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Work with us

Current Vacancies

We’re looking for friendly, enthusiastic people looking for an exciting challenge as we work together to deliver our first full festival at our new site at National Trust Dinefwr in Llandeilo.

If you’re interested in being part of the team that transports it’s audiences into the magical world of storytelling at Dinefwr we have roles available that require different levels of skills and experience. The main quality we’re looking for is excitement to be part of the team that delivers Beyond the Border – Wales’ International Storytelling Festival in 2023.

Volunteers will receive a weekend pass to the festival, free campsite pitch and food tokens.

Volunteers will typically be allocated 3 shifts of between 3-5 hours in length over the weekend.

If there is a particular area of delivering a festival which interests you, marketing or box office, technical or design, site management or artist liaison, we also have lots of volunteer roles available that offer a chance to develop skills in working at a festival. We are also very happy to talk about chances to work as part of our core team in the build to the festival to
gain experience and training specific to working on the largest storytelling festival in Wales and the UK.

ONLINE VOLUNTEER FORM

Beyond the Border is the UK’s biggest storytelling festival, and to celebrate 30 years we will be bringing the best Wales, UK and international storytellers and artists to Carmarthenshire.

Where and when?
Beyond the Border moved its home from St Donats, Vale of Glamorgan to National Trust Dinefwr in 2021 and 2023 will be its first full festival.

We will be weaving our magical festival amongst the landscape, buildings, castle and woodlands full of stories, performances, and live music for adults, young people and their families. We are planning to have over 3,000 visitors to the site from 7th – 9th July 2023.

How can we get involved?
We are keen to work with local businesses, organisations and groups across a range of activities in the run in, during and after the festival.

If you are interested in trading at the festival, or advertising and sponsorship opportunities and would like more information then contact sandrabendelow@beyondtheborder.com

If you would like to apply to trade at the festival please complete this form.

FORM

Advisory Panel Members/Advisors/Mentors
Looking for three people to support recruitment, plus pool of experts over life of project.

Anti-Racism Storytelling Pathways is a new two year programme to embed anti-racist storytelling practice across Wales.

The project will see three freelance Contemporary Cyfarwyddion roles (Resident Storytellers) and one Producer linked to the Mycelium Storytelling Hub, a collective of organisational partners and freelancers working to uncover less frequently heard stories and voices across Wales.

Beyond the Border – Wales International Storytelling Festival and People Speak Up are seeking expressions of interest from Wales based Black, Asian and minority ethnic advisors, to participate in this two year project as panel members and mentors. Roles will be reimbursed at a rate of £250 per day (based on 7.5 hour days) for up to five days for the recruitment and advisory phase up to end of March 2023 (three practitioners) with additional fees available for
2023-24.

To express interest: please send us a short video/audio clip (3 mins) or a 1 x A4 outline of why you would like to participate and what you can bring to the role by 31 January 2023.

We will also be holding an online open conversation about the project and the roles on 27 January from 11 – 12 noon.

To book your place email recruitment@beyondtheborder.com

Email your interest to recruitment@beyondtheborder.com

Download

Expressions of Interest – Advisory Panel Members:Advisors:Mentors PDF
Expressions of Interest – Advisory Panel Members:Advisors:Mentors WORD DOC

Aelodau Panel Cynghori : Cynghorwyr : Mentoriaid WORD DOC
Aelodau Panel Cynghori : Cynghorwyr : Mentoriaid PDF

Role: Project Manager (freelance post)
Start: February 2023 (72 days @ £200 per day until the end March 2024)
12 days for Feb 23 to March 23 for start up period, 60 days for year 2
Initial Contract until: March 2024

The Anti-Racism Storytelling Pathways project is a joint collaboration between Beyond the Border Wales International Storytelling Festival and People Speak Up. The project connects with the Mycelium Storytelling Hub project, embedding storytellers and producers across Wales, and also includes organisational development and action planning across both
organisations. We are seeking a Project Manager with lived experience of racism to steer the project, manage the creative roles being recruited and ensure the project achieves its objectives, in partnership with teams at both organisations.

The role is ring-fenced for Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates. This is based on a commitment to anti-racist practice and reflects under-representation in our sector which we want to address.

To apply, please send your CV and a 1 x A4 page letter explaining how you meet the person specification and what you will bring to the role. You can also apply by video, filming yourself answering these questions.
Please send your application to recruitment@beyondtheborder.com by Sunday 12 February at 5pm.

