Sensorium
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Employment Opportunities with Sensorium Theatre

Job Vacancy

Project Co-ordinator – Sensory Storytelling Project

Salary - $65,000 pro-rata ( + superannuation & insurances)

Hours – (16-24hrs/week negotiable)

Application Closing Date – March 8th

Fixed Term Contract – 12-18 months ( Depending on # days per week)

Sensorium Theatre makes sensory theatre for young audiences with disabilities. Our mission is to improve the lives of young people with disabilities by sparking their imagination and enabling greater creative responses in their lives.

Project Background

The Sensory Storytime project is inspired by the storytelling sessions run at local libraries for very young children and their parents/carers.  We will adapt the idea for children with special needs and their families by connecting the stories with sensory experiences and provide a safe, non-judgemental space for enjoyment, play and imagination development. We were successful in receiving an IMPACT 100WA grant to create new partnerships with organisations in the early intervention field to offer these sessions to a broad mix of children with special needs and their families.

 Position Description

The Sensory Storytime Project Co-ordinator will work with the Artistic Directors and under the governance of the Sensorium Board to negotiate and manage partnerships with disability service providers and develop, establish, co-ordinate and deliver the Sensory storytelling project as outlined below.

Phase 1 – Project development & Partnership building (April 17– July 17)

  • create a detailed project implementation plan
  • create contracts for project artists outlining responsibilities and timelines
  • initiate follow-up meetings with the Ability Centre and Autism Association to develop and negotiate partnership agreements
  • initiate meetings with a variety of other potential partners to explore, negotiate and flesh out partnership agreements
  • document these meetings and follow up on all planning and implementation requirements. For example obtain necessary insurances, prepare risk management plans, develop and implement protocols.

Phase 2 – Project Delivery ( July 17 – October 17)

  • develop the schedule of all sessions
  • manage the project budget
  • support the artists to deliver the sessions – be present to welcome families, get necessary forms signed by families
  • manage partnership agreements with service providers
  • create and maintain a database of all participants
  • conduct evaluation by survey

Phase 3 – Project Evaluation and Marketing (November 17 – February 17)

  • collate evaluation materials and report to Artistic Directors a summary of findings
  • refine the logistical and financial detail with the Artistic Directors to create a “proofed” Sensory Storytime “package” ready for sales and marketing
  • re-negotiate and manage ongoing partnership agreements
  • oversee the development and production of marketing materials
  • market the package to the early intervention field and customer base

Selection Criteria

Essential

  1. Commitment to Sensorium Theatre’s values and ethos
  2. Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills
  3. Demonstrated excellent organization and project management skills
  4. Demonstrated experience of partnership negotiation and management
  5. Ability to manage project budgets
  6. Ability to work independently on team goals
  7. Capacity to work remotely – ie: communicate through online mechanisms such as emails, DropBox etc.

Desirable

  1. Experience or understanding of the disability and education sectors
  2. Experience or understanding of the arts and cultural sector
  3. Experience of producing creative work.

Applications can be made in writing with a cover letter addressing the applicant’s suitability for the position and a copy of their CV or resume.

Further enquiries: Michelle Hovane – Co Artistic Director Ph: 0439584979

Email applications to michelle@sensoriumtheatre.com by COB Wed March 8th

Application closing date COB March 8th.

 

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