Passionate about social justice, arts and activism or community practice?
We are seeking a Communications Officer with a talent for creating engaging copy and content to support the AMP team to develop our audiences, raise our company profile and celebrate our work.
This post is a 1 day a week fixed term contract (with the opportunity to increase days during busy periods of delivery).
Fee: This is a freelance rate of £150 per day, approx 36 days from July 2021 to March 2022
Closing date: 24th June at 5pm
Apply: Email a current CV and cover letter identifying how you meet the person specification with relevant experiences to Sara Marshall to firstname.lastname@example.org
At the heart of what A Moment’s Peace does, is long-term, in-depth community engagement. Over the last fifteen years A Moment’s Peace (AMP) has evolved into a multi-artform participatory performance company with a reputation for creating and delivering high quality, relevant and accessible work across Scotland and beyond. Our projects are a way for artists, participants and audiences to centre narratives and experiences that are too often marginalised within wider society.
With new work, participation and collaboration at the heart of our vision, we create productions, interactive arts events and performance projects that are rooted in the relationship between arts practice and social justice. We work with diverse geographical cultural, social and economic communities to discover stories and experiences that compliment, contradict and provoke debate. We consistently collaborate across artforms and styles; embracing theatre, dance and film, as well as the visual and digital arts.
The common thread running through all our work is that we encourage everyone who works with us to re-imagine the world; to see it brimming with the possibility of positive change and to recognise their capacity to be a part of enacting it.
Creative Action is a cross-artform creative programme in collaboration with our two core groups, The Women’s Creative Company and Shared Space. The project aims to provide our participants with regular opportunities to expand their artistic talents and skills, improve their wellbeing and strengthen their solidarity networks.
The project and the role in light of COVID-19
In response to the isolating and challenging environment of COVID 19 lockdown, the Creative Action pilot has seen us explore ways of developing our own practice, a new but necessary focus on digital accessibility and the provision of high quality and meaningful creative practice at home. This At Home and Digital element of the project is being delivered under the banner of At A Distance Together, a progression from the digital focused project we created in 2020. This has unfolded in several strands, the development of Creative Packs, Digital Engagement and Support and the provision of online Creative Workshops.
We hope to develop our programme as the year unfolds, returning to in person engagement where restrictions allow, but continuing to provide at home engagement when most needed for our groups.
Our plan is to develop a public facing element of Creative Action project that celebrates and shares works and experiences from the groups with a wider audience. We would anticipate the Communications Officer will contribute to developing this strand of the programme, and this could involve digital, or in person elements.
The communications officer will also support the Creative Action team with ongoing digital sharing of the project across social media, our website and digital platforms, as well as contributing to the sharing and celebrating of our work company-wide.
They will work with the Company Producer on the ongoing implementation of our Communications Strategy through the creation of a robust digital/social media plan that develops our audiences, regularly shares our work, raises our profile and strengthens our relationships with media, partners and funders, as well as allowing opportunities for new members to get involved in our projects.