Education Director, Circus Central


JOB OPPORTUNITY: Education Director

SALARY: £27 000 pro rata, 30 hours/week.

CONTRACT: Permanent, subject to 6 month probationary period

START DATE:  June 2022

About us:

We are a circus arts charity based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Our mission is to transform lives through circus. We use circus arts to bring physical, social, and emotional confidence to individuals and communities. We operate from two sites, one in Shieldfield and one in Elswick.

We deliver a vibrant programme of activities to people of all ages and abilities, this includes classes, workshops, projects and events, as well as our Five Ring youth troupe. We also support careers in the arts by developing skills, qualifications and experiences for local, national and international professional artists. We believe circus is for everyone.

Job Brief:

We are looking for an experienced person to engage diverse communities with Circus Arts. The Education Director will facilitate the daily operations of the Circus Central progression programmes. They will create and devise frameworks and content to deliver our existing accredited programmes (BTEC, Arts Awards, Apprenticeships). 

The Education Director will be responsible for programming the delivery of 5 Ring Troupe, our flagship youth circus troupe, and Home Ed group: this includes both regular term time delivery as well as programming project based work with specialist artists and community performances. 

The Education Director will be responsible for scheduling and managing our regular community classes. The Education Director is responsible for all timetabling and management of the freelance mentors in relation to these various programmes.

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