HaywireTheatre is a company that celebrates the extraordinary everyday. Through a focus on recognisable, relatable stories, they work to empower communities and spread understanding. They are looking for a new freelance artist to assist in the delivery of a period of research and development for an upcoming project in North Wales.
Led by Haywire Theatre and a partnership with Well-Fed Ltd, their next venture focuses around raising awareness of food poverty in the Flintshire region of North Wales. Between December 2021 and March 2022 we will lead a period of research, community outreach and artistic development, ahead of a full rehearsal period later next year.
You will be responsible for working closely alongside their Producer to deliver a programme of community outreach, ensuring strong positive benefit for the Flintshire public, as well as accurate planning and analysis of the project. You will be handling public communication, administration, and assisting in the delivery of all community outreach programmes, and taking responsibility for the translation of all materials to Welsh speaking audiences.
You will need to be an energetic, enthusiastic organiser with a keen understanding of the mechanisms of good quality community work and the positive impact it has on the public. While professional experience in a similar role is not required, you must be able to demonstrate adept skill for project planning, management, and analysis, as well as the ability to work with a wide range of people from various backgrounds and lifestyles.
As the focus of the project is on bringing together a wide network of people to collate a bank of information and lived experiences, it is vital that the Community Outreach Officer is able to work respectfully with a diverse spectrum of voices.
The project will run for a period of 12 weeks and is funding dependent.
They encourage applications from people of any background but are particularly keen to see applications of those from backgrounds currently under-represented in the theatre industry.
More information regarding the role, its requirements, and how to apply can be found here.