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IGNITE Programs Officer (Part Time)

IGNITE Programs Officer
Belco Arts
Part-time (22.5 hours per week)
Applications close 11:59pm Sunday 21 February 2021
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This role with Belco Arts offers a unique opportunity to define, shape and position our IGNITE program into the arts ecology of the Canberra region.

About Belco Arts
Belconnen Arts Centre, situated on the shore of Lake Ginninderra in the north of Canberra, is a multi-arts facility with a 400 seat theatre, rehearsal room, numerous gallery spaces, a dance studio, two workshops, four offices and a large foyer space. Belco Arts engages with artists, communities and partners through Community Arts and Cultural Development (CACD) practice, to empower and celebrate our identity, values, and stories.

About IGNITE
IGNITE is an engaged, contemporary and innovative arts collective for artists with lived experience of disability, mental health issues and the D/deaf and HOH (Hard of Hearing). IGNITE assists in the development of artists’ aspirations and their repertoire of skills in creative practice, aiming to remove barriers for disabled artists as makers and viewers. IGNITE supports and nurtures the aspirations of disabled artists and assists in broadening experience, networks and access to opportunities, facilitating disabled artists to engage in all areas of arts and culture, including employment, education and leadership roles.

What you will be doing
You will continue to deliver the current suite of IGNITE programs. We also aim to develop new programs to expand the range of programs on offer. These will all be devised in keeping with the strategic directions for Belco Arts.

The role is a part-time position, for an initial contract period of 12 months with renewal dependent on ongoing funding arrangements. This position will require flexible delivery with occasional weekend and after-hours work in line with program activity.

What you will need to succeed
Our ideal candidate will be passionate about working in an arts organisation to remove barriers, improve access and build opportunities for disabled artists to engage in all areas of arts and culture, including employment, education, and leadership roles.

You will have high level communication, negotiation and relationship building skills and the capacity to work successfully with colleagues and creatives from diverse backgrounds, cultures, abilities, socio economic circumstances and ages.

A Working with Vulnerable People registration is essential.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite of programs is essential.
Current Driver’s License is desirable.
Relevant Tertiary qualifications and First Aid certificate are desirable.

What you need to do now
If you are interested in this role, prepare a cover letter which addresses the selection criteria (no more than 2 pages) and an up-to-date copy of your CV (no more than 4 pages) and send them to Artistic Director & Co-CEO Monika McInerney at moni@belcoarts.com.au by 11:59pm Sunday 21 February 2021.

Volunteer Roles

Usher

Volunteer ushers will join a fun team to deliver a diverse program of events, learn about the theatre industry, and see some fantastic shows!

Role includes greeting and assisting all patrons attending performances and events at Belco Arts. Assisting with scanning tickets, monitoring traffic into and out of The Theatre and performing other functions designed to assist patrons to have an enjoyable and safe experience.

Requirements:

  • Aged 18+ or 16+ with permission from a guardian on all shifts
  • Available nights and weekends
  • A team player; must work well with others
  • Friendly and personable with excellent customer service skills

Front of House Assistant

Greeting and assisting all patrons attending the Arts Centre or participating in events at Belco Arts. Assisting with signing in patrons, monitoring traffic into and out of the galleries/theatre and performing other functions designed to assist patrons to have an enjoyable and safe experience.

Requirements

  • Aged 18+ or 16+ with permission from a guardian on all shifts
  • Available for evening and weekend shifts
  • A team player; must work well with others
  • Friendly and personable with excellent customer service skills
  • An interest in the arts and creativity
  • Administrative skills viewed favourably

Workshop Assistant

Assisting teachers with students attending workshops at the Arts Centre. Help with signing in of students and performing other functions as directed by the teacher, designed to enable students to have an enjoyable and safe learning experience.

Requirements

  • Aged 18+ or 16+ with permission from a guardian on all shifts
  • Available for a three-hour shift every Saturday for 6 weeks
  • A team player; must work well with others
  • Friendly and personable with excellent customer service skills
  • An interest in the arts and creativity
  • Administrative skills viewed favourably

Maintenance Person

Assisting with the day-to-day maintenance of Belco Arts. Keeping the exterior of the building tidy. Assisting with minor repairs and fitting fixtures and other such duties associated with building and landscape maintenance. Ensuring that patrons are greeted with a tidy and well-maintained space where they can have an enjoyable and safe experience

Requirements:

  • Aged 18+
  • Available for a three-hour shift once per week
  • A team player; must work well with others
  • Friendly and personable
  • Have suitable levels of strength, stamina and dexterity to fulfil required tasks (e.g. push a wheelbarrow, use a rake, etc)
  • Experience using tools and/or working outdoors viewed favourably

Volunteering at Belconnen Arts Centre is an opportunity to become a vital part of the Centre’s operations. You will play an active role in supporting and promoting the creative arts in our community. Volunteers will gain access and exposure to a wide range of artistic practices, gain new skills and share company with people who are also interested in and passionate about the arts. Since September 2009, volunteers have been supporting the Arts Centre by donating their time, skills and experience. This support has played an essential role in the Arts Centre achieving its vision of being an outstanding centre of arts and cultural activity in the ACT and beyond.

Volunteer spaces are limited and all volunteers are required to hold a Working with Vulnerable People registration; forms are available from Access Canberra. Please read our Volunteer Policy, fill out the application below and the Front of House Coordinator will be in touch if there are any roles available. Applications are kept for 12 months, however, if you have any further queries, please call on (02) 6173 3300.

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    Your name * Phone number * Email * Please provide contact details for at least one referee * Do you have your Working With Vulnerable People registration? (This is required for all volunteers engaged by Belco Arts; registration is free and we can assist with your application if needed)
    WWVP registration number: WWVP registration expiry:

    Which position(s) are you interested in? (Select all that apply) *

    Front of House AssistantUsherWorkshop AssistantMaintenance Person