Hidden Door

Board member and Support Officer roles at Hidden Door

We’re hiring!

We’ve currently got opportunities to join our Board of Trustees, as well as a paid Programme Support Officer role.

Join our Board of Trustees

The role of our Board of Trustees is to support the work of the team of volunteers and ensure strategic oversight of its events and activities. You don’t need to have previous board level experience, but you do need to have a passion for access to the arts and events including visual art, performance, music, dance, spoken word. If this sounds like you then we would love to hear from you!

We are particularly keen to hear from candidates with experience of any of the following:

We also want to encourage applications from people who identify as non-binary and genderqueer folk, neurodiverse and disabled, people from BAME backgrounds, people from the queer community, people from working-class backgrounds, and people from all religious backgrounds.

Board positions are not paid, but we will reimburse reasonable expenses to allow you to participate.

To apply, please send us either a CV and covering letter, or a 2-4 minute video (taken on your phone is fine!), to volunteer@hiddendoorarts.org explaining why you’re interested in working with us and what you feel you will bring to the organisation.

Deadline: 6pm on Friday 26 November 2021

Programme Support Officer (2 days a week)

Join the Hidden Door team and play a vital part in planning and organising the programme for the 2022 festival, liaising with all of the artists and performers who will contribute to the event.

The role will work closely with Hidden Door’s Creative Director and Programme Curators to look after the administration of all strands of the Hidden Door festival programme, including visual art, music, dance, theatre, spoken word and film. This will include administrating the application and selection process for artists, being the main point of contact for selected artists and collating information from them such as technical and production requirements and promotional material. A key part of the role will be to ensure that artists are fully supported throughout their involvement with the festival.

This is a critical but new role in our volunteer-led organisation and we are therefore looking for someone who is keen to work with a vibrant and dedicated group of people and that has a good value-fit with our organisation.

The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge, skills and experience:

The role is offered as a £110 per day contract rate, for a total of 60 days between December 2021 and July 2022.

Ideally the successful candidate would work 2 days per week (equivalent to 7 hours per day), between January 2022 and June 2022 in the run up to the Hidden Door festival, and 1 day per week in the shoulder periods of December and July, however we welcome flexible working and are open to the possibility of the role being a job share depending on circumstances.

The festival and team are based in Edinburgh.

Please email your CV with a cover letter demonstrating your suitability to operations@hiddendoorarts.org. Interviews will take place w/c 6 December via Zoom

Deadline: 5pm on Monday 29 November 2021