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Would you like to join the office team here at Belfast Circus?

We are seeking to appoint a temporary administrator from the end of January to the end of May 2020. (Exact hours of work and employment dates to be agreed with the successful applicant.)

Ellie Chamberlain, a dear member of our Circus Family, is moving on at the end of the month. As such, we would like to appoint someone to cover aspects of her role whilst we figure out the shape of the organisation for the longer-term.

Main duties will include: - Reception cover. - Managing class registrations and class contributions from parents. - Supporting the Chief Executive and other staff team members. - Maintaining records, ensuring calendars and building users are kept up to date etc.

It is a varied role and will require someone to be open-minded, quick-thinking and adaptable.

If you are interested in the arts, fancy taking on a new challenge and would like to know more about the opportunity please call Jenna on 02890236007 for a confidential conversation.

Alternatively, please email Jenna@BelfastCircus.org to request an application pack.

Deadlines for applications is the 20th January 2020.

Ideally, the successful candidate would start on or around the 29th January 2020. The salary will be £17,000 FTE. (Pro-rata if part-time.)

This post is, in part, generously supported by Arts Council Northern Ireland.

Aerial Intensive (4th & 5th January 2020)

Want to ring in the New Year with a bang?

Treat yourself to a two day masterclass in a wide range of aerial apparatus! Our Aerial Intensive* weekend promises to deliver FIVE highly skilled and respected aerial tutors and their vast knowledge of disciplined and focused repertoire.

This intensive will incorporate a range of both sequential and dynamic repertoire, with focused technical tuition on all apparatus. Each tutor will provide a safe and accessible lesson plan that will allow participants to focus on new body patterns at their own pace as well as encouraging and nurturing organic exploration within the lesson provided.

This boot camp style intensive is perfect for all skill levels and will give you the opportunity to explore a plethora of engaging and challenging movements, wraps and sequences as well as provide you with the supportive environment to make bold creative new progressions within your individual journey.

To book a space on this course, send an email to admin@belfastcircus.org. There are limited spaces available, so get in touch soon to secure a spot!

The sessions run from 9.30am-5.30pm each day at our Gordon Street location. The course runs on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th January 2020. You can choose to sign up to one day or both, it is £100 for a day or £160 for the weekend.

*In order to be accepted onto this course, you must have aerial experience of at least one year and be 18 years +. If you are unsure if your skills would be suitable for this course, please contact admin@belfastcircus.org outlining any previous aerial experience.

Christmas Show 2019

Christmas is only round the corner, and with it comes another amazing Christmas Show by our Youth Circus students!

This year we see our biggest cast ever for these performances, with over 95 young people aged 8-18 years old taking part. We are planning our 2019 series' of performance's to be bigger and better than ever - but you will have to see it to believe it!

We will be releasing more details as we get closer to the time, rehearsals kick off this weekend. So keep your eyes peeled for some behind the scenes action!

There are five shows on over the weekend of Friday 13th - Sunday 15th December, all be. They are as follows:

  • Friday, 7pm
  • Saturday, 3pm
  • Saturday, 6pm
  • Sunday, 3pm
  • Sunday, 6pm

Tickets available now priced at £8.00 each. You can purchase through the PayPal button here:

Christmas Show 2019

Alternatively you can arrange payment via Gocardless, or call in with cash/cheque - sales will only be confirmed upon payment.

Festival of Fools Producer 2020 - Opportunity to apply

Opportunity to apply to become the producer of Festival of Fools, 2020.

  • Have you always wanted to programme a world-class festival?
  • Do you enjoy working as part of a high energy, creative team?
  • Do you have experience of working on a Creative Europe funded piece of work?
  • Are you skilled, experienced, knowledgeable and prepared to learn?Are you skilled, experienced, knowledgeable and prepared to learn?

If so, we would love to hear from you.

Key facts:

  • Festival dates: Friday 1st May – Sunday 3rd May 2020. You must be available all weekend.
  • Deadline: 30th September, 4pm
  • Fee: Up to £16,000 including VAT and all other expenses.
  • Process: Job packs can be requested from Jenna Hall – Jenna@FoolsFestival.com. Written expression of interest should be sent to Jenna@FoolsFestival.com . We may choose to interview in early October. Whether interviews will take place will be confirmed once expressions of interest have been assessed. Informal enquiries to Jenna via 028 9023 6007.
  • Start date: Ideally in November. No later than 1st December 2019.
  • End date: Once monitoring and evaluation reports are completed after Festival. Estimated end of June 2020.

The detail: Festival of Fools seeks a Festival Producer for the 2020 event. This is a great opportunity for someone with experience of managing street theatre festivals and/or an understanding of what it means to bring international and community acts together in the same programme.

Are you a confident individual who can plan well and get us ahead of the game this side of Christmas? If so, you could have lead responsibility for programming and producing a high-quality festival that engages, entertains and excites new and existing audiences alike. Like last year, the Festival Producer will play a key role in supporting fundraising applications and the development of the entire event. They will work closely with the leadership team of Belfast Community Circus School.

The successful applicant will be a self-starter, a problem solver, highly motivated and able to plan, organise and schedule a whole ton of stuff at once. The Festival Producer is also responsible for ensuring completion of the relevant evaluation, monitoring and post festival administration.

Arts Council for Northern Ireland supports this Festival Producer post.

Request for Quotations and Invitation to Tender

Would you, or anyone you know, like to be part of making Belfast Community Circus School's future more sustainable? If so, keep on reading!

We are commissioning four projects, for which we will need skilled freelancers to work alongside with while we take our first steps into making our operational plan a reality.

Invitation to tender – Defining our purpose, mission and vision and building capacity: Would you like work with Belfast Community Circus School to review its existing purpose, vision and mission and (if necessary) help us to establish new ones? Click here for more details and to download our quotation document

Request for quotation – Evaluating three of our programmes: Skilled in evaluation? Focused on outcomes and understanding social impact and purpose? Interested in helping Belfast Community Circus School to evaluate three of its programmes? If so, click here for more details and to download our quotation document

Request for quotation – Capital and refurbishment fundraising: Skilled in evaluation? Focused on outcomes and understanding social impact and purpose? Interested in helping Belfast Community Circus School to evaluate three of its programmes? If so, click here for more details and to download our quotation document

Request for quotation – Commercial income, business planning: Are you skilled at assessing business opportunities and pulling together realistic plans that deliver income, effective services and results? If so, click here for more details and to download our quotation document.

If you, or somebody you know, would be interested in completing the above areas of work please submit your quotation/tender to Jenna Hall at jenna@belfastcircus.org. For those with any questions, Jenna can be contacted to discuss any queries.

We look forward to hearing from you!

All quotes and tender documents need to be submitted by 8am on Thursday, 22nd August.

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