Monday, 19 June 2017

Dragonbird Theatre Seeks Freelance Fundraiser

Fee: £125 per day (Freelance wage) negotiable depending on experience.
Period of Employment: 15 days over 3 months however timeframe and dates can be negotiated.  There may be the opportunity to extend the engagement.
About DragonBird Theatre
DragonBird Theatre deliver theatre and play to Early Years and their grown ups all over Bristol and the surrounding area.  It is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company which has grown from strength to strength since its founding in 2013.  The company produces theatrical interactive shows which visit local community venues, regional theatres, schools, children centres, a hospice and events.
We provide over 10,000 participatory experiences per year for children and their families/carers. 
Our programme also includes Inset/CPD for Early Years Practitioners and workshops for Drama students looking to create theatre for a young audience.
DragonBird Theatre is based in Bristol but also run sessions in Portishead, Long Ashton and Bath. Our work has a strong focus in engaging local communities as well as reaching young families across Bristol.
Tilly Langdon and Lotte Nørgaard began the company with this vision:
  • Confident, creative and happy relationships between parents/carers and their children. 
  • Communities inspired and enthused by theatre.
  • Communities that play together.
  • A new generation of young people who are confident, creative, communicative and happy, transferring these qualities to generations to come.
To get a further flavour of our work please visit our website
Job purpose
We are seeking additional fundraising capacity to allow us to grow our programme and sustain us as a company.
Key duties:
  • Secure funding for current and further DragonBird projects.
  • Researching funding opportunities for an Arts Administrator to join DragonBird.
We envisage that money raised will be a mixture of key funders, trusts and foundations and corporate donations.
Person specification
We are looking for someone with:
  • Interest and understanding of theatre for Early Years audiences and participation work with families.
  • A minimum of two years relevant fundraising experience
  • Strong organisational skills, with an ability to self-manage and motivate
  • A demonstrable track record in successfully raising funds from key funders, trusts and foundations and a comprehensive knowledge of the trust and foundation sector, including key funders and their priorities.
  • Experience of gaining corporate donations and understanding of Corporate Social Responsibility in view to advising on a CSR strategy.
Location  Preferably live in or around Bristol.
The fundraiser can work flexibly from home but we also require that some time will be spent in briefings and meetings with the Directors. We are keen that the fundraiser is able to get to know our company and our work so we will be also asking them to drop in to sessions where appropriate.
Application deadline: Friday 7th July 2017                                             
Shortlist contacted: Monday 10th July 2017                                 
Interviews: Thursday 13th July  2017 (Central Bristol Location TBC)   
Expected start date: As soon after interview as possible (to be negotiated)                                
To apply for this opportunity please send your CV and one page about why you want to apply, your appropriate skills and past experience to
We look forward to hearing from you.  Tilly & Lotte

Contact Information

DragonBird Theatre, dragonbirdtheatre [at] | 07970260034

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Artists' Programmes Coordinator - Spike Island

Part time (17.5 hours per week)
Pay:  £16,982 p.a. pro rata.
The deadline to apply is 5pm on Friday 16 June 2017
Interviews will be held week commencing 26 June 2017
Spike Island seeks a new member of our team to help support the artists we work with through Spike Associates, the Network for Creative Enterprise and other artists’ programmes.
The successful candidate will have knowledge and understanding of the ways artists work and make a living. You will play an important role in helping us to foster a dynamic and critically engaged community of artists and designers within Spike Island and the region.
To download a job description and for details on how to apply, please visit:
Spike Island is an equal opportunities employer
The network is Spike Island, The Guild (Coworking Bath), Knowle West Media Centre, UWE Bristol and Watershed supported by Arts Council England and the European Regional Development Fund.        

Marketing Manager (freelance) Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival

Marketing Manager (freelance)
Duration: 72 days over  36 weeks  from August, 2017 to April 2018
Fee: £10,000, depending on experience
Application deadline June 12, 2017.
The Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival is looking for a self-motivated, energetic team player as Marketing Manager for the Charity’s annual March Festival, Education and Outreach touring work, and Winter Concert Series. Appreciation and knowledge of Jazz and Blues and related sub-genres is important and experience in the music industry a plus. Bristol based preferred.
Please contact with your CV for a full job description. 

