4 Paid Creative Vacancies, 4 Opportunities in York, Feb 2020 (Earliest Deadline Fri Feb 7th)

February 2020 has brought with it a whole host of new opportunities. To save you time and effort, we wanted to pull everything together for you in one place.

If you're in York and looking for new opportunities in the creative sector, some of these vacancies might be for you. note: If you can't see embedded documents, please click here to view all application forms we were sent. If they're not on this folder, please follow links to the organisation advertising roles.

  1. The Big Yorkshire Youth Theatre Festival 2020! (Deadline 7th Feb 20)

  2. Visual Artist Commission in York Primary School (Deadline 7th Feb 20)

  3. Accessible Arts & Media: Learning & Participation Coordinator on IMPS Project (Deadline 17th Feb 20)

  4. York Mediale: Marketing Manager (Deadline 17th Feb 20)

  5. Bloom York 2020: Fringe event contributions (Deadline: Ongoing)

  6. Artists Call Out: York River Arts Market (Deadline: Ongoing)

  7. Yorkshire Schools Dance Festival: Digital & Media Arts: Call-out for proposals (Deadline: Ongoing)


1. The Big Yorkshire Youth Theatre Festival 2020!

Deadline: Friday 7th February 2020

York Theatre Royal and Riding Lights Theatre Company are hosting The Big Yorkshire Youth Theatre Festival on Saturday 18 July 2020. The festival programme is chosen by young people from the Youth Theatre and they are looking for practitioners and artists to be involved.


2. Visual Artist Commission in York Primary School

A York primary school is looking for a visual artist to work with children to produce a permanent piece of artwork for the school entrance in any appropriate medium

eg. fabric, print, mosaic/tile, stained glass. It might be freestanding or designed to hang from the ceiling. The piece should be based upon the School's core values of friendship, courage and respect

The creative process should allow from contributions from as many children as possible. The fee for the work will be circa £1000

Visit the Creative Learning Partnerships website for more info.


3. Accessible Arts & Media: Learning & Participation Coordinator on IMPs Project

Deadline: Monday 17th February 2020 (interviews 5th March)

Accessible Arts & Media are looking to recruit an experienced, enthusiastic Learning & Participation Coordinator to join our IMPs (Inclusive Music Projects) and Hands & Voices programmes.

IMPs is a year-round inclusive music programme for disabled and non-disabled children and young people and Hands & Voices is an inclusive community choir for adults with learning and communication difficulties. Both programmes also include training programmes where participants learn to be workshop leaders.

For more information on AAM and our work, please visit: www.aamedia.org.uk, and to download an application pack please go to: 


Closing date for applications: Mon 17th February at 5pm

Interviews will take place: Thursday 5th March in York.

We would like the successful applicant to start as soon as possible.


4. York Mediale: Marketing Manager

Deadline: Monday 17th February 2020

York Mediale needs an exceptional Marketing Manager to join our core team. We are seeking an enthusiastic person to deliver our festival marketing and communications, manage freelance PR staff and work efficiently with partner organisations and the media.

The successful applicant will have experience marketing in an arts or festival setting. They will be a data-savvy, natural communicator keen to put their stamp on the UK’s largest media arts festival.

If you’re a creative, driven marketer who enjoys working in a high-performing and collaborative environment, we want to hear from you.

To apply, send a CV, covering letter (max 2 pages), and equal opportunities monitoring form to will@yorkmediale.com by 17th February 2020.

More info at https://yorkmediale.com/opportunities/marketing-manager/


5. Bloom York 2020: Fringe event contributions

Deadline: Ongoing / TBC

Make It York’s Bloom! Festival is returning to York next June, this time, with an arty twist, and we’re hoping that you will feel inspired to get creative and get involved in our second city-wide celebration of plants, flowers and nature!

Bloom! will take place on Saturday 20th – Sunday 28th June 2020. It’s overarching theme, ‘Art in Nature,’ encompasses gardening and garden design, as well as visual arts, music and performing arts and of course, media arts so there should be something for everyone to get excited about.

As with our first amazing festival in 2018, Bloom! will comprise a number of large installation projects located across the city, each delivered by a different local business or organisation in collaboration with Bloom! The programme will also include a small, and select, series of fringe events as well as our all-important and highly engaging Bloom! Window Dressing Competition! The full festival programme will be announced in the months leading up to the event so keep your eyes peeled for more information.

In 2018, Bloom! worked with over 100 businesses, charity groups and organisations who together, created an impressive programme of events and in 2020, we would love to work with as many of you as possible again!

How to take part

  • List your fringe event on the Visit York website. You can add a listing at: https://www.visityork.org/information/submit-event and select ‘Bloom! Fringe Event as an event category (you can select additional categories as well to ensure your event is seen across the site).

  • Drop bloom@makeityork.com an email to answer any questions you may have or for any advice on your Bloom! fringe event.

  • Use the printed programme as an opportunity to advertise your business or event. There will be a number of advertising packages available, more details to follow. If you are interested in being the first to know please email bloom@makeityork.com.

The more people that get involved, the better Bloom! Is: we saw this in 2018 and want to expand in 2020. We really do love to see people’s individual take on ‘getting their Bloom! on.’ Whether it’s simply a pot plant outside your front door, fresh flowers on your tables, a new hanging basket or a full garden make-over, there is no denying that plants and flowers make people happy and help to make beautiful York, that little bit more beautiful.

We hope that you’ll feel inspired to take part in Bloom! 2020 and we send out our huge thanks in advance to those who decide to get involved.

If you want to talk to us about any ideas you might have, or have a question about the opportunities above, please don’t hesitate to email us at bloom@makeityork.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

[we know both Lotte & Dan from Bloom! - they're lovely, so do get in touch - ed]


6. Yorkshire Schools Dance Festival: Digital & Media Arts: Call-out for proposals

Deadline: Ongoing / TBC

We want the 1200 children & young people from 58 primary schools, secondary schools, colleges and community dance groups to engage creatively with artists and companies to evolve their understanding of digital & media arts and their potential relationship with dance. 

Yorkshire Schools Dance Festival has got a huge digital media presence at their host venue. For two weekends the University of York campus comes alive with campus digital displays, foyer screens and 3 high definition projection screens as a backdrop to the stage. Great canvases for work. 

Early days... and subject to successful applications for funding/sponsorship. But YSDF want to start a conversation.

​They did it in 2019 through 'Engage & Inspire' (see above).

For more info visit the Digital Arts & Media call-out page on the festival website.