Closing Date: 16 October 2019
Pavilion Dance South West
Job Role & Description
The role of the Participation Producer is to develop and manage a programme of in-house and outreach participation opportunities and projects focused on health and wellbeing outcomes. Reporting to the Head of Engagement, this role involves producing, devising and delivering dance opportunities and strategic projects with a wide range of partners in the community. A significant part of this role will be managing our Parkinson’s Dance and Connected Minds: Dance – our new dance programme delivered in partnership with Dorset Mind.
Parkinson’s Dance is our weekly dance class designed specifically for those living with Parkinson’s and their carers. It is a fun, creative and therapeutic class created by Parkinson’s Dance Science founders Aimee Hobbs and Neuro-Physiotherapist Dr Sophia Hulbert. This role manages the Bournemouth class and associated research projects. In addition, the Participation Producer maintains our relationships with associate Parkinson’s Dance classes and practitioners.
Connected Minds: Dance In partnership with Dorset Mind and funded by the RIO Cultural Education Challenge, we are pioneering a brand new dance programme for young people. Built around the 5 Ways to Wellbeing, the project will be co-delivered by highly experienced community dance practitioners and Dorset Mind’s very own mental health specialists.
Responsible to: Head of Engagement
Works closely alongside: Participation Producer (Community and Outreach)
Young People’s Producer
Salary: £25,000 pro rata
Terms: Part time, temporary contract maternity cover, minimum 8 months, with possible extension. We are open to discussion if an applicant was interested in applying in a freelance capacity.
Hours: 22.5 hours per week
Base: Pavilion Dance South West, Bournemouth
Detailed key responsibilities
• To lead on the coordination and management of our dance programmes that have health and wellbeing outcomes
• Devise opportunities, and maximise engagement for people to take part in dance activities
• Take responsibility for the monitoring, evaluation and documentation of programmes, and for evidencing the achievement of business plan and funding agreement targets
• Maintain our existing research relationships with the University of Bournemouth and the University of Southampton
• Collaborate with the Engagement Coordinator
• Work with the Producer (Programme & Artist Development), the Young Peoples’ Producer, and other team members as appropriate, to identify and deliver opportunities for engagement with visiting and resident artists and companies.
• Work alongside the Participation Producer (Community and Outreach) to dovetail programmes and collaborate where there are areas of crossover.
• Represent the organisation, as appropriate, on relevant steering groups and committees
• Co-Chair the regional Breathe Action Group with the Head of Engagement
• Work collaboratively to develop special opportunities where appropriate
• Work with the rest of the PDSW team to maximise opportunities to reach new participants and audiences.
• Manage and monitor individual programme and project budgets, in collaboration with the Head of Engagement
• Identify funding sources for the Participation programme and write bids to support relevant work and lead on subsequent reporting
• Promote and advocate the organisation and its activities amongst peers, artists and stakeholders within the local, regional and national dance sector
• Work with the marketing team to initiate and maintain clear communication channels with our key stakeholders to ensure that opportunities are promoted effectively
• Contribute to marketing strategies and the production of print and other promotional literature
• Nurture and provide opportunities for work placements for students from Arts University Bournemouth and work experience students
• Be aware of, and actively implement the organisation’s policies with regard to, for example, Child Safeguarding and Diversity
• Attend staff and other relevant meetings; participate in training and other forms of staff development
• To be available to work at evenings, weekends and bank holidays as required by the programme
• Undertake any other duties commensurate with the post as directed by your line manager
In addition to a commitment to the values, aims and objectives of Pavilion Dance South West, you will be able to show evidence of the following against which we will assess your application:
• A passion for dance and the arts
• Imagination and creativity
• A commitment to outstanding standards and achieving excellence
• Excellent communication, advocacy and interpersonal skills and an enthusiasm for communicating with people
• An aptitude for responsibility and independent working
• Diplomacy, tact and an ability to collaborate with partners
• Drive, energy and a desire to own and deliver projects
• Able to be self-motivated and to work flexibly as part of a creative team
• Able to work within tight deadlines and pay attention to detail
• Able and willing to work flexible hours and travel regionally and nationally as part of the role
Essential Experience, knowledge and skills
• Experienced in delivering or managing dance projects for a broad range of participants
• Experience of project planning and delivery within a dance or arts organisation
• Experienced dance teacher
• Experience of working with diverse teams, and with a range of partners
• Experience of monitoring and reporting back on projects
• Experience of monitoring and managing budgets
• Entrepreneurial flair and the proven ability to generate new creative ideas and successfully realise them
• Strong IT skills
Desirable Experience and skills
• A degree in dance or another relevant subject
• Experience of building relationships with a local community, promoting opportunities for partnership
• Demonstrable experience of successful fundraising
This is a part time, maternity cover for an initial term of 8 months with potential that this might be extended for a further month or more.
£25,000 pro rata / 22.5 hours per week
The post will be based at our lovely venue in Bournemouth.
You can download an application pack from our website.
We particularly encourage applications from people whose backgrounds and experience are underrepresented within the creative industries, including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and Deaf and Disabled candidates.
Closing date for applications: 5pm Wednesday 16 October 2019
Interviews will be held at Pavilion Dance on Monday 21 October 2019