Opportunities

Open Source Arts offers a number of different opportunities to get involved. Current vacancies are below, we would love to hear from you!

We are a team of individuals, and we respect the expertise and learning we each have in our own areas.  We believe the shape of Open Source Arts is directly defined by the actions, expertise and individual leadership of each person of our team, and the diverse people who use our space or join our projects.  This runs more deeply than simply “The whole is the greater than the sum of it’s parts”!  Rather, we understand that Open Source Arts exists as it does only because of each unique element – change any of those parts and the entire organisation in itself changes fundamentally, however subtle or profound a change may be.

 

Events Programmer, Booker and Host

We are recruiting an events booker and invite applications from people with the necessary experience to expand and diversify our programme of events and activities at Open Source Arts, and assist in holding our core portfolio.

You will join our growing team as an already foundationally experienced events booker with at least one year successfully working as a multi-disciplinary arts and music events booker for a known small venue.  You will contribute to increasing the number and quality of Open Source Arts events and activities, and be a part of developing the diversity of the programme, whilst also ensuring these events run smoothly and efficiently and are well organised. You will also hold and expand our existing core portfolio of events and activities.  We want to develop our performance programme and this will be split between in house artists performing and us booking great artists to perform in our space both from within Leeds and from further afield.

You should have an eye for detail, engage creatively with learning about your sector and welcome challenges enthusiastically as an opportunity to grow your experience.  Successful applicants will be outgoing and adaptable, solution-focussed, compassionate and kind whilst honest and committed to determined experimentation in search of the perfect formula.  You will understand our “house style” for the copy we write and have an ability to use this language when communicating about Open Source Arts, as well as our projects, events and activities.

You will also be comfortable working with a diverse team and occasionally switching focus to pitch-in with a collective task – sometimes we all have to just jump in together to get a job done. You will need to develop a good working relationship with everyone who works at and with Open Source Arts, to gain an understanding of everything that goes on here, and will work closely with the wider team. The role of events booker at Open Source Arts will be a diverse role with the opportunity to develop new skills on the job whilst helping our events be delivered successfully.  You will take a leading role in helping our events be sustainable – financially, emotionally and environmentally – helping create a programme which benefits communities, impacts lightly upon the environment and nurtures the people who are involved in producing the events as well.

There will be the expectation that you will be interested in attending certain evening, daytime and weekend events – we want someone who is interested in experiencing the events they are booking.  Whilst you will not be expected to attend every event, we want someone who loves what they do. You will believe in the services and projects that Open Source Arts offers, and be excited to be a part of developing this story and making it a success.

You will gain invaluable overall professional experience in a creative environment, the opportunity to shape events, and to be involved in tangible projects, helping you build your expertise. We will make efforts to shape the role to fit with your future career aspirations, including offering opportunities to develop and train where appropriate.

This is a part-time position.

Application deadline: Thursday 9th May 2019 (5pm)

Download further details about the role including details about how to apply here:
Events Booker Job Description- Open Source Arts

 

Administrative Assistant

We are recruiting an administrative assistant who has a passion for using the arts to develop strong communities.

You will join our team as an already foundationally experienced administrative assistant with at least a year’s experience of working in the role of administrative assistant or a similar position which was fundamental to the day to day organisation and success of a business. This role is for someone who enjoys keeping on top of administrative activities, and understands that these activities are essential to the successful running of the organisation.

We are seeking an experienced administration assistant to join our growing team. You will have prior experience of excelling in this role, and want to bring your skills to a growing arts organisation, which is rooted in a community.   You will be confident answering questions, and you will enjoy sharing information about the good work that Open Source Arts does.

You will develop an understanding of the activities, events and projects and how we plan and prepare for them.  This will enable you to use your initiative and discretion to avert non-complex issues before they arise.  You will also share your learning about how we could review our systems, and information that we share, relaying what you learn whilst talking to customers or responding to enquiries.  You should have an eye for detail, engage creatively with learning about your sector and welcome challenges enthusiastically as an opportunity to grow your experience.

Successful applicants will be outgoing and adaptable, solution-focussed, compassionate and kind, whilst honest and committed to determined experimentation in search of the perfect formula.  You will understand our “house style” for the copy we write and have an ability to use this language when communicating about Open Source Arts, as well as our projects, events and activities.

You will also be comfortable working with a diverse team and occasionally switching focus to pitch-in with a collective task – sometimes we all have to just jump in together to get a job done. You will need to develop a good working relationship with everyone who works at and with Open Source Arts, to gain an understanding of everything that goes on here, and will work closely with the wider team. The role of administrative assistant at Open Source Arts will be a diverse role with the opportunity to develop new skills on the job.

You will be working closely with other team members. You will support the work of the events and marketing team in responding to queries and gathering information from new enquiries before handing over to other working groups to finalise bookings.

This is a part-time position.

Application deadline: Thursday 9th May 2019 (5pm)

Download further details about the role including details about how to apply here:
Administrator Job Description- Open Source Arts

 

Internships and Work Experience

Opportunities are occasionally available for internships and work experience at Open Source Arts.
If you are interested in an internship or some work experience with Open Source Arts, please send a CV and covering letter to myra.rowland@opensourcearts.co.uk  Please make sure you include details about which aspects of Open Source Arts you are most interested in getting involved with, which particular activity, event or project, and why!