Freelance Creative Project Facilitator
We are looking to contract an inspirational creative practitioner who has experience of delivering a performance event from start to finish, who can lead a week-long applied work experience for young people, taking them through this process to create their own piece of work and ensuring they gain a Bronze Arts Award qualification.
This work may be in person in one of our spaces at The Point but was also successfully delivered online last year and could do so again should we be unable to meet in person.
Freelance Creative Project Facilitator for a five-day practical Arts Industry work experience week with year 10 students, including delivery of Bronze Arts Award
Reports to: Creative Learning and Participation Manager
Terms: Fixed-term project – 11 days
Fee: £1,650 inclusive of expenses (the contractor is responsible for their own tax and N.I.)
Project dates: 11 days between May and July 2021 – see outline schedule
Deadline for applications: 5pm Monday 8 March 2021 with interviews taking place via zoom on Monday 15 March 2021
Work Experience Live
In 2020, we ran our new Year 10 Work Experience programme online with our first ever work experience team! As part of the week, the team learnt all about producing, financing and marketing their own arts event and created their own virtual arts projects to be shared digitally in our first ever 'Youth Takeover Festival'.
During the week, the team also met artists and Point staff online and completed their Bronze Arts Awards, giving them an additional qualification whilst gaining valuable careers experience.
Whether in person or online, participants can expect to meet professionals from The Point and The Berry Theatre team and explore their jobs. Inspired by the people they meet, the group will develop their own product(s) to be shared through an apprentice style pitch, a video showcase or an event for invited audience.
- Meet staff and industry experts and gain insight about different job roles within the arts including producing,marketing, finance, fundraising and life as a professional artist
- Create an arts event from scratch
- Complete a Bronze Arts Award.
Phases of the programme, and roles/ responsibilities
- Initial communication with participants to prepare them for the week
- Scheduling, booking guest artists/ wider team speakers, session planning and resource development.
- Facilitate an engaging week of inspiring activities for young people to understand the mechanics of producing an event or performance, and empower them to develop their own skills across all areas of planning and production
- To ensure participants complete the necessary evidence for their Bronze Arts Award through the workshops and completion of workbooks provided
- To empower participants to feel confident trying new or self-led arts activities that they are excited about.
- To provide individual feedback to participants as well as signpost them to further websites / places for information based on their week
- Collate and send individual email feedback to participants
- Work with Creative Learning Manager to submit participants Bronze Arts Awards for moderation
- Complete Work experience Evaluation report.
Example breakdown of project work:
- Two days - induction, training and planning (May)
- Two days - administration and participant liaison (worked flexibly to agreed schedule June - July)
- Five days - work experience programme delivery (Monday 5 – Friday 9 July 2021)
- Two days - feedback, evaluation and reporting (worked flexibly to agreed schedule July).
Skills and Experience:
- Experience facilitating workshops for young people in an arts/ creative context
- Registered Self Employed
- DBS Check
- Bronze Arts Award adviser
- A solid understanding of different arts careers available and the places to signpost young people to find out more.
- Experience of delivering work experience activity (creative or otherwise).
How to apply:
Please send a covering letter and CV outlining how you meet the essential skills and experience to Caz Creagh, Creative Learning and Participation Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for applications: 5pm, Monday 8 March with interviews taking place via zoom on Monday 15 March 2021
We encourage applications from groups who are underrepresented in the cultural sector, including people of various cultural backgrounds, trans, non-binary or gender nonconforming individuals, and persons who have a disability. We have been assessed as a Disability Confident Workplace.
We are committed to equal opportunity, regardless of age, disability, gender identity or gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or any other equality characteristic.
The Point opened in 1996, with its state-of-the-art Creation Space opening in 2009. Owned and managed by Eastleigh Borough Council, The Point became one of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisations in April 2015. Our Vision is to Move You – with everything we do focused on moving our audiences, participants and community, either emotionally, physically or both.
As an organisation, we place our audiences at the heart of everything we do, enriching lives through inspirational experiences. A regional powerhouse for contemporary performance, we present bold, innovative and inspirational new work. Engaging thousands of participants each year, we teach skills, raise aspirations and inspire the next generation, developing Eastleigh as a creative community.
Through creative residencies in our world-class Creation Space and through our trail-blazing Associate Artist programme, we support artists to develop new work and reach new audiences.
The Berry Theatre presents inspirational work for children and families alongside hand-picking the very best productions from across the UK from theatre to film, live screens and comedy. The venue also has a busy Youth Theatre and runs a range of outreach work.