Art Logistics Officer (volunteer)

Start Date

Early October 2019

End Date

July 2020 

(unless otherwise agreed)

Time Commitment

2-3 hours/week
(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

Art-related degree

[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)