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1. RawFfest Tender opportunities

Closing date: 5pm Wednesday 14 December 2016.

We have two tender opportunities:

Festival Administrator. Based in South East Wales, this role is crucial to ensuring all administrative systems run smoothly. Fee: £8,400 for January to September 2017. This is roughly equivalent to 2 days/week at £100/day.Download a tender brief here.

Youth Development Coordinator. Based at Venue Cymru in Llandudno, this person will work directly with young people and develop links with the youth and youth arts sector throughout Wales. Conversational Welsh is highly desirable for this role. Fee: £4,300 for January to September 2017. This is roughly equivalent to 1 day/ week at £100/day. Download a tender brief here.

Interviews: Monday 19 December in Cardiff for Administrator role; Tuesday 20 December at Venue Cymru for Youth Development role. Read more about RawFfest and the 2 opportunities at:



2. New Post for Inside Out Cymru: Freelance Project Manager

Deadline: 23rd Dec 2016

Inside Out Cymru would like to employ a freelance Project Manager as part of its sustainability strategy for the organisation. Inside Out Cymru provides a programme of integrated community arts workshops for adult mental health service users, people with learning difficulties/disabilities, people with dementia and for the general promotion of mental health and well-being across the South Wales Valleys area. A freelance Project Manager is required to: build on the work of the current Manager; lead on the future developments planned by the Board of Trustees; manage the day-to-day running of IOC and; to market its services.  The post will involve working with existing Artists, and all partner organisations and various community groups.  The post will start as soon as possible in January 2017 and will be based on flexible working hours of initially 2 days per week @ up to £15,600 per year, on a 3 month rolling contract or, as and when required by the IOC Board of Trustees.  The successful applicant will have access to, and experience of using: a computer; a telephone; internet communications (including e-mail and skype) and the full MS Office suite.  They must be able to work from home, be self-employed and be responsible for their own NI and Inland Revenue contributions.

Application will be by CV and a covering letter highlighting relevant experience and stating your suitability based on the requirements of the post.  This can be sent preferably by email to: or by post to: Inside Out Cymru, c/o Arts Development, Blackwood Miners Institute, High St, Blackwood, Caerphilly, NP12 1BB.

The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Friday 23rd December 2016 and we will be inviting those short-listed for an interview on Tuesday 10th January 2017 for final selection.

For any further information including job description and person specification please contact with the words “IOC Project Manager” in the subject box or, for an informal chat, telephone Kevin on 07779 657789.


3. The Depot: Operations Manager

Salary range £30- £35K

Closing date for applications is 20th December 2016

Depot is a new Independent 3-Screen Cinema, restaurant/café and educational centre, looking for an experienced, highly competent Operations Manager with an arts and independent cinema background. This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced Operations Manager to steer a unique independent Cinema and Arts project from pre-launch stage to becoming a key component in its successful establishment in the area. The charity behind the project, aims to create a venue that serves as a focal point for the local cultural community, not only in the area of film but through a wider range of art forms.

The successful post holder will own their role, driving the organisation forward to success and establishing its renown in both the immediate community and across the South of England, fulfilling its ambition to belong amongst the best venues in the region. The cinema will feature an innovative programme of contemporary and classic films plus special events, guest speakers and education workshops. The plans for the Depot are two-fold; to serve the needs of the local community and to look further afield for exciting collaborative opportunities. This is a senior Managerial role therefore it is essential for any applicant to be an experienced, confident hands on Operations Manager with a background as Operations Manager in an independent cinema or multi-arts venue from launch stage. You will be at the inception of this exciting project and will be responsible for ensuring its smooth running from early stages through to becoming a prominent local landmark and destination venue in the South for Film and culture. You will lead part of the in-house team bringing strategy and direction to ensure that staff in each team are recruited, managed, motivated and have effective and deliverable tasks and are working within identified targets to be shared and owned by the whole organisation. A passion and knowledge of film is vital to be considered for this post.

Main Purpose

  • To take overall responsibility for the day-to-day management of the Cinema and Arts Venue
  • To provide leadership to maximise the cinema’s growth and profitability.
  • Working alongside the Finance manager to maintain financial controls, ensure costs stay within agreed budgets; take an active role in financial forecasting
  • To manage operational shifts at the cinema, ensuring a regular presence at key, busy shifts (including working a fair share of weekends and evenings).
  • Supervise managers in finance, administration, box office, kitchen and restaurant
  • In conjunction with the board, you will co-ordinate the smooth delivery of the Cinema’s mission and aims

Essential qualities to be Successful

  • Degree or practical experience that demonstrates adequate level of knowledge and skills as an Operations Manager in the arts arena
  • Leadership skills/ Staff Management skills/ Marketing skills in an arts environment
  • Proven financial control skills (budget management).
  • Front of House management skills
  • Computer skills Documents, spread sheets, email, internet, social media
  • Proactive approach Numerical skills (for cash handling, budget management etc.)  Literacy skills (report writing, marketing etc.)
  • Ability to set high standards of appearance

You will be joining a passionate team of directors who are dedicated to presenting an exciting programme of film, fine art, and local events to the area. Depot is based in the Historic town of Lewes, East Sussex. The Operational Manager role is for an immediate start allowing for the successful post holder’s notice period. Apply with CV and covering letter for an initial discussion and further information on the role. Please email your CV and covering letter to Luna at:



4.Participation Manager: Arts Alive Wales

28 hours per week – or 0.8
NJC scale 5.22 to 6.28 (£20,456 to £24,717 pro-rata 0.8)

Old School, Brecon Road, Crickhowell, Powys, NP8 1DG

Closing date Tuesday 3 January 2017 at 5pm

We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our staff team as Participation Manager.  The post is a strategic appointment to ensure that we extend creative opportunity to those who face the greatest barriers to arts participation within our rural region.  Our high-quality participation programme is central to the delivery of the organisation’s mission, objectives and artistic policy.  The successful applicant will be a creative and dynamic person, and a brilliant communicator. The post is supported by 3 years of funding from The Henry Smith Charity.

Visit the website to download an application pack: or email Only electronic applications will be accepted. For more information or to discuss the post, contact Chief Executive, Justine Wheatley on 01873 811579.