Salary: GBP £12 an hour 14 hours per week for 15 weeks. Contracted dates: Week commencing 11th Feb – Week commencing 20th May.
Application Deadline: January 31, 2019 12:00 pm
Company: Many Minds
Producer / Stage Manager (Temporary Contract)
Hours 14 hours per week for 15 weeks. Contracted dates: Week commencing 11th Feb – Week commencing 20th May.
Salary £12/hour. Freelance contract.
Application deadline: Thurs 31th Jan.
Interviews: Wed 6th Feb
To apply for this post, please send a CV and covering letter outlining how your skills and experience fits the person specification. You are also welcome to submit this in audio or video form if you wish.
We are dedicated to making the application process as accessible as possible so please get in touch with us about any access needs you have. Please contact Olivia Ware on or 07843 210 272 for more details or if you wish to discuss the role.
Many Minds is a Bristol based mental health charity that facilitate creative spaces and make performance with people managing their mental health. We work with individuals to engage with their creativity, improve confidence, self-esteem and build social skills and networks. We run workshops in theatre making skills to devise and create high quality contemporary performance. For more information visit our website www.many-minds.org
This post with Many Minds will support and produce a multi-cultural participatory public outdoor performance sharing unheard stories about unnoticed places across the city of Bristol.
The project will work with a number of arts and social sector partners with a particular focus on engaging people from BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Backgrounds) also known as People of the Global Majority. It is funded by the Arts Council, Big Lottery and Quartet Community Foundation.
The successful candidate will be required to support weekly workshops on one evening a week from 5:30 – 9pm in central Bristol, increasing to 2-3 evenings in the weeks leading up to the performance date in mid May. The other hours will be carried out in Many Minds office space above St Nicks Market, from home or in community venues where the group’s work takes place and can be worked flexibly in agreement with the charity’s Directors. The Producer / Stage Manager will report to the Director of Many Minds.
This role would suit someone who has some experience in community theatre / arts projects, preferably outdoor performances or events and has an interest in working with people who have experiences of mental illness. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from people who identify as BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) or BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic).
- To assist with the set up of workshop space for weekly sessions including sourcing refreshments, setting up and clearing the room.
- To welcome and settle participants and help them carry out administrative tasks including members forms, sign in sheets, media consent and feedback forms as required.
- To take part in check ins, briefings, debriefing in relation to the workshop sessions and participate in meetings and supervision sessions with staff and volunteers working on the project.
- To liaise with partner organisations, venues and other stakeholders about the project.
- To lead on the marketing and publicity for the project and performances including handling mail outs, distributing leaflets, updating listing sites, contacting media and creating and posting on Many Minds’ social media platforms.
- To act as stage manager for the project and to coordinate and manage a team of production staff and volunteers.
- To help implement evaluation and monitoring systems needed by funders and the project.
- To oversee the administration work of the project including maintaining files and records, handling correspondence, emails and phone calls.
- To assist with general administrative and producing tasks for the organisation more widely as required.
- To represent Many Minds at networking meetings for arts and health groups as required.
Knowledge, Skills, Qualities and Experience
- Experience, and / or training working in community arts projects. Experience in working on outdoor performances or events is desirable.
- Experience of using and / or working in mental health. (We particularly welcome applications from people with experience of mental ill-health.) The sensitivity, skills and experience to work with vulnerable people and to create safe and secure environments for this group.
- Experience working with people from a wide range of ethnicities and backgrounds including refugees and asylum seekers.
- Experience of managing and coordinating a team of volunteers.
- Excellent organisational skills. The ability to plan and work effectively with wide range of people, including partners, theatre venues, media and participants.
- An ability to motivate and inspire others and be a good role model for young people.
- Good communication skills. The ability to build good working relationships with a wide range of people.
- Experiencing using social media platforms.
- A high degree of motivation. The ability to work independently and on own initiative as well as being part of a team.
- Strong administrative skills. (incl. Word processing, spreadsheet and other I.T. skills) Ability to organise activities, handle paperwork and monitoring and evaluation of projects
- Experience of working in live theatre. Understanding of the production process.
- A passion and enthusiasm for live theatre, and the work of Many Minds.