We will be holding an online webinar to share information about the project and the jobs available on these dates:

Tues 7 February, 7 – 8pm
Thurs 9 February, 7 – 8pm on Zoom.

To book your place email recruitment@beyondtheborder.com

More details:

Application – Project Manager (freelance) WORD DOC
Application – Project Manager (freelance)PDF

Rheolwr Prosiect (Prosiect Llwybrau Chwedleua Gwrth-hiliaeth) WORD DOC
Rheolwr Prosiect (Prosiect Llwybrau Chwedleua Gwrth-hiliaeth) PDF

Role: We are recruiting 2 x Contemporary Cyfarwyddion roles, ring-fenced for Black, Asian and minority ethnic storytellers working across Wales, from April 23 to Sept 24

Remuneration Fee: £8137.50 for 12 months (April 23-March 24) plus £4272 for further 6 months (April 24 to Sept 24) based on 58 days of funded time per year, worked flexibly over that time. You will also receive £1,000 towards developing your own practice (ring-fenced time for your own creative work) and £500 towards professional development (mentoring, coaching, shadowing, courses) in year 1 of your post

Dates of the post April 2023 – September 2024

To Apply:

Send your CV with a letter of application to us:

Please include:

1. Your relevant skills and experience as a storyteller.

2. What you are interested in exploring as a Contemporary Cyfarwydd, in relation to both community activities and your own development

3. Details of the community you are particularly keen to be based within – whether community of interest, identity, geography or circumstance

4. A short explainer of your storytelling experience, why storytelling is important to you, and why you want to do it. You can also apply by video, filming yourself answering these questions.

Please send your application to recruitment@beyondtheborder.com by Sunday 12 February at 5pm.

We will be holding an online webinar to share information about the project and the jobs available on these dates: Tues 7 February, 7 – 8pm Thurs 9 February, 7 – 8pm on Zoom.

If you have any questions about the role that you would like to discuss before sending your application, please email recruitment@beyondtheborder.com.

If you have any accessibility requests that we can put in place to support your application, please email us too.

Call Out for Contemporary Cyfarwyddion, joining the Mycelium Hub WORD DOC
Call Out for Contemporary Cyfarwyddion, joining the Mycelium Hub PDF

Galwad am Gyfarwyddion Cyfoes i ymuno â Hwb Chwedleua Myseliwm PDF
Galwad am Gyfarwyddion Cyfoes i ymuno â Hwb Chwedleua Myseliwm WORD DOC

Role: We are recruiting 1 x Producer role, ring-fenced for a Black, Asian and minority ethnic producer working across Wales, from April 23 to Sept 24

Remuneration Fee: £8137.50 for 12 months (April 23-March 24) based on 58 days of funded time per year, worked flexibly over that time. You will also receive £1,000 towards developing your own practice (ring-fenced time for your own creative work) and £500 towards professional development (mentoring, coaching, shadowing, courses).

You will have a seed fund budget of £2,000 to kick start activity and/or use as match funding.

Dates of the post April 2023 – March 2024

To Apply: Please send your CV with a short letter of application outlining: 1. Your Relevant Skills and Experience

2. Details of communities you are particularly keen to be based within – whether community of interest, identity, geography or circumstance.

3. The priorities you would be interested in exploring through a residency, in relation to both community activities and your own development

4. Why the role is of interest to you

5. What is it about the art form of oral storytelling that excites you? You can also apply by video, filming yourself answering these questions.

Please send your application to recruitment@beyondtheborder.com by Sunday 12 February at 5pm.

We will be holding an online webinar to share information about the project and the jobs available on these dates:

Tues 7 February, 7 – 8pm

Thurs 9 February, 7 – 8pm on Zoom.

If you have any questions about the role that you would like to discuss before sending your application, please email recruitment@beyondtheborder.com.

If you have any accessibility requests that we can put in place to support your application, please email us too.

Call Out for Producer – Mycelium Storytelling Hub PDF
Call Out for Producer – Mycelium Storytelling Hub WORD DOC

Galwad ar gyfer Cynhyrchydd – Hwb Chwedleua Myseliwm PDF
Galwad ar gyfer Cynhyrchydd – Hwb Chwedleua Myseliwm WORD

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