Job Title: Arts and Media Co-ordinator Reports to: Chief Executive Location: Community House, Yoden Road, Peterlee, SR8 5DP. Hours: 37 hours per week Salary: £22,000 pro rata Duration: To January 2019
*** DUE TO ADDITIONAL SECURED FUNDING WE HAVE REVIEWED THE ROLE TO FULL TIME (37 HOURS) *** East Durham Trust is looking for an enthusiastic, well motived individual to support three major projects being delivered these are:
The ‘East Durham Creates’ Arts participation project: Where the Trust have a role in engaging local community groups in the Arts.
Comic Relief Core Strength: Where the Trust is seeking to raise its profile within the local community and beyond.
No More Nowt happens: An arts participation project supporting local community groups as they plan, organise and stage arts events in local venues.
The three elements of the role are closely interlinked and require a background in Marketing and Promotion in the context of Arts and Events.
East Durham Trust is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee with an express purpose to promote the regeneration of rural and urban areas of the effects of social and economic decline. The Trust is the flagship Voluntary and Community Sector organisation for the area and as well as providing the traditional support to local community groups and managing the local Volunteer centre, the organisation also manages a range of projects and contracts. Such projects are invariably linked to community regeneration and supporting local people examples include: a major poverty response project, a programme of community learning, arts engagement and a debt advice service.
1. MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB
To support the successful delivery of specific elements of both the ‘East Durham Creates’ and ‘Comic Relief Core Strength’ projects. Candidates should note that most of the duties listed below are delivered in the context of a team.
2. DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES –Work with colleagues to:
East Durham Creates:
Provide administrative support to the Community Arts Engagement Panel, a group that will meet on a monthly basis.
The arrangement and delivery of ‘Go and See’ visits to artistic venues.
Attend meetings in relation to the project.
Assist in the recruitment of Volunteers for various aspects of artistic delivery throughout the project.
Contribute to ongoing project evaluation.
Contribute to the marketing, promotion and delivery of the artistic events through East Durham Trust’s networks and communication strategies.
Comic Relief Core strength:
Measure impact of the work East Durham Trust provides.
Share good practice with Member organisations and other stakeholders
Maintaining the Trust’s website.
Assisting in the production of Press Releases and liaising with the local and national press/media.
Organising and attending events such as conferences, launches and community events.
Managing the production and distribution of marketing materials, including leaflets, posters, flyers, newsletters, e-newsletters and DVDs;
Writing and proofreading copy
Liaising with printers and suppliers
Arranging effective distribution of marketing materials
No More Nowt Happens
Work alongside community venues in order to identify opportunities to stage/host artistic events.
Advise and support community groups, primarily young people, in their efforts to stage concerts, exhibitions and performances.
Assist in the promotion of community arts events.
3. OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Actively contribute to the East Durham Trust team.
Operate within organisational policies and practices.
Undertake other tasks as directed.
Be responsible for your own administration, including paperwork and filing etc.
Creating, writing and presenting reports.
To foster a ‘can do’ culture by actively seeking solutions to problems.
Responsibilities for own Health and Safety.
Updating and maintaining the Trust’s databases.
Promoting the work and Mission of the Trust consistently and in a positive manner.
PERSON SPECIFICATION Essential:
An appropriate qualification in art, media, marketing or appropriate practical experience.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Experience of promotional work, including a good understanding of social media
Excellent IT skills.
Ability to manage your own workload and be highly organised.
The ability to work under pressure, solve problems and work on own initiative.
Experience of working in an office environment.
Experience of contributing to the production of reports and strategic planning documents.
A full driving licence and access to a vehicle.
Experience of producing newsletters, promotional materials and/or updating websites.
Knowledge of the local community and experience of the voluntary and community sector.
Experience of producing presentations and/or short films.
How to Apply Please complete the supplied application form and send it to the address specified on the form, no later than 12:30 on Wednesday 11th April 2018.
East Durham Trust Community House Yoden Road Peterlee SR8 5DP T: 0191 5693511 F: 0191 5693522
WHAT WE DO
We help the communities of the former district of Easington which is made up 20 distinct areas, most of which are former Pit villages that continue to be hugely affected by deprivation following the closure of the Pits. We run a wide range of projects to help the community fight disadvantage including food parcels, telephone befriending for the socially isolated, helping people in the downward spiral of debt, supporting people to get the benefits they deserve, helping people get into employment, providing holiday activities with food, getting the disengaged engaged with the arts, support for single parents, arts on prescription, community loans and SO MUCH MORE!