Open Call: Community Radio Team Members

Sholto Dobie, Hoolie-gool-oo-oo (2018) SSW x Counterflows Residency. Photo: Erika Stevenson

These roles have now been filled, but check back for other ways to get involved with Lumsden Live.
15 days between Monday 29 March – Sunday 23 May 2021

Are you interested in connecting people and ideas in Lumsden and the surrounding areas?
Are you excited to think about the future of our small rural community and the possibilities of what can happen here?
Do you love radio or are you interested in learning how to run, programme and host a local radio station?

If so, then you should join the Lumsden Live Community Radio team!

For one week in May 2021, Scottish Sculpture Workshop will be broadcasting LUMSDEN LIVE, a community radio on FM channels locally and online across the globe.

Building on the important local initiatives and support that have come to the fore during the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to continue working together at a community level, Lumsden Live will be a radio platform for people to share their broad knowledge and experiences of living here, together with their hopes and needs in the community. Feeding in will also be contributions from national and international groups, who have found successful ways to support, care for and entertain each other in the face of crisis.

Lumsden Live forms part of the international project BEPART at SSW and will be supported by European partners from across the BEPART network.

What we are looking for

To ensure the community radio is really community led, we are looking for two creative new team members to work with SSW and radio artist Mark Vernon to make it happen. We are looking for people who:

  • Have a strong local knowledge and connections
  • Are enthusiastic and open minded
  • Enjoy meeting new people and are good at making people feel comfortable in new situations
  • Are interested in community organising and planning
  • Are keen to learn new skills in presenting, interviewing and recording
  • Want to see Lumsden thrive and care about your community
  • Are interested in SSW and its future direction

Although you don’t need to have experience of working on radio or creative projects, it would be helpful if you are able to work to a timeline, can plan ahead, are happy to talk to local and international groups and can work together in a small team.

As a team member you will:

  • Plan and develop radio shows to share during the broadcast week
  • Organise and plan the schedule
  • Invite people to contribute to shows
  • Welcome and host people
  • Present radio shows
  • Support on communicating what’s going on and how people can get involved.

Further information

Team members will be paid £70 per day for 15 day’s work (total £1050).
If you cannot be paid by bank transfer, we can find alternative methods of payment to suit your financial situation, for example we can pay in vouchers.

Key dates

These roles have now been filled, but check back for other ways to get involved with Lumsden Live.

The role will start on the week beginning 29 March and will involve one day’s remote work per week until Friday 7 May. There will be 2 day’s work on site at SSW in the week beginning 10 May and 6 days from 17-22 May when the radio is on air.

We understand everyone has existing commitments and will work around these where possible.

How to get involved

If this sounds up your street, then please send us a letter or video/voice memo (no more than one page of A4 / 4 minutes) telling us why you are interested in working on the project and what you could bring to the team.

You can email this to us at jenny@ssw.org.uk or post it through the front door at SSW at 1 Main Street, Lumsden, before Wednesday 24 March, 12pm (noon).

If you have any questions about the role or how to submit your letter/recording, please phone us on 01464 861372 – if you get through to the answerphone leave a message with your phone number and we will call you back.

Information flyer

Read or listen to the information flyer for this role: pdf, audio

Support available

The majority of this work will take place remotely and you will need access to a computer or tablet to join meetings and access planning documents. If you do not have access to a computer or tablet, SSW will lend one to you.

You do not need to be confident working on computers or tablets to be a member of the team, but some experience would be helpful. If you need support to use a computer or tablet please note this in your letter of interest, but this will not be a factor in the selection of team members.

If you need support to write or record your letter please get in touch.

If you have any other access requirements (such as transport, wifi, breaks in the day for rest and recuperation, flexible working, access to a quiet space, among many other possibilities), we will work with you to support your participation.

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