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Job: Let’s Create Group Facilitator (Freelance)

Job Title: Let’s Create group facilitator (Freelance) Accountable to: Arts and Wellbeing Lead Location: WHALE Arts, 30 Westburn Grove, Edinburgh Duration of Contract: 6 weeks with possibility of extension (funding permitting) Hours of Work: 4.5 Hours per week (+ additional 6.5 hrs evaluation & reporting at end of period) Rate of Pay: £25 per hour, paid on receipt of invoices. Let’s Create – a bit of background. Let’s Create is a therapeutic art group for women, many of whom struggle with mental ill health. The focus of the group is on building confidence, self-esteem and self-worth; building friendships, reducing social isolation and forging community connections. This is achieved through a combination of creative workshops and by coming together to share food. The group was initially set up through Tasting Change, a multi-agency partnership project with the broader aim of addressing issues of food insecurity in Wester Hailes. The group proved to have a significant impact on participants mental health and well-being and as such, WHALE Arts is committed to incorporating Let’s Create into its core Arts and Well-being program. The Broomhouse Centre has been a huge advocate of the Let’s Create project and recognise the value of making and sharing food as a connector and a way to bring the group together and in offering opportunities for developing important life skills. The Broomhouse Centre have agreed to fund Let’s Create for a six week period over the summer while long term funding is secured. Summary of Post We are seeking an experienced creative practitioner to facilitate (plan and deliver) Let’s Create sessions. The group facilitator will work with group members to co-design creative activities which fit with the facilitators own creative skills and the interests of group members. The sessions consist of a creative activity followed by a shared meal with the group. The meal, usually a healthy soup is prepared by the group facilitator with help from group members at the beginning of each session. There is a small budget for food materials and it is the responsibility of the group facilitator to source any necessary materials and ingredients prior to the sessions. The facilitator will also be responsible for keeping a record of attendance, evaluating the sessions and producing a final report which should highlight the positive outcomes achieved through partaking in the activities and sharing of food. About WHALE Arts As a community-led arts charity and social enterprise, WHALE Arts’ mission is to be the creative heart of a vibrant, thriving community. Since being set up by local people in 1992 WHALE Arts has firmly established itself as the cultural anchor organisation for Wester Hailes. WHALE acts as a conduit between our community and creative opportunities through the direct delivery of projects, programmes and events and by connecting our community with city and national cultural partners. We provide arts activities for over 1,300 children and adults a year. We are based in the purpose-built WHALE Arts Centre– a unique community asset that provides a range of high-quality creative spaces for our community. About The Broomhouse Centre The Broomhouse Centre & Enterprises is a community development trust, run by local people, supporting community-led development in Broomhouse, Parkhead and Sighthill. Our mission is to create opportunities that make a positive difference to the lives of our community, and through SW Edinburgh, to enable them to flourish, thrive and achieve their highest potential. We are in the exciting position of completing the construction of our new Hub in Broomhouse and it will create a new heart for the existing and emerging communities. Our vision is to enable the amazing people, young and old, who engage with our work to flourish through a sense of community and enriching experiences. Working in partnership with other like-minded organisations enables us to open doors, and forge innovation and positive outcomes, for people who use our services. Main Activities and Key Responsibilities of the role are to: Work closely with the Arts and Well-being Lead and Let’s Create group members to develop a series of creative activities and food sharing sessions – both indoor and outdoor. Plan, prepare for and deliver a series of creative activities and food sharing sessions – both indoor and outdoor. Support and encourage group members to participate in sessions. Have responsibility for Health and Safety during sessions. Communication with participants. Monitor, document and evaluate participation using WHALE Arts’ systems and participative methods. Work with the Arts and Wellbeing Lead to ensure all project funding requirements are met, reports completed and effective communication maintained with funders. Take part in relevant training as appropriate to the role. Educated to degree level in arts, education, community work or mental health – or able to demonstrate equivalent experience. Essential skills/experience A commitment to and understanding of the importance of best practice in community-based arts programmes. Experience of developing and delivering engaging creative workshops in a community setting. Excellent interpersonal skills, able to work without supervision and as part of a team. A high level of flexibility and the ability to respond to the needs of individuals and the group as a whole. The ability to respond calmly when faced with challenging situations. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Be a registered member of the PVG scheme. Desirable skills/experience: Knowledge and understanding of issues affecting women with mental health problems and best practice to support participation. An understanding of group dynamics. Experience of working creatively with adults with mental health problems. High levels of compassion, empathy and a non-judgemental attitude. Experience or interest in nutrition, healthy eating and the value of sharing food. WHALE Arts Agency operates an equal opportunities employment policy. Job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may, from time-to-time, be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities. Application Process: Apply in writing or by email, enclosing/attaching: An up to date CV detailing relevant education and employment experience. A covering letter demonstrating how your skills meet the essential and desirable skills. Details of two referees, including your most recent employer. Applications should arrive at WHALE Arts Agency no later than midday on Tuesday 25th June. Interviews will take place on Tuesday 1st July. The successful candidate will be appointed to the role subject to confirmation of PVG Scheme Membership. Contact Details: Kirsty Frankland Arts and Wellbeing Lead WHALE Arts WHALE Arts Centre, 30 Westburn Grove, Edinburgh EH14 2SA 0131 458 3267 info@whalearts.co.uk www.whalearts.co.uk

