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Children & Young People, Vacancies & Opportunities

Call for Artists: Apply now for the 2018 Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award, Artist Commission at The Turnpike, Leigh (deadline 23 Oct 2017)

Artists are invited to apply for the 2018 Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award (ARMA), Artist Commission, hosted by The Turnpike, Leigh, worth £15,000. The award funds an artist or artists to undertake work with children and young people over approximately 10 weeks, and for the experience to inform the creation of a commissioned artwork accessible to the public. ARMA was established in memory of the artist Alexandra Reinhardt and is supported by the Max Reinhardt Charitable Trust (MRCT).

The successful artist(s) will work with The Turnpike over a 10-week period between February and July 2018, to deliver a programme of after school and weekend engagement workshops for young people in care or those who have recently left the care system. The artist will work closely with The Turnpike’s Learning & Outreach Coordinator, with curatorial support from the Director, Helen Stalker and Exhibition Coordinator, Matt Retallick. The artist(s) will create a semi-permanent or permanent art commission at The Turnpike or in a nearby space accessible to the public, informed by the participatory/education programme. The commission is to be completed by October 2018, for a launch event in November 2018.

This is an exciting opportunity for an artist or artists to undertake a highly respected participatory project and commission which is well supported by project partners, and will be widely promoted, both nationally and internationally. The deadline to apply is 10am on Monday 23 October 2017, and further information including a brief and application form can be found atwww.engage.org/arma2018artists.

Application deadline: 10am, Monday 23 October 2017  

Exhibition

Prolific North Live 2017

EventCity 15th & 16th February, open 9-5pm each day.

The expo features leading exponents of digital innovation, cutting edge marketing, branding and experiential agencies, content and engagement specialists, advertising and PR firms, leading broadcasters, TV and film production companies, printers, media suppliers and some of the best business brains from across the UK.

Across the two days, Prolific North Live will feature talks from leading experts in our seminar suites – designed to motivate and inspire. From the Keynote Theatre to the Finance & Growth Hub, there’s something for everyone.

With over 120 exhibitors at the event, this year we expect over 4000+ attendees, from in-house marketing and comms functions to companies and agencies spanning Prolific North’s readership, through to professionals seeking to engage with the fast-growing creative and media sectors of the North.  Also expect talks from leading experts in our seminar suites – designed to motivate and inspire, from the Keynote Theatre to the Finance & Growth Hub.

For more information visit http://live.prolificnorth.co.uk/

Events

Curator Development Talk

Creative Industry Trafford
24 Nov 2016, 6:30- 9:00pm
FREE

This panel discussion looks at the role of the curator, an essential but sometimes overlooked role within the visual arts. The expert speakers examine how curators can develop their  careers, as well as looking at the role of a curator in working alongside artists and galleries to devise a show.

Featuring Kwong Lee, director of Castlefield Gallery and Thomas Dukes, curator at Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool. This event is delivered in partnership with Business Bolton.

For more info and to book tickets click here

Vacancies & Opportunities

Exhibition Project Manager

Salary: Circa £30,000 per annum

Full Time or Part Time – Fixed Term

The Museum of Science and Industry is devoted to inspiring our visitors through ideas that change the world, from the Industrial Revolution to today and beyond.

It’s a story that we’re uniquely placed to tell—on the site of the oldest surviving passenger railway station, in the heart of the world’s first industrial city, today alive with innovative discoveries in science and technology.

We are seeking an experienced Exhibition Project Manager to help us deliver a series of exciting projects over the coming year. This post will contribute to the museum’s creative programme, the Manchester Science Festival and the museum’s ambitious Masterplan, which will transform the site and its impact as a cultural attraction. This is a great time to join MSI.

You will be experienced in delivering high quality exhibitions and arts projects, from creative inception through to delivery, including managing logistics and budgets. Your creative problem solving skills will be key to your success.

Please note this position is Fixed Term until April 2017. Full-time is preferred however the hours of the post are negotiable for the right candidate. We will consider part-time applicants who are available for 3 days per week or more.

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Rowena Hamilton, Senior Exhibitions Manager on 0161 606 0125.

Closing date: 19 June 2016 at 23:59

Interview Date: 29 June 2016

For more information please see here.

Vacancies & Opportunities

Explainer Team Leader

Salary: Circa £23,500 per annum

Full Time – Permanent

The Museum of Science and Industry, a member of the Science Museum Group, is seeking a new Explainer Team Leader to work with our Learning and Public Programmes team.

Located on the historic site of the world’s oldest surviving passenger railway station, housed in five listed buildings – the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester tells the story of the city’s scientific and industrial past, present and future. The site has 15 permanent galleries, an ever-changing range of special exhibitions, and an exciting calendar of events that combine to attract up to 700,000 visitors each year.

We are looking to recruit an Explainer Team Leader to join a busy learning and public programmes department. The successful candidate will have strong experience in operating historic working machinery, ideally in an interpretation environment, and a deep understanding of safe operations and training others in their use. With experience of leading and motivating teams, you will ensure the creation and delivery of high quality life enhancing learning experiences to a wide range of audiences.

Please note this post covers a seven day operation working on a rolling rota, including weekends and bank holidays.

Closing date: 23 June 2016 at 23:59

Interview Date: 05 July 2016

For more information please see here.