Working Hours: Full-Time
Duration: 12 month contract
Works To: Director of Programmes
Line Management: Heritage and Community Engagement Officer (p/t fixed term, 9 months)
Key Internal Relationships: Directors of Philanthropy and Marcomms
Wac Arts mission is to empower young people to change their world through the arts. Wac Arts has a commitment to those who face barriers to opportunity. In the busy market place of arts provision for young people our focus is on diversity and inclusivity, in the opportunities offered, the participantsengaged and the audiences/stakeholders reached.
Our ambition is to significantly increase the number of young people who have the opportunity to experience the transformational effect of Wac Arts by 2021 and to open up our work and our home to be at the heart of the community, celebrating our rich heritage as an organisation and as a building.
Wac Arts offers fully inclusive programmes, working with over 800 young people aged 5 to 26 from 29 London Boroughs, to build their skills for employment and personal development in and through digital media, music, theatre and dance.
The role in summary
To develop the connectivity and engagement of Wac Arts through school, college, youth and community groups, underpinning our organisation’s mission and ambition. You will lead on forging and deepening connections between our Programme offer, young people and communities within London and beyond.
This role supports the delivery of our vision and mission through our aspiration to enhance our range of programmes and projects which enrich the lives of an increasing number of young people, facilitate career progression for those who want it, offer transferable life skills and tackle important social issues.
The role will take the lead for the organisation’s Youth Voice project as well as overseeing the development of a coherent volunteer approach across the organisation. You will be an excellent team player with hands on practical, recent experience of designing and delivering performing arts work with communities and schools in a diverse, urban environment. You will draw on your extensive connections and networks to support the ambition to create Wac Arts as a creative community hub for London.
This role oversees the Heritage and Community Engagement Officer, a fixed term role for a new project Connecting Histories, celebrating Wac Arts heritage via a digital archive and performances/events as part of our 40th Anniversary programme.
Wac Arts is an equal opportunities employer and actively promotes diversity in the staff team. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. We run a building which has accessible facilities such as parking, wheelchair access including lifts, ramps and accessible toilets. Please let us know if you need more support with your application or need a different format.
Please send a CV and covering letter (2 pages max) highlighting your relevant experience in line with the job purpose and specification and the equal opportunities form to Hayley.Butler@wacarts.co.uk.
Deadline for applications is 5pm on 28th November 2018
Wac Arts is a Registered Charity (No: 267043)