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20 Stories High – Participation Manager

20 Stories High – Participation Manager

Salary: £23-£25,000 – Full-time

Founded in 2006, 20 Stories High, has established itself as one of the leading young people’s theatre companies nationally, and has won a series of prestigious awards and commissions.

20 Stories High tours to theatre venues and community spaces, delivers commissioned projects and runs a range of participatory activities. We are part of the Arts Council’s National Portfolio of funded organisations, and are a registered charity.

We are looking for an experienced individual who will take a lead on the management of the participation programme and the wellbeing and safeguarding of young people. They will feed into the planning, strategic development and management of 20 Stories High and report to the Executive Director.

The Participation Manager will lead the Participation Team (comprising of the Participation Support Worker) and work closely with other staff, freelancers and young people.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • An experience of engaging young people from excluded communities in arts activities
  • Excellent organisational and project management skills including the ability to manage multiple priorities in order to meet deadlines
  • At least 2 years experience of managing arts projects in a third sector organisation
  • Up to date knowledge of legal requirements relating to working with young people
  • The ability to engage and communicate with young people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures and maintain discipline in a fair, friendly and firm manner
  • Excellent IT skills and knowledge.

For a full job description, person specification and application form please visit our website here http://bit.ly/29remED or request the information from Tina Taylor at 20 Stories High, tina@20storieshigh.org.uk or 0151 708 9728. Deadline for applications 12 noon 9th January 2017

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JOB: Freelance Participation Associate

Award-winning, Liverpool-based theatre company 20 Stories High are creating a new play in a co-production with Contact about young women and abortion – “I told my Mum I was going on an RE Trip”. We will present the real voices of a host of different people: those who are new to thinking about abortion; young women who have had abortions; young parents; sexual health clinicians and educators; campaigners and religious leaders. We explore young people’s ideas and perspectives within the framework of broader cultural, religious and political contexts. The play will tour nationally to theatre venues and schools.

We are looking for a freelance Participation Associate who will coordinate and contribute to the development of a national participatory programme around the show including workshops, post show discussions and post show events.

They will work in partnership with national venues to ensure that all activities and participants are fully protected by safeguarding practice and pastoral support and will be line managed by 20 Stories High’s Participation Coordinator.

Fee: £3000 at £80 per day Duration of work:approximately 37 days between September 2016 – March 2017

If you would like to apply please contact Tina Taylor tina@20storieshigh.org.uk or 0151 708 9728 for a job pack or follow this link http://bit.ly/2bLJLRF

Deadline: Monday 19th September

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