Purpose of the role
To support the delivery of Creative Engagement activities across a range of groups and projects.
Theatr Clwyd is a cultural hub, producing world-class theatre in the hills of North Wales. Since 1976 we have been serving our communities and delivering the highest quality theatre and arts experience for the people of North Wales and beyond.
Our mission is increasingly important to us in all that we do.
To make the world a happier place, one moment at a time.
We are fortunate enough to be one of very few theatres in the UK to build sets, make costumes, paint scenery and create props inhouse. These essential theatre making skills ensure that we can push theatrical boundaries to create stunning shows from the seed of a writer’s imagination. Since 2018 this has been recognised by the theatre industry with awards from UK Theatre, The Stage and the Olivier’s.
The development of theatre makers in our community is key to sustaining Wales and the UK’s cultural sector. We have spaces for writers and companies dovetailed with technical apprenticeships and trainee directors to create a building which supports emerging creatives in developing artistic excellence.
We use our skills to underpin social transformation in our communities. We creatively address social and educational challenges such as youth justice while bridging social and economic divides. We recognise the immediate impact and long term benefits the arts can provide to aid psychological and physical wellbeing. We collaborate with Wales’ largest NHS health board and local social services to meet the challenges facing health and social care by supporting our communities.
We have a recent annual turnover of around £7m and are funded by a combination of Arts Council Wales, Flintshire County Council, box office ticket sales, commercial income and fundraising from individuals, trusts and foundations and corporate sponsorship.
Hours: 10 - 15 hours per week (to be agreed)
Team: Creative Engagement
Responsible to: Creative Engagement General Manager
Responsible for: N/A
Closing Date: Friday 15th July 2022
Duties and Responsibilities
- To support Creative engagement associates in the delivery of workshops and other creative engagement projects.
- With the Operations Team ensure that spaces are suitably prepared for sessions.
- To help with planning and preparing workshops and other activities.
- To take registers and process and other paperwork required for each activity.
- To be the welfare lead within workshops.
- To support the Creative Engagement Assistant Manager with administration and any other task as required.
- Assist Creative Engagement projects including but not limited to, our family arts weekend, summer schools, music festivals and any other outreach activities by pre-planning, working out logistical matters and communicating with groups from the community.
- Perform any other duties as reasonably requested by the Creative Engagement Director.
- To represent and positively promote the organisation at all levels
- Enthusiastic about working with young people and the community.
- The ability to deal sensitively with issues relating to diversity and access.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including an ability to relate to a wide variety of people.
- An energetic and inspiring presence.
- Resourcefulness and quick thinking.
- Strong time management skills.
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a small team.
- DBS check.
- A commitment to artistic excellence.
- Knowledge of, or willingness to learn about, the community local to Theatr Clwyd.
- Knowledge of theatre, dance and other art forms within the UK generally and Wales specifically.
- Full driving licence.
- The ability to communicate in the Welsh Language.
The Creative Engagement Department at Theatr Clwyd is the hub for the work we do with young people, disenfranchised groups and the wider community. The vision for the department aims to deliver a programme of work that harnesses the transformational power of the performing arts, and the arts more widely, to provide creative learning and community engagement of the highest possible standard.