Opportunities

WORKING WITH US

ENGAGE, INCLUDE, INSPIRE

As a small team, we work collaboratively across our programme, making shared decisions about projects and our company direction.

The team expands as projects require with freelance producers, project managers, administrators and workshop leaders. We encourage people from a variety of backgrounds with different experiences, skills and stories to join us  and develop our working practice. We’re particularly keen to hear from people from minority ethnic groups and candidates who self-identify as disabled.

You can read about our current vacancies on this page. We also operate a Talent Bank of individuals interested in working with us. If there isn’t an opportunity for you at the moment, but you’d like us to bear you in mind for the future, get in touch and introduce yourself at office@bedfordcreativearts.org.uk

Find out more about us on our team page.

OPPORTUNITIES

The Culture Challenge Manager

This is a new fixed-term position managing our flagship programme, The Culture Challenge (TCC). TCC provides an online directory and CPD strategy that supports school engagement with culture across Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire.

The role will include devising systems for ensuring the smooth administration of the online directory and recruitment of cultural providers as well as brokering relationships between schools and providers, and supporting schools with accessing funding.

You will be in regular contact with schools and cultural providers across Bedfordshire and provide advice on a variety of cultural education issues such as Arts Mark and Arts Award.

We're looking for someone who is able to work independently and is efficient at developing logical administrative systems and handling digital communications. You will have a positive and approachable interpersonal style, easily building rapport with teachers, artists and creative professionals as well as young people. You’ll have a solid understanding of the educational landscape, able to speak and understand the language or primary & secondary schools.

Bedford Creative Arts (BCA) is an established arts charity working in Bedfordshire for more than 30 years and proud to be a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England. We actively target work with young people as a key community that will build the audiences and creators of the future.

Location

You will be required to work from home or at on-site locations in Bedford. 

Accountable to

Director

Salary

The full-time equivalent salary is offered between £25,000 and £26,000, depending on experience.

Hours

22.5 hours per week (3 days). These hours can be worked flexibly.

Job Description Equal Opportunities

Marketing & Communications Manager

Bedford Creative Arts is seeking to recruit a dynamic and creative arts marketing professional who is passionate about working with communities and thrives on a challenge.   

You will be the marketing lead for BCA across all aspects of marketing and communications.  You will be the custodian for our company brand and drive our audience development goals for our exciting array of creative projects and for the organisation as a whole.

You’ll take responsibility for designing and managing marketing campaigns, budgets and delivery, sourcing any additional resources required to ensure we reach the right project audiences whilst considering how these audiences work towards wider company objectives.  As the only marketing professional in a small organisation you’ll be responsible for the execution of day to day marketing activity.

We’re looking for someone with experience of marketing in the arts sector in any relevant artform, confident in a leadership role but not afraid to be hands-on. In an increasingly “digital first” organisation you will be confident developing and executing integrated campaigns across digital channels. You’ll be highly efficient at organising your own workload and managing competing priorities.   You’ll be a highly effective communicator and a real team player – excited at the prospect of joining a small organisation with a close-knit team of collaborators equally passionate about the people we reach with our work.   

Bedford Creative Arts is an arts charity that has been producing socially-engaged arts projects for more than 30 years that explore issues of social justice, challenge the status quo and raise questions that have the potential to influence practice and policy-making. We are a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England and a leading regional provider of cultural education projects alongside our ambitious programme of commissions for, by, and with communities.

Location

You will be required to work from home or at on-site locations in Bedford.  

Accountable to

Director

Salary

The full-time equivalent salary band is offered between £25,000 and £26,500, depending on experience.    

Hours

22.5 hours per week (3 days).  These hours can be worked flexibly.     

Job Description 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 communities of all kinds. Working with artists and cultural practitioners we deliver creative programmes and commissions as well as supporting the development of the creative and cultural ecology of the region. We want everyone to have an outrageous sense of entitlement to the arts because we understand its enriching value.

We need trustees who can bring innovative ideas and enthusiasm for our work, 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 skills and experience in business enterprise, financial management, and relevant artistic programming or curation.

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

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

This is both an exciting and challenging time for the charity 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 please download a Recruitment Pack and 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