Opportunities

WORKING WITH US

ENGAGE INCLUDE INSPIRE

As a team we make art happen anywhere and work collaboratively with artists and communities to create new experiences for people to enjoy and be part of.

Based in Bedford, our core team work from a converted Victorian house alongside 7 studio artists who are also based in the building.

Most of our creative thinking is scrawled across our blackboard walls and we tend to make the most of the studio like space. (If you find us with large post-it notes in hand you know something’s about to go down!)

We are always keen to hear from artists who are interested in working with us. If you are interested in collaborating with people and places, and would like to make a proposal for our future programme please contact us  or come along to one of our Contemporary Artists Bedfordshire events.

You can find out more about who works here on our team page.

OPPORTUNITIES

Community Participation Producer

We are looking to recruit a motivated part-time Community Participation Producer to join our team on an exciting new 2 year action-research project in Bedford.

The Community Participation Producer will be required to co-ordinate the project engagement activity within the community and support the commissioned artists and producers in the delivery of the programme of work. This two-year project, delivered in partnership with The Higgins, Bedford, will run until April 2021. The post-holder will be required to work 2 days per week as part of the project team to:

• Develop engagement and project participation with residents, community groups and stakeholders in the Queen’s Park area of Bedford
• Set up, develop and manage a series of resident working groups to develop outreach and wider participation
• Develop closer links between the local community groups, organisations and stakeholders
• Support the commissioned artists and project producers and partners to deliver high quality cultural experiences
• Support in the learning and evaluation of the project

Please download application pack for more details and to apply.

Location

Bedford

Accountable to

Creative Producer

Salary

£23,000 – £26,000 (pro rata for part-time working)

Status of post

Open for applications

Hours

15 hours per week (2 days) exclusive  of meal breaks. Can be worked flexibly. Some evenings and weekends required.

Person Specification Equal Opportunities

Trustee

The Bedford Creative Arts Board of Trustees is seeking enthusiastic and experienced professionals to join them to help develop and support our work.

Bedford Creative Arts creates transformative cultural experiences that directly engage with people from all walks of life. Working with artists and other cultural practitioners we deliver cultural programmes and commissions for diverse communities, in particular those who experience difficulty accessing mainstream cultural activities or otherwise feel isolated or excluded.

We need trustees who can bring innovative ideas and enthusiasm for our values of engage/include/inspire, as well as excellent judgement, to help us to achieve our objectives and take on future challenges.

We operate a rolling recruitment programme but are particularly looking for trustees with business or fundraising development skills and experience.

As one of our trustees you would have the opportunity to support a unique, passionate and driven charity, which has a transformative impact on the communities it works with.

Our Board sets the strategy for the organisation and delegates authority to the Chief Executive for all operational matters. The role is voluntary, with all reasonable expenses paid.

To be a trustee you must be able to attend a 2-hour board meeting in Bedford every 6 weeks, any extra hours or activities are at the discretion of each trustee.

This is both an exciting and challenging time for the Trust and individuals with these skills will boost the already impressive portfolio of talents represented on the Board.

If you think you have the qualities we are looking for contact
elainem@bedfordcreativearts.org.uk to arrange a chat.

Location

Bedford

Accountable to

Chair of Trustees

Salary

Reasonable expenses paid

Hours

Required to attend 2-hour board meeting in Bedford every 6 weeks

Job Description Person Specification Equal Opportunities

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