Culture Northumberland supports the cultural sector to have a platform, a joined up and inclusive voice.  Culture and creativity are essential catalysts for positive change. We are a conduit to support the needs and ambitions of the sector to enable growth and sustainability by connecting, amplifying and advocating Northumberland’s culture and creativity.

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Job Opportunities

Middlesbrough Council- Magical Middlesbrough Christmas Window Commission 

Middlesbrough Council is commissioning an artist to create 2 Christmas window displays that reflect the theme of the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol. The project has a maximum budget of £10,000, Fees must include all elements of the process including design, production and display, set up and takedown. The fee is inclusive of all costs.

Location: Middlesborough 

Closing Date: 1st August 2021

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Stellar Projects- Freelance Assistant Producer

Stellar Projects is searching for a freelance assistant producer to join their team and support them across several of their projects. This is a freelance position to be worked on a flexible basis of 2 days per week over a five-month period from August – December 2021. Applicants must have a demonstrable understanding of the arts and culture sector and must be keen to further their career as a producer of arts festivals and events.

Location: Tees Valley

Closing Date: 26th July 2021

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Arts Council England- Director, Special Projects 

Arts Council England is searching for an experienced and motivated individual to join their team as a Director of Special Projects. Applicants must have extensive experience working as a project manager or coordinator. The role requires strong leadership and communication skills.

Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne  or other offices 

Closing Date: 27th July 2021

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Amanda Nicole School of Dance- Teacher Freestyle Disco and Cheerleading 

Amanda Nicole School of Dance is seeking a teacher of freestyle disco and cheerleading to join their team. Applicants must be available to teach on Saturdays and Sundays, further classes may be added. The role will involve teaching a range of ages (from young children to adults) Applicants must be reliable, dedicated, passionate and creative and be able to choreograph full routines to a high standard for beginners through to advanced students. The role requires applicants to have previous teaching experience.

Location: North East

Closing Date: 25th July 2021

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Amanda Nicole School of Dance- Teacher Ballet, Contemporary and Commerical

Amanda Nicole School of Dance is seeking a teacher of ballet, contemporary and commercial (role can be spilt) to join their team. Applicants must be flexible. The role will involve teaching a range of ages (from young children to adults) Applicants must be reliable, dedicated, passionate and creative and be able to choreograph full routines to a high standard for beginners through to advanced students. The role requires applicants to have previous teaching experience.

Location: North East

Closing Date: 25th July 2021

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National Youth Choirs of Great Britain- Communications and Digital Content Coordinator 

National Youth Choirs of Britain are seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual to join their team as a communication and digital content coordinator. The successful candidate will play a key role in developing, creating and distributing NYCGB’s digital content and communications, finding innovative ways to communicate about all areas of their work, inspiring and engaging audiences, developing and building new relationships and increasing theirimpact. Applicants must have experience in a similar role and a keen grasp of analytics.

Location:  Durham 

Closing Date: 9th August 2021

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Northern Stage- Artistic Associate 

Northern Stage is searching for a talented individual to work closely with the artistic director over an 18 month period to help realise their vision in the coming months. The role is a full-time position and is set to begin in November 2021. Applicants must have a genuine interest in theatre and the wider arts as well as demonstrable professional experience working directly with theatre-makers and creative teams

Location: Northern Stage 

Closing Date: 28th July 2021

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Newcastle City Council Arts Team in partnership with New Writing North- Arts Producer-in-residence

Newcastle Arts Development Team (NADT) and New Writing North (NWN) would like to appoint an Arts Producer-in-residence to work on the Newbiggin Hall Estate in the Outer West of Newcastle.

The aim of the role is to:

  • To develop relationships with communities on and around the estate, initially through conversation, local research, detached work, and partnership building during the summer holiday of 2021.

  • To bring people together using creative facilitation skills, identifying opportunities for co-created cultural activity

  • To develop, in partnership with residents/participants, a programme of inclusive creative projects and programmes which reflect the cultural needs and aspirations of the community

  • To evaluate all activities and the overall success of the programme.

Location: Newcastle 

Closing Date: 12th July 2021

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Sing Up- Customer Support Assistant 

Sing Up is searching for a customer support assistant to join their team on a full-time basis. The role will involve supporting customers on the phone, by email, and in supporting the wider staff team across the business. Applicants must have previous experience working in office administration as well as an interest in the arts/music/education sectors.

Location: Gateshead 

Closing Date: 21st July 2021

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The Lab- Freelance Creative Producer  

The Lab is searching for a creative producer to work with them on a freelance basis. The purpose of the role is to work with the lab to adapt their current creative material into an online format. Applicants must have a minimum of 2 years experience in event production with excellent knowledge and experience of events management, as well as recent experience of delivering virtual and hybrid events.

Location: Remote working

Closing Date: 26th July 2021

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Level Centre- Facilitator 

Level Centre is searching for an experienced facilitator to facilitate LEVEL Makes: Performance Online, an online programme for learning disabled adults. The appointed individual will lead a total of 12 one-hour sessions for learning disabled adults via zoom, where you will work towards the creation and development of a short digital performance to be shared on our website and social media.

