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Interim Head of Cultural Services

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57-69k per annum
Application Deadline: 
3rd September 2019

 

Head of Cultural Services - Salary £57-69k per annum

Gloucester City Council is seeking to recruit an interim Head of Service to lead the City’s cultural services at an exciting, pivotal and challenging time.  This is a great opportunity for someone who:

can bring their knowledge and experience to help us shape our thinking and approaches

has the creativity and imagination to find and implement pragmatic solutions

has the confidence, credibility and personality to help build and maintain partnerships and work collaboratively

has the skills to lead teams with a real passion for the City and the services they provide.

The opportunity is exciting because Gloucester is heading towards the final year of a 3-year ACE/HLF/HE Great Place programme delivering real cultural change in the City, including the creation of a new cultural entrepreneurs’ hub in the City centre.  A recent Venues Feasibility Plan lays the groundwork for what we must do to develop audiences, build partnerships and relationships, utilise meanwhile spaces across the city and engage more with young people.  We have a strong partnership with the Roundhouse, Camden to develop talent in Gloucester and support existing arts organisations including the Gloucester Guildhall.  And we are serious about bidding for City of Culture in 2025.

The opportunity is pivotal because you’ll help drive the Gloucester Roundhouse Exchange with a particular focus on building capacity and skills at the Guildhall, you’ll work with the Gloucester Culture Trust on the City of Culture bid and delivery of Gloucester’s Cultural Strategy and Vision 2016-2026, you’ll craft the Council’s response to the Venues Feasibility report.  You’ll lead the implementation of the emerging Guildhall and Blackfriars Development Plans, shape our thinking about the potential to create a Trust to operate our venues and develop a new Museums Development Plan. 

The opportunity is challenging because there is so much to do.  Your first job will be to identify the priorities and work to a deliverable plan.  Unlike many places, Gloucester is investing in Culture and we have the active support of major funders like ACE and HLF, but money is always tight so fundraising, income generation and budget management will be features of your role.  We are also transferring our former Museum of Gloucester Life buildings to the Gloucester Historic Buildings Trust and the Gloucester Civic Trust to enable the creation of a new Heritage Hub in the City.

Because we need to be flexible in our response to these opportunities, we are seeking to recruit an interim Head of Service for a 12-month period.  The successful candidate will manage teams at Gloucester Guildhall, Blackfriars and the Museum of Gloucester as well as our decant from the Museum of Gloucester Life.  You will work closely with the Gloucester Culture Trust on the delivery of the Great Place Programme and the City’s Cultural Vision and Strategy.  You’ll develop, maintain and enhance our relationships with the Roundhouse, Marketing Gloucester Ltd, Great Place partners, cultural organisations, funders and the people of Gloucester.

We know that we are asking a great deal.  We also believe that this is a unique opportunity to influence and deliver the City’s cultural ambitions.  To make sure we get the right person for the role we are happy to be flexible in considering secondments, interim appointments, job sharing and anything else that would help you bring your talents to Gloucester.

Gloucester City Council is transforming the City and itself.  We’ve implemented an ambitious transformation programme, creating an agile workforce, a culture open to change and a structure which offers opportunities to work across a range of services from regeneration, culture and heritage to city centre and community wellbeing. 

If you’d like to discuss this opportunity, please contact Jonathan Lund (Corporate Director) on 01452 396276 or email me at jonathan.lund@gloucester.gov.uk

 

 

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Production and Stage Manager

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Position Production and Stage Manager 

Company American Repertory Ballet (ARB) and Princeton Ballet School (PBS) with locations in Princeton, Cranbury and New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA. 

Reporting Relationships The Production and Stage Manager reports to the Artistic Director. Reporting to the Production Manager is the Wardrobe Supervisor and Assistant(s), and all production crew and overhire. 

Travel This position will be based in New Brunswick, and responsible for all ARB/PBS locations. There is some travel associated with this position. 

Website www.arballet.org 

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Production Manager’s services shall include, but are not limited to: 

–Coordinate theater/rehearsal schedules with artistic director -Coordinate technical schedules with lighting designers, union stagehands, and theater/facility management -Create initial theater schedule/crew calls for union stagehands (and non-union as appropriate) during load in/rehearsals/show call/load out; act as deciding voice when changes requested/required – Create and manage the production budget, including segmented budgets in detail per venue, working closely with the Finance Director -Coordinate rentals (including some contract writing) for both ARB’s use (costume and scenic) and the use of ARB holdings by outside groups -Coordinate facility rentals with outside groups (including on-site management/representation as required) -Coordinate rental/purchase of necessary theater supplies (dry ice, genie lifts, etc) -Coordinate theater transportation (shipping/trucking of performance elements) – Coordinate dancer transportation if necessary – Arrange hotels, per diem, and catering when applicable -Maintain audio/video archives of company (and school as well) -Oversee monthly safety meetings, store archival sign-in and follow-up on noted issues (leaks, pest, etc) 

