Fee:   £3,600 (£150/day) for each job

Time period:  November 2020 – October 2021
November – April:    Planning and coordinating the artistic programme, liaising with schools and community groups, contracting artists, promoting and marketing the programme
April – September: Event delivery, continuous promotion and marketing
September – October: Evaluation of the programme

Hours are flexible over a 12-month period – roughly 24 days for each job.  You will work more days from April – September 2021 when events are taking place.  During this period you will need to be available to work in the evenings, school holidays and/or weekends.

Location:  The Roman Town House, Dorchester.
There is hot desking space available at Dorset Council Offices and at The Arts Development Company offices in the Little Keep, Dorchester plus you can work from home). We will provide you with a computer and IT support and professional support to help you do your best work.

What do these jobs involve?

Working together you will:

  • Plan and produce a series of events, workshops and learning activities to take place at the outdoor Roman Town House site located in Dorchester, Dorset from April – September 2021. The Roman Town House is an outside area with new amphitheatre style seating and small staging area.Use The Roman Town House site and its history as inspiration for your programme
  • Champion inclusivity so that everyone has access to the opportunities on offer and the programme reflects different groups and interests within the population
  • Organise opportunities for different groups of people – school children and young people, people living with dementia and special interest group.
  • Work with our partners including other cultural organisations to help coordinate events
    Evaluate events and monitor audience feedback to learn for the future

What sort of person are we looking for?
We are most interested to know about your personal skills, attitude and commitment.  We will mentor and coach you to ensure you thrive in this role and support you with whatever you need to do your best work e.g. disabled access, child care, mental health support.  We know you will teach us too. If you think you can do some of this, if you have some of the skills we need but not all and want to talk about it, please do give us a ring and we can talk some more – 01305 225636 or email: rosie@theartsdevelopmentcompany.org.uk

Personal qualities we want to hear about:

  • You are committed to making arts, culture and heritage accessible to everyone
  • You are well organized, reliable and willing to work flexibly
  • You understand and show respect for the work of partners and artists
  • You have a supportive, generous and collaborative approach to working with people; you are enthusiastic, enjoy talking to anyone and working in a team

Ideally, we’d love you to have some of the following:

  • Enthusiasm for heritage, arts and culture
  • Some experience in producing creative events, projects or workshops
  • Some project coordination skills
  • A real commitment to developing your career as a creative producer
  • A genuine desire to engage with new and different audiences
  • Understanding of budgets and managing money
  • Good written and verbal communication skills

Extra desirable

  • Some experience of producing outdoor arts events or festivals or programming and / or working with different groups
  • An interest in history

Application process:
Tell us why you’d like either of these jobs, what you think you bring including any experience and what you would like to learn or need.  We pledge to give you feedback on your application.

Either: Send us a letter (no more than 2 sides of A4)

OR: send a short (max 3 minute) video

DEADLINE: 12 noon Friday 2nd October 2020 to: rosie@theartsdevelopmentcompany.org.uk

We will shortlist up to 6 people for interview on zoom.  We will send the interview questions 15 minutes before interviews.  You also need to visit the Roman Town House site with a member of the team.  It will be helpful for you to attend a fortnightly zoom What Next? Dorset meeting to get an insight into the work of the Dorset arts and culture sector – find out more here  https://www.facebook.com/groups/whatnextdorset

Site visit:   Tuesday 12 October pm Roman Town House, Dorchester             
Interview on zoom: Wednesday 13 October 2020; starting date: w/c 2 November 2020