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Opportunities

From front of house to behind the scenes, we offer a wide range of roles for people from many different backgrounds. Working at the Attenborough Arts Centre and as part of the University of Leicester you will enjoy a sense of being part of a venue with decades of experience in providing performances, courses, workshops and activities for children and families.
We are proud to champion diversity, emerging talent and disability-led artists, supporting those starting their careers.
Artist Opportunities

Leicester Art Week 2021
Artist-led Walking Tours: Call for Proposals

Leicester Visual Art network (LVA) are seeking proposals from East Midlands-based artists to devise and deliver artist-led walking tours between arts venues in Leicester during Leicester Art Week. In 2021, Leicester Art Week will take place 12 – 21 November.

The 3 commissioned artists will work closely with the LVA team, including staff from Attenborough Arts Centre, and will be supported throughout the development and delivery of the activity. LVA are especially keen to hear from artists who use walking in their practice, or who have a particular interest in live art, socially engaged practice or participatory projects.

Deadline: 11:59pm on 6 August 2021.

Download the Walking Tour call out for more information.

Creative Facilitator: Where we are… project

Attenborough Arts Centre, Pedestrian and the British Museum are seeking a Lead Creative Facilitator for the Where we are… Leicester partnership, who will collaborate with young people in co-creating responses to the ‘World is a Work in Progress’ exhibition at AAC this autumn.

Where we are… is a new programme from the BM, funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. From 2021-2025 the programme will work with third sector and cultural partners across the country to develop meaningful arts and cultural projects with young people.

For more information about the programme, visit the BM website: https://www.britishmuseum.org/learn/young-people/where-we-are-programme

The Leicester project will run September – December 2021 and will invite young people to creatively respond, collaborate and coproduce content inspired by the exhibition and themes of social action. The project will amplify under-represented voices in the arts, and in Leicester, and provide young people with skills and experiences of working in the arts.

This is an LGBTQIA+ friendly project and many of the young people participating will identify with and celebrate queer culture, and represent the intersectionality of Leicester.

Role description

We are looking for a skilled creative / cultural facilitator who is experienced in engaging and empowering young people to take the lead and to co-create meaningful interventions and dialogue around the arts and social justice. We will work with 10 young people aged 18-24 from across Leicester.

The facilitator will work with young people to explore what they are interested in and how they want to express themselves. We are looking for a Constant Friendly Face – a creative, engaging facilitator that is highly skilled in facilitating creative discussions, drawing out the skills and passions of participants and amplifying diverse voices – especially those who may never have engaged with the arts/culture before.

For queries and/or to apply, contact Hannah Pillai: hannah.pillai@leicester.ac.uk

Volunteer

We are looking for Gallery Assistant Volunteers for our next exhibition!

Volunteers are important members of the Attenborough Arts Centre front of house team. They are people who share a love of the arts, giving their time to contribute to the continued success of the centre

As an AAC Volunteer, you will be part of an organisation with decades of experience in providing performances, courses, workshops and activities for children and families.

You would be a public face for the AAC, providing support and assistance within our gallery spaces. Ensuring our customers and visitors have a positive and enjoyable experience during their visit and aiding in their desire to return.

Download – Gallery Assistant Volunteer Role Description

Contact Emily Gill, (Venue Officer) with a short paragraph explaining your interest in the Gallery Assistant role at Attenborough Arts Centre.

Research

We have no commissions open currently.

Vacancies

Creative Facilitator: Where we are… project

Attenborough Arts Centre, Pedestrian and the British Museum are seeking a Lead Creative Facilitator for the Where we are… Leicester partnership, who will collaborate with young people in co-creating responses to the ‘World is a Work in Progress’ exhibition at AAC this autumn.

Where we are… is a new programme from the BM, funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. From 2021-2025 the programme will work with third sector and cultural partners across the country to develop meaningful arts and cultural projects with young people.

For more information about the programme, visit the BM website: https://www.britishmuseum.org/learn/young-people/where-we-are-programme

The Leicester project will run September – December 2021 and will invite young people to creatively respond, collaborate and coproduce content inspired by the exhibition and themes of social action. The project will amplify under-represented voices in the arts, and in Leicester, and provide young people with skills and experiences of working in the arts.

This is an LGBTQIA+ friendly project and many of the young people participating will identify with and celebrate queer culture, and represent the intersectionality of Leicester.

Role description

We are looking for a skilled creative / cultural facilitator who is experienced in engaging and empowering young people to take the lead and to co-create meaningful interventions and dialogue around the arts and social justice. We will work with 10 young people aged 18-24 from across Leicester.

The facilitator will work with young people to explore what they are interested in and how they want to express themselves. We are looking for a Constant Friendly Face – a creative, engaging facilitator that is highly skilled in facilitating creative discussions, drawing out the skills and passions of participants and amplifying diverse voices – especially those who may never have engaged with the arts/culture before.

For queries and/or to apply, contact Hannah Pillai: hannah.pillai@leicester.ac.uk