Job Title: Open Theatre Cov Lab Associate

Salary: £34,000 pro rata

Hours: part-time (18.5 hours per week plus occasional evenings and weekends)

Location: Flexible working arrangement, primarily based at Imagineer Productions

Term: Fixed Term from w/c 4th February 2019 to 31st December 2019 with the probability of extension depending on the availability of funding for the post to continue. The role has a 3 month probationary, or “trial period”.

The Role:

Open Theatre are seeking an experienced arts programme developer with a sound knowledge of the Coventry arts scene to oversee the design, resourcing and delivering of our Cov Lab Programme.

The Cov Lab is a 4-year collaboration with Coventry City Council, exploring the potential for Young People with Learning Disabilities to participate in, steer and lead the creative vision for the city, as part of Coventry City of Culture 2021 and the city’s wider 10 year Arts Strategy.

This person will support the Director and team of Associates to build on and strengthen existing arts partnerships, broker new relationships across a wide range of potential partners, attend City of Culture, local education partnerships, and other strategic meetings and events, design and deliver new creative projects and work extensively with young people with learning disabilities in the region to ensure their creative involvement in the city’s vision.

We particularly welcome applications from people from neurodivergent / learning disabled backgrounds


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Job Description & Personal Specification

Application Process:

Applicants should submit an up-to-date CV and Covering Letter, or a 5-minute video or audio file, explaining their suitability for the role.

Interviews will be held on w/c 28th January 2019 in Coventry (venue tbc)

Deadline: Applications must be emailed to by 12 noon on Friday 18th January 2019.

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A Note on Terms: We recognise the term “Learning Disability” is complicated, and that there are significant tensions between medical, social, and activist definitions of disability. We use the term learning disability for its breadth of usage and understanding.