Youth & Engagement Coordinator

Closing date 22 January 2023

We are  looking for a part time Youth & Engagement Coordinator to work with us to deliver an
ambitious programme and play a key role in shaping our work with young people and widening our
engagement activities.

Job Title: Youth & Engagement Coordinator

Reporting to: Creative Director & Upland CIC Board of Directors

Based at: Upland office, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries, DG1 1JQ and working across Dumfries & Galloway (some remote working is possible and can be discussed)

Salary: £23-25,000 pro rata (dependent on experience) for 17.5 hours per week – 2.5 days. Initial 7-month contract (with potential to extend). Freelance working could be considered.

Job Purpose Overview

  • Coordinate Upland’s youth programme – this is made up of workshops/ talks in schools, 1:1 studio visits and summer studio workshops (for young people under 30 years)
  • Coordinate Upland’s Emerge mentoring programme – a bursary and mentoring award to support early career artists and makers
  • Assist with the delivery of new initiatives for emerging artists and makers – including the testing of a new artist run space with and for emerging artists and the establishing of a youth committee to inform future programming
  • Assist in the delivery of Upland’s place-focused residencies
  • To work as part of a small, dedicated team that supports each other
  • To manage project budgets (as set by the Creative Director)
  • To maintain the company values

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