Published on Friday, 14 October 2016 16:06
Written by Chantal Guevara
Company of Others, a Newcastle-based company, is seeking a driven, brave and energetic full-time General Manager to play a key role in the development and running of the company.
Company of Others was founded by Artistic Director Nadia Iftkhar in 2014 to create work which highlights and shares stories of the human experience, drawn from the diverse communities it works with; this reflects the company's core belief that art should reflect the society and time it exists in, and it should be relevant to the lives of its audiences and it should seek to advance our humanity. Artistry, diversity and integrity are the company's key values, seeking to highlight injustices to continue conversation and instigate change.
Each of the company's works are extensively co-authored, drawing on stories from specific communities, resulting in a unique research and creation process. The Sense of an Ending (2014) was co-authored by 80 women from the North East, while the current production, Vessel, draws on material from 40 Yorkshire women and recently premiered at The Lowry, Salford.
The company also runs a number of projects working within the local community, including Falling on your Feet, a falls prevention through movement project for people aged over 65, delivered in partnership with Helix Arts and NHS Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group. This led to the development of Company of Others II, a company of dancers aged over 65 who perform regularly across the region.
Having recently been awarded Elevate funding from Arts Council England in order to develop the company’s infrastructure, strategic planning and capacity, Company of Others is now seeking a full-time General Manager to manage the organisation’s operational and administrative systems and to ensure the smooth delivery of all projects and activities. The role will be based at Dance City, Newcastle upon Tyne.
The role will be ideal for someone with an interest in managing research, productions, professional development and engagement projects; due to the nature of the company's work, an understanding of the Creative Case for Diversity is essential.
The salary is £24k, and the role will be offered as a fixed-term contract from 5 December 2016 - 30 April 2018.
The application deadline is Thursday 27 October 2016 at 9am.
Interviews will be conducted between Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th November 2016, at Dance City, Newcastle upon Tyne.
For an informal, confidential, discussion about the role, please contact Nadia Iftkhar, Artistic Director on 07872 996 914.
Company website: www.companyofothers.org.uk
Photo of Kate Jackson in The Sense of an Ending at The Place, London, by Chantal Guevara.