Mon 16 - Sun 29 Jul 2012
Conflux is looking for Festival Assistant Volunteers to help assist in the running of SURGE, Scotland’s festival of physical performance, which will be held from 23rd-29th July in Glasgow at the Arches, the Briggait, and various nearby outdoor locations. The programme is an opportunity for successful candidates to gain experience in the running of a major arts festival.
The ideal candidates will have an active interest in the arts, particularly physical performance (street arts, physical theatre and circus), and an enthusiasm for learning the ropes behind the scenes, helping with festival artists and engaging with members of the public.
(Monday 16th July – Friday 20th July)
Meeting/welcoming visiting artists and assisting in the venues with preparations in the run up to the festival.
Assisting in the festival office with adminstrative preparations.
Assisting with brochure/poster distribution.
Festival running duties:
(Monday 23rd July – Sunday 29th July)
Meeting/greeting artists, festival guests and masterclass/workshop participants.
Assisting during workshops (e.g. Olivier Grossetête at the Briggait)
Welcoming and directing the festival visitors and audience during events and performances.
Undertaking audience evaluations.
KEY INFORMATION |
The programme will run from Mon 16th – Sun 29th July. You will be required to volunteer two days in w/c Monday 16th July and four to seven days in w/c Monday 23rd July. Shifts will mainly take place in the day, with some evenings. You must be available to work at least one shift during the weekend of 27th-29th July.
On volunteering days, you will receive lunch and expenses for travel within Glasgow.
The closing date for applications is Monday 25th June, and short interviews will be held during w/c 2nd July, with selected candidates required to attend a training session in w/c 9th July.
To apply, please send your CV with an indication of your availability and a 500 word statement outlining your specific interest in the post, including what particular skills and qualities you will bring to it to firstname.lastname@example.org
A First Aid certificate is an advantage but not required. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch on 0141 559 4925
ABOUT CONFLUX |
Conflux has been funded by Legacy Trust UK, creating a lasting impact from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by funding ideas and local talent to inspire creativity across the UK. Conflux is an Arches project, and is also supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland. It aims to develop and promtoe a thriving community of artists and educators working in the field of street arts, physical theatre and circus in Scotland. SURGE 2012 takes place in the Year of Creative Scotland.
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“Where can you see tomorrow’s work today? The answer is The Arches.”
Producing and presenting risk-taking work from local and international artists and companies, the building has boasted performances over the past two years from Derevo, The TEAM and Taylor Mac, hosted the National Review of Live Art and New Territories festivals and seen blistering performances from boundary-pushing artists and companies such as John Moran, Adrian Howells, Ontroerend Goed and Quarantine as part of 2010’s BEHAVIOUR festival, our annual celebration of the live experience.
The Arches is also Scotland’s leading provider of support for emergent artists and performance practitioners, providing a year-long programme of opportunities including Artist in Residence programmes and our two annual awards, Platform 18: New Directions and the Brick Award, as well as showcasing raw work from homegrown talent such as Nic Green and Rob Drummond in Arches LIVE, our annual festival of brave new work.
Our dedicated Creative Learning programme offers even further-reaching opportunities for development across a broad range of social groups, with events ranging from urban music production course Tigerstyle and the newly launched Arches Community Choir, to mentoring schemes, professional development projects and off-site performance work with diverse social groups.
Words from Jackie Wylie, The Arches’ Artistic Director, following the tragic death of Adrian Howells:
“All at The Arches are devastated by the loss of Adrian Howells this week. He was our Artist in Residence and The Arches was his creative home. But more than that, he was a dear friend and companion in life to many of us here.
So many would say that there truly was no one like him, who personified love, generosity and the deepest type of empathy and desire to understand those lucky enough to have met him. With great humour he was able to create an instant connection with anyone he encountered. He was able to translate this desire to nurture and connect into his performance practice and in doing so leaves behind not only an incredible and influential body of work but a multitude of audience members across the world who have in some way been transformed by these encounters.
He supported, encouraged and was at the heart of an entire community of artists in Glasgow who will miss him terribly.”