Second Hand Dance & Claire Reed are seeking a project assistant to work with them on their upcoming tour of ‘Humpty Dumpty: A Wibbly Wobbly World of Words’
About Humpty Dumpty: A Wibbly Wobbly World of Words:
Humpty Dumpty is an immersive dance, visual arts and music performance that engages children aged 4-7 and their families, taking them on an exciting journey through a magical landscape of words and movement. Inspired by the world of Lewis Carroll and his Humpty Dumpty character from ‘Alice through the Looking Glass’ this interactive, promenade experience encourages active literacy and learning through movement and dance. Part dance performance, part workshop, audiences join the search for Humpty Dumpty guided by two dancers, following the paper soldier clues, exploring a magical set, watching and making up their own dances as they go. Humpty Dumpty is a modular performance that can be adapted to fit a range of venues and events including libraries, cultural venues, children’s festivals or outdoor events. The performance integrates itself into each venue space by travelling through and around bookshelves, trees, shops or corridors.
Job Description: Project Assistant
We are seeking a dance, performance or visual arts graduate with strong interpersonal skills to assist with the upcoming development and tour of Humpty Dumpty to include assistance at performances with set, music and workshops. If interested, the candidate will also have the opportunity to act as an understudy for the performers.
We need someone that can turn their hand to anything, wants to learn and progress in the arts and is excited about creating arts experiences for young children. This post is extremely varied and will include some heavy-lifting and operating a portable PA system.
We are looking for an excellent candidate, who is hyper-organised with good communications skills.
– Excellent Interpersonal skills
– CRB check
– Practical visual art skills
– Dance/performance experience
– Based in Surrey or with easy travel access
Rehearsals: 26-28 May & 20-22 June
Confirmed performances: 7 & 13 July, 17 & 28 Aug (more TBC)
You will be required to attend 8 performances across London and the South of England.
Fee: £650 to include rehearsal dates plus 8 performance days in London and across the South of England. Travel to performances will be provided from Epsom.
To apply please send your CV plus a letter outlining your suitability for the post to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: 10 May, 4pm
Informal interviews will take place W/C 13 May