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Opportunity: Early Years Lead Practitioner

Opportunity: Early Years Lead Practitioner

We’re looking for an exciting lead Early Years Theatre Practitioner to plan and deliver weekly sessions. 

We’re looking for a fantastic freelance early years drama and play practitioner to help run our Parent & Child and Nursery Drama & Play weekly sessions. We need a Lead Practitioner to deliver on Saturday mornings, during term-time, for two groups of young people. 

You’ll get to work with a brilliant bunch of young people and practitioners – and be part of our core aims and ambitions of providing impactful arts opportunities and experiences to the Three Towns community. 

We want the young people we engage with to be the driving force behind the development of our programmes. As the Lead Early Years Theatre Practitioner, you’ll play an important part in shaping this inclusive offer. 

We’re looking for practitioners with a real commitment to enabling young people to fulfil their potential. 

The role is offered on a rolling freelance basis from August 2022-June 20232-hours/week delivery (excluding planning time) 

Rate of pay: £30/hour 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities  

  • Plan and deliver engaging and accessible weekly sessions on Saturday mornings (during term time) for two groups in Stevenston 
  • Work with children aged 1-4 and their parents/carers in building strong bonds and exploring creativity through play and storytelling 
  • Help manage the space and keep children aware of personal space/social distancing where necessary 
  • Liaise with the Director and Creative Learning Officer and assistant practitioners/volunteers in weekly plans and developments 
  • Document activities with photographs and videos, liasing with the Admin & Marketing Assistant 
  • Collate material for evaluation through different forms of media 

General  

  • Work within Triple Act Theatre & Arts policies, including Health & Safety, Child Protection and Equalities  
  • Participate in organisation meetings and events as required  
  • Attend relevant training as and when required  
  • Positively represent Triple Act Theatre & Arts at events 

Person Specification

We are looking for someone who:  

  • Is enthusiastic about this opportunity  
  • Has experience in Early Years development and theatre participation 
  • Is dynamic in approach to working with young people 
  • Has a good level of written and spoken English  
  • Is confident using a computer – in particular email, Microsoft and social media  
  • Uses initiative and thinks creatively
     

How to apply  

Please send us: 

  • a CV 
  • an Equal Opportunities monitoring form 
  • and an Expression of Interest or Cover Letter (maximum 2 sides of A4) covering the following information:  
    • What experience do you have within the creative sector, through education, clubs or voluntary activities?
    • What excites you about your work?  
    • Why do you think you are the person we are looking for to undertake this role?  
    • What do you expect to be the challenges of this work? 

Please send your CV, Equal Opportunities monitoring form and Expression of Interest by email to: info@tripleact.co.uk 

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 10 August 2022 (12 noon) 

If you would like to apply via a different format (e.g video/audio) please feel free to do so in place of your Expression of Interest. We will still require a basic CV. 

Successful applicants will be invited to an interview on Monday 15 August 2022. 

The Autumn term begins on Saturday 20 August 2022. 

Opportunity: Emerging Artist Residency

Opportunity: Emerging Artist Residency

Triple Act Theatre & Arts are excited to announce their new Emerging Artist Residency as part of Year of Stories 2022, funded by North Ayrshire Council Participatory Budgeting and Museum Galleries Scotland Community Stories Fund.  

We are inviting freelance early-career, emerging artists of any discipline; age 18-35 who are originally from or have a strong connection to North Ayrshire to apply. This is an exciting opportunity to design, develop and deliver an effective and impactful participatory community arts project here in North Ayrshire.

This is a paid opportunity to work with Triple Act over August and September to enhance your confidence in delivering community workshops and projects, build on your creative and coordination skills, and engage with the local community, combatting social isolation, and addressing the creative needs of your chosen target group.

The project will be delivered in September with the month of August being a supported period of development with the participant gaining advice and support from the Triple Act team and one-to-one mentoring from our director. The exact timeframe of project development is as fluid as the participant requires as we understand the need for individuals to work around existing commitments and schedules. 

How to Apply

Applicants should submit a CV (no more than two a4 pages) and project plan detailing their idea for delivering a participatory arts project or workshops in line with their chosen artform.  The plan should be no more than three A4-pages and must include a project budget up to £600. Alternatively, applicants may submit a short video or audio recording talking about their project idea alongside their project budget and CV. Applications should be submitted to kate@tripleact.co.uk 

  • Start Date: w/c 1st August 2022 ¦ Final Project delivery: w/c 5th September 2022 (TBC) 
  • Hours: Estimated at 4-hours per week (hours are flexible and to be mutually agreed upon by artist and Triple Act) 
  • Artist Fee: £400  
  • Application Deadline: 21 July 2022, 12noon  
  • Shortlist Interviews: w/c Monday 25th July 2022  

This event has been supported by the Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories Fund. This fund is being delivered in partnership between VisitScotland and Museums Galleries Scotland with support from National Lottery Heritage Fund thanks to National Lottery players. 

