Jobs

Apples and snakes is currently recruiting for:

  • A Head of Communications and Development
  • 5 temporary Lead Artist vacancies 
  • 5 temporary Emerging Artist vacancies 
  • Members to the Board of Trustees 

Head of Communications and Development 

An exciting opportunity for a marketing and/or fundraising professional to join the Apples and Snakes senior management team.  The Head of Communications and Development will lead on creatively marketing Apples and Snakes and implementing an ambitious fundraising strategy. This position will play a critical role in business growth through brand development, audience growth, and the diversification of income streams via corporate partnerships and major donor development.

We are looking for an ambitious professional with a background in either marketing or fundraising to manage a small team, and deliver key objectives and targets across both marketing and fundraising portfolios.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  •  Devise and deliver an audience development strategy aimed at engaging new audiences and building the market share of target audiences
  • Plan and implement a multi-platform marketing and communications strategy
  • Lead marketing campaigns across all marketing channels, ensuring the delivery of distinctive, engaging and integrated on-brand campaigns
  • Develop the brand in partnership with Apples and Snakes colleagues
  • Cultivate and manage a strong organisational narrative through effective communications and PR campaigns in house or via PR agency or media partner
  • Oversee organisational messages within all communications, including press releases, articles, features, blogs, interviews and any other content
  • Oversee the development of corporate and public relations collateral, including the annual report and films/digital assets etc.
  • Lead on the development of digital strategy, including website development, e-marketing, e-commerce, and development of social media channels
  • Lead in the implementation of the Apples and Snakes’ Fundraising Strategy for major donors, corporate partnerships, and trusts and foundations, in collaboration with SMT
  • Meet ambitious financial fundraising and audience development targets

Person Specification

  • Experience of producing organisational marketing and communications and/or fundraising strategies for arts organisations or similar sectors
  • Exceptional organisational skills including strong time management, a high level of accuracy and attention to detail and an ability to multi-task
  • Experience of building relationships at different levels and an ability to develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders
  • Strategic understanding of audience development, segmentation and CRM.
  • Experience of managing a team
  • An interest in the spoken word scene

About us:

Apples and Snakes is England’s leading organisation for Spoken Word, with an international reputation for producing engaging and transformative work.  Apples is funded by the Arts Council of England and is a registered charity.

Application Process:

Your application should include a CV and a supporting letter detailing your experience, skills and how you meet the person specification.

Applications should be emailed to recruitment@applesandsnakes.org, clearly marked with the title of the post for which you are applying.

Apples and Snakes is committed to being an Equal Opportunities Employer. We particularly welcome applicants from groups that are currently under-represented within our organisation, including BAME and disabled candidates.

Application deadline: Friday 26 October 2018.

Download the application pack and equality monitoring form below: 

Head of Comms and Development application pack.

Apples Equality Monitoring Form


Lead Artist

We are seeking five dynamic lead artists to be part of SPINE Festival 2019. This is an exciting festival in its fifth year, which takes place in libraries across London, produced by Apples and Snakes and participating library partners. Five boroughs (Lewisham, Merton, Southwark, Hammersmith and Fulham and Sutton) wish to appoint a lead artist and an emerging artist to be resident in one library in their borough during selected days in February/March and during the festival from 7th-16th March 2019.  We are seeking artists from a range of different creative disciplines including spoken word and visual/graphic arts.

The theme of this year’s festival is mental health/wellbeing and we are interested to hear how you have explored this sensitively with young people in a creative workshop. 

Each artist will spend their residency days in a variety of ways such as workshops with school groups and after school, workshops for families and local community and training for library staff. The lead and associate artists will work together to plan and deliver the sessions. There will be 5 lead artists and 5 associate/emerging artists.  We would like a legacy as a result of the residency eg. a poem/film/photos/ visual artefact/staff training.

10 days (with a willingness to work evenings/weekends) including 1 day planning with library staff and associate, half a day promoting workshops in local school/s, 8 days delivery at library plus half day evaluation meeting.  You must be available during February/March 2019.

Fee: £300 per day for lead artists (including all expenses).  We are keen to recruit artists who reflect the diverse communities within London.

Essential:

  • Experience of working with children, young people and families.
  • An interest in/experience of library settings.
  • Experience of working with diverse communities
  • Experience of mentoring other artists
  • Ability to run workshops and manage discussions around sensitive subjects such as mental health and wellbeing
  • Experience of working in a community setting
  • Excellent digital knowledge/experience of social media
  • A current DBS and public liability insurance.

Please send a brief CV (max. 2 sides) and covering letter (max. 1 side) explaining what excites you about the role and how you would plan to use your time to info@applesandsnakes.org by midday Friday 12th October 2018.  More info www.applesandsnakes.org

Interviews:  Week commencing 5th November


Emerging Artist 

We are seeking five dynamic Emerging Artists to be part of SPINE Festival 2019. This is an exciting festival in its fifth year, which takes place in various libraries across London, produced by Apples and Snakes and participating library partners. Five boroughs (Lewisham, Merton, Southwark, Hammersmith and Fulham and Sutton) wish to appoint a lead artist and an associate artist to be resident in one library in their borough during selected days in February/March, and during the festival from 7th to 16th March 2019.  We are seeking artists from a range of different creative disciplines including spoken word and visual/graphic arts.

The theme of this years festival is mental health and wellbeing, so we are interested to hear your thoughts about how best to explore these issues sensitively with young people through creative workshops.

Each artist will spend their residency days in a variety of ways which might include workshops with school groups and after school, workshops for families and with the local community and providing training for library staff. The lead artist and emerging artist will work together to plan and deliver the sessions. There will be 5 lead artists and 5 emerging artists. We would like there to be a legacy as a result of the residency eg a poem/film/photos /artefact/staff training.

10 days (with a willingness to work evenings/weekends) including 1 day planning with library staff and lead artist, half a day promoting your workshops in local school/s, 8 days delivery at library, plus a half day evaluation meeting.  You must be available during February/March 2019.

Fee: £100 per day for emerging artists (including expenses).  We are keen to recruit artists who reflect the diverse communities within London.

Desirable:

  • Experience of working with children, young people and families.
  • An interest in/experience of libraries.
  • Experience of working with diverse communities.
  • Experience of working in a community setting
  • Ability to run workshops and manage discussions around sensitive subjects such as mental health and wellbeing
  • Some digital/social media knowledge.
  • A current DBS and public liability insurance.

Please send a brief CV (max. 2 sides) plus covering letter (max 1 side) explaining what excites you about the role and how you would plan to use your time to info@applesandsnakes.org by midday Friday 12th October 2018.  More info www.applesandsnakes.org

Interviews:  Week commencing 5th November.


Join our Board

Members to the Board of Trustees 

Apples and Snakes seeks to appoint new members to the Board of Trustees. The Board is responsible for the management and governance of Apples and Snakes, ensuring that income and resources are managed responsibly and in alignment with legal and government frameworks.We are seeking to recruit two or more Board members in order to expand the range of skills and experience on the Board. Applications are open to those with an interest in spoken word and/or the creative arts, and those of all professions – although of particularinterest are legal, marketing, PR, finance, or fundraising. We are open to applications from outside London, and from both waged and unwaged candidates.

Being a Board member is a voluntary position but all reasonable expenses will be paid.

For further details please read the attached document


Volunteering

We are always looking for volunteers to support our work on the archive. Tasks can include writing articles, cataloguing and scanning materials. You can see the website for the archive here

If you are interested please email robert@applesandsnakes.org to discuss volunteering.