We are on the hunt for a General Manager to become part of the Stan’s Cafe team as we move into an exciting period of developing new projects and sharing our existing ones more widely. The General Manager is at the heart of the company, managing projects on the ground and running all the systems that make sure everything runs like clockwork. We’re looking for someone friendly, resourceful and keen to get stuck in.
Please click here for the job description. Applications close at midday on Thursday 1 December and first round interviews will be held on Thursday 8 December. To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter explaining your suitability for the role to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact Roisin Caffrey, Executive Producer, if you would like to have an informal, confidential chat about the role: email@example.com. Please also complete our Equal Opportunities monitoring form.
This evening I gave a talk at one of Birmingham Conservatoire‘s Composer Seminars. It seems the concrete eating monsters who consumed the Central Library were finally sated by Adrian Bolt Hall and have retreated to digest. The Conservatoire remains and the talk took place in ‘the old canteen’ overlooking a large flood lit hole in the ground into a portion of which the world’s largest corkscrew appeared to be drilling a hole. Continue reading “Speaking and Listening” »
Sometimes it happens, rarely, but sometimes it does; you get to see a whole run of shows you enjoy, one after the other. I’m privileged to currently be on one of those runs. Continue reading “Good Things” »
As part of Stan’s Cafe’s 25th Anniversary year we wanted to share the joy by giving away some Birthday Presents, so we revived The Gift Sessions; last seen in 1997, these free workshops are open to fellow theatre makers in the locality. Continue reading “The Gift Sessions (are back).” »
Stan’s Cafe are looking to work with an external consultant with exceptional sector experience to advise them on the next stage of their organisational development, helping them unlock greater value from their acclaimed theatre and creative learning practice.
Working closely with joint CEOs, Artistic Director James Yarker and Executive Producer Roisin Caffrey the consultant will advise on strategic positioning, business model, financing and operational implications plus timeline for implementation.
The outcome of this consultancy period will feed into the company’s forthcoming NPO bid. We anticipate this process will take five days starting as soon as possible.
Expressions of interest including a suggested project outline, timeline and costing with a CV should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10:00 28th September.
Here’s an interesting thing: Saltley Academy students have got their best GCSE results in years and the Headteacher sent us a kind email thanking us for our contribution to this improvement. The thing is we have been working in the school on and off for two years and never directly worked with any of the students whose results have just come through, so why the thanks? How do we muscle in on any glory? Continue reading “School’s out (& nearly back).” »
Do you fancy helping guide Stan’s Cafe towards its next 25 years of gloriousness? We are now recruiting new Board Members. By our calculations we have had just twenty board members to date, so you (or someone brilliant that you know and pass this opportunity on to) would be joining a select crowd. Continue reading “New Board Members (your finger on the button).” »