Job Opportunity: Gaelic Speaking Workshop Assistant

Job Opportunity: Gaelic Speaking Workshop Assistant

Triple Act Theatre & Arts are recruiting a Gaelic Speaking Workshop Assistant to join our Summer Gaelic Arts Programme. 

Founded in 2015, Triple Act Theatre & Arts has focused on creating quality theatre experiences for audiences and creative outreach experiences for young people & adults in a region of Scotland with historically low participation in the Arts.  

2022 is the year of Scottish stories, celebrating stories inspired, created or written in Scotland.  

Triple Act Theatre & Arts are offering students aged 8-12 an opportunity to take part in a Summer programme that offers workshops incorporating Scottish stories, Theatre, Music and the Gaelic language. Students will work with a Scottish story from which they’ll create a short performance piece, combining Gaelic & English throughout.   

Triple Act are seeking a freelance Gaelic Speaking Workshop Assistant to join our 5-day Gaelic Performance course, to assist our Lead Arts Facilitator and blend the Gaelic Language into a cultural Scottish Arts piece. 

How to Apply

Submit your CV, Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, and short cover letter detailing your experience to info@tripleact.co.uk.  

Alternatively, you may submit your CV and Equalities Monitoring Form alongside a video or audio recording outlining your experience and why you are suitable for the role.    

Deadline: Friday 27th May 2022 at 12noon 

Rate of Pay: £600 set fee (Breakdown: £20ph for 30 hours over 5-working days) 

Location: Beith, North Ayrshire 

Triple Act Theatre & Arts, Seahorse Bookstore and Ex Libris Molly Murray present Writing for Wellbeing

Triple Act Theatre & Arts, Seahorse Bookstore and Ex Libris Molly Murray present Writing for Wellbeing

Funded by the Scottish Government Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund, this six-week writing course will provide you with a non-judgemental, supported space to explore your own wellbeing through writing exercises and creating poetry and spoken word pieces accumulating in an opportunity to perform at an open mic event. 

Sessions will be designed and delivered by Triple Act Director, Kate Stevens, and Poet, Transformation Coach, and Owner of Seahorse, Molly Murray. You will explore personal writing exercises while socialising and sharing with like-minded peers and building confidence.  You will also have the opportunity to work through the body on releasing tension through movement and voice, while building performance skills for spoken word poetry.

The sessions will be supported with mindfulness exercises and guidance on taking care of your mental health and wellbeing while going on this journey of writing for wellbeing.   

Come along an enjoy a cuppa and receive your own notebook for the course! Online booking coming soon!

If the event cannot take place in person due to Covid-19 restrictions, we will move the course to an online platform.

The Robertson Trust Award

The Robertson Trust Award

Exciting times at Triple Act with award of £24,000 

Triple Act Theatre & Arts are delighted to announce they have been awarded multi-year funding from The Roberston Trust for three years totalling £24,000.  Triple Act will use the funding to deliver our new Early Years programme for families and children in the Three Towns and across North Ayrshire. The work will build strong relationships, enhance child development, build confidence and creativity, and improve overall health and wellbeing. 

Kate Stevens, Director at Triple Act Theatre & Arts said, “We are absolutely delighted that Triple Act Theatre & Arts has been awarded £24,000 by The Robertson Trust. This funding will enable us to develop and strengthen our Early Years outreach in the Three Towns and across North Ayrshire. Despite the ongoing challenges of the last couple of years, it has been a very exciting time for Triple Act with performance opportunities for our Junior and Senior Youth Theatre alongside out Technical & Theatre Production team, and our Adult Drama and Community Choir groups. We are incredibly grateful to The Robertson Trust for this funding support, that will help us grow and develop within the community.” 

The Robertson Trust said, “We are pleased that we have been able to offer a multi-year award to Triple Act Theatre and Arts to support its Early Years Programme. Through this project, parents and children from 12 months to 7 years old will be able to participate in drama activities and to develop skills, confidence and nurture new relationships. This project supports our focus to alleviate and prevent the effects of poverty and trauma on people living in Scotland and we look forward to seeing how the work progresses over the next three years.” 

