Emergency Exit Arts working with Medway Council and in partnership with other Kent based organisations, are organising a Dickens inspired light festival in February 2021
We are looking to recruit a freelance Project Manager to work on the project. Ideally you will be based in Medway with good contacts in and around the area. Previous experience in putting on outdoor events, light festivals or other relevant experience will be useful, as you will partnership working with communities in the area.
This role is suitable for someone looking to increase their experience in producing outdoor live events with community engagement at the core of them. Contact with diverse communities is a key part of this role, therefore a personable attitude and enthusiasm for people would be a great asset! Candidates who define as BAME or disabled are particularly encouraged to apply for this role.
The role is expected to be around 35 days between October 2020 and March 2021 for a total fee of £4,500.
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Please send a covering letter outlining your previous experience, and an up to date CV. Or send us a short (2 min) video. Please send to [email protected] with the title “Medway PM”. Deadline for applications Friday 2nd October midday. Interviews (on zoom) Weds 7th Oct afternoon.
Background Information to Light Night Festival
Light Nights will be a spectacular festival of light. Over two nights (12 & 13 February 2021 tbc) Rochester Castle and the surrounding spaces will be transformed by works of light created by professional creatives and community participants, celebrating the life and labours of Charles Dickens and his contemporaries and their continued relevance to contemporary social issues 150 years after his death.
The festival partnership is inviting suitably qualified individuals or organisations to take the role of Festival Producer.
The five aims of the festival are:
Paving the way to City of Culture 2025 The festival is co-produced by a Medway-wide creative partnership that will commission Medway’s creative sector alongside national and international artists to develop and showcase Medway’s creative talent. The festival will support the creative and tourist economy, whilst developing our community's resources creating an inclusive and accessible spectacle for everyone.
A Medway-wide festival partnership
The role of the festival partnership is to oversee the commissioning of high-quality local, national and international artists, to work alongside our young people and communities, to deliver an incredible experience that exemplifies and develops our strong partnership in the lead up to our bid for UK City of Culture 2025. The festival partnership includes:
Emergency Exit Arts, who have been appointed as Producer for the project, are recruiting the project manager. The role will need flexibility and is likely to include:
Ideally, the candidate will have flexibility over their time so that they can work flexibly over the coming months.