One year contract, 2 days per week 

Salary: £27,000 pro rata (£10,088)  

 

WHO ARE WE?

Clowns Without Borders UK (CWB UK) uses laughter and play to support children’s psychological, emotional and cognitive health. We work in refugee camps, using evidence-based practice to share activities that hone children’s resilience and helps them to overcome adversity and build their futures. There has never been more need for our work. Global trauma, restricted movement and reduced opportunities for play has affected every child in the world – at the very time they need connection, friendship and laughter to cope.

We have shared performances and workshops with over 100,000 children in humanitarian settings.  Over 300 NGO workers have also taken part in our play-lead, Train-the-Trainer programmes. The world’s largest NGO’s describe our work as “psycho-social first-aid” and recognise our “innovative approach which blends funds with psychological and humanitarians support, can reach children and help them heal faster.”  

 

WHY DO WE NEED YOU?

In 2022, we’re taking our first steps towards generating our own income. This gives us extra freedom to choose where and how we work. That’s where you come in. We need a dynamic and skilled producer to help shape and deliver our vision. This includes sharing our performances at UK festivals as well producing a series of workshops that both artists and the general public can take part it.     

 

WHAT WILL YOU DO?

Working closely with the Director of Clowns Without Borders UK, you’ll shape and manage our festival offer and workshop strand from booking to delivery and evaluation.      

 

WHAT SKILLS DO I NEED?  

You’re self-motivated

When you see and opportunity, you go for it. You’re a self-stater and are happy to work remotely. You can also work in collaboration with others. You’re not afraid to try out new ideas and learn quickly from them and problem solve. You have have good IT skills (Word, Excel, Google Suite) and work efficiently by setting up administrative procedures.

You’re a change-maker

We are a small and focused team based around the world. Everyone who work with us plays an essential role. We will count on you and you will make a difference through your focused and ambitious work. You’re able to work under pressure, prioritise, set targets and meet deadlines. You have three years of proven experience in producing arts-based/outdoor events.

You’re a lover of the arts

You’re excited about the arts and the difference it can make. You’re passionate about sharing the unique impact of our work with the world. This makes you an excellent communicator and you have strong negotiation and influencing skills. You’re also used to managing budgets and writing contracts.  

 

WHAT ELSE?  

Festival Strand:

  • Securing paid bookings at UK festivals in 2022 for Clowns Without Borders UK’s show
  • Managing and facilitating the delivery of the festival tour
  • Contracting and invoice
  • Developing and maintaining a budget
  • Drawing up rehearsal and production plans
  • Scheduling “festival tour” including availability checks, booking 
  • Tavel, arranging passes and supporting info etc.
  • Ensuring there is good communication and cooperation between festival producer and artists
  • Building relationships with festival bookers 
  • Developing systems, databases and templates to ensure the smooth running of this (and the workshop) programme 
  • Any other reasonable task to help make our new our offer a success including attending some of the festivals

 

Workshop Strand

Including but not limited to:

  • Contributing to the vision of our new workshop strand
  • Managing workshop from booking to delivery
  • Securing venues and developing relationships with venue managers
  • Promote workshops across relevant platforms
  • Coordinate bookings
  • Ensure there is good communication with people attending the workshops, including follow up / feedback
  • Liaising and coordinating with workshop facilitators –
  • Maintaining budgets, invoicing and drafting contracts

 

TERMS and CONDITIONS

Responsible to: CEO, Clowns Without Borders UK

Holiday: 28 days per annum, excluding bank holidays (pro rata)

Location: We operate on a remote model but hold face-to-face meetings every month in London.

Hours: Based on a full-time working week of 35 hours. Clowns Without Borders UK office hours are 10am-6pm, Monday to Friday, with occasional work at evenings and weekends as required. Coney operates a TOIL system

Notice period:  1 month probationary period, 2 months’ notice on either side is required thereafter

 

HOW DO I APPLY?

Send us a two page copy of your CV and a one page cover letter outlining why you are applying and, based on your experience, how you meet the role requirements. 

We need this by 19th November, 2021

Please send it to hello@clownswithoutborders.org.uk

Interviews will be held the w/c 28th November.

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

Clowns Without Borders UK strives to be an Equal Opportunities employer. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds and communities. We especially welcome applicants from backgrounds currently underrepresented in the arts.

We’re happy to make reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process if you have a disability or long-term health condition, or if you need something different or additional as part of the recruitment process.

If you need an adjustment or extra support to apply, please get in touch: hello@clownswithoutborders.org.uk