Posted 14 days ago
By WHALE Arts

Job: Creative Producer

The Creative Producer is responsible for creating and delivering a bold, lively, ambitious and experimental programme of daytime, evening and weekend events for adults with a key focus on engaging the creative industries and Higher Education sector. As well as a core offer of high-profile talks, workshops and courses you will also be responsible for curating our Tay Lates, Friday Music programmes, conferences and other one-off, large-scale events delivering an exciting public programme of adult learning events. The post holder will have experience of delivering events in a museum or cultural context and an excellent knowledge of design history and contemporary design practice; as well as a passion for design and an understanding of how it can benefit our lives. We are seeking a highly committed individual who can demonstrate creativity balanced with a structured approach and who is willing to test new approaches of engaging with our audiences in bold and exciting ways. The post holder plays a critical role in all aspects of the planning, development, delivery and evaluation of a robust and wide-ranging adult programme that feeds into the wider organisational mission of enriching lives through design. Working hours will be 37.5 hours per week, 5 days from 7, including a variety of shift timings and weekend working. For a full job description and information on how to apply, please visit: jobs.vandadundee.org V&A Dundee is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Deadline for applications: no later than 17.00, Friday 28 June 2019. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 9 July 2019 in Dundee.

Posted 13 days ago
By V&A Dundee

Job: Co-ordinating Tutor - Making it Your Own [ Edinbrugh ]

Please note that the deadline for this position has been extended to Friday 28th June at 12noon. Make it Your Own is a creative programme run by Impact Arts to help people sustain their tenancies. We are delighted to be bringing Make it Your Own to Edinburgh for the first time; thanks to funding from the Life Changes Trust's Home and Belonging programme, we will work with 24 care-experienced young people in the next year. We are looking for a Co-ordinating Tutor for this project who will deliver one-to-one and group workshops on interior design, decorating and making items for the home. The role will also involve recruiting eligible young people, liaising with key partners and referral agencies, home visits, shopping trips, evaluation and impact measurement, and progressions support for participants. Job title: Co-ordinating Tutor Salary: £23,000 per annum Based at: TBC - Edinburgh city centre Travel: From time to time travel may be required for home visits and partner visits across Edinburgh, and to Impact Arts other offices in Ayrshire/Glasgow for monthly team meetings. Reporting to: Rachel McEwen, Programme Manager Duration of contract: 8 months, August 2019 to March 2020 with one month probationary period (NB: This post may be extended until March 2022 subject to funding) Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week over 5 days Qualifications & Experience: Educated to degree level in interior design/visual/applied art. Experience in working with young people, particular those with care experience Experience in co-ordination and partnership development Closing date: Friday 28th June 2019 at 12noon Interviews: Expected Thursday 4th July 2019 and Friday 5th July 2019 Expected Start Date: August 2019 Please visit https://www.impactarts.co.uk/blogs/get-involved-work-with-us/ to download a job pack and application form A completed application and equal opportunities form should be sent to jobs@impactarts.co.uk by 12noon on Friday 28th June 2019.

Posted 2 days ago
By Impact Arts (Projects) Ltd

Job: UI / UX Designer

Story is looking for an enthusiastic interface designer with a strong background in digital design for websites and web applications.

Posted one month ago
By Story

Job: Advertising Sales Executive

Sell print and online advertising for Scotland's largest circulation art magazine to galleries, event producers, designers, travel companies. Media sales experience essential. CV to editor@artmag.co.uk

Posted 14 days ago
By Instant Publications

Job: Designer

Job Description: Designer Want to join the design team at White Light? Job Description: Designer Salary: Dependent on experience Deadline: Friday 28 June 2019 Would you like to work as a Designer at Scotland's most exciting creative content agency? We're looking for someone to play a key role in creating outstanding multi-platform work for our clients. The ideal candidate will have been working across digital and print design projects as part of a creative team. They will have the versatility to take a lead design role in content marketing, internal comms and branding projects. They will also have the personality and organisational skills to communicate directly with our much valued clients and manage suppliers. The role would suit someone who has four years’+ agency experience in a client-facing role and has a pro-active approach to their work. White Light is a positive, encouraging environment in which to work, and we have an emphasis on great team work, strong client relationships and enjoying what we do. The job will also involve working on our own content marketing project World Whisky Day and designing content for our own creative marketing project White Light’s Got Issues. Please send an application letter and CV with links to your work using the subject line 'Designer application' to Eric Campbell at eric@whitelightmedia.co.uk or via post at Eric Campbell, Managing Director, White Light, 54 Timber Bush, Edinburgh EH6 6QH. Skills Requirements • A good knowledge of Abobe CS programs: InDesign, InCopy, Photoshop, Illustrator • Editorial design and layout skills • Print production knowledge • Basic knowledge of html and email marketing • Client management skills • Good communication skills • Good organisational skills • The ability to manage your own time and your own projects Advantageous skills • Basic video production • Using content management systems to upload website content • A knowledge of best practice SEO & SEM Experience Requirements • Working directly with clients • Experience in creating content for social media would be advantageous • Experience in delivering pitches would be advantageous • Experience in managing suppliers and directing collaborative partners

Posted 12 days ago
By White Light Media

Job: Editor

Want to become a White Light Editor? Job Description: Editor Salary: Dependent on experience Deadline: Friday 28 June 2019 Would you like to join Scotland’s most creative content agency as an Editor? We have an exciting opportunity for the right individual, working with a friendly and ambitious team with a long-track record of delivering award-winning work for clients. The job will involve working on both digital and print projects, account managing clients, writing, editing and working closely with other White Light team members. You will also be involved in developing communications strategies, client meetings, presentations and pitches. The person we are looking for will be a highly talented and disciplined writer, a team player and an enthusiastic communicator. The role would suit someone who has two or three years’ experience in a client-facing content role and has the desire and ambition to take a step up. In return, we can offer you a positive and welcoming environment in our studio in Leith, Edinburgh, exemplified by our values of honesty, thoughtfulness and enthusiasm, and the chance to play a big part in our own content projects such as White Light’s Got Issues. Skill and experience requirements •Exceptional writing and editing skills (creative but also with a good eye for detail) – ideally with print and digital experience •Experience of working with clients •A good understanding of marketing, and the role of digital content •The ability to direct communications strategies •An understanding of writing varied subject matter for multiple audiences •Strong communication and team skills •The ability to manage your own time About White Light Media White Light is dedicated to winning hearts and minds through powerful storytelling, beautiful design and close collaboration with our clients. We’ve been creating outstanding print and digital content since 2001, constantly evolving to embrace changes in technology and the market-place. We’re a boutique agency that works with big brands, claiming many awards along the way, and encompassing content marketing, internal and external communications and campaign branding. We also have a reputation for practising what we preach with our own fun and innovative projects such as Hot Rum Cow, Poppy, World Whisky Day and White Light’s Got Issues. Please send an application letter and CV with links to your work (and/or print examples) using the subject line ‘Editor application' to Fraser Allen at fraser@whitelightmedia.co.uk or via post at Fraser Allen, CEO, White Light, 54 Timber Bush, Edinburgh EH6 6QH.

