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Community Drama Group Assistant (July 2021)
About this role
This freelancer role will involve assisting the lead facilitator to deliver our weekly community drama group ‘Generation Squad’, on Monday afternoons 4:30 – 6pm at Kentmere Community Centre in Seacroft. The role will run from 9th August – 10th December.
Generation Squad is an intergenerational drama group that has been running since 2016. It seeks to bring people of different ages and backgrounds together to learn from each other, be creative, form new friendships and break down barriers between ages. This drama project involves supporting the local community to create a performance inspired by real letters produced by local penpals. Local people can share their talents in a way they choose, from acting, creative writing, singing or building sets/costumes. The project will finish with two performances in November on a Friday and Saturday in Seacroft. We expect the final performance will be about 45 minutes long and can be followed by a Q and A and refreshments.
The project will involve working with local people in the community, supporting them to create their own scenes inspired by the letters and come up with their own ideas to shape the performances. You will also be fostering a safe, friendly environment for people to form new friendships and support one another, as well as building their confidence and wellbeing. To get an idea of our past projects, visit our website and see our ‘Generation Squad’ page and our blog; ‘A letter for you’.
This is a great role for someone who loves working with people in the community, enjoys facilitating small groups and empowering others to engage in the arts and build their wellbeing and confidence. This role is expected to take about 4 hours a week, excluding performance week which will include two performances over the weekend. Each week it is expected that 2 hours will be spent in delivery and roughly 2 hours to support the lead facilitator with admin tasks and planning for the performance.
As the assistant may be working one on one / separately in small groups at times, a DBS check is required for this role.
Demonstrate knowledge of drama/arts and creative techniques (e.g. improvisation, games and warm up exercises) for use in community group facilitation.
Demonstrate excellent communication skills, active listening skills and time keeping skills.
Demonstrate understanding of equality and diversity and safeguarding adults.
Demonstrate ability to use technology, including word, social media and email, to a basic level.
Demonstrate ability to build trust and form positive relationships with people from different backgrounds.
Nurturing, supportive, welcoming and assertive when needed.
A positive, determined attitude, particularly during a challenge or difficulty.
Passionate about using the arts to improve people’s mental health and confidence.
Pay: £860.00 is the total fee for this project, to be paid monthly following an invoice from the freelancer.
Length: This contract will run from 9th August – 10th December 2021.
DBS Needed: An enhanced DBS check is required for this role, if the individual doesn’t yet have one we can support this process if the freelancer is successful.
Working patterns: The weekly drama group will run Mondays 4:30 – 6pm at Kentmere Community Centre in Seacroft. Remaining hours are flexible and can be done from home as required.
How to apply
Please email Sarah – email@example.com – with a CV containing 2 references, and a cover letter no longer than 1 page of A4 containing:
- Community facilitation experience/past experience in a similar role.
- Drama skills and knowledge.
- Why you want to assist in this project.
- How you would help to create a safe, fun and inclusive environment for participants to be creative.
Closing date is 27th July 2021. We aim to respond to applications by 28th July.
Interviews will be held on either the 2nd or 3rd August. Induction and assistant’s first meeting of the group will be in the afternoon of Monday 9th August.
Community Projects Co-ordinator and Facilitator (November 2020)
About this role
This freelancer role will involve co-ordinating two community projects, and facilitating two small community groups (between 8 – 15 attendees expected at each), most likely on Monday and Tuesday afternoons, initially online but possibly in person later in 2021 if Covid restrictions allow.
The project will involve working with local people in the community, supporting them to create their own performances and come up with their own ideas and goals to build their skills and make a difference to their communities. You will also be fostering a safe, friendly environment for people to form new friendships and support one another, as well as building their confidence and wellbeing. As well as leading two community groups a week, you’ll also be supporting people one to one, being a listening ear and helping them access resources or further training as they wish.
This is a great role for someone who loves working with people, in the community, enjoys facilitating small groups and supporting people to achieve their goals, and empowering others to engage in the arts and build their skills and confidence. You will also be coordinating these two projects from start to finish, and will be able to oversee the drama group’s final performance, and will also be able to share your own ideas of how these projects could develop in the future, as well as having direct input into how the projects develop.
You’ll also spend some time monitoring and doing other admin and evidence/impact reporting tasks as part of the project. You will be supported by a line manager, and aside from the set group times, will be able to do most of the work flexibly either from home or from our office in Seacroft (covid restrictions permitting). This is a six month contract but we hope we may be able to extend that depending on the success of the projects.
An enhanced DBS check is required for this role, if the individual doesn’t have one they will need to obtain one – we can support this process if the freelancer is successful.
Pay: £7140 total for this project, to be paid monthly or quarterly as preferred by freelancer.
Length: This is a six month freelancer contract but we hope we may be able to extend that depending on the success of the projects. We expect it will take about 20 hours work a week for 28 weeks.
DBS Needed: An enhanced DBS check is required for this role, if the individual doesn’t have one they will need to obtain one – we can support this process if the freelancer is successful.
Working patterns: Projects have sessions that run in the afternoons on either a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. Remaining working hours are flexible and can be done so from home as required.
How to apply
Please email Sarah – firstname.lastname@example.org to receive further job details and an application form.
Closing date is 22nd November. We aim to respond to all applications by 1 December.