BOPortunities

The above image is of Aminder Virdee working on her scratch performance The Staff Infection, as part of BOP Artists 2017

On this page we post any opportunities we currently have available. Some of them will be for BOP only projects, others will be for projects we are working on in partnership with other organisations.

A note on terminology: often the opportunities we publicise are for “Disabled people”. We understand that some people (such as Deaf or autistic people) may not identify as “Disabled” – but we want to emphasise that these opportunities are also open to them. Click here for more detail on what we mean by “Disabled.”


Job Description

Birds of Paradise are seeking a Website Designer to collaborate with them on the designing of an accessible, digital artistic platform for the sharing of creative content

What is Locked World?

Locked World is the collective outcome of BOP Young Artists’ Pilot Cohort of emerging artists aged 20-30 (follow link for more information). 

Prior to the pandemic, the artists had been working towards a live performance called Locked World. Since August 2020 they have been working with a digital arts consultant to develop their work into a digital format.

This work is not about lockdown or Covid-19, although the form it will now take is in part a response currently being unable to perform to a live audience.

Locked World will be the first of many pieces of work showcased on this new digital, disabled-centred artistic platform.

Deadline for applications: Midday, Wednesday 27th January 2021

Who are we looking to work with?

BOP Young Artists are seeking a freelance web designer / digital agency to collaborate with in realising the design of this digital arts platform. 

We particularly encourage applications from people who are currently under-represented in the digital arts sector in the UK. This includes:

  • People of colour / with ethnic origins still deemed ‘minority’ within the UK
  • People who identify as D/deaf, disabled and / or neurodivergent
  • People who identify as LGBT+ / non-binary
  • People who identify as female (cis, trans or otherwise)
  • People with caring responsibilities

Skillset

To be considered for this role, it is essential that you:

  • have at least 2 years of UX/UI design experience with examples of work
  • have experience developing and documenting user flows, journeys and concept designs for web-based products
  • have experience with wireframing technologies (Figma preferred)
  • have experience designing for responsive interfaces
  • have a demonstrable understanding of the WCAG 2.1 guidelines
  • are able to measure design complexity for stakeholders and developers
  • have the ability to work to a pre-agreed time-frame
  • are able to communicate reliably with stakeholders while working from home
  • are open to constructive and critical creative conversation
  • are open to sharing and exchanging knowledge and skills
  • are willing to learn and explore new ways of designing access tools
  • have experience collaborating creatively with people whose skill sets are different from your own
  • have a thorough understanding of designing for diverse audiences

It is desirable that you may also:

  • have experience with Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, XD)
  • have experience designing for disabled users
  • have a clear understanding of HTML5 and CSS
  • be able to prototype functionality into wireframes
  • have an advanced knowledge of the WCAG 2.1 guidelines
  • have experience with A/B, multivariate, and user testing

What will the job involve? 

  • Designing a platform for ‘digital art exhibitions’ in the form of a website whose functions can be customised to support individual users’ access requirements (brief will be provided by BOP Young Artists)
  • Consultation and collaboration with Young Artists throughout design process
  • Design consultation with the Web Access Specialist
  • Creative consultations with BOPs Youth Arts Consultants
  • Sharing skills and knowledge with the Young Artists throughout this process, developing their experience and confidence in using accessible digital media within their artistic practice.

Fee & Time frame

Fixed-term contract – final design to be completed by end of March 2021.

Allocated design budget £2,500.00 – £3,500.00 (all fees to be confirmed with successful candidate).

How to Apply

Please complete the application form, please click the button below.

Please also complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring form here.

If either of these application forms are not accessible to you, please contact morna@boptheatre.co.uk to arrange an alternative application format.

Deadline for applications: Midday, Wednesday 27th January 2021