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Arts Officer - Bristol Arts Team

Part time (0.6) 
Pay: 25-30k pro rata
Deadline: 21st May 2017 

Bristol Culture is looking for someone to join them their Arts Team.
You will play an integral role in contributing to, supporting, developing and advocating for the arts sector in the city in line with the city’s Cultural Strategy and Bristol City Council priorities, ensuring Bristol continues to be one of the UK’s leading creative cities.
We are looking for a self-motivated, driven, articulate individual who has experience of arts development, provide strategic direction, oversee and monitor funding, grant funds and payments to arts organisations in the city. You will be supporting the delivery of arts programmes and projects which will include fundraising, training and reporting. A key part of the role is to offer advice and guidance to artists and organisations.
You will be required to work with a range of stakeholders, ensure that projects are delivered in accordance with council policies and priorities and to oversee budgets, develop income generation models and submit funding applications to support arts sector development. 
To apply go here.
For an informal discussion about the role call Elise Hurcombe, Senior Arts Officer on 0117 922 2716 or email her on

Monday, 1 May 2017

Digital Marketing Officer - Bristol Old Vic

Pay: 15-20k 
Closing Date:  Monday 8 May 2017 at 5.00pm (we cannot accept applications after this time)
Interviews:      23 May 
Bristol Old Vic is the longest continuously-running theatre in the UK and following a £12.5 million redevelopment project in 2012, is now one of the most modern and comfortable with state of the art rehearsal rooms, a dramatically extended forestage and precision-engineered sightlines giving audiences an even more intimate theatrical experience.
We are now embarking on the next phase of the redevelopment, which will result in a Front of House space worthy of our customers. It will be a beautiful combination of historic and new architecture; spaces that you might simply want to come and spend time in with your family and friends, and places that you might want actively to explore as we develop ways to tell our 250-year history through new artworks and activities. 
We are recruiting the new role of Digital Marketing Officer to support the Marketing Team and be responsible for shaping Bristol Old Vic’s digital strategy, overseeing its websites, generating innovative contact across all digital channels and building our online communities.   
You will have experience of planning and implementing original digital marketing campaigns, and be familiar with social media, website content management systems, email marketing software, design and video editing software.
This is an exciting opportunity to join Bristol Old Vic’s fast-paced Marketing Team within one of the country’s leading producing Theatres.
For more information and to apply please visit .  You can also email or telephone 0117 949 3993 (ask for Nu Tran) for an application pack.
Bristol Old Vic values representation and strives to promote equality at all levels.  We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Office Administrator - boomsatsuma

Pay:  A starting salary of £23k
Deadline: 5pm, Monday April 3rd 
A full time Office Administrator is required by boomsatsuma, a busy and growing creative company in central Bristol. We are looking for a super-efficient administrator who is able to juggle a complex work load to support both boomsatsuma Creative CIC and boomsatsuma Education Ltd. The Administrator will support a growing portfolio of projects including; our post 16 Media Production courses, Professional Acting Diploma, a growing film production strand with commissions from business and public sector and our well respected arts grant funded projects
Please see the job description, person specification and how to apply below
Job Description
  • Creating and managing systems to ensure the smooth running of our office
  • Developing and maintaining filing systems and ordering office supplies
  • Managing correspondence by email and phone
  • Assist in planning and arranging events
  • Drafting, formatting, and printing documents
  • Creating agendas, preparing board updates and minute taking
  • Maintaining records of employee holiday requests
  • Reviewing company policies and procedures
  • Issuing template contracts and letter agreements
  • Maintaining the functioning of the office ICT
  • Recording expenditure, expenses and managing budgets
  • Keeping cash flow forecasts up to date
  • Raising invoices and payroll using Sage One
  • Producing management accounts
  • Setting up systems for boomsatsuma Education courses
  • Managing admissions and maintaining databases of students on roll
  • Working with teaching staff to enter students for qualifications
  • Supporting marketing and communications activity as required.
Person Specification
Excellent team player
Adept at working in a busy and sometimes unpredictable creative environment
Juggling multi strand work flows
Knowledge of basic budget management
Competent with Apple Mac basic programmes
Self-reliant and able to prioritise work flow
A good working knowledge of Excel
An excellent standard of written English
A good communicator
A knowledge of Sageone accounts systems
Experience of either the arts or education sectors
  • 26 days holiday a year (including a Christmas shut down) plus bank holidays
  • A 37.5 hour week. 9am -5.30 pm Monday to Friday
Please apply with CV and covering letter to by 5pm on Monday April 3rd