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We are always looking for locals from Kensington and Chelsea to get involved with our community outreach. If you’re a young person aged 16-30 or an adult resident, please email youth@spidtheatre.com with your CV.

We are currently looking for an: Arts Administrator ,  Community Project Producer

VOLUNTEER FLYER DISTRIBUTOR

VOLUNTEER PHOTOGRAPHERS & VIDEOGRAPHERSVOLUNTEER WORKSHOP ASSISTANTS


Arts Administrator

Looking for an administrative role in an organisation working directly with the community?

SPID Theatre are looking for a committed, experienced arts administrator to manage administration for our youth projects and community programme. This role will report to the Community Project Producer.

You will be working on three projects: Living Heritage Estate Endz, Far Far Away and Estate Voices. A brief overview is below but please familiarise yourself with fuller details by reading the relevant sections of our website:

  • Estate Endz is a living heritage multimedia project about West London council estates which builds on our groundbreaking Kensington Stories Gamechanger. Participants are 13-25 years old.
  • Far Far Away is a series of weekly workshops exploring acting, voice, movement, design, writing, filmmaking, and various other arts disciplines. Participants are 8-13 years old.
  • Estate Voices is aimed at empowering local adults with skills to organise campaigns, develop their own projects, try new activities and get involved in their local community. Participants are 18+ years.

The Arts Administrator will be responsible for:

Office Management and General Tasks

  • Maintain stationary supplies, ordering equipment etc…
  • Welcome visitors to space 
  • Maintain google calendar
  • Complete weekly task list sent by line manager
  • Responsible for managing own workload regarding task list and flagging in advance any tasks that might not be completed to the requested timeline
  • Assist with hiring freelancers and recruiting volunteers as required

 

Communication

  • Manage google inboxes and reply to correspondence 
  • Answer telephone, email and in person enquiries regarding projects
  • Act as a main point of contact for youth groups, parents, partners, facilitators, participants, press etc
  • Have an understanding of the overall SPID team and community space and direct enquiries appropriately
  • Attend and take minutes for a weekly team meeting at a regular time agreed with line manager
  • Attend a weekly fixed meeting with line manager to ensure project is on track
  • Provide a daily End of Day Report outlining tasks completed and a time in and time out. To be sent to line manager.  

 

Finance

  • Set up project budgets on shared GDrive
  • Update the budget with invoices and expenditure 
  • Maintain accurate financial records in accordance with funding and legal requirements
  • File invoices and receipts physically and digitally 
  • Responsible for paying out expenses to young people and volunteers and keeping records of payments
  • Responsible for final budget invoice reconciliation and sign off 
  • Monitor and hold responsibility for the Petty Cash spend and reconciliation
  • Alert team to any potential overspend or budgeting issues

 

Marketing

  • Assist with recruitment drives by posting job ads, monitoring responses, shortlisting candidates, arranging interview slots and preparing paperwork
  • Assist the marketing and outreach officer with project marketing as required
  • Send out press releases and eflyers for events
  • Assist with social media and writing blog posts as required
  • Edit the website with upcoming events, jobs, project updates etc…
  • Uploading content to YouTube and other online platforms

 

Workshops & Showcases

    • Source and purchase materials such as stationery, snacks, materials needed for shows etc…
    • Setting up sound equipment and projector when required
    • Assist with event managing performances and showcases at the end of each project block
  • *This role requires the person to work on Saturdays; this is because our Estate Endz workshops take place on Saturdays. We have staff in for the workshops as it helps the workshops to be the best they can be, assist the team and have the young people we work with be able to know the team. While traditional admin does not take place on this day, set up and packing down for the workshop, bringing materials to and from, providing food and snacks, handing out forms and expenses to the young people and being on hand to assist with the workshop and outreaching are examples of some of the tasks that the administrator would be responsible for on that day. 

 

Project Documentation

  • Create contracts for new staff and freelancers based on Company templates
  • Create weekly project schedules and keep contact lists updated 
  • Maintain archiving of all project documentation and photos/videos/oral history recordings 
  • Update and file oral history agreements and photo/filming permissions
  • Collate feedback on all projects and continually improve these systems
  • Ensure correct filing of major documents such as Memorandums and Formal Agreements with partner organisations

 

This is a guide to the nature of the work required. It is not wholly comprehensive or restrictive and may be reviewed with the post holder and the line manager from time to time.

 

Essential Skills

  • A minimum of 2 years administration in a busy office (preferably community arts based)
  • A minimum 2 years proven experience managing budgets and financial administration
  • working knowledge of maintaining charity financial records for audit
  • Experience working with young people aged 8–25 and their parents/carers
  • Experience of supporting community activity programmes
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to develop rapport with a wide range of community members and young people to grow engagement
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Due to the nature of this role, a DBS check will be required

 

Desirable Skills

  • Local knowledge and experience of working within Kensington & Chelsea
  • Experience of working on immersive / site-specific performance
  • Experience with Google Docs and Google Drive

 

This role is based in Kensal House (W10 5BQ) in Ladbroke Grove.

