Art Logistics Officer (volunteer)
Early October 2019
(unless otherwise agreed)
(depending on events)
30th September 2019
About the Role
We are a group of students & recent graduates creating a platform for Scotland’s Refugees to share their voice through art. Through a research-driven educational campaign, we use our online presence and creative events to raise awareness in the local community about what it means to be a refugee, with the vision of a welcoming and accepting society.
We are looking for an Arts Logistics Officer for our COLOURS 2019 - 2020 team. The successful candidate will be working in the arts team with 5 dedicated, skilful and highly motivated volunteers. The ideal candidate should be organised, socially driven (specifically within the issues surrounding refugee and asylum seeker integration) and have experience planning, organising and executing high-quality events (ideally of the socially-focused or creative nature).
The Art Logistics Officers main focus will be on relationship building with artists, assisting the Art Lead and Head of Creative and the art logistics surrounding COLOURS annual art exhibition.
Raising awareness amongst thousands of people about the issues facing refugees and asylum seekers, helping to challenge misconceptions and negative perceptions
Make lifelong friends that have similar interests and a similar mindset to you
Real-world experience in art and exhibition logistics, as well as research into the art world
Gain first-hand experience in the social enterprise ad art scenes in Edinburgh
Experience in practical art industry and logistics skills
Make valuable connections to add to your network, especially within the creative and third sectors
Add an impressive role to your CV that demonstrates tangible skills and professional experience within arts and social enterprise/third sector.
Be a part of a social enterprise with high growth potential and potential future internationalisation
Help “Scout” out the artists and build a relationship with them
Help create the theme for the exhibition
Liaise with artists, and other team members, gathering information in order to keep a file on each of them with key details (e.g. contact information, primary contact within COLOURs, deadlines etc)
Keep track of artist papers they have submitted i.e the Certificate of Authenticity.
Research, arrange, and monitor the art-related logistics for the event (e.g. transport of pieces to the exhibition, storage, etc)
Art Research: what type of exhibitions have been done on this subject
Socially driven with the aim to use theirs skills to better the world
Adept at building and managing relationships
Interested in both the Refugee Crisis & Art
[Current Student/Graduate] (desirable)
Friendly, approachable and understanding
Passionate about / Interested in creating a platform for marginalised voices
Organisation & MS Office Skills
(desirable but training will be provided)