Some context about The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 project
From 2018-2021, Made By Katie Green will be working with 19 heritage sites, schools and community centres across three Hubs in the South West and Midlands to develop the new Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 project. This project will use the Imagination Museum model that has already been developed, as well as responding to the 400th anniversary of The Mayflower’s famous journey from the UK to the New World, to engage audiences new to dance and/or heritage. The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 project is being supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Our three Hubs are Lincolnshire/Nottinghamshire (lead partners - Pilgrim Roots Regional Partnership/Transported), Hampshire (lead partners - Hampshire Cultural Trust/The Point) and Plymouth (lead partners – The Box/Plymouth Dance). At the moment we are planning 14-18 ‘Community Encounters’ in each Hub over a 12 month period, starting in Lincolnshire/Nottinghamshire in November 2018. Each Encounter will include a performance and an interactive element (which may be a workshop or talk for example). At the end of the collaboration with each Hub, there will be a series of 2-3 days of Final Performances, which will integrate performances from community groups working alongside the professional company.
Who are we looking for?
Our Local Producers in Lincolnshire/Nottinghamshire and Hampshire will have the following key responsibilities:
- To support the Company Director (Katie Green) and Producer (Claire Morton) in planning for and delivery of the Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 project in Lincolnshire/Nottinghamshire and Hampshire
- To act as a key liaison for 2 local dance artists in each Hub (Dance Engagement Practitioners), local partners and participants in the area (including local schools, youth and community groups and local museums), with support from the Company Director and Producer
- To participate in recruitment of a small team of volunteers, heritage interpreters, teachers, group/community leaders who will act as Community Ambassadors throughout the project
- To support delivery of:
- 9 days of Community Encounters at local sites
- Rehearsals/meetings with local community groups taking place between the Community Encounters (up to 10 days or equivalent)
- 2-3 days of Final Performances (format tbc)
- An ‘Imagination Museum consortium’ day (bringing together a group of artists/arts organisations and heritage practitioners/venues interested in creative collaboration) (date to be confirmed)
- A final project symposium (venue tbc) taking place early in 2021
- To support the collection of feedback from audiences and documentation of the project on the new Imagination Museum website
As the work on this project is for a limited number of days (25 days) and would take place on a freelance basis over an extended period of time, the role would suit someone with an experience of production/project management looking to develop their professional experience who could fit the work around other commitments.
There will also be opportunities for exchange with Local Producers in other parts of the country and participation in national events taking place as part of the project such as consortium meetings and a final symposium
The ideal candidates will:
- be organised, friendly, with excellent team-working skills
- already be well networked in the area in which we will be working in order to help us make local links to maximise the impact of the project
- have some experience working in the dance and/or heritage sector
- believe in the work, and the potential for working creatively in heritage contexts, meaning they will be able to advocate for the project effectively with a range of partners and participants, including some who may have limited experience of engaging with the arts and heritage
- professional, with excellent communication skills and attention to detail
- have an interest in and some experience of running community events and bringing together programmes of work
- The Local Producers would be paid £130/day for up to 25 days of work between July 2018 and January 2021
- Expenses would be covered for any exchange days taking place in one of the other Hubs
- Fees would be paid on submission of invoices, including proof of self-employment status (UTR number and NI number) to Made By Katie Green
Please contact Katie on firstname.lastname@example.org supplying:
- a copy of your recent CV
- and an expression of interest (maximum 1 side of A4) explaining why the opportunity would be of interest to you (bearing in mind the information above) and the skills and experience you think you would bring to the role
by 5pm on the 20th July 2018 at the latest.
Interviews will be conducted by phone in the week commencing 30th July 2018.
Please note that we will keep details of your application on file until the recruitment process is completed and then we will only keep your contact details if you give us your consent to do so.
For more information about the roles, please download the following information packs: