Project: Create Community Wealth – A Culture Collective Project
Accountable to: WHALE Arts and North Edinburgh Arts
Job Opportunity: Project Co-ordinator
Working Hourse: 28 hours per week / 4 days per week (0.8 of FT post / hours can be worked flexibly)
Contract: 17 months (Aug 2021 – Dec 2022)
Co-located: WHALE Arts Centre (Wester Hailes) and North Edinburgh Arts (Muirhouse)
Salary: £19,354 for 4 days a week (£24,193 pro rata)
Closing Date: Wed 7 Jul
Create Community Wealth is an 18-month project, funded through Creative Scotland’s Culture Collective programme, that aims to develop community enterprise projects across Wester Hailes and Muirhouse. The project is a partnership between WHALE Arts and North Edinburgh Arts, working closely with SCOREscotland and Passion 4 Fusion.
The project has two clear aims:
● to support local people to create and produce a range of products/services
● to explore and set up platforms where people can sell their products/services
The project will employ a small team of artists/creative people to work within these communities, supporting local people to develop their ideas and sell and showcase their products and services locally.
Based on our knowledge and experience working in Wester Hailes and Muirhouse, we envisage that these products and services will include locally created crafts, food and drink products, wellbeing services and creative performance-based work.
We also want to create a framework for selling and showcasing the work created which could include regular street markets but may develop into something quite different as the project progresses.
About the role
The person they are looking for is well organised, solution-focused and kind. They treat people fairly and value the contributions others make, appreciate diversity and are open-minded and inclusive.
They want someone who thinks expansively – seeing multiple ways to reach a goal, solve a problem, or improve a situation. Who recognises opportunities and challenges assumptions, values new ideas and approaches, and encourages creative thinking and is hard-working and a good team player.
The person we are looking for will have experience of…
- Planning and delivering projects
- Managing community events – including publicizing the programs and enhancing participation
- Community engagement
- Working & Networking with a range of partners and stakeholders
- Project management including managing budgets
- Overseeing and supporting freelance workers and volunteers
- Monitoring projects
- Evaluating projects
- Writing reports