Location: Remote 

Closing Date: 12th July 2021

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Training and Volunteering Opportunities

Hexham Book Festival- Volunteers

Hexham Book Festival is seeking volunteers for their event in July of this year. HBF will cover all expenses (please keep receipts) to get to and from Hexham and will provide meals and teas, coffees. For more info or to apply please contact susie@hexhambookfestival.co.uk

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Museums Northumberland- Open invitation to local communities

Communities across Northumberland are being invited to have their say on the current and future collections at Museums Northumberland.

A new Community Advisory Panel will give local people the chance to shape the existing collections at Woodhorn Museum, Hexham Old Gaol, Berwick Museum and Art Gallery, and Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum. Panel members will be involved in discussions on how future exhibitions and additions to the Museums Northumberland collection reflect the communities living and working in the county today.

Museums Northumberland is encouraging people of all ages and backgrounds to take part, helping to ensure voices from every part of Northumberland’s broad and diverse population are heard.

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The Rime- Participant Callout 

An exciting opportunity to get involved with an exciting project that aims to create a sound journal of Amble. The Rime Project is seeking participants who live or work in the area (or people who have previously lived in the area). More information below!

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Viewing Opportunities 

Green Croft Arts- Collision and Conflict 

We are delighted that Green Croft Arts’ Collision & Conflict, a geolocated sound walk through the Northumberland landscape is live and available NOW.

For more information and to access Collision & Conflict: www.greencroftonthewall.com/collision-and-conflict

Using ECHOES: an interactive GPS - triggered sounds app, you follow a 2.5hr plotted sound walk, triggering artistic responses, connected to specific locations on the route; these sound responses make up an immersive geolocative experience that you can enjoy through your headphones.

In December 2020, Green Croft Arts commissioned 14 artists with strong links to Northumberland and Cumbria, to have a creative response to Hadrian’s Wall in song, music, sound, story, spoken word or poetry. As people walk through the landscape these artistic responses unfold as part of an immersive geolocative experience linking the responses to a specific location along the walk.

This project is made possible thanks to Arts Council England funded and is supported by The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre and Northumberland National Park.

FACT Liverpool- Online Artist Residency 

FACT is inviting artists living or working in the North of England to create new digital work in the latest round of its FACT Together commissioning scheme. FACT Together will offer 4 early-career artists a grant of £2500 each plus a production budget of £1500 to develop an idea that will be presented online. The residency is open to all early-career artists who are based in the North of England.

Closing Date: 1st August 2021

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Sage Gateshead- Head of Digital 

Sage Gateshead is looking for a motivated individual to create a new team that will help support Sage's digital activity. The newly-appointed head of digital will define Sage's digital strategy, oversee its delivery and build networks and partnerships.     

Location: Gateshead

Closing Date: 23rd July 2021

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Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums- Project Co-ordinator Hatton Gallery

Tyne and Wear archives and museums are looking to hire a project coordinator to deliver a digital engagement program at Hatton Gallery. The post holder will make and edit films based on the collections and exhibitions, devise and run live streaming sessions, create blogs, and film online tours and talks. Duties will also include training art gallery staff in digital production skills. The focus of the post is the Hatton Gallery but the post holder will also work with the Shipley and Laing art galleries. As activity will be aligned to TWAM's overall digital strategy they will also work closely with TWAM’s Digital Producer.

Location: Hatton Gallery

Closing Date: 15th July 2021

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Hand Of, Drama Workshop Leader 

 Hand Of is searching for two theatre practitioners to lead on an upcoming project in August. The practitioners will work together to lead a number of writing/drama based workshops. The project will see you work as part of an interdisciplinary team of artists, musicians and educators, so flexibility and open-mindedness is key. 

Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne 

Closing Date: 14th July 2021

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Durham University- Project Curator

Durham University is searching for a project curator to join their team. The post holder will be responsible to the Project Assistant Curator, supporting the Curator of Contemporary Art in the management of the University’s Western Art Collection within the MGE team. The post holder will specifically support the project Assistant Curator in the continuation and completion of a full collection audit and the associated tasks this involves.

Location: Durham

Closing Date: 13th July 2021

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Newcastle Theatre Royal- Director of Operation (maternity cover)

Newcastle Theatre Royal is currently hiring a new director of operations to join their team on maternity cover from October 4th 2021. Applicants must have strong leadership skills, as well as demonstratable experience working within the arts and culture sector. The contract is for a fixed term of 9-12 months.

Location: Newcastle Theatre Royal

Closing Date: 14th July 2021

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Sunderland Empire- Customer Service Host 

Sunderland Empire is hiring friendly individuals to join their team as customer service hosts. The role is made up of different responsibilities and shifts will vary between door, bar and auditorium shifts. Applicants must have experience working in customer-facing roles. Most shifts start between 45 minutes and two hours before the show starts, so usually between 5.30 pm and 7 pm for an evening show or 12.30 pm and 2 pm for an afternoon show. Afternoon, or ‘matinee’ performances, are usually twice a week on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday or Sunday depending on the theatre. Shifts usually last 3.5 – 4.5 hours and in the evening, finish between 9.30 and 11pm.

Location: Sunderland Empire

Closing Date: 12th July 2021

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