The Robertson Trust is currently the largest independent grant-making trust in Scotland. Inspired by the example of its founders, the Robertson Sisters, it has a vision for a fair and compassionate Scotland where everyone is valued and able to flourish. For more information, please visit www.therobertsontrust.org.uk 

Job Opportunity: Admin & Marketing Assistant

Job Opportunity: Admin & Marketing Assistant

Triple Act Theatre & Arts is looking for a creative, energetic, enthusiastic Admin and Marketing Assistant to help us grow our audience and keep them engaged. 

This post would be suitable for an individual who really gets brand, content and social media and has experience planning, creating, monitoring and evaluating marketing channels. 

The successful candidate will have a good knowledge of a range of marketing channels and will be comfortable creating engaging content on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to range of audiences. 

They will have excellent organisational and administrative skills and be able to produce reports using Excel, Word and PowerPoint. 

For more detailed information about the Organisation please see the accompanying document – Triple-Act-Theatre-and-Arts-Background-Information

Responsible to: Director 

  

Job Overview 

The Admin & Marketing Assistant will focus on: 

  • Ensuring all Triple Act’s marketing channels reflect our vision, mission, objectives and values. 
  • Assisting with the planning, creating and monitoring of marketing campaigns to increase brand awareness and engagement with participants, funders and other key stakeholders. 
  • Providing Administrative support to the Director and the Creative Learning Officer. 

Keys Tasks and Responsibilities 

  • Proactively come up with amazing creative content ideas that deliver big results 
  • Responsible for leading the content process, from idea creation right through to development and execution 
  • Responsible for making sure that content is delivered on time and to the best possible standard 
  • Create planned and reactive content in quick turnaround times 
  • Work closely with the Director and the Creative Learning Officer to ensure the content is in line with the programme 
  • Deliver content across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social media channels 
  • Create and execute content strategies and plans 
  • Plan and balance everyday content with larger scale activations 
  • Write social media copy that’s on-brand and has bucket loads of personality 
  • Use social listening and media monitoring tools to spot opportunities for content and understand what people say/ feel about our brand 
  • Plan and manage social media budgets 
  • Manage the social media community, embracing our tone of voice and personality to have meaningful conversations with participants 
  • Work with external partners such as workshop facilitators, venues and funders 
  • Reach goals set by the Director for customer participation and volunteer engagement. 
  • Prepare monitoring and evaluation reports for funders, Director and Board. 
  • Increase the membership and the visibility of the company within Ayrshire. 
  • Liaise with marketing and the Press to ensure adequate, appropriate promotions for events. 
  • Manage Eventbrite profile and post classes, workshops and events 
  • Updating website 
  • Create and monitor email marketing campaigns 
  • Manage Membership admin 
  • General office duties and adhoc projects 

  

Personal Specification 

Essential 

  • Well organised and methodical, able to work to tight deadlines. 
  • Enthusiastic, positive and energetic self-starter. 
  • Experience planning and creating digital content. 
  • Proven track record increasing presence and engagement on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 
  • Understands the marketing mix and knows how to use it for the most impact. 
  • Basic design skills and eye for detail. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint. 
  • Some experience creating email marketing e.g. Mailchimp 
  • The ability to work flexibly with a busy and changing organisation. 
  • An understanding of and commitment to equal opportunities and diversity. 
  • Good administrative skills. 

  

Desirable 

  • Knowledge of or experience of working in a Performing Arts organisation and or Registered Charity 
  • Graphic design skills, working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud and/or Canva 
  • Excellent copywriting skills 
  • Working knowledge of Mailchimp, Eventbrite and Join it 
  • Experience of creating small film clips for social media marketing and film editing. 
  • WordPress CMS experience 
  • Experience producing monitoring and evaluation reports for marketing campaign 
  • Experience producing KPI reports for social media platforms. 

 

Financial details 

Salary:
£18,018 pro rata [=£6,178 for a 12-hour week] rising in line with real living wage 

Hours:
12 hours (flexible) We have a permanent office in Ardrossan, but a high proportion of the work can be done remotely. 

Contract:
Temporary. 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 info@tripleact.co.uk to us by midnight on Sunday 13th March 2022. 

 Alternatively, you may submit your CV and Equalities Monitoring Form alongside a video or audio recording detailing why you are suitable for the role.   

Closing Date: Sunday 13th March 2021, 12am 

Interview Date: w/c Monday 21st March 2022
Proposed Start Date: Monday 4th April 2022