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Opportunity: From One To Another

A creative exchange between Cornwall + Scotland for a Scotland-based VAS member and Cornwall artist.

Visual Arts Scotland is delighted to announce ‘From One to Another’, our forthcoming partnership with the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham TrustBorlase Smart John Wells Trustin Cornwall and Marchmont House, which will offer a VAS member the opportunity to spend a month-long residency at the Borlase Smart John Wells Trust in Newlyn, Cornwall and a Cornwall-based artist to take a month-long residency at Marchmont House in the Scottish Borders in November 2021.

This is an exciting partnership developed in recognition of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham’s connection to both Cornwall and Scotland, and we are excited to connect the selected artists and encourage dialogue around issues of practice and place across the breadth of the United Kingdom.

In a year where borders in the UK have been used to contain, protect and control in response to COVID-19, this residency gives space for artists to consider what connects us through ideas of collaboration, discussion and understanding differences to help forge relationships that break the boundaries of these invisible walls.

The Scotland-based VAS member resident will be based with the Borlase Smart John Wells Trust and will live and work in the newly renovated multi-use studio space in Newlyn, Penwith. This was once the studio to John Wells and Stanhope Forbes and has a strong historical connection to the rich artistic and cultural heritage of Cornwall and in particular Penwith.

The Cornwall-based artist will be resident for a month on the Estate of Marchmont House, a Palladian mansion built in 1750, based in the Scottish Borders. They will work in the Tower Studio, which is part of a newly created artist hub; Marchmont Creative Spaces. This hub was built to help support creatives with affordable work and community spaces and encourage innovation and entrepreneurship in the Borders. The artist will also take up residency in the Courtyard Cottage a few metres from the studio and be supported on site by the Marchmont House Creative Spaces Team.

The Cornwall Residency is open to apply for now. Deadline: 5th September.

The Scotland Residency will be open to apply for shortly. Stay tuned for more information.

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Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.

We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.

Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:

Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.

Go to Creative Carbon Scotland

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Job: Public relations manager

We have a fantastic opportunity for a skilled public relations manager to join us on a part-time (three days/week) basis. 
  • Do you have a proven track record of profile-raising with the media, government departments, and other influencers? 
  • Are you keen to support our work and strengthen our position as a change agent in both the cultural and climate change worlds? 
  • Are you an experienced and persuasive writer? 

If this sounds like you, we’re keen to hear from you.

The role in a nutshell 

Hours: Part-time 0.6FTE (22.5 hours per week)  

Salary: £18,786pa (£31,310pa pro rated to 0.6FTE), plus 3% employer contribution to pension 

Fixed term role: ASAP to 31st March 2022 (with a view to extend depending on funding). Alternatively, we are open to considering a freelance contract by negotiation.   

Location: Creative Carbon Scotland is based in Edinburgh, but remote working is standard at present. Any change to this prior to the end of the contract will be discussed with the postholder. If the role is extended past 31st March 2022, the postholder will be required to work in the office for a negotiated number of days each week. 

Deadline for applications: 11:59pm, 5th September 2021  

Interviews (including a 15-minute written exercise): Virtually, in the week commencing Monday 13th September 2021 

Read summary details of the role [HERE] and download the PDF of the full job description and person specification.

Please complete the form at the end of this page to apply.


More about the role  

Creative Carbon Scotland supports the cultural sector in contributing to Scotland’s transformation for a climate-changed world. We are seeking a public relations professional with at least three years’ experience. Our new colleague will be proactive and highly organised with excellent writing skills, attention to detail, and the ability to scout out the best opportunities for promoting an organisation’s work and activities. They will be a confident and persuasive communicator and a positive collaborator. We are looking for someone with flair and imagination. 

Creative Carbon Scotland promotes a diverse and inclusive working environment. We value the range of views and experiences that new colleagues can contribute to our thinking and so we welcome applications from everyone with suitable skills and experience for this role. Our equalities policy is available on our website alongside our Safe Working Statement if you wish to read them prior to completing your application. 

Main purpose of job: 
  • To manage the organisation’s external media communications and public relations activities in order to strengthen our reputation and position us a change agent in both the cultural and climate change worlds. 
Main tasks: 
  • Be the first contact for all proactive and reactive media work, locally, nationally and internationally, to raise awareness of Creative Carbon Scotland’s work and the importance of the cultural sector’s contribution to tackling climate change (70%) 
  • Support and contribute to other communications activities in liaison with the communications manager, general manager and other CCS colleagues e.g., social media, website, fundraising (20%) 
  • Contribute to CCS team initiatives and discussions (10%) 

Your application information 

Before we pass your application to our recruitment panel, we will remove your personal data to help them avoid bias during the shortlisting process. 

We will only use the personal data you provide in your application for the purpose of completing this recruitment process. All records created during the course of this process will be permanently deleted once the appointee is under contract. For more information on how we handle your data, take a look at our Information Security and Data Protection Policy.

How to apply

Applications will only be accepted via the application form below unless alternative arrangements are made. If you wish to make alternative arrangements or have any problems in using the site (for example, if you are experiencing digital exclusion or have specific accessibility requirements), please contact Gemma Lawrence or phone/text 07533 832467 to seek assistance in good time before the closing date of 11:59pm BST on 5th September 2021. Your interactions with us on accessibility will remain confidential and will not be shared with the recruitment panel. 

