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Hiring: Digital Marketing Assistant

Read more about the role below and apply before Friday, 23rd April 10PM BST by submitting your application at the link (bit.ly/tnt-dmassistant) which you can also access by clicking the button below.

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Nursery is an improvisational theatre company based in London, United Kingdom with students, performers and audiences across the globe. It is an arts organisation committed to promoting improvisation as an artistic form and a way of thinking.

To continue engaging deeply with our existing communities and reach out to more communities across the world, we are looking for a Digital Marketing Assistant to help The Nursery grow its brand, marketing and outreach.

Here’s the role at a glance:

  • Title: Digital Marketing Assistant
  • Reporting Manager: Communications & Community Manager
  • Commitment: 5-6 Hours / Week
  • Location: London / Remote (You can be based anywhere in the world)
  • Pay: London Living Wage (£10.85/Hour)
  • Duration: 3 Month Contract (starting ASAP) with the possibility of extension.

Please note this is a freelance/self-employed role and you will be responsible for your own taxes, national insurance etc.

ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

You will be working closely with the Community & Communications Manager and the Education Manager at The Nursery to meet the company’s marketing outreach objectives. From executing social media campaigns that showcase our vibrant student body and launching new landing pages on our website for better conversion to getting the word out about our training programs and contributing towards the growth of the global improvisational theatre community, this role is an opportunity for you to craft and apply cutting-edge digital marketing techniques to the arts world.

Your day-to-day tasks would include:

  • Social Media Management (Content, Scheduling, Measurement)
  • Digital Content Creation (Posters, Infographics, Short Videos)
  • Website Content Management
  • Media Management (Testimonials, Feedback, Materials, Subscriber Lists)
  • Paid Marketing Campaigns (Adwords)

REQUIREMENTS & ELIGIBILITY

The ideal candidate for this role is likely to have:

  • Strong writing and editing skills with great attention to detail
  • Strong understanding of social media channels and content engagement
  • Strong willingness to set goals and deadlines with little external supervision required
  • Previous experience or knowledge about improvisational theatre and the arts in general
  • Previous experience with arts-related administration, marketing and project management
  • Familiarity with designing accessible visual content across different mediums
  • Previous experience with executing digital marketing campaigns across different channels and mediums

Some of the technical skills, software and knowledge required to execute this role effectively include:*

  • Hootsuite/Buffer for social media scheduling
  • Canva / Adobe Suite for graphic design
  • Google Analytics for web traffic analysis
  • WordPress for content and blog editing
  • Google & Microsoft Productivity Suite for remote online collaboration
  • (Optional) Google Adwords for search engine marketing
  • (Optional) Moz / SEMrush for search engine optimization

If you are familiar with an alternative software that serves the same function as the ones above, that is also fine!

A few other things to note:

  • 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.
  • 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 include this information in our Equal Opportunity Monitoring Document (http://bit.ly/tnt-edi-monitoring-doc) that you can fill and submit as part of your application.
  • This position is open for remote candidates based anywhere in the world. However please note if selected, you would have to be mindful about working with the UK (GMT+1) timezone.

APPLICATION PROCESS

You can submit your application for the role at the online form – bit.ly/tnt-dmassistant

(The above form requires you to submit a CV and a cover letter outlining relevant experience and reasons for interest in the role.)

The deadline to send in your expression of interest is Friday, 23rd April 10PM BST. If you have any questions about the role or the application process, please contact Gaurav Singh (gaurav@thenurserytheatre.com)

What to expect after you submit your application:

  • You will receive an automated confirmation once you fill the Google Form successfully.
  • All applications will be reviewed and we will get back to all applicants by Monday, 25th April.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview online with the Nursery Team between Monday, 25th April to Wednesday 27th April.

Volunteer To Host Shows & Jams

We’re looking for a handful of volunteers to help co-host our weekly Online Community Jam and Live streaming show ‘The Garden Party’.

If you’re an improv obsessive who not only loves to perform and takes classes online but is excited to share their passion with a wider audience, we’d love to work with you!

