Now hiring: Engagement Director

Lyra are recruiting for an Engagement Director

Reports to: Artistic Director
Responsible for: Engagement team (facilitators, artists, volunteers)
Contract: Fixed term/Part-time. October 2016 – September 2017
Financial package: £20,000. Based on approx. 25-hours/week, including 18 days holiday entitlement and pension contribution.
Hours: Flexible. Fundamental to the role is the ability and willingness to regularly work evenings, weekends, and school and statutory holiday periods.
Location: Artspace, 11 Harewood Road, Edinburgh, EH16 4NT

Lyra is looking to appoint a part-time Engagement Director to join their senior management team for an initial 1 year contract, with a view to increasing the position to full time depending on future funding.

The ideal candidate will be a highly organised, motivated individual with a passion for professional live performance and art made with and for young people. They will be experienced in at least one area of live performance (e.g. dance, theatre, music, live art) and will have direct experience of working with vulnerable young people.

The Engagement Director will work closely with the Artistic Director as part of a small arts organisation in Craigmillar, Edinburgh, nurturing participants and building relationships with the local community and the professional arts industry in Scotland, the UK and internationally. They will be responsible for strategic planning and leading a vibrant engagement programme that integrates the artistic ideas of the company with the needs and aspirations of the young people.

You can find out more details about this role here

To apply please send your CV with a covering letter (no more than two sides of A4) outlining your suitability for the role to lyra@lyratheatre.co.uk by 5pm on Wednesday the 5th of October.

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