Vacancy: Creative Project Facilitator


Monday 27 June

Credit: c. Kat Gollock

Monday 27 June

How to apply

Download the full job application pack and complete the application form by 27 June.

Job title: Creative Project Facilitator

Reports to: Creative Development Director

Terms of employment: Fixed-term, 3 years, 3 days per week

Salary: £28,000-30,000 p.a. pro rata depending on experience (plus 5% employer contribution to pension)

Download the full Application Pack here.

As part of our 2022-2025 plan we are embarking on a new three-year project, Creative Encounters, which seeks to strengthen our engagement with schools and communities in North West Edinburgh. This is a project that centres the voice of the child as they collaborate with artists to create pop-up performances which will be presented at the Children’s Festival Family Encounters.

The Creative Project Facilitator will manage Creative Encounters, leading on the facilitation with children and young people, including co-creating a selection process with them for the artists and in the development of the performances, to ensure children’s voices, ideas and needs are at the heart of the project.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Lead the Creative Encounters project with support from the Schools & Communities Project Co-ordinator.  This will include:
    • facilitating all sessions with the children and young people taking part, working alongside artists, class teachers and youth workers to create a project that allows children and young people to make key decisions about what will happen and how.
    • recruiting and line managing project freelancers.
    • ensuring the project aligns with Imaginate and project partner’s values with a commitment to anti-racism training and work around Imaginate’s LGBT Charter process.
    • working with the Project Co-ordinator to manage the logistics and scheduling, invoicing, engagement of schools and community groups, budget management and evaluation.
  • Project manage other Imaginate projects and contribute towards the Creative Development programme in schools and communities.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with schools, community groups and artists in Scotland especially those who face barriers to engagement and/or who are underrepresented.
  • Deliver workshops, briefings and training sessions to children, young people and teachers.
  • Work with the project and Festival producing and production staff to ensure the performances being developed can be realised and are suitable for the space and budget available.
  • Work with Imaginate’s Designated Child Protection Officer to ensure child protection procedures are adhered to including co-delivering child protection training to all project staff.
  • Be the key point of contact for artists, project partners, schools and community groups in the planning and delivery of projects.
  • Ensure project content, blogs, films, photographs, are visible to Imaginate’s audiences, in collaboration with the Head of Marketing.
  • Manage project evaluation of Creative Encounters working with the Head of Marketing and the Fundraising Manager to collect and record feedback.
  • Perform any other reasonable activities as required.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the job in confidence, please contact Fiona Ferguson.