Here’s what it entails:

You’ll help to develop new fun scene ideas for the Jam.
Your availability can be as much or as little as you’d like, and dates are shared across the team.
You’ll receive training/shadowing from the Nursery team on best practice when hosting and you don’t have to be a technical expert- just have a solid internet connection and a computer.
The usual ‘call time’ to meet is 30 minutes before a show to run through plans.
You absolutely don’t have to be a teacher to apply for this, but it’ll great experience if one day you decide to train as an improv instructor (Many of our improv teachers started their teaching career this way!)

When do our jams and shows run:

  • Online Jam runs from 6pm-8pm GMT on Tuesdays
  • The Garden Party runs 2pm-3pm GMT on Sundays

If the idea of getting more involved in the global improv community excites you, get in touch. Email steeringcommittee-mail@thenurserytheatre.com and feel free to tell us what excites and inspires you about online improv or what you would like to see more of in the community, as well as your general availability

Call for Trustees

The Nursery Theatre Ltd (Registered Charity, No. 1150812) is seeking to appoint new members to its Board of Trustees.

Click the button below for the application form.

About The Nursery

The Nursery is an improvisational theatre company based in London, United Kingdom with students, performers and audiences across the globe. It is an arts organisation committed to promoting improvisation as an artistic form and a way of thinking. The Nursery offers improvisation training through regular courses, hosts a wide variety of shows and performances and contributes to the global improvisation movement through improv-related blogs, panel discussions and other initiatives.

Continuing its growth and embracing the new developments and opportunities facing the arts community in today’s world, The Nursery is reorganising its leadership structure, which now consists of a Senior Management Team and a Board of Trustees, to better serve its global community of students, performers, teachers and audiences. At this moment, The Nursery is seeking new trustees to diversify the current Board and steer the organisation through the next stages of its development and evolution as a leading creative force in improvisational theatre in the world.

The Ideal Candidate

The Nursery is particularly keen to recruit members to the board who have one or more of the following skills: 

  • Leadership (Executive/Board) Experience
  • Commercial Property Management
  • Promoting and Safeguarding Equity, Diversity & Inclusion 
  • Outreach & Widening Participation
  • Legal, HR and/or Charity Governance

The Nursery particularly encourages expressions of interest from applicants from backgrounds and with protected characteristics that are currently underrepresented in the arts and by extension in improvisation. Applicants do not require prior knowledge of improvisational theatre or trustee experience. A general interest in the workings of arts-based organisations and initiatives would be of value.

The Commitment

Trustees are appointed for a period of 2 years, subject to an initial probationary 6 month period. Board meetings are held every two months (the Board may decide to temporarily increase the frequency if necessary). The Board is responsible for advising the leadership team of The Nursery on strategy and policies and ensuring that the charitable aims of The Nursery are being carried out. Please note this is an unpaid, voluntary position. The Board is open to reimbursement of travel expenses and other relevant access requirements. The time commitment for this role is estimated at 5 hours per month, this may vary. When authorised and appropriate following the Coronavirus pandemic, meetings will take place in person in London and at pre-agreed address TBC.

Application Process

You can submit an Expression of Interest via this Google Form – bit.ly/tnt-trustee-apply

(The above form requires you to submit a CV and a cover letter outlining relevant experience and reasons for interest in the role.) 

The deadline to send in your expression of interest is 5PM GMT, Monday 12th April 2021. If you have any questions about the role or the application process please contact Mark Johnson (mark@thenurserytheatre.com). 

What to expect after you submit your application:

You will receive an automated confirmation once you fill the Google Form successfully. We will get back to all applicants by Monday, 19th April. 

Following the initial stage of Expression of Interest there will be an informal interview. The Nursery may require references and a criminal record check as part of this process. 

In line with GDPR regulations, any information you share with us as part of this application will be deleted. In case you consent to being contacted about future opportunities at The Nursery, your contact information will be stored. 

Outreach  &  Inclusion  Manager (Applications closed)

  • 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 50 applications, whichever comes first. THIS ROLE IS NOW CLOSED FOR NEW APPLICANTS
    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. 

If you would like to be notified when jobs at The Nursery become available, please let us know on mail@thenurserytheatre.com or sign up for our newsletter.

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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