2 NEW INTERN ROLES

We have two new intern roles currently available to work with us to develop our SALT eco-arts programme - A Food & Diverse Futures Communities Worker - and a Programme, Comms & Publications Assistant - Deadline for applications 25th June.

Food & Diverse Futures Communities Worker

5-month temporary freelance contract (part-time) - Fee: £3,400 (starting from 4th July)
Approx. 2 days per week over 20 weeks (£12.15 per hr) payable on a freelance self-employed basis.

Art Walk Projects are delighted to be able to announce this new intern role providing an excellent opportunity for a young person/recent graduate to join our small team and help develop our 2022 SALT eco-arts programme working with local communities at Edinburgh’s coastline (Portobello).

We seek a fluent communicator to work with us, who is passionate about building local communities, and diversities, who can bring people together in a positive way. Knowledge and understanding of the eco arts, green issues, and social arts practice is also key.

The new role offers a unique opportunity to gain first hand knowledge and experience working within a vibrant grass-roots organisation and to play an important part in shaping its future. Specifically it involves widening audiences around food and ethnic diversities to shape a community engagement programme that connects with the different residencies within the SALT programme.

‘SALT’ is a new ambitious eco-arts arts/science programme of socially engaged practice over a 10 month period that centres on the climate emergency specific to Edinburgh’s coastline (Portobello). Through a series of residencies and commissions, including a food residency and diverse futures programme, as well as working alongside marine scientists & coastal erosion experts, a collaborative process will be formed that situates art as a catalyst for change relating to salt marsh habitats.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their backgrounds and life experience. The position is supported by funding from City of Edinburgh Council’s Diversity & Inclusion Fund and Creative Scotland.

Responsibilities:
o To deliver and promote a programme of community engagement events working alongside the Artistic Director and rest of team.
o To identify and design ways to involve local communities & broaden audiences that relate to the SALT programme, increasing our reach particularly with low income families, older people and diverse backgrounds.
o To enrich the cultural exchange around projects bringing audiences together
o To monitor, document and evaluate the range of community engagement projects delivered.
o To work within budgets set by Artistic Director.
o To provide support for other parts of the Art Walk team as required
o To liaise with other partners and funding bodies

Essential Skills/Experience:
o An articulate communicator with good writing skills
o Enthusiasm for developing community engagement projects that engage people with place, food and growing
o A proven organiser
o Experience of monitoring and evaluation
o Evidence of being self motivated, happy to work independently from home, as well as being part of a team

Desirable Qualities:
o At ease working with people of all ages and backgrounds
o Interest and awareness of issues connected to the climate emergency, sustainability and ecosystems
o A good understanding of eco arts and socially engaged art practice
o Ease with working with social media

How to Apply:
o 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;
-and your availability to start from 4th July as well as during the Art Walk Porty (3 to 11 September) – Please indicate any holidays you have planned in the lead up to this event.
o An up to date cv (no more than 3 pages).

Email to: rosy@artwalkporty.co.uk
Deadline for applications: 25th June 2022


Programme, Comms & Publications Assistant

5-month temporary freelance contract (part-time) - Fee: £3,400 (starting from 4th July)
Approx. 2 days per week over 20 weeks (£12.15 per hr) payable on a freelance self-employed basis.

Art Walk Projects are delighted to be able to announce this new intern role providing an excellent opportunity for a young person/recent graduate to join our small team and help develop our 2022 SALT eco-arts programme at Edinburgh’s coastline (Portobello).

We seek a fluent communicator to work with us, who is passionate about eco arts, green issues, and social arts practice.

The new role offers a unique opportunity to gain first hand knowledge and experience working within a vibrant grass-roots organisation and to play an important part in shaping its future. Specifically it involves providing support to the Artistic Director & Programme Manager, broadening audiences, and in assisting with the organising, marketing and promotion of all parts of the programme, including associated publications.

‘SALT’ is a new ambitious eco-arts arts/science programme of socially engaged practice over a 10 month period that centres on the climate emergency specific to Edinburgh’s coastline (Portobello). Through a series of residencies and commissions, and working alongside marine scientists & coastal erosion experts, a collaborative process will be formed that situates art as a catalyst for change relating to salt marsh habitats.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their backgrounds and life experience. The position is supported by funding from Creative Scotland.

Responsibilities:
o To support the work of the Artistic Director and Programme Manager in assisting with the organising, marketing and promotion of all parts of the programme
o Artist liaison
o Assisting with the installing of works indoor & outdoor
o Assisting with exhibition invigilation
o Compiling exhibition explanation copy and other supported written material
o Communication with media partners
o Carrying out social media campaigns and regular e-bulletins
o Carrying out occasional editorial & proofreading work for publications
o To work within budgets set by Artistic Director
o To provide support for other parts of the Art Walk team as required
o To liaise with other partners and funding bodies

Essential Skills/Experience:
o An excellent, articulate communicator with good writing, verbal & interpersonal skills
o Confidence with delivery of communication, including social media campaigns
o An eye for detail & preferably some proofreading experience
o To be highly organised and an enthusiastic team player
o Evidence of being self motivated, happy to work independently from home, as well as being part of a team.

Desirable Qualities:
o Experience of working with artists and installing exhibitions
o To be well informed about eco arts and socially engaged art practice
o Interest and awareness of issues connected to the climate emergency, & sustainability
o To have a working knowledge of design programmes such as InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator, as well as the Wordpress platform and Mailchimp
o Experience of monitoring and evaluation

How to Apply:
o 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;
-and your availability to start the role from 4th July as well as during the Art Walk Porty (3 to 11 September) – Please indicate any holidays you have planned in the lead up to this event.
o An up to date cv (no more than 3 pages).

Email to: rosy@artwalkporty.co.uk
Deadline for applications: 25th June 2022