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We are hiring: Programme and Communications Fellow

View from the Buck, near Lumsden in February 2019.

Deadline for applications: Monday 7 December, 12 noon (12pm)

Salary: £21,000, 1 year fixed-term
Based on site at SSW in Lumsden, Aberdeenshire (relocation support available)

Scottish Sculpture Workshop is looking for a Programme and Communications Fellow to work closely with the team, artists, project partners and our local community in Lumsden.

This one year, fixed-term role is one of fifty placements across the UK supported by the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries (WJCB). The programme aims to make the arts a fairer and more inclusive place to work, by supporting early-career artists, producers, curators and creatives from working class or ‘lower socio-economic’ backgrounds to progress in their careers.

For this role we are looking for someone who is:

  • at an early stage of their career and based in Scotland.
  • from a lower socio-economic, working class or lower income background.
  • is practical and down-to-earth, and keen to contribute to the development of projects, artists’ residencies, open access and courses at SSW with their ideas and perspectives.
  • excited to work collaboratively to produce artist-led projects, including projects that centre the work and experiences of BIPOC within rural Scotland.

In the context of the above projects and other upcoming areas of work at SSW, you must have an understanding of the lived experiences of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour.

Please read the job pack for full information about the role and how to apply. Please contact us at SSW if you have any questions about this role, if you have technical difficulties or you have any access requirements that we can support you with in the application process.


Further information

At SSW, we have formed this role in recognition of the intersecting barriers people face to working in the arts, particularly within rural Scotland, due to their race and/or ethnicity and socio-economic background. We believe that we need to take positive actions to start to break down these barriers, along with the systems and structures that reinforce them.

For more information on how we are working towards this, see Section 5 of the Job Pack – Programme – and the FAQs.

Key dates

Deadline for applications: Monday 7 December 2020, 12 noon (12pm)
Notification of interviews: w/c 7 December 2020
Remote interviews: 14 & 15 December 2020
In-person visits: 13 & 14 January 2021
Start date: Monday 22 March 2021

Support available

If you would like support in thinking about or articulating how your experiences are transferrable to this role, you can make a time to speak with one of our team who is not involved in the recruitment process. Please email admin@ssw.org.uk with your name, phone number and what you would like to talk about and we will arrange a suitable time.

The successful candidate will receive support in their learning and development throughout the year’s placement from SSW and the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries- this includes participation in a professional development and peer network, a mentor of their choice (out with SSW), relocation and access support. There is more information about the WJCB programme in Section 8 of the Job Pack.

How to apply

Apply for this role using the online application form (click this link).

Please apply for this role in a format that feels most comfortable for you, either text, video or audio. We have no preference and will only evaluate the content of each application, not its production.

There is a .pdf version of the application questions here, and a MS word version here. You can use these to prepare your responses to the questions, before completing the online form.

If, for access reasons, you would prefer to not submit through the online form, complete either the .pdf or .word version of the questions and email the completed form to jenny@ssw.org.uk with “Programme and Communications Fellow application” in the subject, before the deadline.

There is lots of information in the Job Pack detailing how to apply for the role and the selection process. Please read or listen to this carefully before starting your application.

Job Pack

Job Pack: MS Word, pdf, Large Print, Audio
About the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries

As the job pack is an extensive document, the different sections are available separately in smaller, more digestible parts via this link.

Frequently Asked Questions: MS Word, pdf, Large Print, Audio

Application questions and Equalities Monitoring form

Application questions: MS Word, pdf
Equalities Monitoring Form: MS Word, pdf

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