£17,000 per Annum Pro Rata
WEST MIDLANDS BASED CANDIDATES ONLY. (Or close to the region)
RoguePlay Theatre requires an experienced Operations Manager with the energy and vision to support us through our continuing expansion and communicate our ethos as a committed pro-active member of the RoguePlay team. Previous experience of maintaining the long-term financial, artistic and marketing objectives of a theatre company is essential.
RoguePlay is Birmingham’s Highly Physical Theatre Company, producing and performing Circus Theatre. Producing work nationally and internationally, RoguePlay’s work captures new stories through stunning Aerial Circus, Acrobatics, Poetry and Dance. We have an extensive education programme and run regular classes from our own space which we also hire out to other creative companies.
The Company often have various projects running simultaneously as well as the development of the current studio space; The West Midlands Creation Centre. The Operations Manager therefore will need to be able to manage concurrent projects, develop appropriate marketing strategies, liaise with company directors and be responsible to them as well as manage the general day to day administrative tasks. The Operations Manager will also be working to budgets and aiding in the development of funding strategies and applications.
The candidate MUST have specialist knowledge of promoting theatre, the local arts scene and preferably some knowledge of circus theatre and contemporary circus. Candidates should be able to demonstrate exceptional organisation skills, efficiency, evaluative skills and relish a challenge.
HOURS AND PAY
Contracted hours are 3 working days per week taking place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9.30am-5.30pm with a one-hour lunch break.
The payment for the role is monthly pro rata of £17,000 p/annum, equaling between £700-£800 p/month depending on working days in the month.
The successful candidate will be required to undertake a 4 day training week from Monday 7th September to Thursday 10th September 2015. There is a training salary paid for this week at half pay of £121 for the 4 days.
After the training week the candidate will start their normal 3 day week at full pay. There is a 3 month probation period, after which the candidate will be involved in an appraisal and a yearly contract offered.
DESCRIPTION OF THE ROLE
*Work closely with and assist the Artistic Director and Associate Director in the overall management of the Company and deliver results required within budget to agreed timescales and at the highest possible standard.
*Work to and assist in long-term planning strategies and develop a sound understanding of company systems.
*Ensure that both our artistic and commercial activities are supported through effective marketing, promotions and data analysis.
*Represent RoguePlay to potential collaborators, hirers, partners and at networking events and be able to deal confidently and accurately with enquiries from the public.
*Liaise with clients and be responsible for contracts.
*Work with Work Experience Placements and Apprentices
*Formulate strategic marketing plans to target specific audiences and follow existing marketing strategies to generate and maximise effectiveness.
*Utilise social media and publicising events and opportunities to enhance RoguePlay’s profile, increase customer base and maximise income.
*Develop and sustain media connections.
*Write press releases, reports, advertising copy and communications.
*Liaise with tour venues and educational institutions.
*Attend board meetings.
*Work closely with designers and printers and distribute publicity material.
*Liaise with hirers for the studio space and be responsible for hire contracts.
*Often work alone and occasionally manage space bookings during working hours.
*To operate in accordance with RoguePlay’s employment, Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults, Health and Safety and Equal Opportunities and other practices, policies and procedures.
*At least 2 years previous experience of Operations Management in a creative arts and or/commercial capacity.
*Project and financial management skills.
*At least 2 years experience in Arts Marketing.
*An active interest in and knowledge of the local arts scene.
*Computer literacy in Word, Excel, Publisher, Photoshop and social media channels.
*Have excellent communication and time management skills.
*Ability to self plan and often work alone within a small team.
*Be self employed and either reside in, or be planning to relocate to the West Midlands.
*Interest and Enthusiasm for the arts.
*Communication, Negotiation Skills, Co-ordination and Time Management Skills.
*Ability to deal confidently and effectively with a variety of people.
*A specific interest in Circus Theatre.
*Experience of working with those with disabilities.
Please send a C.V & covering letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include two referees on your CV
Deadline for applications: 5pm on Friday 7th August 2015
Shortlisted for interview by: 17th August 2015
Interviews: w/b Monday 24th August 2015
Training week commences: Monday 7th Sept – Thursday 10th Sept 2015 (4 day week)
Role commences: Monday 14th September 2015
More info: RoguePlay are based at Minerva Works, Fazeley St, Digbeth, Birmingham. For further information on the company please visit our website www.rogueplay.co.uk