Moving on…

After 16 busy months, this COoL Coordinator Jack Welsh is moving onto pastures new today. His successor will be announced shortly but we wish Jack all the best in his future endeavours, which includes working with COoL member Tmesis Theatre. 

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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 or request the information from Tina Taylor at 20 Stories High, or 0151 708 9728. Deadline for applications 12 noon 9th January 2017

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JOB: Company Manager


£28, remedy 000 – £30,000

Wired is looking for an ambitious Company Manager with excellent organisational and leadership skills, who is keen to take on a challenge and to make an impact within a dynamic and entrepreneurial organisation. The ideal post-holder will have at least 5 years experience in the arts; experience of managing people; an interest in the dance and performance sector; be confident with budgets and financial management; and have an eye for developing creative opportunities. Excellent communication, organisation and time management skills are also a necessity in this fast-paced office environment.
Please download the job description at the link below for full details.
Application is by CV and covering letter (no more than two pages) to
The deadline for applications is Friday 17 March 2017.

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JOB: Project Manager – Writing on the Wall

Project Manager – Writing on the Wall

The post holder must be an energetic and experienced professional with strong organisational skills to manage and monitor festival and project partner organisations, sale staff and volunteers.

It is essential that the applicant:

  • Has experience of project management and delivery
  • Has experience of working in partnership with other agencies to deliver successful collaborative projects

It is desirable that the applicant is

  • Educated to degree level, decease or equivalent qualification
  • Has experience of working in an arts organisation or an arts related industry environment

Application deadline:    Midnight, Wednesday 4 January 2017
Shortlisting takes place:  Thursday 5 January 2017.
Interviews: Project Manager – Friday 13 January 2017 (venue tbc in Liverpool)

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Call for artists – Snowflake Trail 2016

The Snowflake Trail returns for a third year on 1 December 2016 and Open Culture CIC and Liverpool BID Company are once again seeking proposals from artists and creative organisations to design and decorate fibreglass snowflakes to form part of the trail. The snowflakes will be 1.5m tall and will be installed for the duration of the trail, abortion from 1 December 2016 – 3 January 2017.

Commissioned artists will be paid in instalments totalling £800.00 (excluding VAT) per snowflake. This fee must cover the artist fee, time taken to decorate the snowflake, plus all materials and varnish.
The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 23 October 2016.

Visit the Open Culture website for full application and technical information.

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JOB: DaDaFest Young Peoples Project Coordinator

DaDaFest are looking to appoint a Young Peoples Project Coordinator for its DaDaFest Rookies and Young DaDaFest projects, clinic for a three year fixed term post.  The post holder will need to demonstrate experience of working with young people ideally in an arts setting and be willing to work alongside the young people to motivate and develop their skills.

The role will involve coordinating activities for the DaDaFest Rookies project and supporting delivery of the Young DaDaFest project. This will include administration and logistics tasks, arranging access and travel support for participants, evaluation and monitoring for the project and supervision of staff, support workers and volunteers. The post holder will be the main point of contact for young people and all partners involved in the project.

Position Details
Dates: Full Time (35 hours per week) This position will require regular evening work. It is a requirement that all DaDaFest staff work in a flexible manner compatible with the nature of a festival and arts producing company. To support this we work within flexi-time and TOIL (Time off in Lieu).
Salary: £19,048 per annum, plus pension contribution
Responsible to: DaDaFest Arts Manager
Contract: 3 Years Fixed Term

Job Vacancy: DaDaFest Young Peoples Project Coordinator

Deadline for Applications: Wednesday 19 October 2016
Interviews to be Held: Wednesday 2 November 2016

Please visit: to download an application pack. Application forms can be returned via email or post and are available in alternative formats upon request.

For further information about the role, please contact Sam Wade, DaDaFest Arts Manager, by telephone: 0151 707 1733 or email:

The DaDaFest Rookies project and this position are funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund:

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OPPORTUNITY: Tmesis board member

Tmesis Theatre are a physical theatre company based in Liverpool since 2003. They create, page share and develop world class physical theatre through touring shows, participatory work and their annual international festival of physical theatre, Physical Fest.

We are looking for new board members to assist in an exciting period of development for the company.  This will be a great opportunity to play a key role in the strengthening and future direction of this successful company.

We are particularly looking for people with skills / knowledge /  experience in the following areas: Governance/policy, sponsorship/commercial sector, international work/collaborations, touring, arts funding, development and strategy.

It is a voluntary position, board members are expected to attend a minimum of 4 meetings per year (two of these can be done remotely if needed), as well as contributing some time to a subgroup when necessary and attending away days.

If you are interested, please send a short expression of interest stating why you are interested/ what experience you could bring to Tmesis, to: by Mon 3rd October. If you would like any more information call Elinor on 0781 330 1517.

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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 or 0151 708 9728 for a job pack or follow this link

Deadline: Monday 19th September

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JOB: Finance Officer at Open Eye Gallery

POST: Finance Officer – Maternity Cover

HOURS: 2 days Per Week, page 0945-1800

CONTRACT: Temporary -Maternity Cover (4 months starting October 2016

With a possible extension)

SALARY: £9.50 – £11 per hour, contingent upon experience

START: ASAP from 3rd October 2016

The Finance Officer position holds responsibility for day-to-day financial management and internal reporting for Open Eye Gallery. The post will work closely with both the Executive Director and accountants to maintain financial management for the organisation.

Visit: for more information.

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