Charity registered in Scotland SC036506
Lyra is recruiting for an experienced and inspirational Executive Producer.
This is a brand new role for the organisation, working closely with Artistic Director, Jo Timmins, to realise and lead a new vision for the company, during a period of change and rebuilding as a result of the pandemic. This pivotal role will support the Artistic Director to lead the company and bring our artistic vision to life.
The Executive Producer will be responsible for directing all practical elements of Lyra’s work, ensuring the strategic planning and financial stability of the company and leading on all fundraising. Working within a small, community-based organisation the Executive Producer will also work hands-on and have line producing responsibilities to ensure the smooth daily running of the company and our artistic programmes.
Since 2012 Lyra has been building a community of children and artists who create and produce world-class live performance and art together in Greater Craigmillar, Edinburgh. Lyra is based in the heart of the community, our home is Artspace, a 116-seat theatre and flexible studio space. Artspace is a wing of the commercially let SPACE building with a rich history and strong connection to the local community. Every week during term-time Lyra offers free afterschool and Saturday classes to local children in theatre, music and dance. Each session is led by an artist and supported by a Facilitator and a Youth Arts Worker. Groups work together to create performances for the annual ‘Bright & Wild’ festival each summer. Lyra also creates and tours performances for young audiences as well as special events and projects. Our venue is also hired out to other arts companies for rehearsals, workshops and performances. We’re a small, friendly, caring team who look out for and support each other.
The Administrator Receptionist is the welcoming face of Artspace, Lyra’s professional arts venue in Craigmillar. We want our building to feel like a home to everyone who uses it and you’ll be a welcoming host to everyone who comes inside. This is a busy role, welcoming and helping visitors and making sure everything is in place for them to have a brilliant experience at Lyra. We’re looking for someone who is energetic, enjoys being organised, can spin many plates at once and is able to prioritise and be a calm, reassuring presence, even in an emergency. The role is responsible for its own list of administrative tasks that can be fitted around taking care of the day-to-day needs of Lyra’s users.
Hours, Working Pattern & Holidays
The Administrator Receptionist will work five hours each day on a regular rota to provide duty management cover for Lyra’s core programme of activity each week during school term-time. For August 2022 to June 2023 the shifts will be 1-6pm on Mondays, 2.15-7.15pm on Tuesdays, 1.15-6.15pm on Wednesdays & Thursdays and 1-6pm on Fridays.
Following the City of Edinburgh Council’s term-time dates the Administrator Receptionist will commit to working at least 39 weeks per year during which times holiday cannot be taken. In line with all Lyra staff, you will receive 6.4 weeks annual leave allowance which must be taken during school holidays. The contract is offered either as 39 weeks sessional or year-round basis.
Salary and Pay
The Administrator Receptionist is responsible for:
Other relevant duties as and when requested by your line manager
The team at Lyra aim to create a world-class environment for artists and children to create together and the Administrator Receptionist is key to making this happen. We’re looking for someone who is a naturally welcoming host, enjoys taking care of people and gets pleasure from seeing everything working smoothly and people having a nice time. Lyra is here for the children and young people of Craigmillar, Niddrie and Greendykes so we want a Administrator Receptionist who shares our values of patience, acceptance, curiosity and empathy when interacting with children and young people.
Equality & Diversity