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We are looking for an Assistant Producer (Temporary Contract) to join us! details below:

Hours 7 hours per week for 12 weeks. (Must be available on Thursday evenings) Contracted dates: Week commencing 23rd July – Week commencing 15th Oct.

Salary £10/hour. Freelance contract.

Application deadline: Friday 6th July

To apply for this post, please send a CV and covering letter outlining how your skills and experience fits the person specification. You are also welcome to submit this in audio or video form if you wish.

We are dedicated to making the application process as accessible as possible so please get in touch with us about any access needs you have. Please contact Olivia Ware on olivia@many-minds.org or 07843 210 272 for more details or if you wish to discuss the role.

About us

Many Minds is a Bristol based mental health charity that facilitate creative spaces and make performance with people managing their mental health.  We work with individuals to engage with their creativity, improve confidence, self-esteem and build social skills and networks. We run workshops in theatre making skills to devise and create high quality contemporary performance. For more information visit our website www.many-minds.org

Job Description

This post with Many Minds will support and produce a forum theatre piece with young people aged 16 – 25 years with experiences of homelessness and / or mental ill-health. The project is a partnership project with 1625 Independent People, homelessness theatre company, Cardboard Citizens and other arts and social sector partners.

The successful candidate will be required to support weekly workshops on Thursday evenings from 5-8pm in central Bristol over 12 weeks and the production of 2- 3 live performances in various settings. The other hours will be carried out from home or in community venues where the group’s work takes place and can be worked flexibly in agreement with the charity’s Directors. The Assistant Producer / Project Worker will report to the Director of Many Minds.

This role would suit someone who has some experience in community theatre / arts projects and has an interest in working with young people.

Responsibilities

  • To assist with the set up of workshop space for weekly sessions including sourcing refreshments, setting up and clearing the room and to assist with workshop activities and games.
  • To welcome and settle participants and help them carry out administrative tasks including members forms, sign in sheets, media consent and feedback forms as required.
  • To take part in check ins, briefings, debriefing in relation to the workshop sessions and participate in meetings and supervision sessions with staff and volunteers working on the project.
  • To liaise with partner organisations, venues and other stakeholders about the project.
  • To lead on the marketing and publicity for the project and performances including handling mail outs, distributing leaflets, updating listing sites, contacting media and creating and posting on Many Minds’ social media platforms.
  • To help implement evaluation and monitoring systems needed by funders and the project.
  • To oversee the administration work of the project including maintaining files and records, handling correspondence, emails and phone calls.
  • To assist with general administrative and producing tasks for the organisation more widely as required.
  • To represent Many Minds at networking meetings for arts and health groups as required.

Person Specification

Knowledge, Skills, Qualities and Experience

  • Experience, and / or training working in community arts projects.
  • Experience of using and / or working in mental health, homeless or young people’s services. (We particularly welcome applications from people with experience of mental ill-health.) The sensitivity, skills and experience to work with vulnerable people and to create safe and secure environments for this group.
  • Excellent organisational skills. The ability to plan and work effectively with wide range of people, including partners, theatre venues, media and participants.
  • An ability to motivate and inspire others and be a good role model for young people.
  • Good communication skills. The ability to build good working relationships with a wide range of people.
  • Experiencing using social media platforms.
  • A high degree of motivation. The ability to work independently and on own initiative as well as being part of a team.
  • Strong administrative skills. (incl. Word processing, spreadsheet and other I.T. skills) Ability to organise activities, handle paperwork and monitoring and evaluation of projects
  • Experience of working in live theatre. Understanding of the production process.
  • A passion and enthusiasm for live theatre, applied theatre and forum theatre.

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