A Moment’s Peace are seeking the skills of an Access Coordinator (Digital/COVID). We are looking for an individual who understands and is passionate about community/participatory arts, who can work flexibly and independently, and is excellent at project and risk management especially in relation to facilitating access and distribution. As the project engages participants from a women's group, experience of working in this context is required.
Job Title: Access Coordinator (Digital/COVID)
Reports to: AMP Producer
Description: The Access Coordinator (Digital/COVID) will support the work of A Moment’s Peace’s participatory artistic projects. The main duties of the role will be working on Creative Action: A Moment's Peace core groups 2021-23 programme.
Fee: £3,960 (22 days Across 5 months from December 2020)
Hours/ Terms: Working days will vary throughout the project and will be flexible around other responsibilities. Normal working hours are 9.30am-5.30pm.
Email a current CV and cover letter identifying how you meet the person specification with relevant experiences to Sara Marshall (A Moment’s Peace Producer) by 11th December to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also state if you will be available for interviews on Week Commencing 14th December in your cover letter.
At the heart of what A Moment’s Peace does, is long-term, in-depth community engagement. This is best exemplified by the work we undertake with our two core groups: The Women's Creative Company (WCC) and Shared Space (ShSp).
Creative Action: A Moment's Peace core groups 2021-23 project will use a cross-artform creative programme to engage these two groups, including adults in the asylum system and women excluded from mainstream culture to expand their artistic talents and skills, improve their wellbeing and strengthen their solidarity networks.
Working alongside the Creative Producer, Artistic Director and Project Coordinator, the Access Coordinator (Digital/COVID) is responsible for coordinating the accessibility of the Creative Action: A Moment's Peace core groups 2021-23.
This has been envisaged as a 3-strand programme:
1. (The continuation of) FREE monthly sessions and regular open-mic sessions that are focused on free artistic exploration and building creative networks by regularly introducing participants to guest artists from across a range of artistic disciplines.
2. The design and delivery of more intensive bespoke creative projects that see members of each groups work with artists to develop beautifully and carefully crafted public outputs exploring the themes and issues group members care about and are affected by.
3. Individual creative development focused on members of the group who are specifically interested in developing their own artistic practice, involving one-to-one support and mentorship.
The project and the role in light of COVID-19
Both groups have been on pause since March. We have had informal sessions on zoom with some members, and we have kept up to date with individuals, and we ran At A Distance Together: a digital project that we recently drew to a close. From January 2021 we will be reigniting our structured programme of creative community engagement work with Shared Space and the Women's Creative Company - starting with the workshop strand. This will begin with an initial 3 months of delivery, to pilot and test new ways of working, ahead of reinstating a revised version of the annual programme from April 2021. For example, as well as monthly (likely online sessions for the time being) we are considering whether we can provide creative packs, tasks and other opportunities for our participants to stay connected and creatively engaged.
Key to this will be the Access Coordinator is being brought in to provide direct individualised support for those wishing to participate including operating as a Digital Champion through the Connecting Scotland initiative and distributing tablets and data/wifi connection, as well as developing practices for in-person workshops that are covid-aware. Furthermore, they will work with the Project Coordinator to develop a structured, multi-layered delivery plan that considers the newly introduced 5-tier system; staying up to date with how sector guidelines are adapting; and staying connected with community arts organisations across the city to develop a network of knowledge.
For more detail description of role/responsibilities contact us