Doorstep Arts is currently hiring for 4 freelance job roles to support our Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England funded project Protest & Rebellion, running from April to August 2020. The project will support an ensemble of young people aged 11-20 to create a new piece of theatre inspired by the rich heritage of protest and rebellion in South Devon.
Over the past year young people have become increasingly engaged in conversations/action around climate change and protest. This project will create a structure for young people to explore history, heritage and action in South Devon, placing current extinction and climate protest(s) into historical context.
The creative process will start with heritage experts who will contribute/share source material and research covering the history of protest and rebellion in the area. Drawing on this research and early schools outreach workshops, the young people in the ensemble will work with the Doorstep team and visiting/commissioned professionals to devise a new theatrical piece which will premiere the Palace Theatre Paignton in summer 2020. The final production and performance window will run from 25 July to 6 August.
Full job descriptions are available below – all posts close at 5pm on 1 March 2020. Applicants can email firstname.lastname@example.org to submit their 1-page letter and CV. See links below for further details.
We are seeking an experienced musician (Teaching Artist) with a background in participatory work, particularly with young people aged 11-20. The production schedule can be flexible around other freelance commitments. There is a fixed fee payable to the successful candidate of £2500. Full job description here.
We are seeking an experienced producer to help lead on the project. This role requires prior experience working on participatory heritage projects, and would suit an individual with national networks. There is a fixed fee payable to the successful candidate of £1500. Full job description here.
Project Manager/Stage Manager
We are seeking an experienced project manager with skills in stage management, production and technical theatre to oversee the final production elements of the project from July to August. The role will involve elements of outdoor event management as well as an indoor theatre production in a small-scale venue. There is a fixed fee payable to the successful candidate of £1100. Full job description here.