Deadline: 12pm Tuesday 22nd October

Interviews: Tuesday 5th & Thursday 7th November 

Role starts: ASAP after acceptance of position

Salary: £21,840 per annum (full-time 35 hours a week)

Contract Duration: November 2019 – August 2020 (exact dates tbc upon appointment)

Paid Holiday Allowance: The employee is entitled to 6 weeks paid holiday (inclusive of 8 bank holidays). This is currently 30 days for the whole period.

 

Working hours will be as follows (including 1hr lunch unpaid):

Tuesday: 11:30 – 7:30pm

Wednesday: 10am – 6pm

Thursday: 12:30 – 8:30pm

Friday: 10am – 6pm

Saturdays 10am – 6pm

 

To Apply

Please read the full job description on www.spidtheatre.com/jobs before applying. After reading the job description, email jobs@spidtheatre.com using ‘Application for Arts Administrator’ in the subject line. Include your CV and a one page cover letter outlining your suitability for the role with reference to the full job description.

Applications from the local North Kensington community are preferred and strongly encouraged.

Please note! 

We may close the advert early once a suitable applicant is found so please apply sooner rather than later.


Community Project Producer

Looking for a producing role in an organisation working directly with the community?

SPID Theatre are looking for a committed, experienced producer to organise plan and deliver our youth projects and community programme. This role will report to the Head of Youth and Outreach and has line management responsibility for the wider team.

You will be working on three projects: Living Heritage Estate Endz, Far Far Away and Estate Voices. A brief overview is below but please familiarise yourself with fuller details by reading the relevant sections of our website:

  • Estate Endz is a living heritage multimedia project about West London council estates which builds on our groundbreaking Kensington Stories Gamechanger. Participants are 13-25 years old.
  • Far Far Away is a series of weekly workshops exploring acting, voice, movement, design, writing, filmmaking, and various other arts disciplines. Participants are 8-13 years old.
  • Estate Voices is aimed at empowering local adults with skills to organise campaigns, develop their own projects, try new activities and get involved in their local community. Participants are 18+ years.

 

The Producer will be responsible for:

Finance

  • Working with the Arts Administrator to oversee the budget and ensure that expenditure is logged correctly as required for SPID’s records and to meet funder & legal requirements. 
  • Ensure that the project stays within budget. 

 

Staff Management

  • Line Manage the Arts Administrator, Community Outreach Officer and project freelancers.
  • Co-line manage with the Marketing and Outreach Manager the Youth Work Outreach Assistant
  • Attend and share responsibility for chairing team meetings when necessary.
  • Be point of contact for freelancers and ensure they are fully briefed.
  • Ensure freelancer workshop plans are received on time, approve and provide feedback as necessary.
  • Oversee the recruitment of staff on projects

 

Publicity and Marketing

  • Create project press releases and provide feedback on project publicity
  • Lead the coordination of key project events
  • Liaise with the Marketing and Outreach Manager on marketing strategies and outcomes 

 

Schedule Management

  • Take responsibility of the timeline reviewing to ensure that the project is running to schedule
  • Ensure key project deadlines and outputs are met

 

Community Liaison

  • Share responsibility for developing and managing key relationships within the local community
  • Oversee outreach activities such as taster workshops for local young people and community consultation sessions
  • Attend outreach activities as needed

 

Project Workshops

  • Devise the creative content of performance workshops and facilitate these
  • Attend and ensure the smooth running of all Saturday workshops
  • Ensure that all members of the team receive the workshop plan before sessions
  • Support guest professionals as they lead workshops in their area of expertise
  • Share responsibility for running warm up and closing games at each session
  • Manage the youth worker and workshop assistants to ensure the set-up, pack down and running of workshops goes smoothly
  • Monitor project documentation and financial logs
  • Attend project evaluation sessions.
  • Run staff feedback sessions at the end of each workshop
  • Collate and review feedback from guest professionals
  • Schedule and manage the running of key project events

 

This is a guide to the nature of the work required. It is not wholly comprehensive or restrictive and may be reviewed with the post holder and the line manager from time to time.

 

Essential Skills

  • A minimum of 2 years project management experience
  • A minimum of 2 years experience working with young people aged 8–25
  • Experience of facilitating performance workshops for young people aged 8-25
  • Experience of producing community activity programmes and engaging adults
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to develop rapport with a wide range of community members and young people.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.
  • Proven experience of managing budgets and financial administration.
  • Proven experience of managing a team of staff and volunteers.
  • Due to the nature of this role, a DBS check will be required.

