Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Volunteers needed at Spike Island

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Spike Island is seeking volunteers for the upcoming Cally Spooner exhibition. 

Gallery shifts are 5.5 hours long, from 11:45am – 5:15pm with a 30 minute break. Shifts are available in the gallery from Tuesday to Sunday, during exhibition periods. Other volunteering opportunities may be available outside of these hours.
To apply and find out more go here.

Monday, 23 March 2015

The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting - Call for Entries

Deadline: 6pm, 5th June 2015
The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting is the biggest national competition for playwriting. It is the search for great new plays and great writers.
With prize money totalling £40,000, The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting, a joint venture between property company Bruntwood and the Royal Exchange Theatre, is the UK’s biggest playwriting competition. Since its inception in 2005, over 7000 scripts have been entered, £160,000 has been awarded to 15 prize winning writers and eight winning productions have been staged.
The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting has been responsible for launching and furthering the careers of Britain’s most promising playwrights.  Alistair McDowall – winner of Judges Award in 2011 for Brilliant Adventures – has subsequently been nominated as Best New Play in the 2013 Writers’ Guild of Great Britain and has been commissioned by the Royal Court Theatre. A new play, Pests, by Vivienne Franzmann, winner of Judges Award in 2008 opened at the Royal Exchange Theatre in March 2014 before transferring to the Royal Court Theatre and touring the UK. Duncan Macmillan, winner of Judges Award at 2005, has received critical acclaim for a new adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984, which toured the UK, produced by Headlong Theatre Company.
There will be four winners with a total prize value of £40,000.
For more information on how to enter, click here.

Calling All Performers: The Dance Off

Deadline: 4th April
Pay: 10-15k pro rata
If you’re a UK festival regular, we’re sure that you will have seen The Dance-Off rocking events like Secret Garden Party, Boomtown, Glade and Love Saves The Day...
Are you... An ex-boxing commentator? A retired auctioneer? A part-time drill sergeant? 
We're looking for talented performers to join the team as hosts for our interactive festival stage. This job is not for the feint-hearted and requires individuals with rapier wit, amazing improv skills, boundless energy, a great sense of humour, empathy and sarcasm in equal measure, the ability to organise and engage large crowds and of course some sweet dance moves are always a bonus!
If you can picture yourself in a boxing-ring, with a microphone, surrounded by thousands of people, hosting and facilitating our interactive spectacular, then we want to hear from you!
Or are you part of a high-energy act? Can you bust some jaw-dropping moves? Are you a human marvel?
We're also looking for fantastic dancers and performers to join us throughout this summer's jam-packed festival season. So if you've got the moves or are part of a vibrant perforance act then get in touch.
Auditons will take place on: Saturday 4th April, 4-10pm at The Old Malt House, Bristol.
To book your slot email: auditions@danceoffproductions.co.uk

Photography Assistant: Nisbets

Nisbets Catering Equipment and Catering Supplies

Job Title: Photography Assistant
Location: Avonmouth, Bristol
Nisbets is currently looking for a Photography Assistant to join our E-Commerce department based in Avonmouth, Bristol. In this role you will assist the Image & Media Specialist in the production of professional, creative, clear and persuasive product images and video for all Nisbets media. This will include our websites and also printed media such as catalogues and leaflets.
Nisbets is the UK’s largest supplier of catering equipment to businesses and the serious home chef. Operating for over 30 years, Nisbets has grown exponentially in the UK and continues to expand throughout the world. We have offices in France, Spain, Ireland, Holland and Australia and export worldwide to over 100 countries.
As Photography Assistant your main responsibilities will be:
  • Photographing products throughout the whole Nisbets range from small products (spares and accessories) to large machines (e.g. fridges and industrial ovens)
  • Assisting in the production of product demonstration videos, in house and on location
  • Assisting in the production of 360° imagery
  • Maintaining and developing photographic and digital media archives
To apply for this role your experience and skills should include:
  • Educated to degree level in a related discipline (i.e. photography) or equivalent experience
  • Photography, visual imaging and image asset management skills
  • Working knowledge of working with digital imagery for print and the web
  • Strong Photoshop skills
  • Knowledge of Premiere Pro and STEP CMS would be advantageous but not essential
To apply
If you feel you have the right skills and experience to be suitable for this role and to join Nisbets please forward your CV and covering letter to careers@nisbets.co.uk or call Matt Ellis, Recruitment Partner on 0845 260 1419 for more information.

