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We are a small part-time staff team but with our Trustees, artists, volunteers and casual workers we are around 40 strong! 
We now operate remotely, with us all working from home. Email any of us if you have any questions. 

We look after our staff team and believe in leading with kindness. We strive for excellence in everything we do and support our staff to be able to work to their full potential.

Staff benefits include:

  1. Cost of living increases made annually where possible and appropriate. 

  2. Pension scheme with NEST pensions of 5% employers contribution, 3% employee.

  3. 5.8 weeks holidays plus 1 year per extra between 2years- 5 years service pro-rata.

  4. A gifted an additional days’ annual leave for birthdays.

  5. Support for training with budget agreed each year

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After studying Communication and Cultural Policy and Media at university in Leeds, Carolyn worked in Education and Outreach at the Sunderland Empire in her home region of the North East, working on a range of events and projects for schools, young people and those who may not have otherwise engaged in theatre/performing arts. 

In 2010, Carolyn moved to Sheffield and gained a Masters degree in Cultural Policy and Management and a Postgraduate Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring. 

Over the last 13 years, Carolyn has worked on European and British Council funded projects, supporting personal and professional development through a range of coaching and mentoring programmes, including some wonderful projects supporting female artists across Europe to develop confidence and skills for business. 


Outside of work, Carolyn teaches Iyengar Yoga and enjoys spending time with her two little people, going on (usually very muddy!) outdoor adventures and reading.   

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Lisa looks after our marketing and communications from web updates and newsletters to press coverage and social media updates.

Lisa has a CIM Professional Diploma in Marketing and has experience in a range of sectors. Working at Ignite Imaginations has given her the opportunity to grow and develop her expertise in third sector marketing.

During her time at the organisation Lisa has been involved in the marketing of various projects ranging from virtual workshops, to the Ambassador programme and the incredible art installations and experiences of Art at the Heart and Reimagine.

One of her favourite things about the role is hearing and sharing the stories of people who have participated in an Ignite Imaginations event.

Outside of work Lisa enjoys spending time with her family, walking in the peak district, playing in Endcliffe Orchestra and being part of the Dronfield Woodhouse Well-Dressing team.




Katie is a passionate believer in volunteering and getting involved in her local community. She has been working as Ignite Imaginations’ administrator since September 2011.  Before that she had a variety of work roles, including admin, marketing and working with children and volunteers at after school and holiday clubs.

Since joining the organisation she has increased her involvement in recruiting and inducting new volunteers and uses her love or writing to publicise the organisation through press releases and social media.  She enjoys working for such a creative and nurturing organisation that aims to bring art to everyone.




Vicki has been working at Ignite Imaginations for 9 years the last four of these as project co Ordinator. Throughout that time she has enjoyed working on a variety of different projects and learning more and more about the creative city of Sheffield and connecting with the different people and groups. She believes that everyone especially children deserve the opportunity to be creative and use their imagination and have a chance to think and learn through the medium or arts. It is amazing to see Children unlock their potential through just having the opportunity to be creative, equally as incredible is watching adults give themselves a chance to be creative like when they will children. 

In addition to working for Ignite Imaginations Vicki is a Freelance Event Manager and works for many other organisations including Children's Media Conference, Leeds International Film Festival, Sheffield Documentary Festival and Music in the Round. 


Outside of work Vicki can often be found using her imagination and singing her heart out at the various music classes available for her and her toddler in Sheffield as well as exploring the peak district and it's pubs with friends and family.

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