Director of Culture and Creativity
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ALRA is staffed by a small team of brilliant people in our two campuses at Wandsworth, London and Wigan, Greater Manchester. ALRA graduates can be found in all aspects of the performing and creative industries in the UK and internationally, and our resident and freelance staff are immensely proud of their achievements.
Our dedicated, creative, passionate and highly skilled staff are a tight-knit group who care deeply about providing the very best possible experience for the students.
We always welcome submissions from teachers, practitioners and specialists who can enrich the students’ experience. We also have an excellent behind-the-scenes team who keep all of the various production, admissions, administration, estates, compliance and resources functions working every day.
ALRA encourages applications from candidates from a range of ethnicities, sexualities, faiths, genders, and bodies. As an institution, we are committed to providing our students with teaching-artists they can aspire to from the many intersections of our society.
Please check this page for the latest vacancies. To apply, please submit a copy of your CV and a covering letter (no more than 2 pages) outlining your interest and suitability for the role. Please review the job description and person specifications before applying.
ALRA may close applications early in the event of receiving a large volume of suitable applications.
Director of Culture and Creativity
Hours: 40 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
Campus: ALRA North and South
- To oversee the cohesion of the student’s experience around curriculum and creativity during their journey through ALRA
- Research, apply and promote diversity initiatives and share best practice
- Provide advice, guidance and support on equality and diversity issues to staff and students
- Assess ALRA community’s needs and promote community cohesion
- Promote changes within organisations and the wider community
- Interact with and provide training for people at all levels from The Board to Students to Professional Services Staff and Academic-Artists with regard to Equity and Inclusion
- Present reports to the SLC and Board of Trustees on a regular basis
- Prepare and deliver presentations and workshops to staff, stakeholders and partner organisations
- Lead on following through the Anti-Racism Audit to completion and act on the advice of the External Audit Panel
- Membership of Senior Leadership Committee (SLC) and contribute to strategic decisions
- Collaborate with Head of Marketing & Communication to develop an accessible and inclusive message across internal and external platforms
- Engage staff in training that is designed, delivered or commissioned relating to EDI in relation to Actor, Director and Teacher Training within a conservatoire
Curriculum & Student Experience:
- Overseeing the ecology of the student experience and content of the curriculum with the Dean and Associate Deans
- Membership of Academic Board
- Develop curriculum and training initiatives through the perspective of intersecting student experience and artistic outcomes
- Liaise with and manage Chairs of Working Groups and Graduate Advisory Boards to support them in communicating and achieving their goals
- Hold Budgets for Working Groups and Advisory Boards and Consultants relating to EDI
- Work with the Graduate Advisory Board to support enhancement across ALRA
- Develop support systems for reporting any incidents of discrimination in collaboration with the board and Senior Leadership Committee
- Create content for policy and training documentation.
- Oversee matters within the ALRA community that relates to Equality Diversity and inclusion in liaison with the Trustee subcommittee: Equality and Diversity.
- Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of anti-discriminatory legislation and arrange or deliver training as necessary
- Translate equality legislation into practice to ensure organisations meet statutory requirements
- Co-write, implement and review policy at corporate and service level
- Provide termly reports to staff and students regarding EDI provide Academic Board with any relevant data.
- Engage in internal disciplinary matters as required by the SLC
- Take part in widening participation activities
- To participate in Open Days, auditions and profile-raising events
- To initiate personal research that links to the curriculum development and impacts positively on the currency of ALRA’s training and education provision.
- Attend ALRA student productions, project presentations and public events
- Adhere to ALRA’s published policies, in respect of all staff, students and visiting members of the public
- Carry out other duties as may reasonably be directed by the Principal or Board of Trustees
- As a member of the Senior Leader Team it is expected that you will be physically present at both campuses, one campus would be a permanent base and the requirement to visit the other campus on a half termly (travel to be paid for other campus visits) basis.
The above responsibilities describe the present requirements of the role and are subject to change in the light of ALRA’s ongoing development. They may be varied or added to following consultation between the Board of Trustees and the Principal.