Posted 12 days ago
By White Light Media

Job: Digital Marketing Manager Arts

Arts is a cornerstone of the British Council’s mission. We find new ways of connecting with and understanding each other through the arts, to develop stronger creative sectors around the world that are better connected with the UK. We believe arts and culture are vital to prosperous, secure societies, and that offering international cultural connections and experiences strengthens their resilience The Digital Marketing Manager contributes to the development, and manages the implementation of, the central strategy for social media and digital campaigns across Arts globally, providing expert consultation and project support to art form and global teams on digital and social campaign management. You will lead on devising and delivering digital marketing campaign plans around key global programmes and themes, and driving the content and editorial strategy for the Arts website Arts is a cornerstone of the British Council’s mission. We find new ways of connecting with and understanding each other through the arts, to develop stronger creative sectors around the world that are better connected with the UK. We believe arts and culture are vital to prosperous, secure societies, and that offering international cultural connections and experiences strengthens their resilience The Digital Marketing Manager contributes to the development, and manages the implementation of, the central strategy for social media and digital campaigns across Arts globally, providing expert consultation and project support to art form and global teams on digital and social campaign management. You will lead on devising and delivering digital marketing campaign plans around key global programmes and themes, and driving the content and editorial strategy for the Arts website The Digital Marketing Manager Arts at the British Council

Posted 6 days ago
By British Council

Job: Artists' Commission: Viewpoint Mural [ Edinburgh ]

Impact Arts are working in partnership with Viewpoint Housing Association to commission a new piece of art to improve the outlook for residents. Currently the rooms of a number of residents at St Raphael’s Care Home look out onto a courtyard enclosed by high walls, which provides no view and no visual stimulation for the residents. This will be addressed by commissioning a mural artist to create an art work which provides a pleasing vista for the residents. Impact Arts will commission the artist to a brief set by Viewpoint Housing Association and manage the artist and ensure that the work is completed on time and to an agreed standard. Our brief is to create an art work that provides a pleasing view for the residents; a view of nature that is not intimidating or overly stimulating for residents who have a range of health conditions and will be timeless. The mural should not be of the seaside and should not contain people. The focus should be on nature and could be for example; a garden, the highlands, a hillside, a peaceful wood, a lake. There are four walls which should be included in the mural and form one cohesive panoramic view. The commissioned artist should be prepared to engage with residents about the project in a conversational manner and perhaps give a small talk about the project and its inspiration to residents. Impact Arts can facilitate this through our Craft Café programme which is based at St Raphael’s 3 days per week. Please visit https://www.impactarts.co.uk/blogs/get-involved-work-with-us/ to download an artist brief for all necessary information. Application Procedure: Artists must submit the following Information via email by 12pm on Friday 12th July: A response to the brief, detailing how you will tackle the challenges, connect with the community and respond to the identified themes, no more than 2 sides of A4 Breakdown of available budget into artist fee, fabrication/installation costs, travel, materials etc Up to Date CV A portfolio of previous work related to your application All applications and queries should be sent to Rachel McEwen, Programme Manager, Impact Arts on rachel.mcewen@impactarts.co.uk or 0141 575 3001

Posted 2 days ago
By Impact Arts (Projects) Ltd

Job: Retail Assistant

This role offers an opportunity to be part of a small team dedicated to the everyday running of our retail space (Collective Matter) which is situated in the fully restored City Observatory. Our shop shares the work of contemporary artists, makers and brands through the sale of limited editions and products inspired by the art, extraordinary buildings, people and heritage that surround us. The Main Duties of this role are: - The retail assistant will be part of a small team responsible for the day-to-day running of the shop. - Responsible for the opening, closing and cashing up of the shop. - Greet customers and provide excellent customer care standard at all times. - Work towards achieving sales targets. - Have strong knowledge of our product ranges. - Consistent replenishment and maintenance of the shops visual merchandising standards. - Sort deliveries, assist stock control and stocktaking. - Support the Retail Manager in the further development of our retail offer and brand liaising with partners, artists and manufacturers. - Assist with the development and delivery of bespoke marketing and retail events. This role is permanent, four-days per week, Thursday - Sunday, from 9.30am - 5.30pm. Visit our website for more information and to download the Application Pack.

Posted yesterday
By Collective