South Hill Park Arts Centre is the creative heart of Berkshire; serving the local community for 43 years and launching the careers of eminent artists such as Kate Winslett, Jamie Cullum and Eddie Izzard. The Trust is about to embark on a transition year; re-negotiating its funding agreement with the local authority, developing other income streams and implementing a stronger commercial strategy, whilst retaining our unique and high quality artistic and workshop programme. We are therefore looking to strengthen the Board of Trustees to help guide us through this period of change. The Trust would like to hear from individuals with a passion for the arts who have demonstrable experience in finance, education, business or arts management.
In general terms the Board of Trustees is responsible for the governance, strategic direction and financial viability of the arts centre. The role of a Trustee involves serious work and significant commitment of time. The rewards are lively debate over a wide range of interesting and important topics, a collaborative spirit among Trustees and staff and respect for each other’s expertise and personalities.
Every Trustee should have:
- A strong commitment to the aims and objective of the Charity, the it does and the ways in which its activities fit together
- An ability to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary board whilst contributing an independent perspective and special expertise
- An interest in maintaining South Hill Park’s reputation as a creative and socially useful charity and an interest in social enterprise
- A pro-active willingness to introduce key contacts: corporate, trusts and foundations and high net worth individuals to the work of the Charity
- A willingness to interact with the CEO and key members of staff
- A willingness to devote time and effort
- Good, independent judgement
- A willingness to listen and learn
- An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of Trusteeship
If you would like an informal discussion about this role please contact Ron McAllister, Chief Executive on 01344 413529 or email email@example.com. To apply, please send your C.V. to firstname.lastname@example.org
Marketing and Communications Manager (4.5 days per week)
£22,000 pro rata
South Hill Park is seeking a dynamic Marketing and Communications Manager to lead the creation, coordination and implementation of all marketing and communication campaigns at South Hill Park Arts Centre and Theatre, increasing attendance, customer satisfaction and revenue. Please submit application form to email@example.com
Closing date: Monday 10 April 2017
Marketing Campaigns Officer (4.5 days per week)
£18,000 pro rata
South Hill Park is seeking a dynamic Campaigns Officer to assist in the creation, coordination and implementation of all event marketing and communication campaigns at South Hill Park Arts Centre and Theatre, increasing attendance and revenue. Please submit application form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: Monday 10 April 2017
Costume Designer/Maker for Pantomime in Berkshire
Fee – £3000
To design and make the costumes for South Hill Park’s 2017 Christmas Pantomime Production of The Beauty and the Beast, directed by Adam Stafford and Designed by Victoria Spearing
Cast to consist of:
6 adult principals with minimum of 3 costumes each + walk down costume
Three groups of between 12-14 junior chorus– total of 36-42 junior chorus with minimum of 2 costumes each + walk down. Please note that some elements of costume are able to be shared between the junior chorus.
Junior rehearsals begin in October, and adult rehearsals in November. Junior chorus and adult cast are selected/cast and available to measure by the end of June. Set model Box deadline is beginning of July.
Production week – 24th November 2017 – 29th November 2017
Show opens on the 30th November 2017 and runs through until January 2018.
Candidates required to have:
Previous pantomime/Mid-scale Musical Theatre Costume Design experience
Strong costume making skills
The ability to work within budget
The ability to work under pressure within time restraints.
You will not be required to maintain the costumes during the run.
We have also budgeted for 2 costume assistants to help with making, one of which can be dedicated primarily to the junior chorus.
Please submit CV and website link to Production Manager Joe Malyan at email@example.com
Casual Technician Vacancy
South Hill Park Arts Centre is looking for an enthusiastic Casual Theatre Technician to join its busy team.
Duties will include assisting with the technical operation of The Wilde Theatre and other performing spaces including a Studio Theatre and outdoor spaces. This will include fit ups, get ins and get outs, setting up staging, lighting and sound equipment and operating equipment during performances / events. You will also be required to assist with general housekeeping duties.
You will need to have good organisational skills, excellent communication skills and preferably primary knowledge of technical theatre.
Experience programming ETC Eos Family Lighting Desks is essential
So if you wish to be part of a lively team in a thriving arts venue please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application pack.
Part Time Bar Staff
South Hill Park’s Atrium Bar and Restaurant are recruiting for part time bar staff to join our enthusiastic and friendly team within a busy (but beautiful) establishment. No experience required.
Part time hours available across the week and weekends in our three bars and a restaurant.
For any other information, pop in and see us or send us an email.
Applicants must be over 18.
If you are interested please send your CV and cover letter to email@example.com