Lakeside Arts
Part of University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts

Lakeside team members working at Wheee! Festival

Work & Volunteer

At Lakeside we are always on the lookout for creative and motivated people from a wide variety of backgrounds to fill our employee, volunteer, internship or traineeship roles.

VACANCIES

Creative Programmer

Creative Programmer

Location: Lakeside Arts, University Park
Salary: £33,966 to £45,585 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date: Wednesday 1 May 2024

Lakeside Arts seeks a passionate and talented Creative Programmer to join our team. You will lead the planning and delivery of the theatre, comedy, dance, and family entertainment parts of the public programme.

Lakeside Arts was created by the University of Nottingham to bring the benefits of the arts, culture and creativity to our local communities. This is a unique opportunity to shape the cultural landscape of Nottingham, engaging with our richly diverse local communities. We wish to represent all audiences and are especially keen to hear from applicants with experience connecting with global majority and additional needs groups. Please apply if you are excited to increase access, belonging, and joy through the arts.

As Creative Programmer, you will:

  • Curate an artistic, entertaining, and commercially successful year-round programme. You will take risks with creative choices while ensuring financial sustainability.
  • Own the (relevant parts of) the Lakeside programme - booking acts, arranging contracts and hospitality, deepening relationships with artists and promoters, managing budgets and liaising on technical and logistical requirements. You'll need to meet deadlines and stay cool under pressure.
  • Work closely with Marketing to promote shows and sell tickets. Collaborate with operational teams to enable great audience experiences.

We welcome applicants who bring:

  • A passion for making the arts more inclusive, especially along lines of ethnicity, disability, and economic background.
  • Demonstrated experience successfully developing audiences.
  • Knowledge of the UK theatre and family entertainment scene. Existing relationships a plus.
  • Strong relationship building, communication, planning, and budget management skills.
  • A creative spirit and growth mindset. 

This role offers the chance to help Lakeside Arts grow and reach new audiences, and gives you the opportunity to make your mark on one of the leading arts venues in the region.

This is a fixed-term, full-time (36.25 hours per week) opportunity available for 24 months. Job share arrangements may be considered.

Requests for secondment from internal candidates may be considered on the basis that prior agreement has been sought from both your current line manager and the manager of your substantive post, if you are already undertaking a secondment role.

If you have any questions about this role you may get in contact with the hiring manager, Ben Howarth, the CEO of Lakeside Arts at Ben.Howarth@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

It is a condition of this post that satisfactory enhanced disclosure is obtained from the 'Disclosure and Barring Service'.

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Creative Programme Administrator

Creative Programme Administrator

Location: University Park
Salary: £23,256 to £26,071 per annum pro-rata if applicable depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date: Friday 3 May 2024

Lakeside is the University of Nottingham's public arts provision with a year-round programme of exhibitions, live performances, festivals, workshops, talks and lectures open to everyone, including University staff, students and members of the public. 

Based in the beautiful surroundings of Highfields and University Park, Lakeside has two popular cafés and a shop including crafts by local and national makers. The programme attracts around 185,000 visitors annually not including café visitors www.lakesidearts.org.uk

Whilst Lakeside has an increasingly diverse programme, we want to ensure that our audiences and our team are more reflective of the artists we engage and the community we want to serve. We welcome people from different cultures, ethnicities and whose beliefs are fundamental to our values of inclusivity, ambition, openness, fairness and respect. We particularly welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are currently under-represented in the creative sectors, especially global ethnic majority applicants.

You will support the CEO, Deputy Director, Head of Music, Creative Programmer, and Learning Manager, providing effective administrative and related project support/co-ordination across the team. You will enjoy multi-tasking, have strong organisation and planning skills and will be articulate, with excellent written and numeracy skills.  Few days will be alike; you will enjoy variety and be able to use your initiative to solve problems. You will be a team player, able to demonstrate agility, and have the ability to switch between tasks to assist senior staff. You will have excellent communication skills to liaise effectively with all team members, visiting creatives, University staff, students and the public. We seek someone who is passionate about the arts/creative industries sector to join our friendly team.

The role is offered on a two-year fixed-term contract. Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours per week). You will be required to work flexibly, including evenings/weekends, to support events/programme delivery, averaging 1 day weekly confirmed one month in advance. Job share arrangements may be considered.

Requests for secondment from internal candidates may be considered on the basis that prior agreement has been sought from both your current line manager and the manager of your substantive post, if you are already undertaking a secondment role.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Catherine Hocking, Tel: 0115 951 3959 or email catherine.hocking@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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Marketing and Communications Manager (Fixed term, part-time)

Marketing and Communications Manager (Fixed term, part-time)

Location: University Park
Salary: £27,584 to £33,804 per annum pro-rata depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date: Sunday 5 May 2024

Based in the beautiful surroundings of Highfields and University Park, Lakeside Arts is the University of Nottingham's public arts centre with a year-round programme of exhibitions, live performances, festivals, workshops, talks and lectures open to everyone, including University staff, students and members of the public.

We are looking to recruit a part-time Marketing and Communications Manager to create and implement promotional campaigns across all areas of Lakeside’s programme. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop engaging, multifaceted campaigns that inspire individuals and communities to engage with Lakeside’s artistic programme and wider facilities.

Working as part of Lakeside’s busy marketing team, and in particular with Lakeside’s other part-time Marketing and Communications Manager, with whom you will job share, you will be responsible for: identifying target audiences; developing and delivering campaign plans; co-ordinating the production of marketing assets; overseeing the delivery of digital and direct marketing. You will work alongside colleagues from across the University of Nottingham to ensure the successful promotion of all areas of Lakeside’s work.

Along with your passion for the arts and cultural sector, you will have experience in marketing in a professional setting appropriate to the requirements of the role, with up-to-date knowledge of best practices. You will be able to plan, implement and evaluate marketing and communications campaigns, and have experience of using CRM tools. You will have strong interpersonal skills. You will have experience of working alone and as part of a team and the ability to manage a busy and diverse workload.

All roles at Lakeside Arts are mostly office-based due to the venue-orientated nature of our work, however some homeworking is permitted.

Whilst Lakeside has an increasingly diverse programme, we need to work harder to ensure that our audiences and our team are more reflective of the artists we engage and the community we want to serve. Lakeside reflects the University’s values of Ambition, Openness, Inclusivity, Fairness and Respect and we welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs which are fundamental to our values and enrich everyone’s lives. We particularly welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are currently under-represented in the creative sectors.

The post is offered on a part-time (14.5 hours per week), fixed-term contract until the end of September 2025.

Requests for secondment from internal candidates may be considered on the basis that prior agreement has been sought from both your current line manager and the manager of your substantive post, if you are already undertaking a secondment role.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Timothy Rushby, tel: 0115 846 7379 or email timothy.rushby@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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MUSEUM VOLUNTEERS

The University of Nottingham Museum holds mainly regional collections of archaeology covering a 250,000 year period. Museum volunteer opportunities include collections care and development, education and public programme activities. There is also the opportunity to work with Meghan King (Finds Liaison Officer for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire): https://finds.org.uk

If you are interested in volunteering with the museum please contact Clare Pickersgill (Museum Keeper): clare.pickersgill@nottingham.ac.uk 

 


For all other volunteering opportunities, please contact rachel.feneley@nottingham.ac.uk.