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Location: Based at CVS Inverclyde and throughout the Inverclyde Council area. Remote working encouraged to response to relevant COVID19 Government Guidelines.
Reports to: Bill Clements Deputy Manager and Kat Boyle Inverclyde Creative Producer.
Salary: £22,500 (pro rata)
Hours: 17.5 hours per week contract, (0.5 FTE), normally within 9-5 Tuesday, Wednesday and one other day. Flexible working is encouraged to attend and support the delivery of Culture Collective Activities.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, motivated and passionate Activities Coordinator, with experience of coordinating Creative Projects, to join the CVS Inverclyde team and support an ambitious arts project, following funding from Creative Scotland’s Culture Collective Fund. The post is funded by Creative Scotland for 14 months (August 2021 – September 2022) and will spend a significant proportion of their working time working alongside Inverclyde Council and CVS Inverclyde Staff, Kat Boyle Inverclyde Creative Producer and Culture Collective Strategic Partners. The role will have a key position helping to facilitate, attend and promote artist activities across Inverclyde.
Creative Scotland’s Culture Collective Fund is a new pilot programme which will establish a network of creative practitioners, organisations and communities, working together to create a positive difference locally and nationally in response to COVID-19.
Inverclyde Culture Collective Lead Partners are - Inverclyde Council, RIG Arts, The Beacon, Inverclyde Youth Theatre (Kayos) and CVS Inverclyde. The ‘Arts Sub-Group’ – is an open forum made up of local arts organisations and creatives, facilitated by the Creative Producer who oversees Inverclyde’s Arts & Creativity Strategy (2017). Across 2020 this group have collaborated to create an ‘Arts Action Plan’ – priorities planned into 2021-2023 that sets out ways of improving outcomes for the Cultural landscape of Inverclyde. Partnership, community, and a collective approach to Culture are at the heart of these actions. Our intention for Culture Collective is to create a context for artists to experiment with alternate modes of sharing practice. Our activity is primarily routed at this stage on test piloting new local partnership and community projects that offer a window into new collaborative ways of working including residency and artist exchange process. There is no pre-determined outcome however there are opportunities for artists and the community to reflect and evaluate. Collectively through 21 projects this activity creates over 40 opportunities for paid work for Creative Practitioners in Inverclyde. Our aim is to investigate key areas specific to Inverclyde: Health and Social Care (focus on adult Mental Health), Young People, Regeneration of communities, outdoor work and engaging with Inverclyde communities that have Low Arts Engagement and barriers to access.
Core Duties & Responsibilities
- Administration associated with Artist Open Call – dissemination of call outs (multi-level approach), shortlisting, interviewing and associated artist paperwork.
- Support the delivery (on the ground across Inverclyde) Artist facilitation, meetings and support of Creative Activities including:
- Artist Development & Residency Opportunities
- Partner Activities – The Beacon, RIG Arts and Kayos Youth Theatre
- SWOT Analysis of Arts in Inverclyde including Investigate Ongoing Impact of COVID19 on Inverclyde Creative Sectors
- Artist Health and Social Care Research and Conversations (Artist Led) with HSCP, Resilience and Wellness Networks
- Attending workshops, talks and networking events
- Provide support and be a secondary contact to community/project groups and participants.
- Help artists to set up activities such as workshops and community events.
- Support artists with the sourcing of any materials required.
- Facilitating and administrating reporting, evaluation, and documentation of all activities.
- Facilitating and administrating paperwork associated with Access, Safeguarding and EDI Policies of all activities.
- Facilitating and administrating paperwork associated with Risk Assessments and H&S Policies on all activities
- Networking, Marketing and Promotion – including social media marketing plans (Work with the Creative Practitioners and partner organisations) to provide social media content, databases, print and web.
- Support and coordinate ‘Culture Collective Steering Group’ (meetings every 8 weeks) – including agenda and minutes.
- Support any relevant Inverclyde partnership activity for COP26 and any Culture Collective Activities linked to local initiatives (e.g. Galoshans Festival)
- Being aware and engaging in other National Culture Collective Activities via the Slack Channel and networking events.
Essential Skills and Experience
- Proven track record of Arts administration or project management of high quality socially engaged arts projects.
- An understanding of artistic practice.
- Excellent understanding of the local artistic and cultural scene
- Excellent understanding of the role of the arts within participation and community. engagement
- Experience of managing schedules and workflows.
- Experience in working in a diverse community.
- A commitment to diversity and equality.
- Ability to develop strong working relationships and communication skills within a wide range of settings including community groups and individuals, funders and stakeholders, arts and third sector organisations.
- A proven ability to work alone as well as part of a small team and to prioritise and organise your own workload.
- An ability to work to agreed targets and timeline and to monitor progress against an action plan.
- Strong IT and organisational skills
- A proactive, flexible and open approach to work
- Experience in active listening and responsive working practices
- Knowledge of safeguarding
- PVG / Disclosure Scotland (however if this is not in place then the project can help to provide)
Desirable skills and experience:
- Based within Inverclyde or a knowledge and understanding of Inverclyde and surrounding areas and communities.
- Ability to be flexible with working hours as the bulk of this work will involve being on the ground in Inverclyde attending and helping to facilitate creative activities across Inverclyde.
- Ability to travel across Inverclyde via own vehicle or on public transport.
- The role reports to and will work closely with Kat Boyle Inverclyde Creative Producer and Alana Ward Inverclyde Council Libraries, Educational Development and Arts Manager
- Due to Covid-19 homeworking is to be expected, however office access can be provided as necessary
- CVS Inverclyde provides a range of staff support services
Applicants will be required to send:
- A Covering Letter, on no more than 1 side of A4, referring to the job description and specification, their relevant experience, qualifications and information as to why they believe they are the right person for the post and what they can bring to the project.
- Please send outlining how you meet the required skills and why you would like the post.
- CV’s can also be sent but not compulsory.
Closing date for applications is 12pm Wednesday 14th July.
Candidates will be notified by Friday 16th July if they are being invited to interview.We regret that we will be unable to give feedback to unsuccessful candidates for Stage 1 of the application process, however, those shortlisted for the interview will have the option to receive feedback if desired.
Interviews will take place digitally (ZOOM, Microsoft Teams etc) onTuesday 20th July. Unfortunately, we will not be able to accommodate interviews on alternative days. Interview panel will include: Bill Clements Deputy Manager, Kat Boyle Inverclyde Creative Producer, Alana Ward Inverclyde Council Libraries, Educational Development and Arts Manager and a member of the Inverclyde Culture Collective Steering Group.
PLEASE NOTE: The successful candidate must be in a position to take up employment in August 2021.
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