 

Desirable Skills

  • Local knowledge and experience of working within the borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
  • Experience of working on immersive / site-specific performance

 

This role is based in Kensal House (W10 5BQ) in Ladbroke Grove. You will be responsible for paying your own taxes and National Insurance Contributions. 

Deadline: 12pm Tuesday 22nd October

Interviews: Tuesday 5th & Thursday 7th November

Role starts: by Tuesday 12th November

Fee: £12/hour (total 26 hours a week)

Contract Duration: November 2019 – August 2020 (exact dates tbc upon appointment)

 

You must be available to work the following core hours:

Tuesdays 2:30pm – 7:30pm (5hrs)

Thursdays 12:30pm – 8:30pm (8hrs)

Fridays 12pm – 6pm (6hrs)

Saturdays 11am – 6pm (7hrs)

 

To Apply

Please read the full job description on www.spidtheatre.com/jobs before applying. After reading the job description, email jobs@spidtheatre.com using ‘Application for CPP’ in the subject line. Include your CV and a one page cover letter outlining your suitability for the role with reference to the full job description.

Applications from the local North Kensington community are preferred and strongly encouraged.

Please note! 

We may close the advert early once a suitable applicant is found so please apply sooner rather than later.


DO YOU LIVE LOCALLY? DO YOU ENJOY BEING OUT & ABOUT IN THE COMMUNITY? 

WE NEED YOU TO BE OUR Flyer Distributor !!!

We need a Flyer Distributor to help us spread the word to local organisations about our upcoming projects at SPID. We need someone to visit key organisations in the community and local housing estates to deliver flyers and put up posters about our workshops for young people ages 8-25 and adult skills evenings. Workshops take place in two groups on Tuesdays (8-13 year olds) and Saturdays (13-25 year olds).

You would meet us at our office in Kensal house – W10 5BQ to collect flyers and posters. The fee is £10 per hour with a minimum guarantee of 4 hours work. Travel card will be supplied to use in getting to different areas in the borough. We have distributor opportunities around 6 times per year, so it would be great to have someone who would be interested in doing this more than once or becoming part of a pool of distributors. Ideally we would also love to find someone who knows the North Kensington area very well and is able to help us in reaching out to different parts of the community by speaking to community members about SPID’s work.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on youth@spidtheatre.com or at 0208 969 4570/ 07903 861 674


VOLUNTEER PHOTOGRAPHERS & VIDEOGRAPHERS

Calling all professional photographers and videographers!

Interested in giving some of your time and skills back to your local community? S.P.I.D. Theatre are in need of professional photos of their youth workshops and community performances to help promote their work throughout the local community.

What we need from you:

  • 2-3 hours of your time on a Tuesday or Saturday afternoon
  • 25 edited images/footage

We are happy to provide travel expenses on the day. If you would be interested, please contact Olivia at youth@spidtheatre.com.

 

VOLUNTEER WORKSHOP ASSISTANTS

Role:

To help us in our mission of providing free drama workshops for young people in North West London. This is an incredible hands-on experience if you are aiming to develop a career in either community work or drama.

At the moment we need Volunteer Workshop Assistants for our next block Far Far Away programme running on Tuesdays from 17th September 2019 until the 3rd December 2019. The workshops happen every Tuesday (except half term) from 4.45 pm to 6.15 pm at Kensal House (W10 5BQ). You will need to be in from 4.00 pm until 6.30 pm, to set up before the workshop as well as break down and do feedback afterwards with the workshop assistant(s) and the Project Leader.

You would be working with maximum 20 local young people aged 8-13 year olds each session. In the workshop there will be a facilitator, a member of SPID staff and 2-3 workshop assistants. You will be paid £5 for travel expenses. The theme for this block will  contemporary dance.

Ideally we would love to find someone to volunteer for all the  workshops from September to December. In any case, let us know your availability and we will figure out how to organise it.

If you are interested, please contact us on youth@spidtheatre.com or at 0208 969 4570


ENJOY THEATRE, COMMUNITY WORK & WORKING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE? 

WE NEED YOU TO BE PART OF OUR Volunteer Team !!!

We need Volunteers to become part of our volunteer team at SPID! Throughout the year we run many shows, workshops and projects with young people from ages 8-25. We find ourselves often in need of volunteers to help assist in workshops, usher audience members, help patrons fill out feedback and surveys at events, and even help build and paint sets or gather costumes and props for our productions. Our team of volunteers are really vital in helping to make our young people’s creative visions come to life.

The work most often takes place in Kensal house – W10 5BQ. You will be paid £5 for travel expenses. Ideally we would love to find someone who is passionate about theatre and community work and who’s willing to lend a hand on these kinds of tasks. If you’d like to be a part of SPID Theatre’s volunteer team, please get in touch on youth@spidtheatre.com or at 0208 969 4570/ 07903 861 674 with your contact details and why you’d like to be involved.

 


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