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We are currently looking for an VOLUNTEER WORKSHOP ASSISTANTS, Performative Tour Producer and Mentor, Performative Tour Sound Designer and Mentor 


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 23rd April 2019 until the 16th July 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 plan for this block is that the first 6 sessions will be working on singing and the other 6 sessions would be doing spoken word.

Ideally we would love to find someone to volunteer for the first six workshops and another one for the other six. 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


Performative Tour Producer

Role:

The project:

Our Living Heritage project, Estate Endz, is a history and drama project about West London buildings. You will be overseeing the production of a performative tour that will be held on 20th July 201

Person Specification and role: Producer with proven experience of working with immersive and performative tours, and mentoring young people. You will be working with S.P.I.D Theatre company on our Living History project, Estate Endz, to create a performative tour with a group of 13-25 year olds. As well as producing the performative tour, you will mentor up to 3 young mentees, explaining the producing process and assigning suitable tasks over 3 workshops.  Experience of community based projects and mentoring is highly desirable for this position.

Commitment:

  • Thursdays (3:30pm-7:00pm): 30th May & 13th June – 18th July
  • Saturdays (11am-6pm): 25th May & 15th June – 20th July
  • Tuesday 23rd July project debrief meeting (4-5pm)

Please note: Thursday 30th May includes a Mentoring introduction 3:30-4:30pm

Fee: £1106 (Producing) plus £450 (mentoring)

Closing date: 12pm on 7th May

Interviews: 14th & 16th May

Applications: Please send a CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to jobs@spidtheatre.com with ‘EE Producer and Mentor’ in the subject line.  

 

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Have proven experience of working with communities and young people
  • Have excellent creative vision
  • Be self-motivated
  • Be good at negotiating
  • Be able to engage well with young people
  • Be good at problem-solving
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Be able to work well under pressure and motivate the production team

 

Producer Responsibilities

  • Liaising with the Head of Youth Programme of S.P.I.D regarding the production of a performative tour on 20th July 2019.
  • Collaborating with the S.P.I.D team to organise and deliver the performative tour
  • Overseeing marketing of the performative tour in the lead up to the performance, to attract an audience of 50-60 people.
  • Liaising with the internal administration in the operational management of production
  • Venue, costume, and equipment hire for the production
  • Overseeing budget in regards to venue hire, equipment hire and costume hire
  • Attend all working dates and team meetings
  • Firm up location/s for the performative tour
  • Be the main point of contact for enquiries relating to the production
  • Responsible for appointing or managing project staff as needed; delegating responsibilities to administration
  • Create, update and circulate project schedules
  • Oversee the design, printing and distribution of marketing and publicity materials.
  • Ensure that marketing and press campaigns reflect the artistic vision for the show
  • Be responsible for project outreach and engaging members of the local community with S.P.I.D’s production.
  • Assist in sourcing materials and equipment as required
  • Oversee ticket sales/allocation process
  • Manage the project volunteer team including initial interviews, suitable tasks, DBS, and evaluating volunteer experience
  • Be responsible for ensuring that the production is fulfilled within a strict budget
  • Ensure all invoices are received by the project administrator and payment made
  • Ensure that PRS and music royalties are managed
  • Administrate all aspects of the role, including filing and record keeping and reporting as required
  • To undertake such other reasonable duties as may from time to time be required

 

Mentor Responsibilities

  • Connect with a small group of young people who want to further their knowledge specifically of production and S.P.I.D’s work around the project
  • During the workshops, provide guidance to the young people regarding production management, advise and illuminate the world of production, in particular relation to S.P.I.D’s work
  • Hold a production meeting between yourself and young people during the workshop, so that they can have hands on experience of doing production.
  • Creating your own workshop for these young people, to allow them to see what a producer does

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


Performative Tour Sound Designer & Mentor

The project:

Our Living Heritage project, Estate Endz, is a history and drama project about West London buildings. You will be overseeing the sound design of a performative tour that will be held on 20th July 2019.

 

Person Specification and role

You will ideally have experience at designing sound for immersive theatre shows and worked with community companies. You will also have worked with young people as a mentor or facilitator. You will be mentoring young people during this time, sharing your skills as you work on the project.

 

Commitment:

  • Thursday 30th May Mentoring Introduction (3:30pm- 4:30pm)
  • Thursdays Production Meetings (6pm-7pm): 13th June – 18th July  
  • Saturdays (11am-6pm): 15th June – 20th July
  • Tuesday 23rd July project debrief meeting (4-5pm)

Fee: £600 (sound design) plus £450 (mentoring)

Closing date: 12pm on 7th May

Interviews: 14th & 16th May

Applications: Please send a CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to jobs@spidtheatre.com with ‘EE Sound Designer and Mentor’ in the subject line.  

 

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Have proven experience of working with communities and young people
  • Have professional experience of working in the theatre industry
  • Have excellent creative vision
  • Be self-motivated
  • Work well with the SPID team to achieve a shared creative vision
  • Be able to engage well with young people
  • Have extraordinary attention to detail
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Be able to work well under pressure

 

Sound Designer Responsibilities

  • Liaising with the project producer and SPID Head of Youth Programme of regarding the sound design of a performative tour on 20th July 2019.
  • Collaborating with the S.P.I.D team to organise and deliver sound design for the performative tour
  • Attend all working dates and team meetings
  • Assist in sourcing materials and equipment as required

 

Mentor Responsibilities

  • Connect with a small group of young people who want to further their knowledge specifically of sound design and S.P.I.D’s work around the project
  • During the workshops, provide guidance to the young people regarding sound design, advise and illuminate the world of production, in particular relation to S.P.I.D’s work
  • Hold a practical meeting between yourself and young people during the workshop, so that they can have hands on experience of doing sound design.
  • Creating your own workshop for these young people, to allow them to see what a sound designer does

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

 

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