Raze is recruiting a part-time project manager!

The Raze Collective is seeking a freelance project manager, with experience in communications and marketing, for a short-term, part-time role in a growing organisation.

Raze is a charity established to support, develop and nurture queer performance in the UK. We have defined queer performance as "performing arts undertaken by people who identify as Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Intersex (LGBTQI+) or that contains LGBTQI themes, content or context." 

We're called Raze as the organisation was established in response to queer spaces being razed, through the threats and closures of many queer performance spaces in London and elsewhere around the UK, such as The Royal Vauxhall Tavern (Vauxhall), The Black Cap (Camden) and Madame JoJo's (Soho).  We're a collective as we bring together people working in different aspects of the queer performance community, including performers, producers, promoters, directors, venue owners, academics and audience members to protect and promote queer performance for everyone. 

We are working on several collaborations with major arts organisations in London. We are a small but ambitious team embarking on a significant period of growth. This is an exciting time for Raze Collective, as the charity begins to work on implementing its current strategy, and we are seeking to recruit a highly motivated project manager to help successfully deliver these events.

Details:

  • 1 day per week (0.2 FTE, 7.5 hours) initially for 8 weeks (this may be extended subject to further funding availability).
  • Hours negotiable. Home working possible.
  • Starting date is negotiable, but must be in post before first week in July.
  • Freelance contract paying £150 per day.

Essential criteria:

  • Experience of working within arts management, which may include production, event management and project management.
  • Excellent spoken and written communications skills.
  • Evidence of managing effective communications campaigns, including social and print media, and through email lists, including Mailchimp. 
  • Experience with developing and delivering online digital content.
  • Competence with basic software, including Microsoft Word and Excel, and website development/management. 
  • Ability to produce high-quality work independently, including reports and policy documents.

Desirable criteria:

  • Knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, contemporary queer performance.
  • Evidence of previous experience of involvement in successful funding applications, particularly through Arts Council England.
  • Budget management experience.

We will provide:

  • Supportive line management.
  • Excellent opportunities for personal development and experience of developing a new charitable organisation.
  • Significant opportunities for networking within the queer performance community and with theatres and other leading arts organisations.
  • If required, we can provide office desk space to use in an east London location (details subject to negotiation).

The successful candidate will be an excellent self-starter and good all-rounder with solid experience in arts/events/production administration, and a particular enthusiasm for queer performance and talent using social media platforms.

Raze Collective has a long-standing commitment to diversity and we actively seek applications from the widest range of applicants. We encourage applications from queer people of colour; people who identify as non-binary or gender non-conforming; and transgender people.

To apply for this position, please provide a CV and up to 500 word statement to tim@razecollective.com.

Deadline for submission of applications: Sunday 17 June

Interviews will be held on: Thursday 21 June (PM) or Friday 22 June (AM)

Raze is recruiting Trustees!

The Raze Collective is a new charity established to support and develop performance by LGBTQI+ (queer) artists. Our main activities at the moment involve managing the Queer Performers Network and the Queer Spaces Network events, and have a number of exciting activities in planning phases.

We are currently looking for new Trustees to fill a number of vacancies on our board!

The role of a Trustee is to act as a director for the activities for the Charity and to ensure that our work complies with Charity Commission Regulations. It is a voluntary position. More information about the formal role of a Trustee can be found here.

In practice, as we are a new charity, the Board of Trustees also have a big role in the day-to-day admin of the organisation. We're looking to recruit people who:

- Have a passion for supporting the LGBTQI+ performance community.

- Can attend Board meetings 4 times per year.

- Can give around 2-4 hours per week to supporting the organisation's work.

We are particularly looking for people with experience: within the queer performance community (including performers, but also directors, producers and writers etc); in communications and PR; with grant writing and fundraising within the arts; and in financial management. However, we would welcome applications from anyone who is interested in getting involved.

We will provide support and guidance in developing into the Trustee role, as well as many opportunities for networking, and getting involved in event and project management as well as fundraising and grant writing. 

To apply, please email tim@razecollective.com with a short expression of interest, including a brief explanation of why you are suitable for the role. This can be in any format. Deadline for applications is 23rd March 2018.