Artistic Director for The Remix: integrated youth performance company

Activate, the Dance, Theatre and Outdoor Events Development Agency for Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole (www.activateperformingarts.org.uk) is seeking to recruit a dynamic Artistic Director for its integrated youth performance project The Remix.

The Remix is an exceptional youth performance group for young people aged 11-19 which was set up in 2007 in Bournemouth and Poole and is managed by Activate. The Remix members are a group of young people with physical and sensory impairments, learning disabilities and non-disabled young people. Activate is looking for an exceptional individual committed to inclusive practice to lead performing arts workshops.

Job Description:

  • Facilitate regular meetings with The Remix, working creatively with the young people, partners and visiting artists.
  • To create, rehearse and direct new work in both dance and theatre to be performed at platform events and local or regional events.
  • To plan workshops and schemes of work on a termly basis
  • To assist in the delivery of workshops and residencies with visiting artists/companies, including rehearsals
  • To identify further areas of development, guest artists and opportunities for the group to perform.
  • To be a role model for the young people and work with them to stretch their abilities to new levels, increasing confidence, skills and talents.
  • Liaise with Activate through the project manager and with other freelance staff that may be required for the company.
  • Attend partnership or steering group meetings when necessary.
  • Assist the project manager in any ongoing monitoring and evaluation.

The post holder is responsible for their own tax and national insurance.

Person Specification and knowledge: Essential

  • A qualification in Performing arts (degree or similar)
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience of teaching performing arts in a community and/or education setting
  • Experience of teaching/leading inclusive arts activities working with vulnerable young people and young people who are disabled
  • Awareness of promotion and working towards public performances
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Patience and empathy with young people
  • Ability to lead and motivate others
  • Good time management, organisational and planning skills
  • Ability to work to deadlines and achieve agreed targets
  • Public Liability Insurance up to £5 million
  • Hold a current enhanced DBS check ( or be willing to apply for one )
Closing date: 
Monday 19th October 2015
Salary/wage: 
£200 per session
How to apply: 

Download pdf for job pack.

Please submit the following information by email or post:

• your up-to-date Curriculum Vitae;
• a letter of application setting out why you wish to put yourself forward for this position, relevant skills and experience - please refer to the person specification;
• the names and addresses of two referees.

Email: remix@activateperformingarts.org.uk

Contact phone number: 
01305 260954
Opportunity type: 

How to apply

Download pdf for job pack.

Please submit the following information by email or post:

• your up-to-date Curriculum Vitae;
• a letter of application setting out why you wish to put yourself forward for this position, relevant skills and experience - please refer to the person specification;
• the names and addresses of two referees.

Email: remix@activateperformingarts.org.uk

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