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An exciting opportunity to join The Nursery has opened up – we are now recruiting for a freelance, part-time Outreach & Inclusion Manager. Please find a PDF-version of the below JD and application process here.

 

Outreach  &  Inclusion  Manager

  • Part-Time: 1 day per week, £120/day*
  • Flexible working hours across the month.
  • Duration: 12 Month project (starting ASAP) with possibility of extension.
  • Location: London & Remotely. We are open to considering applicants outside of London and the UK who can work remotely. 
  • This is a freelance/self-employed role and you will be responsible for your own taxes, national insurance etc. 

*All Senior Management roles at The Nursery are Part-time and paid at this pro-rata fee.

ABOUT US:

The Nursery is a global home for improv classes, courses and shows based in London. A registered charity (non-profit organisation) with over ten over years experience teaching confidence, creativity and communication to everyone from those new to performing to seasoned veterans polishing their skills, the Nursery is a leading light in improvisation across the globe. 

The Nursery is currently undergoing a period of transition and redevelopment, as we adapt to a post-pandemic world and further modernise our business practices. You can read more about this process at THIS LINK. 

 

ABOUT THE ROLE:

To lead the strategy for ongoing diversity and inclusion practices within the student body and staff of The Nursery. The recruitment of this role is central to the ethos of the Nursery, and the successful candidate will be at the heart of decision making, sitting at a senior management level. We are seeking a skilled practitioner who is passionate about inclusion and outreach work, as we look to significantly expand access to our services for under-represented groups.

This role is the first of its kind within improvisation across Europe, and our hope is for the work to be influential across the industry. As such we are open to various approaches to this role and for a highly skilled practitioner to make it their own. 

Working alongside the Education manager and senior management team the successful candidate will be responsible for helping The Nursery Theatre achieve several key aims: To champion inclusion across the Artistic and Educational programmes, develop and implement practical strategies to increase access to activities for people who are proportionally underrepresented, developing bespoke plans for identified target groups and partnering with like-minded external organisations to deliver industry wide projects. 

 

The successful candidate will be responsible for but not limited to the following duties:

  • Foster and support a network of partner organisations, programs and initiatives and initiate and run in-house projects that reach across the industry. 
  • Over a period of time develop a community ambassador programme to bring the joys of improvisation to groups who may not ordinarily seek it out. 
  • Working with the Operations and Education Managers to facilitate regular staff training, and ideally for the right candidate, administer some of these sessions.
  • Working with the Education manager to ensure that class content and course offerings are relevant, and contemporary. 
  • Develop meaningful ongoing relationships with improvisers from diverse backgrounds.
  • Updating and maintaining the living documents that are; zero tolerance policy, Diversity, Inclusion & Anti Racism statement, hiring and audition policies and databases to track and analyse key metrics. 
  • Develop a yearly diversity report

 

ABOUT YOU:

The Ideal Candidate will possess experience in as many of these areas as possible:

Necessary: 

  • A proven interest in diversity and inclusion within the arts.
  • Strong communication and time management skills, an ability to work remotely and adapt to the dynamic nature of a small arts organisation.   
  • The ability to handle sensitive information. 

Desirable:

  • An active interest in improvised theatre, and the growth of the artform.  
  • Previous experience working at a relevant level within administration, ideally within an arts organisation or educational establishment. 
  • Evidence of sustained interest in conversations regarding diversity in the arts.
  • Experience as an improv teacher or director may be useful for perspective.

 

We also welcome applicants who feel they have relevant transferable skills or experience. Above all, The Nursery is looking for someone who wants to become part of the Nursery team and play an active role within the global improvisation community.

 

APPLICATIONS:

(please read carefully)

    1. Resumes should be submitted as a PDF with an accompanying covering letter in Word or PDF format of no longer than 2 paragraphs which detail your interest in this role to: steeringcommittee@thenurserytheatre.com.
    2. Candidates are also asked to fill in our equal opportunities survey at THIS LINK the information gathered here shall not factor into any decision making.
    3. The closing date for this role is 8th March 2021, or until we receive 30 applications, whichever comes first.
    4. Interviews will be held W/C March 8th 2021. 
    5. In light of the pandemic, and of the fact that we are willing to recruit outside of London, please be aware that interviews will be conducted via video call.
    6. If you have specific needs relevant for the interview process please note these in your cover letter .i.e sign language transcriber. 
    7. People from Black, Asian and ethnically diverse backgrounds, people with disabilities and those from the LGBTQIA+ community are under-represented in the arts and by extension in improvisation, so we particularly encourage applications from people in these groups and any candidate who self-identifies as such and who meets the minimum requirements will automatically placed on the shortlist. Please reference this in your covering letter if you feel it is relevant. 
    8. Visit our current diversity and code of conduct  policies for more information. 

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We also have a volunteering opportunities, with administrative, marketing, and other roles available. Email mail@thenurserytheatre.com or visit our volunteer page for more information.

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