We're All Bats - Listening Arts Channel

Head of Engagement and Creative Learning

Employment term: 28th Dec – 11th April (start date flexible to 5th Jan for the right person)

Time: Initial period, based on 7hrs a week for 17 weeks

Salary £22 per hour. Total £2618

Hours may vary and will be paid accordingly.

Newtoy is a non-for-profit organisation responsible for various multi-disciplinary art events since 2003. Predominantly focussed on sound-based experiences it has developed the We’re All Bats Listening Arts Channel which launched in Sept 2020.

The Listening Arts Channel offers multi-episode series of online masterclasses and free workshops and activities based on Listening with a view to expanding to other art forms in upcoming seasons. We have partnered with two universities and have had conversations with two local councils and a few art institutions regarding dissemination of the workshops through their creative learning teams.

Job description

Newtoy has been awarded the Culture Recovery Fund from the Arts Council this year for its work on the channel. This will enable us to continue running free online workshops and activities for the wide public and develop our audience.

Therefore, our objectives for the coming year are to:

  1. Increase audience numbers to our activities, subscribers to our network and engage with the network.


  1. Continue with back-to-back seasons of free online workshops, masterclasses and activities and look for commissioning opportunities for real-space activity when restrictions ease.


  1. Foster partnerships nationally and internationally with universities, art institutions, art organisations, museums, Cities of Culture, and local councils to provide creative learning services to their networks. To date we are in varying degrees of discussion with University of the Arts London, University of Brighton, The Barbican Centre, Hackney Council, Waltham Forest Council and Creative Folkestone.


  1. Develop outreach to marginalised communities and include them in the discourse.


  1. Develop sponsorship and endorsement for the channel to increase audiences and achieve a more sustainable financial environment.


The Head of Engagement and Creative Learning will look at ways to achieve these objectives amongst other tasks:

  1. Create opportunities for physical workshops and activities with festivals and local councils

  2. Create international connections with art organisations, establish networks and create opportunities for partnerships.

  3. Develop the organisation to invite sponsorship and strive towards a sustainable model

  4. Foster relationships with partners and potential stakeholders

  5. Write up policies and partnerships/sponsorship agreements        

  6. Identify creative learning organisations and develop and exchange.

  7. Work with universities to attain endorsement and partnerships.

  8. Reach out to under-represented communities to develop content creation opportunities.


  • Ability to work with a team, recruiting interns if needed, as well as independently and by own initiative.  

  • Awareness of the Arts Council NPO status and the work that needs to be evidenced to create an impactful application in Nov 2021.

  • Networked in the public art sector in the UK or abroad

  • Experience in working with sponsors and stakeholders

  • Experience in writing policies

  •  A proactive, flexible, stress-resistant and results-oriented attitude


This role is seen as continuing to develop alongside the organisation’s activity and becoming more vital as we progress into 2021 and towards the NPO status application and beyond, increasing in committed time and hourly rate.

In a case of equal suitability, preference goes to the candidate that strengthens the diversity of the team.

To apply: 

Send cover letter, CV and two references to info@newtoy.org

Deadline 13th Dec

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