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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:

Project Co-ordinator

Purpose: Oversees project. Works with team members to meet goals by an assigned deadline. Keeps up to date on all aspects of a project, assigns duties, and assists others so even complicated tasks come to completion in an orderly and timely manner. Uses expertise to solve unexpected problems. Communicates with project director

Responsibilities

  • Stays efficiently hands on with the day to day running of the project to make sure that all members of the project team adhere to set schedules and activities. Keep up with any changes in the overall project plan
  • Co-ordinates the exhibitions, showcases and dissemination sessions by providing back office support.
  • Co-ordinates the volunteer selection process and ensure job and volunteer profiles to the standards required for HLF
  • Liaises with all team members on how best to accomplish their goals
  • Looks for ways to cut back on project expenses and increase the potential for output
  • Supports project director in executing publicity and marketing campaigns of the project
  • Provides administrative support to project director in all aspects of the project.
  • Keeps upper management in the loop by preparing project updates and reports.

Accountabilities

  • Project co-ordination.
  • Support for budget management.
  • Publicity and marketing
  • Responsibility for smooth and efficient running of all administrative and co-ordination aspects of the project.

 

Working Relationships

  • Regular contact and working closely with Project Director
  • Regular contact with specialists, experts, choreographers and designated staff leads.
  • Liaison with the Communications & Marketing Team to receive and provide information.

 

Person Specification:

(competencies, qualifications & experience)

  • Project co-ordination in the performing arts sector
  • Experience of working closely with creative artists, choreographers, staff and volunteers.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills.
  • Experience of financial management and budget preparation of comparable scale.
  • A creative sense of publicity/marketing and social media.
  • Demonstrable evidence of effective decision-making and problem-solving.
  • Excellent IT skills, including Word and Excel.
  • Good standard of education and a good command of written English skills.
  • Empathy with the aims and objectives of the Uday Shankar project desirable

Reports to:  Project Director

Hours: 2 days a week over 14 weeks (days and hours negotiable)

For November start, start date to be advised

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: 4 October 6pm

Interview date: Week commencing 8th October (Time and Venue in London, to be advised)

 

 


 

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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