We are Recruiting!
New Project Post – Development Officer/Project Manager
In 2021 The Successors of the Mandingue (TSOTM) hosted a development phase Connect and Flourish project with the following shared objectives as part of our collective’s partnership agreement:
- creating meaningful employment opportunities for African artists in Wales in their specialist art forms
- bringing together disparate artists to collaborate on music/dance projects that enable greater cross-cultural understanding
- facilitating cultural education and exchange through community engagement.
After extensive research and pilot work (see Planting the Seeds) a project partnership team including TSOTM, Neuadd Ogwen, Butetown Arts and Cultural Association (BACA), and Rahim El Habachi were awarded a second Connect and Flourish grant to continue this work with the more focused additional objective for the period April 2022 – April 2024:
To develop a sustainable Wales-Africa festival that grows year on year that
- provides meaningful opportunities for artists of African origin in Wales
- showcases African arts across Wales
- engages in communities through participatory arts activities
- develops new and innovative collaborations and fusions locally
- promotes inclusion and representation
- reaches and develops new audiences
In order to progress this work we are looking for a dedicated development officer/project manager (see outline job description below) and are inviting expressions of interest. The post is part-time (two days a week), flexible, home based, and can be contracted on either a freelance or employed basis. We are also offering an opportunity to discuss the post informally with anyone who is interested in applying. Application is via expressions of interest (which can be written, verbal, or video submissions), sent to The Successors of the Mandingue via : firstname.lastname@example.org by 22/05/22 outlining what attracts you to the role and any relevant previous experience. Interviews are currently scheduled for 27/05/22.
Development Officer/Project Manager – Job Description
- Co-ordinate, facilitate, attend, and report to monthly project partner meetings
- Event project planning in partnership with Neuadd Ogwen and BACA representative(s)
- Assessing and monitoring risks
- Develop links with groups and partners across Wales
- Identify local and national sponsorship
- Identify and apply to a range of funding bodies (e.g. large event grant schemes, local funding streams etc.) to augment this project and to ensure the festival’s future going forward
- Marketing & promotion
- Developing the programming for Troupe Djeliguinet’s visit to Wales August 2022
- Project management for the overall Dathliad Cymru-Affrica event 2023
- Work with promotors and venues across Wales to create an all-Wales circuit/network
- Formulate (with input from all partners) a post-project sustainable development strategy for Dathliad Cymru-Affrica
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact The Successors of the Mandingue.