Jobs with The Spark

Artist in Residence

Small Wonders - Early Years Library project

The Spark Arts for Children is looking for an Artist in Residence for our early years residency in a Leicester City library.

The artist will explore how consistent long term artistic engagement can impact on children aged 0-7, with the aim to improve the lives of children and families we meet through creative encounters. Supporting language development through words, music, rhythm and play, a love of stories, early child development, health and wellbeing.

The artist will also work with early years practitioners to place art – music, drama, dance, digital and creativity- at the heart of the Library Service's Early Years provision.

This is a salaried part time position for 11 months.

Please download the Job Information Pack below for more information and how to apply. Application is by Expression of Interest and CV.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Wed 2 October 2019
Interviews: Thursday 10 October 2019
Contract Dates: October 2019 - August 2020

Artist Facilitator

The Spark is looking for an Artist Facilitator to work with us to co-curate a Family Weekend during the Spark Festival 10 – 16 February 2020.

Through a process of co-curation, the Artist Facilitator will work with local families to programme a weekend of imaginative forms of expression – something quirky, extraordinary, and fun.

The aim of the project is to give local people agency, for communities to learn new skills in programming and delivering a well-organised family festival weekend showcasing local talent alongside world class artists.

Fee £2000 for up to 10 days / 20 half days between November 2019 – February 2020. Please see attached brief and apply with an Expression of interest and CV.

Closing date: 1 October 2019
Project dates: Oct 2019 - Feb 2020

Creative Producer [Maternity Cover]

The Spark is looking for Maternity Cover for our Creative Producer. This post works alongside the Spark Director, delivering the Vital Spark programme of artist development, and programming and creating more diverse work for children for the Spark Festival and the children's arts sector more widely.

The Spark Arts for Children aims to shape, influence and transform the landscape of Theatre for Young Audiences developing new and diverse product for CYP, enabling that work to thrive nationally and journey internationally. Through Vital Spark, we meet the needs of artists, and audiences, through a year round development and commissioning programme, with a view to addressing the national gap of work for CYP produced by BAME, D/deaf or disabled artists.

For full information about the job and how to apply: please download the application pack at Applications by submission of the Application form below.

Closing date: 12 noon Monday 14 October
Interviews: Tuesday 29 October
Contracts dates: Dec 2019 - Dec 2020

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