Join our team!
Thanks for your interest in this opportunity.
Our lead artists, Kat and Alister, have self-produced most of our work for the decade we've been working together: we'd like to move from occasional project support towards a more consistent producing relationship across our projects. This is an opportunity for someone to join us and help make that happen.
After the challenges of the last few years, we're looking for an experienced freelancer to help manage Two Destination Language and make our projects happen. We've got a large project working in rural communities coming up, and are looking for someone who is excited about this work and keen to drive forward a project of this scale. At the same time, we're developing new performance work, bringing Fault Lines to new audiences, and supporting other artists through initiatives like FIELD.
Your practice may be as a producer or general manager or under some other title. We're more interested in what you believe we can do together than the title that has.
As this is a freelance role, we expect to have a conversation with applicants about fees. We anticipate that this role will be the vast majority of a person's time, although not necessarily five days a week: we want to have a discussion about working patterns which suit you. We hope that work during this period will fund extension of the role, which may include a shift to employment. We have a budget of up to £15,000 for an initial six month period, depending on time commitment and experience.
To be considered, please get in touch by Friday 8 July 2022 by emailing email@example.com a brief proposal outlining your interest in the role, your availability and highlighting your relevant experience -- please direct us to a website/CV. This proposal should be no longer than 2 sides of A4. (If written text is not your preferred format, please use an alternative such as links to video or audio recordings.) If you have access needs we should be aware of when planning an online or in-person meeting, please also let us know.
If only some of the work below appeals to you, or your availability is temporary, we still want to hear from you: we are flexible about approaches to delivering this work in response to your situation and needs. While we expect some in-person contact, where you are based should not be a barrier.
The role involves:
Building relationships with potential funders
Delivering successful funding applications (trusts, foundations, national arts funders, heritage funders and local authorities, councils, community funds) to ensure projects are funded to completion (including securing funding for their continued role in the project)
Exploring other avenues for project income
Public engagement partnerships
Finding local presentation opportunities throughout the creation and engagement process for the rural communities project, and setting up portrait showcasing following each location visit (ie miniature exhibitions or screenings in local libraries, museums, shopfronts, village halls etc)
Identifying and securing opportunities to share the completed work at the end of a three-year engagement and creation period
Working with Two Destination Language to deliver the final installation and manage its presentation across all presentation partners
Negotiating, drafting and preparing contracts for these relationships
Supporting the wellbeing of all those we work with, in collaboration with the directors
Making agreements with the people we work with (participants, performers)
Overseeing the delivery of the marketing strategy across the 3-year development process
Liaising with the PR team and overseeing delivery of PR objectives
Identifying necessary/useful training
Compiling reporting (monitoring and evaluation) for internal and external stakeholders
Book keeping (currently using Sage One) and compiling management reports for the Directors and Trustees
Representing Two Destination Language and our values at external events and meetings
We're looking for someone who is...
An excellent communicator, both with cultural sector colleagues (across a range including funders, arts institutions, local shops, small libraries and county councils) and with people inexperienced with the arts.
Organised, with a self-directed approach to work, and the ability to prioritise and manage their own time
Confident researching existing data to inform and prepare plans
Experienced working with independent arts organisations, understanding the challenges of project funding
Building a track record of successful fundraising, and confident in implementing a fundraising plan
Able to work across multiple projects, and manage delivery from initial concepts through to final evaluation
Personable, with the ability to bring joy and energy to bear on their work
Able to work from their own space, with in-person contact the exception rather than the rule
Familiar with Google Workspace products
Familiar with Sage One
Knowledgeable about the cultural sector across Great Britain, including rural places (and particularly in northern England and/or in Scotland, where most of our activity takes place)
Experienced in working across art forms in an interdisciplinary way
We're looking forward to hearing from you!
Kat and Alister