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Project Belturbet - opportunities for arts facilitators

Opportunities for Youth Theatre Facilitator and artists to work in Belturbet, Co Cavan. Details below:

Project Belturbet

Email: projectbelturbet@gmail.com

 

The Turbet Island Project is inviting artists to apply to facilitate art workshops on a Peace Project in based in Belturbet Co Cavan. This is a year long project from October to October 2019.  We are holding vibrant arts programme for all ages with people from all back grounds and abilities and in all art forms.

Detailed Information

The Art Facilitator will be responsible for the facilitation of workshops

  • With a diverse group including children to develop stories and art for a fairy/folklore walk on Turbet Island in Belturbet.
  • Ensure at all times a safe environment for young people with full compliance with health and safety policy and best practice in relation to child protection.

 

Art Facilitators should ideally possess the following attributes:

 Personal Attributes

  • Non-judgmental, empathic approach and attitude.
  • Commitment to anti-racism, inter-culturalism and working within an equality framework.
  • Understanding of group processes; managing balance between leadership and listening; expression and discipline/respect etc.
  • Commitment to team approaches
  • Be self-motivated, flexible and able to work on own initiative.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication skills (written and interpersonal) in relation to a range of groups and individuals.
  • Ability to engage with people and to involve them in and/or devolve to them, decision-making responsibilities.
  • Ability to develop positive working relationships with a range of individuals, groups and organisations.
  • Ability to work on one’s own initiative.
  • Good organisational and administrative skills. (E.g. basic report writing, record keeping and ability to work to deadlines).
  • Good networking skills.

If you have at least 3 years experience in an arts facilitation role and would like to be considered for a place on our project please send the following via email to projectbelturbet@gmail.com Closing Date for applications is 5pm on Friday 5th October 2018

 

 

  • A curriculum vitae detailing your arts facilitation experience and art form you specialise in.
  • 2 referees we can contact if successful in your application.
  • Up to 3 images of recent community based projects you have led/ facilitated.

If requiring more information please email projectbelturbet@gmail.com

 

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EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST SOUGHT

 

Youth Theatre Facilitator

 

Belturbet Youth Theatre seeks an experienced Youth Theatre Facilitator with a proven track record and who is passionate about providing a fun, warm learning environment for young people through the medium of the arts.

 

Belturbet Youth Theatre

This a new rural based Youth Theatre and finding its feet in the community. Our aim is to help young people build confidence and express themselves.  We welcome new members using the process of drama. At BYT we aim to bring out people’s strengths and individuality through theatre skills helping them to see the potential and possibilities in their own lives.

 

Detailed Information

The Youth Theatre Facilitator will be responsible for the facilitation of workshops for Belturbet Youth Theatre.

 

  • The successful candidate will be responsible for designing and delivering an artistic programme for BYT group. This will include planning a weekly workshop programme and producing and directing a production/show around April 2019.  Starting date: week of 5th November 2018.

 

  • Assistance with classes, show rehearsals and performance would be provided on an ongoing basis by volunteer members of the Belturbet Dramatic Society.

 

  • Ensure at all times a safe environment for young people with full compliance with health and safety policy and best practice in relation to child protection.

 

 

Youth Theatre Facilitator should ideally possess the following attributes:

Essential:

  • Passion for and commitment to theatre/youth theatre and the ability to share this with others
  • A proven track record, experience, ability and an enthusiasm for working with young people in a theatre/drama setting
  • Experience of leading drama workshops on a long-term continuing basis, with emphasis on artistic innovation, core skills training; fun and forward development
  • Ability to work with day-to-day practicalities, showing flexibility and positive attitude in your work ethic.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the basic values of collective and youth work approaches.- may not get this but may have to make clear you’re values as a youth theatre and your code of behaviour for staff/volunteers
  • Adhere to all required Health and Safety Requirements associated with holding workshops

 

Desirable

  • Experience of devising and directing plays
  • Experience working with a drama group

 

 

Personal Attributes

 

  • Non-judgmental, empathic approach and attitude.
  • Commitment to equality
  • Commitment to team approaches
  • Have a strong desire to support and empower young people to develop confidence and where relevant to overcome marginalisation or exclusion.
  • Be self-motivated, flexible and able to work on own initiative.

 

Skills and Abilities:

 

  • Ability to engage with young people and to involve them in and/or devolve to them, decision-making responsibilities.
  • Ability to develop positive working relationships with a range of individuals, groups and organisations.

 

Management Structure

Belturbet Youth Theatre is managed by Belturbet Dramatic Society.

There  is a sub-committee for Belturbet Youth Theatre who you would directly report to.

 

 

Terms of Contract

This is a Contract for Services and its duration is based on your availability and suitability and is subject to funding, health and safety/ garda vetting with an initial probationary period subject to performance.

 

The Contract for Services requires the Facilitator to prepare for and facilitate a 2 hour weekly workshop during term time.

The Contract for Services will include work outside of normal day-time hours ie nights and if required weekends. The terms of this contract is subject to satisfactory references, satisfactory Garda Vetting and

Tax Clearance

 

Fees

€60 per workshop. Based on 15 weeks of workshops. Fee for rehearsals leading up to production/show will be finalised when facilitator has a plan for event.

As this is a contract for services, personal taxation is the responsibility of the Contractor.

 

Expression of Interest Call

You are required to submit:

 

  1. An up to date CV including 2 appropriate referees and contact details.
  2. A cover letter indicating your own interests and experience in youth theatre. Please outline why you believe you are suitable for this role.

 

 

Hard copies to be sent to Belturbet Youth Theatre Committee, C/O Julie McAvinney, Kinagha Beg, Belturbet, Co Cavan

 

Or you can email to : BelturbetYT@gmail.com

 

Closing Date for receipt of the above: Monday 15th October at 5pm

 

 

 

Published

28 Sep 2018

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