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Inspiring cultural collaboration among diverse communities: The heritage of Uday Shankar and Anna Pavlova

Project Background

Investigating the impact of collaboration between Uday Shankar and Anna Pavlova on dance heritage. Memories, oral histories, cultural expressions, artistic creations born out of the iconic collaboration and cultural exchange between dance pioneer Uday Shankar and Prima Ballerina Anna Pavlova will be researched for documentation.

This project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Job Code: AAJ-HP1-B

Job Description:

We are pleased to announce that we are offering a training course for archival research, oral history interviewing and video recording as part of our heritage project. The training will be delivered by the Oral History Society. This is a free training and will also offer practical experience based on the training, while the project runs until mid-2019.

Person Specification: (competencies, qualifications & experience)

  • Experience of working in the performing arts, film and media or graduate students in these fields.
  • Experience of working closely with creative artists desirable.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills.
  • A creative sense of publicity/marketing and social media
  • Good command of spoken English skills.
  • Empathy with the aims and objectives of a heritage programme and an understanding of the importance of preserving heritage of diverse cultures.

Point of contact: Project Director

Training date: 17th November 10.00am – 4.00pm Venue: The British Library 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB

 

To apply please submit your CV with a covering letter which sets out your relevant skills and experience and why you are interested in the role to info@abundantart.net

Closing date of application: 7th November 6pm

Successful candidates will be advised by email on 9th November and a running order of the training day will be provided prior to the day.

Participants are expected to volunteer in some of the oral history recording sessions on need basis after the training. This will give participants some practical experience and will also provide the opportunity to get involved in the heritage project. Details can be discussed before or after the training session by email.

 

 


 

Inspiring cultural collaboration among diverse communities: The heritage of Uday Shankar and Anna Pavlova

Project Background

Investigating the impact of collaboration between Uday Shankar and Anna Pavlova on dance heritage. Memories, oral histories, cultural expressions, artistic creations born out of the iconic collaboration and cultural exchange between dance pioneer Uday Shankar and Prima Ballerina Anna Pavlova will be researched for documentation.

This project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Job Code: AAJ-HP1-A

Job Description

Purpose: To direct and manage project including coordination of all activities and interaction with all participants internal and external and HLF.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Responsibilities

  • Manage the project end to end including preparation of a detailed project programme plan
  • Manage and coordinate experts and specialists in partnership and consultation with the mentors and advisor panel
  • Manage and coordinate the Produce and disseminate project reports for funders, stakeholders and the advisor panel.
  • Coordinate the production of the recreated choreographies, oral histories and documentary film
  • Lead the volunteer selection process and ensure job and volunteer profiles to the standards required for HLF
  • Coordinate and prepare agendas and papers from project meetings including advisory panel and working groups.
  • Establish effective organisation and communication structures for the delivery of the project
  • Manage the Risk Register and ensure all contractors, staff and volunteers engage and comply with the register
  • Lead on communications with HLF including monitoring meetings, monthly reports and grants requests.

Accountabilities

  • Project management.
  • Budget management.
  • Responsibility for the project management

Working Relationships

  • Regular contact with specialists, experts, choreographers and designated staff leads.
  • Regular contact with advisor panel and Leadership Team.
  • Regular contact with HLF, including Project Monitor and Case Officer.
  • Liaison with the Communications & Marketing Team to receive and provide information.

Person Specification:

(competencies, qualifications & experience)

  • Project management in the performing arts sector
  • Experience of managing creative artists, choreographer, staff and volunteers.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills.
  • Experience of financial management and budget preparation of comparable scale.
  • Demonstrable evidence of effective decision-making and problem-solving.
  • Excellent IT skills, including Word and Excel.
  • Good standard of education ideally educated to degree level or equivalent.
  • Top class content writing skill in relation to arts and heritage projects.
  • Knowledge and in depth understanding of the aims and objectives of heritage work with particular relevance to the heritage of Uday Shankar and Anna Pavlova.
  • Understanding of how heritage work can be made relevant to younger generation in across schools, colleges and universities.
  • Knowledge of archival research and documentation
  • Creative ideas of short documentary film making and managing all elements necessary for the finished product.
  • High level fundraising and fund management.
  • Proficient with social media marketing ideas and implementation.
  • Working to strict deadlines and expansive multi-tasking skill is a must

Reports to:  Project Steering Group

Direct reports: Specialists in the art and heritage sector, dance and academic experts, Choreographers, film maker

Hours: 3 days a week for 26 weeks (1 day of voluntary work is required with 2 days paid)

For immediate start, start date to be confirmed

To apply please submit your CV with a covering letter to info@abundantart.net

Closing date of application: 1 June 6pm

Interview date: 5 June 5pm (Venue in London, to be confirmed)

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