Opportunities

WORKING WITH US

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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.

Located in the centre of Bedford, our core team work from a converted Victorian house alongside five studio artists who are also based in the building.

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.

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

OPPORTUNITIES

Project Evaluator

Bedford Creative Arts is seeking a consultant to evaluate the outcomes for its heritage-led arts project, Airship Dreams, one of Bedford's most ambitious cultural collaborations yet.

The evaluator will be responsible for creating a detailed evaluation framework that will monitor achievement against our aims and also capture community interest in furthering the theme over future years.

Location

Bedford

Accountable to

The Project Manager

Job Description

Community Influencer

We are looking for an energetic individual/influencer to engage the Bedford community in sharing their “Airship Dreams” (memories, stories and imaginings of airships & flight) for this place-making project.

The Influencer will work closely with the Keeper of Social History at The Higgins Bedford to be the public face of a digital campaign, beginning during “Covid-19 lockdown”, to capture the dreams of the local community for use byartists working on this project to create multi-disciplinary artwork and exhibition in Autumn 2020.

Location

Bedford

Accountable to

The Project Manager

Job Description

Sound Artist

We are looking for a sound artist / composer / musician who will collaborate with artist Mike Stubbs to create a soundscape for an immersive digital installation and live event exploring 'flight and fantasy, exploration, greed and folly.'

This socially-engaged artwork will explore the history of Bedford’s association with the Airship and play with imagined futures of flight.We seek an artist to compose & combine abstract sound, music, spoken word, sampling, poetry etc and who is confident incorporating archive content and community responses in their work.

Location

Bedford

Accountable to

The Project Manager

Artist Brief

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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