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Barbican Theatre: Costume designer & maker (fixed term)

Job title: Costume designer & maker
Fixed Fee: £1000
Budget: £450

Barbican Theatre is looking for a versatile Costume Designer & Maker to deliver concept ideas, design and costume for a theatrical walking tour of the Barbican using 3 actors. The project is collaboration with Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery (City Explainer Scheme) to devise and sculpt an historically accurate theatrical walking tour inspired by Plymouth ‘After Dark’.

This project will put you at the forefront of new City developments that will be taking place over the next four years in the lead up to the opening of the History Centre and Mayflower 400 celebrations.

The successful applicant will be in post from 1st February 2017 and attend some devising workshops and team meetings to end of March. The successful applicant will work with the Writer & Director on an agreed timetable in April to present design concepts by April 21st and deliver the contract by May 8th.
Costume Designer & Maker will be expected to attend some performances and be available to amend and repair costume as necessary. There will be a total of 8 performances during Plymouth History Festival ending on June 10th. This phase will conclude with an evaluation to take learning forward to the next stage in 2018.
Applicants must complete an application form.

Deadline for applications: 5.00pm Wednesday 23rd November 2016
Interviews: 9.00 – 13.00 Wednesday 30th November 2016

If you’d like to know more then get in touch with Sheila Snellgrove, Company Director & CEO Barbican Theatre 01752 242014

Please click here to view a job description: job-description-costume-design-make-2

Application Form: Barbican Theatre – Application & Equal Opportunities Form (Aug 2016)


Plymouth Art Centre: Exhibitions and Projects Producer (fixed term) 

Job Title: We The People (are the work): Exhibitions and Projects Producer
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Duration and salary: c£24,000pa pro rata 3 days/week for a 15 month fixed term. A three-month probationary period applies. Working hours are negotiable. Flexible working will be necessary when there are evening and weekend events. A freelance contract can be considered if appropriate.
Location: Home Based Office/Plymouth venues listed below Line Manager: Kate Sparshatt, Executive Director Plymouth Arts Centre Responsible to: Simon Morrissey, Curator of We The People (are the work); Plymouth Visual Arts Programming Group (PVAPG) members (participating organisations: Peninsula Arts, The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery, KARST, Plymouth Arts Centre) and Plymouth Culture.

Please click here to view the job description and person specification

If you would like further information please contact Kate Sparshatt, Executive Director Plymouth Arts Centre


Please send your current CV with a covering letter using your experience to illustrate your suitability to the role (no more than 2 sides of A4) to: (please use subject ‘Exhibition and Projects Producer’ )

Closing date: 10am, Tuesday 29 November 2016.

Only candidates invited for interview will be contacted. We expect interviews to be held in Plymouth on Tuesday 6 December. The PVAPG Exhibitions and Projects Producer will be responsible for the delivery of the project, under the guidance of the Curator and Group representatives.