Job Description
Cwmni Da has been commissioned by S4C / BFI to produce a new Welsh language drama series for 9-13 year olds called Hei Hanes. We are looking for an individual to work as a member of the production team on this exciting new TV programme.

The successful candidate will join the team during the development phase and will experience the production process at various points throughout – depending on the successful candidate’s interests.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME are currently under-represented in the Welsh language television sector. We are keen to illustrate the history of Wales in all its diversity and an individual with knowledge and understanding of Welsh history from a BAME perspective would enrich our vision and help us achieve our goal.

The applicant does not have to have previous experience of working in the film and television sector – although this would be beneficial. The ability to speak and understand Welsh is essential for this post, but candidates do not need to have fluent Welsh.

Period: Specific dates between December 2020-August 2021. To be discussed.

Location: This post is based in Caernarfon, and some of the shooting will take place in Cardiff. We welcome applications from all over Wales. We can contribute towards travel and accommodation costs if required.

Salary: To be discussed according to experience and skills of applicant.

The Company
Cwmni Da is an independent production company based in Caernarfon. The company produce entertainment programmes, factual entertainment, sports, children, comedy and drama. The company’s productions have received awards all over the world and is renowned for its high production values. Among Cwmni Da’s latest productions are Deian a Loli, Bwyd Epic Chris, Garddio a Mwy, Pwy Geith y Gig and FFIT Cymru.

Applications
Please send an email with a CV and covering letter, telling us why you’re interested in joining the team to elin.tomos@cwmnida.tv no later than 5pm, Monday, 9 November

Good news reached us recently when we heard that a student who was sponsored by Cwmni Da had been awarded a PhD by Bangor University. The company had sponsored Shân Pritchard from Bethesda for some time, and we were delighted when we discovered that Shân -or Doctor Pritchard as she is now known – had completed her studies. Shân’s academic work played a vital rôle in two of our multimedia productions, Dyma Fi, and Generation Beth. We were delighted to receive the following message from Shân earlier this week.

“Without Cwmni Da’s sponsorshipl it wouldn’t have been possible to continue with my studies or to support this innovative research”, she wrote. “The dissertation, which studies the use of the Welsh language in the digital world is a notable contribution to an academic field of growing importance. Minority languages can struggle to make themselves heard in this challenging landscape.”

“Meeting your needs as a company, the dissertation mainly focuses on the user experiences and attitudes of Welsh speakers who use Welsh or bilingual apps. Of course, the innovative part of the research is that it was conducted in partnership with Cwmni Da, and bridged the area between the academic and commercial sectors. As a result the research has produced useful information for language planners and policy implementers, as well as Cwmni Da and the whole digital industry in Wales.

I want to thank everybody at Cwmni Da for their welcome during my period spent in the office in Caernarfon. I was in my element at Victoria Dock, and I’ll look back on that period with very fond memories. ”

Well thank you Shân, and rest assured, there will be a warm welcome waiting for you when you next visit Cwmni Da. Congratulations!