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Trader Call Out: Love Saves the Day Festival


-Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th MAY 2015
-19 BRISTOL BASED independent makers and creatives all under one roof of extraordinary decor and magical spirit!
-£100 refundable deposit: Eco Bond & Stall Responsibility

-Set up Friday 22nd May
-Take Down Monday 25th May
-30,000 total visitor footfall to festival if sell out event
FIVE pitch sizes to choose from:
-From 'Standard' 1.5m x 1.5m @ £125
-To 'Large' 2m x 3m @ £250

In May 2015 the Bristol Bazaar will be making their debut appearance at Love Saves the Day festival at Eastville Park, Bristol. Thoughtfully chosen craftspeople and specialists providing all things marvellous and magic for the festival go-ers; from handmade clothing, headwear, jewellery, fancy dress; to fruit and veg, body decoration, massage or vinyl!

Important Stuff
Each trader must be Bristol based or be working in the City or nearby areas regularly. The applications from traders will be considered for different criteria's; sustainability, practicality for festival environments, professionalism, visual display, character and complimenting the market as a whole. Of course every business is different and the final decisions will be very considerate to all applicants.

For more information go here

Freelance Personal Assistant (female) to assist Artist-Activist

Deadline: Saturday 21st March
Interviews: Monday 23rd March

29 March to 9 April (inclusive)

Beginning and ending in Bristol, but mainly in London

Roaring Girl Productions (RGP) is recruiting a Personal Assistant (PA) for artist-activist Liz Crow to assist her during a key phase of her latest performance project.

A PA is employed and directed by a disabled person to give assistance with whatever tasks the employer finds difficult to carry out unaided and working to the employer’s specific instructions.

RGP is a creative media company based in Bristol, working in film, audio, text and performance. We combine high quality creative work with practical activism. You can find out more at www.roaring-girl.com.

Liz’s latest project is Figures (wearefigures.co.uk), a mass-sculptural durational performance taking place in response to the UK government’s austerity programme. Figures is setting out to represent the human cost of austerity and to urge action against it.

On the foreshore of the Thames, Liz will sculpt 650 small human figures from excavated raw river mud, each one representing an individual at the sharp end of austerity. As the incoming tide forces retreat, the figures will be removed to safety. Each time the water recedes, the artist will return to sculpt more figures, in a ritual spanning 11 consecutive days and nights.

As a PA, you would be working closely with Liz, but also within the project team, as follows:

1. Your primary role is to provide direct personal assistance for Liz. This includes driving, lifting, some personal care, and food preparation.

2. In addition, you may be asked to undertake a variety of other production tasks, as needed, including loading, driving, administration, etc.

3. Ideally, you will also be a named first aider for the project and able to undertake first aid should the need arise. [This element of the brief is desirable rather than essential.]

Accommodation and meal allowance will be provided.

For full details, please contact info@roaring-girl.com

Office Administrator, Museum of East Asian Art

Salary: £8,500 p.a. 20 hours a week (equivalent to £17,000pro rata)
Working Hours: To be spread over five days which will initially include some weekend working
Closing date for applications is: 10am on Tuesday 7 April 2015
Interviews will be held on:  21 April 2015
Start: Immediately

This is a new and exciting opportunity to join our small team in Bath promoting East Asian art and culture at the Museum of East Asian Art.
You will provide crucial administrative support to the Communications & Events Manager (who will be your line manager) along with other members of the team by ensuring all aspects of the office run smoothly. This is a new positing - you will be a creative self-starter able to use your initiative to develop it into a role that will make you completely indispensable!
We are looking for an individual with exceptionally strong organisational skills who is experienced in setting up and maintaining office systems and databases. The Museum is going through a period of interesting development with a new and ambitious Forward Plan, developing community outreach programme and expanded educational delivery. You will play a vital role in helping the Museum manage this period of transition and development smoothly.
This is a part-time position which will require a degree of flexibility with hours ideally spread throughout the week and some weekend working. We are a small team, so it is vital that you are a team-player with a proactive attitude, and able to ‘hit the ground running’. It would be particularly useful if you have local knowledge and experience of working in the voluntary sector. Knowledge or experience of Asian communities and culture is not necessary but would be an advantage.

To apply for this position please download the Application Pack from: http://www.meaa.org.uk/opportunities/vacancies.html 
Please return the Application Form along with your CV, Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and a covering letter explaining why you are the right person for this position to: jobs@meaa.org.uk

Please note that we are unable to accept incomplete and late applications