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Opportunities at Helix Arts

Job Opportunity: Creative Producer (Part Time) Fixed Term (initially 12 months)

Hours of Work: 22.5 hours per week
Salary: £26,000 per annum (pro rata)

Our Creative Producers are people who can provide exceptional planning and coordination, bringing enthusiasm and ideas to our team.

This is an excellent opportunity to deliver a range of participatory arts projects as part of our dedicated and hard-working team.

We are looking for an experienced Creative Producer who couples brilliant organisational and people skills with a love of arts and creativity as well as being an adaptable and personable team player.

We are interested in a person’s values and lived experiences, something which aligns closely to our work, the company ethos, and Helix Arts’ team culture. It is important that our workforce represents the diverse communities we collaborate with. If you feel less represented and want to make that change, then we are very keen to hear from you!

We are looking for someone who can work well in a team and already has experience of project management and a proven track record of working as a Creative Producer.

This is a superb opportunity for someone who believes in the transformative power of Arts, Culture and Heritage - for someone committed to making a difference in parts of our community where opportunities to participate in high quality artistic and cultural activity may be hard to access.

The successful candidate will have excellent planning and coordination skills. You will ensure that the organisation strives for excellence and adheres to its core values in everything it does.

You will also have good knowledge of and experience working in and across the arts, not-for-profit and public sectors.

If you feel you have the skills and the drive to play a key role within a dynamic organisation working within the community, please download our job pack and apply online, or email [email protected], or call Stephen on 07988 213110.

Key dates

16th April 2021: Closing date for applications
27th April 2021: Interviews to be held

Drama Artist wanted

We are inviting interest from artists to work on the delivery of peer education project, a 6 month arts programme (February 2021 – July 2021) delivered by Helix Arts in partnership with Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland. We seek to appoint a Lead Artist who is a skilled drama practitioner, who has experience in working collaboratively with young people to co-create a piece of performance.

Artist fee

£ 3,500 (Up to 20 x 90 minute sessions, partnership / project development, project scope and monitoring). There is an additional production and materials budget to support the project as agreed with partners.

Key dates

21 December 2020: Express interest
11th January 2021: Artist discussions
18th January 2020: Further information
20th January 2021: Shortlisted applicants will notified
25th January 2021: Artist deliver micro teach to panel and chat
28th January 2021: Artists will be notified

Artist brief

- Rape Crisis Short Version download (PDF)

For more information, please contact Rachel at Helix Arts on [email protected].

Falling On Your Feet volunteers needed

Helix Arts is building an online dance community for people aged 65+ and our free, online sessions with dancers begin in August 2020. We know how important it is for people to feel connected right now, especially when many of us are having to self-isolate or shield at home because of the coronavirus pandemic.

We are currently recruiting volunteers to support this programme, initially in its first phase (July - November 2020). The volunteer opportunities are:

- Connectors - Conversation ‘buddies’ - Volunteers who join in sessions and keep in touch with people and share weekly happenings (this can be in the session and offline)
- Campaigners - Volunteers who support the growth of an online social media community. This involves regular interaction with members and artists, providing updates, content, and responses

More information about the roles, requirements and support can be downloaded here:

- Taking Part Volunteer Connector (PDF)
- Social Media Volunteer Campaigner (PDF)

For more information, please contact [email protected].

Treasurer Role

We are currently seeking a treasurer to join our board of trustees. This would involve quarterly board meetings and supporting the finance sub-group.

Anyone interested should download and review the role descriptor and contact our Cheryl Gavin, Director 07976 240570.

Volunteer call out


Helix Arts are on the look out for dedicated volunteers to support our work in a variety of ways:

- Help with our social media
- Assist and support arts Workshop/activities
- Meet and greet/welcome (project and events)
- Evaluation and post-production work

Full induction and briefing is given. Expenses covered. If you are interested, please email us or call on 0191 241 4931.

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51 Bedford Street
North Shields
NE29 0AT

Charity no. 700956
Company Reg no. 2114849

Helix Arts is an Artsmark Partner

Helix Arts is an Arts Award Centre

Helix Arts is an Arts Council England NPO