The Village Storytelling Centre has an opening for a Storyteller!
Reports to: Executive Director
Location: Pollok with travel throughout Glasgow and surrounding areas
Hours: 35 hours per week, to include regular evening and weekend work (time off in lieu will be given)
Salary: £22,263 plus pension pro rata
Holiday entitlement: 28 days and 12 public holidays pro rata
Contract: Fixed term for 6 months with the possibility of extension, subject to funding
The Village Storytelling Centre is delighted to offer the opportunity to join our growing organisation. We are looking for a dynamic storyteller who can demonstrate both excellent and engaging performances to a range of audiences and also the ability to work with diverse groups to deliver story-led programmes which support personal development. The successful candidate will require to have or to be willing to apply for current membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme.
The Village Storytelling Centre is an exciting and growing arts charity, which specialises in storytelling, and at this exciting stage of our development we are looking to expand our dedicated team. We were established in 2000 and are strongly rooted in our local community in the South West of Glasgow, but also have strong and expanding range of outreach activities across Glasgow and further afield with a particular focus in the South West. We are strongly recognised for our excellent work in using storytelling to support people to achieve things that are important to them. Since our establishment in 2000 we have worked with many thousands of people, supporting them to find a voice and to shape and share their stories. Storytelling is not only a hugely enjoyable experience for the audiences it is also a way of inspiring and supporting the growth and development of individuals and communities. Along with performance, we deliver a range of core services, including a free arts programme, training, and longer term development programmes which use storytelling as a powerful tool to support learning, employability, health and wellbeing, equalities and heritage work.
You will research, develop, deliver and evaluate storytelling projects and programmes with various disadvantaged or marginalised groups and will contribute to our ongoing story-based projects and activities. You will have particular focus on work within schools and with children and young people. We are looking for someone who will fit in well with the team, understand the values and purpose of the Village and bring experience of arts facilitation, performing and storytelling. We have a wide and varied programme of work so you will need to highly organised and demonstrate the ability to prioritise your own workload. An element of the job will be contributing to the development and delivery of the programme for our Village Storytelling Festival which will take place in July 2017. The festival involves developing performances with community groups and other artists, working with professional storytellers and developing a symposium exploring aspects of storytelling.