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General Manager

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£33K rising to £38K by September 2020 on a Pro Rata (3days per week, increasing to 4 days a week by September 2020) on a PAYE Basis
Application Deadline: 
26 June

Jasmin Vardimon Company are seeking to employ a General Manager to manage the smooth and efficient day to day running of the Jasmin Vardimon Company and Education Charity within the new building, scheduled to open at the latter part of 2020.The General Manager will play a lead role in Operations, HR, Contracting, Compliance, Governance, Policy and Planning.

They will work closely with the Executive Director and other members of the Senior Management Team (SMT). Adaptable and calm, they will have a hands-on approach and be as confident managing the practical operations of the building as they are at overseeing office based administrative systems.

This is an exciting time for the company, already based in Ashford, Kent since 2012 we will relocate to our newly built, bespoke Creative Complex in the latter part of 2020. Preparations for this move are well on the way and the General Manager will play an integral part in the setting up and implementation of systems in order to ensure the company is best equiped to operate efficiently within its new surroundings.

Job Title: General Manager
Salary:  £33K rising to £38K by September 2020 on a Pro Rata (3days per week, increasing to 4 days a week by September 2020)  on a PAYE Basis
Relocation Fee: Up to £2,000 to support the move to Kent
Office Based: Ashford Kent
Hours of Work: 24 hours per week rising to 32 hours per week

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Producer

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£33K rising to £38K by September 2020 on a PAYE Basis
Application Deadline: 
26 June 2019

As Jasmin Vardimon Company prepares to move into its new, bespoke, state of the art creative complex in Ashford we are looking to appoint a Producer to join the company at an exciting time of significant expansion. The post is integral to the evolution of the national and international reputation of the touring company.

As a key member of the Senior Management Team, the post holder will play a leading role in shaping the company, building upon our existing relationships with venues and festivals from across the globe and establishing new ones. Operationally the Producer will work closely with both the Artistic and Executive Directors in delivering the shows and setting up and overseeing the tours both nationally and internationally.

The Jasmin Vardimon Company is an artist led organisation that has toured nationally and internationally for over 20 years. We were successful in securing a site and funding to build a new creative complex opening at the latter part of 2020 to provide the company with a permanent home for us and for other independent artists and companies.

Closing Date: Wednesday June 26 5PM to: Executive Director, Jasmin Vardimon Company, Stour Centre, Tannery Lane, Ashford 

Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted by Friday June 28 and should be available for interviews on Monday July 1

We do not and will never share your data with a third party, unless required to do so by law. All information provided on your application and equal opportunities form is stored securely, both digitally and any hard copies will only be accessible to a small number of necessary staff and Board members.

As part of our commitment to equality and diversity all disabled applicants who meet the full job description and personal specification are guaranteed an interview.

If you have any access needs for interview please e-mail in advance.

Unfortunately, we will be unable to reply to those we have not shortlisted for Interview.

Job Title: Producer
Salary: £33K rising to £38K by September 2020 on a PAYE Basis
Relocation Fee: Up to £2,000 to support the move to Kent

Contract: Permanent Full Time
Office Based: Ashford Kent
Hours of Work: 40 hours per week 

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Teaching Artist - Dance

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Recently, Chicago welcomed OUT OF SIGHT, a public art project (modeled after a hopscotch pathway) that invites youth and teens to actively participate in the project and its corresponding program. Installed in English, Spanish, and Mandarin, OUT OF SIGHT’s goals are to engage with audiences of all ages and encourage participants to consider their goals and aspirations and manifest those goals through creative expression. OUT OF SIGHT’s core principles and phrases - exuberance, energy, vision, visualization, enlightenment and serendipity - serve as the foundation for the creative process that participants of all ages will experience when they engage with this project.

 

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This summer, the OUT OF SIGHT team is collaborating with the Chicago Park District to launch arts programming in the parks, focusing on bringing the OUT OF SIGHT framework to the forefront of participants' minds. The teaching artist will be facilitating dance workshops with teen camps at Hamilton Park and Palmer Park (tentatively) to bring the messages of the project: empowerment, self-discovery, and visualizing one’s goals.

This is a part-time, temporary position for June - August 2019, with the potential for extended work.

 

Responsibilities

  • Facilitate weekly dance workshops at Hamilton Park and Palmer Park (locations subject to change)
  • Assist in the development of public programming exploring the principles of OUT OF SIGHT and execute and implement those programs
  • Demonstrate OUT OF SIGHT educational program offerings
  • Provide a safe learning environment for all OUT OF SIGHT participants
  • Assist with the design/coordination of launching and culminating events
  • Assist with the training of teen facilitators and park staffers to conduct OUT OF SIGHT activities
  • Document activities for weekly reports and social media
  • Assist with data collection, attendance tracking and follow up communications
  • Other duties, as requested

 

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  • Experience teaching teens and pre-teens in dance
  • Highly skilled in the discipline of dance
  • Knowledge required to teach diverse sets of teen groups
  • Demonstrated ability to build and implement unique, innovative, and engaging curriculum
  • Proven time management skills
  • Genuine willingness and interest in collaborative practices
  • Commitment to the core principles of OUT OF SIGHT
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Operations Manager

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Compensation commensurate with experience.
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May 15

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The Operations Manager (OM) of CONTRA-TIEMPO will work in close collaboration with and report to the Board of Directors and our Founding Artistic Director, Ana Maria Alvarez. The OM is responsible for the day-to-day management of CONTRA-TIEMPO’s 501 (C) (3) operations and will be responsible for ensuring the achievement of CONTRA-TIEMPO’s mission and financial objectives. The OM will provide leadership in key areas including, developing new sources of revenue, marketing, and public relations. The OM will work with the Board to formulate and implement a development and fundraising strategy that supports the existing local engagement programs with youth and community, professional touring as well as future expansion. The OM position is a professional management position and a great opportunity for experienced arts administrative professionals. Emerging arts administrative leaders are also encouraged to apply.

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A positive, driven and grounded team player who has a deep belief in and passion for the work and mission of CONTRA-TIEMPO

A strong and effective collaborator able to successfully balance artistic, capital and programmatic objectives with administrative and financial practicality.

An experienced fundraiser able to cultivate and interact with prospective donors, board members, and others whose financial or civic support is vital to the company.

Bilingual (Spanish/English) is a plus but not a requirement.

Operations Manager Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following areas:

Organizational Management

Operations/ Human Resources

Financial Management

Development and Fundraising

Marketing/Communications

Board Relations

Performance & Touring

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