Now hiring - New project roles

Thanks to funding through Arts Council England and DCMS, The Place Bedford is recruiting for a number of new part time jobs. These will run over the winter months, and help us develop, reorganise and grow our business as we gear up our creative and community activities heading into 2021 and next summer.

Each new position will help to improve our visibility and support for our creative activity, and to build resilience for the future.

These roles are currently part time until the end of March, but we hope they will be able to continue beyond, subject to further successful funding and development.

Research & Producer: Outdoor

APPLICATION INFORMATION
Application Deadline: 5pm – Monday 7th December
Expected Interview date: Morning/Afternoon Friday 11th December

Application is by CV, Cover Letter and attached Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.
Please send your application to: jobs@theplacebedford.org.uk with ‘Research & Producer: Outdoor’ in the subject line
Your Cover letter should be no more than 2 pages that briefly introduces yourself and responds to the questions outlined below. 

If you would prefer, you can record a short video answering the questions and introducing yourself to us. This should be no more than 6 minutes in length. Don’t forget to add the original video file, or link to an online hosting site (eg Vimeo) where we
can find the video, within your email before you send it.

Please respond to the following statements or questions as fully as possible in your application.
1. A forward-thinking arts organisation needs to embrace outdoor performance and events because…
2. What is the biggest challenge you perceive in opening up outdoor performance to a wider pool of creative communities?
3. Has 2020 changed your way of living/working? How?

Research & Development : Youth Arts

APPLICATION INFORMATION
Application Deadline: 5pm – Friday 11th December
Expected Interview date: Morning Wednesday 16th December

Application is by CV, Cover Letter and attached Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.
Please send your application to: jobs@theplacebedford.org.uk with ‘Research & Development : Youth Arts’ in the subject line

Your Cover letter should be no more than 2 pages that briefly introduces yourself and responds to the questions outlined below. 

If you would prefer, you can record a short video answering the questions and introducing yourself to us. This should be no more than 6 minutes in length. Don’t forget to add the original video file, or link to an online hosting site (eg Vimeo) where we
can find the video, within your email before you send it.

Please respond to the following statements or questions as fully as possible in your application.

  1. A forward-thinking arts organisation needs to embrace the development of a vibrant and youth-led offer because…
  2. What do you think is the biggest challenge to developing youth arts activities in today’s climate?
  3. What is the one cultural activity you wish you had access to as a young person?

We have tried to make the application process as simple and flexible as possible to encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and levels of experience.

We want the theatre & cultural industry to reflect the diversity of our area, and the wider  UK. We are very keen to receive applications for these roles from the widest of backgrounds,  and especially welcome applications from people with disabilities, Black, Asian or other non-white backgrounds, or those traditionally under represented in the cultural industries.

We work to the social model of disability which says that society disables people through its poor and unequal services, through systemic barriers and prejudices, and through the attitudinal, physical, psychological, sensory and neurotypical obstacles in all areas of life. 

The umbrella of disability generally includes a very wide range of conditions, sometimes referred to as impairments, as long term health problems, mental health, chronic health conditions, neurodivergence, sensory conditions including being a blind or visually impaired person or a d/Deaf or hearing impaired person, and learning disabled people. Our current overview includes anyone who may be either discriminated against or excluded on the basis of such a condition. 

We understand that the term disability has traditionally been regarded as a negative term because it has been medically and economically loaded with descriptions around deficit. We challenge those narratives and reclaim the term disabled as a political act to describe the inequality we experience. The deficits lie in society and the way it is organised.