Position: West Midlands or Midlands (Remote option available)
Salary: £21,589-£23,836 commensurate with experience (0.5FTE / 17.5 hours per week)
It is an exciting time to work for Live & Local as the company reorganises its focus and starts to manage its responses to COVID-19 whilst continuing to serve a range of partners, communities, and stakeholders.
The role of Artist Engagement Officer is a new role within the company and will report to the Engagement Manager and work alongside the Community Engagement and Audience Engagement teams. These engagement teams will collaborate across the organisation to drive initiatives and manage relationships across all our partners and stakeholders.
You will be responsible for managing relationships with artists across all of our work-streams (including our Community Touring Scheme (CTS), DART (artist development scheme) and time limited projects) alongside researching artists (established and emerging), companies and films to feed into the programming of our live CTS shows and our two cinema schemes (Big Picture Show and Moving Pictures). In addition, you will deliver artform specific initiatives (such as the Rural Touring Dance Initiative) and oversee our ‘It’s a Gas’ (Go and See) scheme which serves as a valuable tool in scouting artists/shows as well as providing development opportunities for our promoters and supporters.
The role is a key element in delivering sustainable and mutually beneficial relationships with artists through consultation, participation, and collaboration. As we move closer to the commissioning and creation of new work, the Artist Engagement Officer will play a central role in shaping the evolving commissioning, curation and producing strategy for the organisation.
The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience in liaising with professional artists/companies, a wide knowledge of artforms and music genres, a knowledge and interest in films and/or film programming, and an interest in furthering the aims of the Creative Case for Diversity. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a range of stakeholders are required, as is an understanding of the power of arts and culture at both professional and grassroots, community, and voluntary level.
This is offered as a contract of employment; however, we remain open as to whether it is an annualised remote worker contract or our standard flexitime contract.
Live & Local is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England.
Deadline: Midday on Wednesday 3rd February 2021
Interviews: Friday 12th February (Zoom)