Green Arts Worker Opportunity

Temporary freelance contract (part-time) – Fee: £2,352  (16 May to 7 August 2022)
Approx. 14 hours per week for 12 weeks (£14 per hr) payable on a freelance self-employed basis.

Forth Valley Art Beat are delighted to be able to announce this new short-term freelance role as part of their continued work producing their annual event and the development of their active travel eco-art projects such as ‘ArtCycle’.

During the summer a community, participatory arts programme is planned centred in Falkirk that links to other locations on the Firth of Forth (Edinburgh & North Berwick) working with a number of artists and active travel leaders. The project will host a number of artist led cycle rides and a participatory arts ‘craftivism’ event at Callendar House Falkirk that encourages debate around climate connected themes post COP26 working with a number of different communities.  This project takes place as part of the annual Forth Valley Art Beat event (11 to 19 June) which this year sees 57 venues open their studios to the public across the region, from the Campsies, to Doune, Dunblane, Bridge of Allan, to Stirling, Alloa, Grangemouth, Larbert, Falkirk & Linlithgow. 

We are seeking a new temporary freelance based professional who preferably lives in the Forth Valley area (or former resident) to work with us to provide support and assistance with this year’s environmental arts programme, working with artist Hannah Ayre, as well as support for our range of cycling events, and plans for active travel work going forward, working closely with Rosy Naylor, Programme Producer & Curator.

An enthusiastic arts worker is sought who is committed to engaging audiences within areas of sustainability and climate arts, as well as being a keen cyclist.

It presents an exciting new opportunity offering a chance to gain valuable experience as part of a grassroots cultural organisation, whilst being involved in expanding art cycling projects. Hours are flexible with May & June serving the busiest periods, some weekend work during events will also be required with time taken off during less busy times. 

Main responsibilities:

  • To provide support for craftivism workshops led by artist Hannah Ayre to be held at Callendar House, and assistance with developing of public outdoor artwork and event, planned for Sat 4th June.
  • To support artist led cycling events where necessary, including occasional events in Edinburgh & North Berwick.
  • To promote the various different aspects of the 2022 event including the artist open studios aspects of the event, including social media, brochure circulation and partner working.
  • To establish brochure collection points working with participating artists & local venues, visiting studios across the event where necessary.
  • To devise & implement evaluation plans that help to build audiences.
  • To provide support as necessary working with the FVAB team, including planning and scoping out initial plans for 2023 ArtCycle project.

Desirable qualities:

  • An enthusiastic & passionate communicator within environmental arts, with up to date knowledge and awareness around issues of sustainability, environmental impacts and climate change
  • Experience and ability to engage with a range of community groups, from all ages and backgrounds
  • An excellent communicator both written and verbally
  • A good eye for detail and accuracy
  • Ease with working with social media
  • Evidence of being self motivated, working independently from home, as well as being part of a small team, and willingness to work quite flexible hours including occasional weekends. The successful applicant will be expected to be available for events taking place on Sat 4th June, and sometime during the two open studio weekends 11/12th & 18th/19th June, as well as other occasional weekends during events
  • An imaginative and resourceful worker
  • A keen cyclist
  • If possible, valid driving license
  • PVG accredited

This position is supported by funding from Paths for All COP26 Legacy Fund and Falkirk Council.

How to Apply:

Please send email with two pdf attachments:
-covering letter outlining the reasons why you are interested in this position and what you would hope to bring to the role, together with your availability for event dates as listed;

-up to date cv (no more than 3 pages).

Email to: [email protected]

Deadline for applications: 11 May 2022

Interviews (via Zoom): 13 May 2022

Start date: 16 May 2022 – or as soon as possible