
- Experience and passion for rural community arts
- Facilitating skills to bring in and encourage those who have never participated in the theatre before.
- Experience of working with volunteers on community projects.
- Experience coordinating and managing an arts project.
- Ability to generate and follow through on ideas which will enhance the successful delivery of community arts projects.
- The ability to work flexibly with a busy and changing organisation.
- An understanding of and commitment to equal opportunities and diversity.
- Knowledge of or experience of working in the North Ayrshire area.
- Knowledge of current Child Protection Policy / Child Performer Legislation.
- Experience of creating small film clips for social media marketing and film editing.
- Understanding of Microsoft Office (including Excel and Teams), Zoom and Seesaw or other online learning platforms
- Knowledge and understanding of Arts Awards and successful delivery of projects.
- Experience of managing a team.
- A base of contacts that can support the company in specialised skills such as clowning, physical theatre etc.
Salary: £20,000 pro rata [= £18,287 for a 32-hour week] Hours: 32 hours including class and workshops which are generally outside standard office hours e.g. 9am–5pm, we offer flexible working where possible. We have a permanent office in Ardrossan, but a proportion of the work can be done remotely Contract: Temporary/Fixed Term (until January 2023). Three-month probationary period. One month notice thereafter. Holiday Entitlement: 20 days plus 10 public holidays (pro rata); Pension: 3% employers’ contribution.
How to Apply
Please send your CV setting out your skills and experience, a cover letter clearly demonstrating your suitability for the role and Equalities-Monitoring-Form to email@example.com to us by 12noon on Wednesday 19th January 2022. Alternatively, you may submit your CV alongside a video or audio recording detailing why you are suitable for the role. Closing Date: Wednesday 19th January 2022, 12 noon Interview Date: w/c Monday 24th January 2022 Proposed Start Date: As soon as possible