CoisCéim aims to be at the forefront of the evolution of dance as an artform – in performance, in access and participation initiatives, as an advocate for dance and those who work in the sector – to provoke, to inspire, to entertain and to bring contemporary dance theatre to new audiences across diverse settings and media.
We strive for artistic integrity through enabling realistic creative ambition; bringing together artists, technicians and production personnel in ways that stretch, challenge and nourish their practice, the art of performance and audience experience in a manner that places imagination and experimentation at the core of the artistic process.
In order to achieve these goals, we aim to create a working environment that celebrates originality and individuality stimulating creative flow at every point in the process – from initial idea to final production realisation. We celebrate collaboration, lateral thinking and inventive solutions, share knowledge and resources and operate in a direct, open and honest manner.
The policies below are founded on these fundamental principles. We believe strongly in equality and dignity at work. If you have any questions or feedback on the documents below please contact our General Manager, Sarah Latty on 01 878 0558 or firstname.lastname@example.org
What we expect from you:
Reliability | Commitment | Diligence | Professionalism | Courtesy | A positive attitude | Feedback. Should you have any concerns, issue or suggestions that arise during your time with our company, please let the General Manager know.
What you should expect from us:
A supportive, safe working environment | Professionalism | Respect | Equal treatment | Safety | Communication | Recognition | Courtesy
Dignity at Work
DIGNITY AT WORK CHARTER
“We at CoisCéim commit ourselves to working together to maintain a workplace environment that encourages and supports the right to dignity at work. All who work here are expected to respect the right of each individual to dignity in their working life. All will be treated equally and respected for their individuality and diversity. Bullying and harassment in any form are not accepted by us and will not be tolerated. Our policies and procedures will underpin the principles and objectives of this Charter.
All individuals, whether directly employed or contracted by us, have a duty and a responsibility to uphold this Dignity at Work Charter.
Managers, supervisors and staff representatives where applicable in the workplace have a specific responsibility to promote its provisions.”
Following the launch of safetocreate.ie on 5 October 2022, we hope to be compliant with their Code of Behaviour before the end of this year.
DIGNITY AT WORK POLICY (Anti-Bullying, Harassment & Sexual Harassment Policy)
Grievance & Disciplinary Procedures
The Grievance procedure applies where an Employee has cause to complain about another Employee or Board Member or any matter relating to the Employee’s employment.
The purpose of the Disciplinary Procedure is to ensure that Employees and Board Members cannot abuse colleagues, clients or CoisCéim’s resources without regard for their actions.
Safety at Work
HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY
We of CoisCéim Dance Theatre are committed to working in accordance with the provisions of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 and other associated legislation and the requirements of this Safety Statement. We are committed to fulfilling our statutory obligations to manage and co-ordinate workplace safety and health and ensuring, so as far as is reasonably practicable, that:
• Work activities are managed so as to ensure the safety, health and welfare of our employees
• The safety statement is maintained and updated, risk assessments are carried out and reviewed as required and brought to the attention of all employees at least annually
• Identified protective and preventive measures are implemented and maintained
• Improper conduct likely to put an employee’s safety and health at risk is prevented
• A safe place of work is provided, which is adequately designed and maintained
• A safe means of access and way out is provided
• Safe plant and equipment are provided
• Safe systems of work are provided
• Risks to health from any article or substance are prevented
• Appropriate information, instruction, training and supervision are provided
• Where hazards cannot be eliminated, adequate arrangements, including the provision of suitable protective clothing and equipment, will be put in place to reduce the risk of injury
• Emergency plans are prepared and revised
• Welfare facilities are provided and adequately maintained
• Competent personnel to advise and assist in securing the safety, health and welfare of our employees are employed when required.
SAFETY STATEMENT AND RISK ASSESSMENT
Child & Vulnerable Adult Protection
CoisCéim Dance Theatre is an organisation fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm, regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or religion. We undertake to adopt a child-centred approach to our work with children, young people, and vulnerable adults to ensure that their well-being and safety is paramount and that their needs are fully respected at all times. Our Policy Guidelines apply to all staff and artists who work for CoisCéim Dance Theatre whether on permanent, temporary or freelance contracts, or working as volunteers. We aim to adhere to the recommendations of Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children published by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (2011).
