Exciting Freelance Job Opportunity
Project-based work until Spring 2013--Fee £12,500
SHOUT is a Project of Birmingham LGBT (BLGBT) and is a celebration of LGBT arts and Queer Culture. Since 2009, the annual SHOUT Festival has engaged with an audience of over 100,000, programmed over 85 events, held 35 live performances and showcased 20 community-led events.
Supported by a Steering Committee of volunteers, SHOUT is going to hold a film season in the Autumn of 2012, present the SHOUT Festival in Spring 2013, and seek funding and partners to develop exciting new initiatives and projects throughout the year.
General Job description
The SHOUT Co-ordinator will be responsible for the co-ordination, development and management of SHOUT activities including The SHOUT FESTIVAL: Birmingham’s Festival of Queer Culture. The SHOUT coordinator will be contracted by Birmingham LGBT line managed by the Director of BLGBT and supported by the BLGBT Team
- To work with staff, Board members, Forum members and other key stakeholders including the SHOUT Steering Committee to programme and deliver an exciting and engaging range of activities which meet the objectives of BLGBT and SHOUT’s aims and priorities
- To act as a point of information for BLGBT and the SHOUT Steering Committee
- To produce and co-ordinate the annual SHOUT Festival under direction from Birmingham LGBT in partnership with the SHOUT Steering Committee
- Deliver and develop other key SHOUT activities across the year (including proposed film season) – taking advantage of other opportunistic initiatives as necessary
- Identify fundraising opportunities to sustain and develop the SHOUT activities.
- Provide the Director of BLGBT, its Board and the SHOUT steering group with regular progress reports
- To monitor and evaluate your work and that of the SHOUT
Main duties of post:
1. SHOUT Co-ordination:
- To take the lead role in producing and co-ordinating the annual SHOUT Festival and other SHOUT activities including the Shout film festival - working alongside the SHOUT Steering Committee
- To provide the SHOUT Steering Committee with administrative support.
- To co-ordinate and submit funding bids to enable the SHOUT Festival and the role to continue
- To promote and market the Festival and other activities to the LGBT community, other key audiences and stakeholders
- To develop new audiences and monitor audience targets
- To develop and maintain relationships with key arts and cultural organisations in the region
- To evaluate the success of the SHOUT Festival and report on other activities in line with outlined requirements
- To provide appropriate support, supervision and training to SHOUT volunteers.
2. External relations
- To be active in promoting and publicising the work of BLGBT its aims and its membership - including liaison with strategic allies and the media
- To identify and engage with key allies and potential partnership agencies in relation to progressing SHOUT activities
- To identify priorities and work to implement joint initiatives
- Co-ordinate publicity and communication activities including production of information, marketing literature (including newsletters and brochures), e-marketing and other initiatives to ensure that SHOUT maintains a high profile and generates awareness
4. General duties and tasks:
- To work within BLGBT policies, and procedures, including the Equal Opportunities Policy and Health and Safety Policy
- To act at all times in the best interests of BLGBT.
Ideally, the successful candidate will have:
- A good understanding of the general cultural, artistic, economic and political context within which SHOUT operates (Essential)
- A commitment to equality and diversity (Essential)
- Proven influencing skills (Essential)
- Experience of cultural / events project management and delivery - including monitoring and reporting (Essential)
- Professional with excellent communication skills - both written and verbal (Essential)
- Proven fundraising skills (Desirable)
- Understand the aims of BLGBT and SHOUT (Essential)
- Website management (Desirable)
- Experience of PR and Marketing (Desirable)
For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0121 773 0633
If you are interested in the above freelance contract post, please email your CV and a covering letter outlining your qualities, skills and suitability for the post (against the job description and person spec) to: email@example.com
Closing Date: 2pm Wednesday 22nd of August 2012
Interviews for shortlisted applicants will be held in the first week of September 2012 with a view to the contract starting mid-September.