-Coordinate over-hire staffing for load in/load out, special projects, etc. -Coordinate Front of House issues with Box Office and House Managers, particularly for in-studio – late seating periods/notes, timelines of seating availability, placement of reserved seating and ADA accessible seating, etc -Supervise load in/load out -Oversee floor cleaning of studio and performance flooring -Coordinate facility maintenance/issues -Work with choreographers/artistic staff to edit recorded music (or outsource appropriately if beyond abilities/technological resources) -Create promotional videos for YouTube/social media as requested -Build/maintain scenery and props as needed for performances (or outsource appropriately if beyond technical capabilities) -Create in conjunction with designers, appropriate documentation for theater load in (hang plots, scenic lists, shift sheets, etc) -Create and implement lighting for in-studio performances -Create/maintain documentation/archival records (photos, lists, etc) of sets and props in ballet inventory for future company use and/or potential rentals. -Other duties as assigned 

Stage Manager’s services shall include, but are not limited to: 

-Attend relevant rehearsals and run-throughs in studio -Oversee rehearsals during tech/pre-performance week -Create paperwork for backstage: sign in sheets, dressing room assignments/signs, posting schedules, etc. -Work with lighting designers & choreographers to develop calling scripts for shows -Call shows in performance -Take/distribute notes to appropriate technical departments -Provide running documents to relevant departments to accurately perform scene changes, prep for shows, etc -Set up/prepare in-studio seating for observed rehearsals, invited events, etc. -Other duties as assigned 

Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s degree with 3 years minimum experience in production management, preferably for a performing arts organization. Must be organized, detail-oriented, and adaptable with good problem solving skills. Excellent communication and time management skills are required. Must demonstrate the ability to manage budget expenses. 

This position is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), as well as under any and all applicable state (New Jersey) and local laws, rules and regulations. 

Competitive compensation package. About American Repertory Ballet: 

The mission of American Repertory Ballet (http://www.arballet.org/) is to bring the joy, beauty, artistry and discipline of classical and contemporary dance to New Jersey and nationwide audiences through artistic and educational programs, presented by a financially responsible organization. This mission is fulfilled through our preeminent classical and contemporary ballet company, ARB’s Access & Enrichment initiatives, programs designed to expose the community to the art form of dance, as well as at Princeton Ballet School, one of the largest and most respected non-profit dance schools in the nation. It is through these three branches of ARB that the organization’s vision is pursued: “To Entertain, Educate, Enlighten, and Inspire with the Beauty and Passion of Dance.” 

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Summer - Stone carving (sculpture) (Commerce City, CO)

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$16-$20/hr
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Open until filled, interviewing starts immediately

Job Title: Sculpture Studio Assistant (Summer Employment)

Chevo Studios is a one of a kind company that creates public art and urban design projects. Installations utilize mostly stone in combination with metal, water and other landscape and sculptural elements. The company consists of the owner/lead artist, Andy Dufford, project manager, construction manager, office manager, studio assistant, and a network of talented subcontractors.

Responsibilities: The Summer Studio Assistant will provide support in: 

Fabrication/ Construction

  • Assisting in production and installation of stone sculptures is the primary responsibility of the studio assistant. Candidates must have a solid background in the use of hand and power tools and an interest in creative work. The primary work is done with hammers and chisels, 9” grinders with diamond blades, pneumatic hammers, die grinders, polishers and finishing tools. Both the stone and the tools are heavy, requiring excellent fitness and a level head for safe and skillful handling. 
  • Building beautiful work requires all kinds of tasks and skills: planning, organizing, running errands to buy and deliver materials, stone carving and setting, basic carpentry and metal work, and clean-up. The studio assistant will perform all these tasks, depending on the needs of any given project. 
  • Our work sometimes requires long days. Chevo Studios is often a sub-contractor on larger construction projects and is bound by those schedules. Communication, reliability and punctuality are key and only those who have a demonstrated track record of on-time work will be considered.

Studio and Systems Development and Upkeep
The nature of work at Chevo Studios involves numerous concurrent projects and a wide variety of tools. The studio can become disorganized easily and requires constant attention. Stone carving is very hard on the equipment and necessitates a constant focus on tool maintenance.

Office Work
The studio assistant has a minimal amount of white-collar duties, but they are important. Those tasks include keeping accurate track of hours and jobs, and making phone calls and following through on contacts and supply orders.

Character
Our contribution to our clients and the community is tied to the character of our actions. 
Candidates are expected to:
Build rapport: seek first to understand, then to be understood
Stay flexible: adapt as conditions change and they always do.
Be resourceful: there are at least three ways to solve any problem
Focus on outcome: what counts is getting the job done, and getting it done right
The ideal candidate will have experience in all the areas listed. However, strength, capacity for hard work, patience, responsibility and facility with tools are more important than exact specifications. Any individual with creative/construction skills and an outstanding work ethic will be considered.

Time Requirement: The current position is for full-time work. 
Conditions: This is a temporary position for 3-4 months, with a possibility of longer-term employment depending on the skills and attitude of the chosen candidate. 
Pay: Starting salary is $16 to $20 per hour based on skillset and prior experience.

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Teaching Artist - Visual Art

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Application Deadline: 
May 27, 2019

Organization Description

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.

 

Job Description

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 visual art workshops with teen camps at Ping Tom Park and the Chicago Cultural Center (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 visual art workshops at Ping Tom Park and the Chicago Cultural Center (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

 

Qualifications

  • Experience teaching teens and pre-teens in visual art
  • Highly skilled in the discipline of visual art
  • 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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