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Salary: Reporting to: Location: c£27,000 Chief Executive/Artistic Producer Visible Fictions is based at 11 Bothwell Street, Glasgow. Travel across Scotland and internationally will be required.
Visible Fictions creates vibrant, high quality and accessible theatre for young people and adults alike. From Broadway to schools in the Highlands our work has inspired and entertained audiences across the world, always aiming to challenge, excite and thrill. No two Visible Fictions performances are alike but all guarantee an equally memorable and powerful experience. Alongside our critically acclaimed professional performances, we produce dynamic education and participation projects which also enthuse all who connect to them, helping participants to discover their own artistic potential and inspire their own learning. Both at home and abroad we have collaborated with many theatres and have recently created a new production with The Children’s Theatre Company, Minneapolis. We have also created work with BBC’s Panorama and co-produced with BBC Scotland for BBC Radio 4. Visible Fictions has a core team of four. In addition we employ c.50 freelance actors, artists, stage managers and technicians during the year. The company receives Flexible Funding from the Scottish Arts Council and was delighted to be awarded an increase for the latest funding period, 09/10 – 10/11. Additional income is generated from touring (venue fees), local authorities, charitable trusts and foundations, the lottery and sponsorship. We are now seeking a dynamic and creative leader with vision and business flair and strong fiscal management to join the company as Business Director. Whether from the theatre sector or another background, you will use your talents and knowledge to manage the company, generate income and build partnerships to secure sustainability and growth, enabling Visible Fictions’ bold and pioneering artistic programme to flourish.
Visible Fictions is committed to a policy of training, development and appraisal for all employed members of staff. Employees may work from home where appropriate. Employees receive 25 days holiday pro rata per annum plus public holidays. Visible Fictions is an Equal Opportunities Employer
To apply: Please send • A CV • A Supporting Statement demonstrating your relevant skills and experience, how you meet the person specification below and why you want this position. • Names and contact details for two referees - one of which must be your current employer. (Please stipulate whether they can be contacted prior to interview). To: Private & Confidential Douglas Irvine, Artistic Producer Visible Fictions, Suite 325/327, 4th Floor, 11 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, G2 6LY Email: email@example.com For an informal chat about the role please contact Douglas Irvine, Tel: 0141 221 8727
Closing date: 5pm Friday 25th September 2009
Interviews: The week of 5th October 2009
Board of Directors Artistic Producer / Chief Executive Officer Business Director
Head of Education & Participation Freelance Participation Leaders, Project Facilitators & Artists working on Education & Participation Projects
Marketing & Communications Officer (P/T)
Production Manager Stage Managers Designers Technicians
Administration & Projects Assistant (P/T)
Actors & Artists working on Professional Productions
Business Director Job Description & Person Specification Main Purpose The Business Director will be responsible for managing the company, income generation and strategic partnership development. They will manage the company and securely align art and business to fulfill the artistic vision of Visible Fictions. This is the second most senior post within the organisation working closely with, and reporting directly to the Chief Executive, who is also the Artistic Producer. Key Tasks • Work closely with the Artistic Producer and core team on the delivery of the artistic programme (professional and participative). • In consultation with the Artistic Producer, set expenditure and income targets for project budgets and allocate and oversee the management of these budgets by core staff. • Manage all financial aspects of the company’s core activities, including preparation of management profit and loss accounts, quarterly accounts and cash flows whilst seeking investment opportunities. • Be responsible for the overall financial health and improvement of the company, reporting directly to the Artistic Producer. • Provide Management Reports and Financial information in liaison with the Artistic Producer for all Board and Management Meetings the Scottish Arts Council. • Liaise with the Company Accountant, General Manager, Bookkeeper to prepare for year end submissions and formal end of year accounts ensure that all relevant company records are maintained accurately and keep abreast of legal financial requirements..
• Advocacy, promotion and development of Visible Fictions at local, national and international level, including representation of the company to funding bodies, governments, stake holders, the media and commercial interests. • Research, develop and secure partnerships for artistic, social and commercial collaboration, including co-producing opportunities and local authority relationships. Key Tasks continued • Identify and act on all new funding opportunities and the preparation of all funding applications to achieve the business plan, in consultation with the Artistic Producer. • Line manage the core team and responsibility for human resources including appraisal, training and staff development • Monitor and ensure compliance with all legal and contractual obligations. • Assist the Board and Artistic Producer in ensuring that the company complies with its obligations to OSCR and Companies House • Ensure that the company complies with its obligations as an Approved ITC Manager. This description is indicative of the nature and level of responsibilities associated with this job. It is not exhaustive and the job holder will be required to undertake other duties and responsibilities commensurate with the post.
Person Specification The Person Specification of the successful applicant will ideally include: Essential • • • • • • • • • • A number of years of proven experience in a management environment in a senior role Excellent fiscal and entrepreneurial skills Proven ability to generate funds from a range of public and private sources Demonstrable experience of building successful, sustained partnerships Excellent managerial skills Sound interpersonal skills Highly effective communicator both written and oral Resourceful and creative thinker Computer literate Able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
Desirable • • • • • • • Network of national and international theatre contacts – both administrative and creative Knowledge of industry regulations governing contracts and health and safety Good motivator Multi-task oriented with a keen ability to prioritise Demonstrable co-producing experience Knowledge of young people’s arts activity in Britain and overseas Clean driving licence