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Job: Tour Guide Creator

Following the sucess of our London based tours we are now looking to take over EDINBURGH! We are a international development charity based in London who create immersive events and experiences in London to fun raise for our cause. We are looking for someone who has a experience in working on guided tours, knows Edinburgh very well, is creative, dynamic and playful. We are a small team where kindness and personality are at the heart of what we do, you'd would be a (long distance) member of our team with a chance to meet us all properly during The Fringe this year :) The role will be on a freelance basis with duties including: - Coming up with new ideas for the themed tours - Writing the script, plotting the route. - Laising with local businesses - Laising with the London team If you think this is the role for you we would love to hear from you! amy@child.org

Posted 20 days ago
By Child.org

Job: Eurocities Youth Programme Curator

Exciting opportunity to curate the Youth Ambassador programme within the high profile Eurocities Conference & AGM; Edinburgh 28-30 Nov 2018. Arts/ culture/ youth participation backgrounds welcome. If you have a background in arts, culture, youth participation and engagement and are an experienced events co-ordinator then we would like to hear from you. The position is offered on a self-employed / consultancy basis and requires a dynamic, creative self-starter who contributes well as part of a team. If you are flexible and adaptable, blending new ideas with the planning and delivery needs of the Conference, this is an opportunity for you. We are seeking someone who can start immediately, and available to work • approximately 2.5 days per week until the end of August • full time (36 hours worked Monday to Friday) from 1st September to 27th November • full time (12 hours daily approximately) during the 3 days of the Eurocities Conference 28th - 30th November • 2.5 days per week from 1st -15th December 2018 The fee for the contract will not exceed £13,459.80 (£20.21 per hour). Payment will be by monthly invoice paid in arrears. Any extra hours worked during the Conference dates would be adjusted for over September to November by arrangement. The successful applicant must be registered on the procurement framework and must confirm their status as self-employed. The contract will end on 15th December 2018. The key tasks are: - to be first point of contact with the Eurocities organising team in Brussels for the youth programme - liaise with senior managers and elected members in the Council - curate the youth ambassador programme with the Edinburgh and Brussels conference planning team (co-ordination of up to 100 Youth Ambassadors from European cities) - co-ordinate engagement in the Conference by a small group of Edinburgh Youth Ambassadors - work with the youth ambassadors in the run up to the conference to ensure they are able to influence the conference programme - support the youth programme and routes throughout the conference - be available throughout the conference as the key contact for the youth ambassadors - help with planning and conference delivery - report to Edinburgh Eurocities Planning Group and the Lifelong Learning Strategic Manager (Creativity, Health and Wellbeing) Key skills: - highly organised - good understanding and experience of youth participation and engagement - creative approach - experience of events and/or conference planningand management - excellent communicator face to face and by email For further information, please contact lorna.macdonald@edinburgh.gov.uk (Lorna Macdonald), or call 0131 469 3381,

Posted 6 days ago
By City of Edinburgh Council

Salary £13,459.80 (£20.21 per hour)
Deadline 23 July 2018

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Opp: Exhibition Opportunity

Paid exhibition opportunity for an artist to get involved with the creation, content and running of a pop up art gallery/venue during the festival. I have an exciting new gallery opening on Dublin Street in Edinburgh. If any artists would be interested showcasing their work or helping host a commercial exhibition, we would be very interested in getting into contact with you!  The space is modern, minimal and we are looking to open as soon as possible. It is currently operating as a co-working space for creatives and entrepreneurs and we are looking to open a pop up gallery/exhibition on the evenings. Similarly, we would like to hold exhibition parties. If you, or anybody you know is looking for a space to exhibit your art please message me.  We are looking for a number of artists to display/create content to get things up and running very soon. Hit me up for a chat with your ideas on how to fill this space and get people to it! Please contact: neil.johnstone@kingsfordestates.co.uk

Posted 11 days ago
By Kingsford Art Gallery

Job: Creative Director

£28,000 pro rata Part-time, 24hrs/wk (Mon- Wed) OVERVIEW The Creative Director, The John Byrne Award is a senior-level creative leader who can combine broad, conceptual thinking with proven digital expertise. In this role, you’ll develop and monitor the interactive experiences that are at the heart of The John Byrne Award’s outreach, marketing, and promotion. You’ll create and manage digital campaigns over web, social and email that combine our entrant’s work with in-house content. You’ll work closely with the CEO of The Iris Initiative to ensure that every experience is compelling and aligned to promote the charity’s aims. You will collaborate with student interns and external agencies, serving as a liaison between The John Byrne Award and its internal and external partners. MUST-HAVES CHARACTER. You’re enthusiastic, organised, proactive, flexible, friendly, inquisitive, reflective, creative and ambitious. DIGITAL EXPERTISE. Strong digital art and digital marketing capabilities. • Create and manage the digital marketing campaigns of The John Byrne Award, coordinating across website, social and email. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Mailchimp, Hootsuite, paid and organic. Write consistently on-brand copy to compliment image and video. • Guide student interns in creating beautiful, effective digital experiences. CREATIVITY. You’re an ambitious, maverick thinker familiar with innovative ways of working. • Develop new creative solutions within existing infrastructure, and new platform solutions outside our current offering. BRANDED EXPERIENCE. Understand The John Byrne Award brand and charitable aims and translate them into interactive, digital experiences for our users. COLLABORATIVE NATURE. You enjoy working with a range of people to achieve a common goal. • Practise clear, positive communication with staff and clients. • Present ideas persuasively to internal and external partners. ANALYTICS SAVVY. You’re well-versed in tracking/reporting analytics data, able to apply lessons learned and recommend improvements to meet defined aims. JOB REQUIREMENTS: • Experience as a Designer, Digital Marketer, Art/Creative Director or any other similar role. • Excels at digital storytelling, desktop and mobile. • Excellent conceptual skills and design sensibility. • Ability to consider and reflect upon unfamiliar social, political or technical concepts. • Excels at written and verbal communication. • Proven ability to handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines • Proven capability with Photoshop and Illustrator. • Familiarity with website building and hosting services NICE-TO-HAVES • Familiarity with HTML, CSS, JS, Sketch, Photoshop, CMS systems, mobile applications. • Photography experience • Video production skills • Experience of PR, writing press releases, personal PR network OUR CHARITY CULTURE We’re a small team with big aspirations. We believe passionately in the power of championing the creative output of young people in Scotland in order to put issues that matter on the national agenda. We want to affect the way that bright, young people in Scotland perceive their creative output and how their audience consume it. Our vision is a culture that isn’t afraid to ask difficult questions, looks as much inwards as outwards for inspiration, and that reflects what it stands for. We’re a close team, we sometimes socialise together in Custom Lane and we strive to ensure that our business aims and personal goals are mutually supportive. If you think that you can play a big role in helping us achieve our aims, we look forward to hearing from you. HOW TO APPLY Candidates should email Niall@Johnbyrneaward.org.uk with an attached CV telling us why you’d be a good fit for the role. Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK. All candidates will be emailed regarding the outcome of their application. Successful candidates will be invited to meet our team at an interview.

Posted 11 days ago
By The John Byrne Award

Opp: Dewar Arts Awards [ Funding Available ]

Dewar Arts Awards invite applications in any art form for funding to support individuals.Applicants must be under 30, live or work in Scotland, have talent and financial need.

Posted 6 months ago
By Dewar Arts Awards