Based on the above principles CoisCéim Dance Theatre has implemented procedures covering:
• Code of behaviour for all staff
• Reporting of suspected or disclosed abuse
• Recruitment and selecting staff
• Managing and supervising staff
• Involvement of primary carers
• Allegations of misconduct or abuse by staff
• Complaints and comments
• Incidents and accidents
CHILD AND VULNERABLE ADULT PROTECTION POLICY
CHILD SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT
Guidelines on Social Media
It is important that everyone is aware of the public nature of information posted on social media and all the normal procedures in relation to confidentiality and defamatory behaviour under this contract apply to social media in exactly the same way as for traditional media.
These are guidelines for the use of personal social media to allow full freedom of individual expression without compromising the terms of employment contracts.
Diversity & Inclusion Policy
We hope that through the initiatives outlined in this Diversity and Inclusion policy, we will be a key part of the process in bringing dance to new communities and cultivating the perception that contemporary dance is an activity that everyone can see and do.
2021-2024 DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION POLICY
Rates of Pay
As a public funded company CoisCéim aims to ensure that all artists, creative and technical team members are remunerated appropriately in line with sector guidelines and equally across disciplines. The most recent increases took place in April 2023.
Rehearsal & Performance €825 per week
Development €750 per week
Additional Days €165
Half Day / Session €82.50
Contract Type: PAYE unless tax clearance cert provided
Statutory Holiday Pay
A royalty floor applies to all screen related materials.
CREATIVE TEAM | Please note that all Creative Team fees are project dependent and inclusive of VAT, the figures below are for guideline purposes only.
SET DESIGN / STAGING €4 500
COSTUME DESIGN €3 500
LIGHTING DESIGN €4 000
COMPOSITION/SOUND DESIGN €3 500
Contract Type | Freelance / Licence
Additional Days €200-250
General Terms | All copyrights remains with artist at all times. Artist grants exclusive licence for 18 months – non-exclusive thereafter. Design fee covers licence for use of design for 18 months from date of premiere performance. 1/3 original fee payable for each following year in the event that more than 6 performances are staged during the period. A royalty floor applies to all screen related materials.
TECHNICAL & STAGE TEAM
PRODUCTION MANAGER Fixed fee based on €1000 per week | Contract Type Freelance / First Call
CHIEF LX/FX/AV Fixed fee based on €900 per week | Contract Type Freelance / First Call
TECHNICIAN Fixed fee based on €750-800 per week | Per 4 hour session variable, min €16.00/ hour | Contract Type Freelance / First Call
STAGE MANAGER up to €825 per week | Contract Type PAYE unless tax clearance cert provided | Statutory Holiday Pay
ASST STAGE MANAGER up to €700 per week | Contract Type PAYE unless tax clearance cert provided | Statutory Holiday Pay
WARDROBE €600 per week | Contract Type Freelance / First Call
TEACHER FEES from €100 per session
WORKSHOP DELIVERY FEES from €100 to €165 (non-profit) | from €150+ (other)
TOURING | ALL PERSONNEL
Travel Organised and paid for by the company
Accommodation Organised and paid for by the company
Per Diem €35 / day per night spent outside Dublin
TEAM MEMBERS LIVING OUTSIDE THE GREATER DUBLIN AREA
In general – accommodation will be offered during tech/night time performances to people who live more than 45km from Dublin city centre or where public transport services are restricted in the evenings. Terms and conditions to be agreed in advance on a case by case basis.
CoisCéim operates in accordance with the organisation of Working Time Act, 1997 and in line with SOLT and Equity guidelines. We request that all employees and freelance personnel make themselves familiar with the terms of this Act especially in relation to number of hours worked. While it is understood that flexibility in working hours especially during technical rehearsals is required, the company does not expect any person to work an average of more that 8 hours per day up to a maximum of 48 hours per week over the contract duration.
COVID-19 RESPONSE PLAN
COVID-19 POLICY STATEMENT
CoisCéim Dance Theatre is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all the people who we work with and come in contact with. To ensure that, we have developed the following COVID-19 Response Plan. WE ARE ALL responsible for the implementation of this plan and a combined effort will help contain the spread of the virus.
THANK YOU for agreeing to help to ensure that we can keep our work spaces clean and safe.