Download the job description and person specification and study it carefully prior to completing the application form below. We will use evidence of the skills and experience in your application, compared against our person specification, to select candidates for interview. Please make sure that you fit the requirements and demonstrate this in your answers to the questions on the application form.

As part of your application, please complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Survey. The application form will ask you to confirm that you have done so. NB: This is anonymous and the information provided will not affect your application in any way.

If you would like to discuss the role or have any questions, please contact Gemma Lawrence.

The closing date for applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 5th September 2021.

Interviews will be held remotely via MS Teams in the week commencing Monday 13th September and will include a 15-minute written exercise. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted via email to arrange.

APPLY HERE

NB: due to the fixed-term nature of the role and Creative Carbon Scotland’s circumstances, this opportunity is only open to those who already have the right to work in the UK.

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Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.

We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.

Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:

Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.

Go to Creative Carbon Scotland

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Scottish Classical Music Green Guide Released

The Scottish Classical Music Green Guide is out now! A free guide written collaboratively by over 30 orchestras, ensembles, festivals and individual musicians from across Scotland, it contains knowledge on how to reduce carbon emissions in all aspects of your work. The guide is intended to be relevant and useful to you whether you are an individual musician, part of a team, or in a position of leadership.

Read and download the Scottish Classical Music Green Guide here

The guide was put together by The Scottish Classical Sustainability Group. Founded in 2020, the group – for the first time – brought together all of Scotland’s major orchestras, as well as many of the other ensembles, festivals and individual musicians that comprise the nation’s thriving classical ecosystem, to discuss their responses to the climate crisis on a regular basis. The group was inspired by the flourishing Green Arts Initiative, and the work of Creative Carbon Scotland, with whom the group partnered to produce this guide.

Here are some suggestions from the Scottish Classical Sustainability Group for how to make the most of the guide:

  • Share it widely within your network: with friends and colleagues, different teams across your organisation – including musicians, and with senior management staff, and board/committee members.
  • Discuss it: online or in person. A discussion of the guide will provide a good opportunity to create momentum, engage in meaningful conversations and agree on actions.
  • Make it visible: the more people who read the guide, the more effective it will be! You can share it on social media and add news stories or blog posts to your website linking to the guide.
  • Arrange an event: if you would like to arrange an event for staff or audiences to talk about the ideas in the guide, and would like members of the Scottish Classical Sustainability Group to talk at this, drop them an email at: georgina@nevisensemble.org

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Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.

We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.

Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:

Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.

Go to Creative Carbon Scotland

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John Muir Open | Message to the Earth

Applications invited for the John Muir Open 2021
Dunbar Town House Gallery, Dunbar, 4th September to 31st October

This exhibition is proposed to encourage people to think about the current conversations taking place and those that are likely to be shared at COP26, about the sustainability of our earth and the ways in which arts can encourage people to think about how they can contribute.

Artist Natalie Taylor will lead on a community project, which will create a large cloak to walk to the Pilgrimage, collecting soil samples on the way to Glasgow. Headed by artist Jonathan Baxter, the pilgrimage will take walkers on a journey from an opening event in Dunbar.

Artwork can be existing work and take any art form. We are looking for works, which prompt questions or provide potential solutions to the global crisis we are all facing. The invited artist will be Robert Powell and a possible five applicants will be chosen to exhibit alongside.

DEADLINE for applications: Monday 9th August at midnight 2021

Send entries to: jmopen.nla@gmail.com

A panel will decide on the successful applicants and all will be contacted by Friday 15th August.

Installation date: 31st August
Take down date: 31st October

Please ask any other questions you may have.

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Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.

We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.

Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:

Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.

Go to Creative Carbon Scotland

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Opportunity: Seas of the Outer Hebrides project seeks creative practitioner

The MarPAMM – Seas of the Outer Hebrides project is seeking a creative practitioner or creative team, to work with local residents to produce a powerful, community-led vision for marine stewardship in the Outer Hebrides. 

  • Eligibility: Open to experienced creative practitioner(s) of any discipline based in Scotland
  • Time commitment and fee: £7300 for 24 days’ work between September – December 2021, plus materials/expenses and translation budget
  • Application: 2 question online form; Equal Opportunities monitoring form
  • Deadline: 25th August at 11:59pm

Read summary details of the role below and download the PDF of the creative practitioner brief

MarPAMM – Seas of the Outer Hebrides

The MarPAMM – Seas of the Outer Hebrides project aims to deliver a community-led vision and recommendations for the stewardship of the marine environment and Marine Protected Areas in the Outer Hebrides. Since 2019 Creative Carbon Scotland has partnered with the project to support creative engagement activities to explore communities’ relationship to the sea and their visions for the future marine environment.

We are now entering the phase of the project that will bring together community priorities and recommendations into a powerful message, which aims to inform future policy and action.

The project is delivered by a partnership of local and national organisations: Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Marine Scotland, NatureScot and the University of the Highlands and Islands and is funded by INTERREG.

Community-led vision for marine stewardship

We are seeking to work with an experienced creative practitioner(s), skilled in facilitation, to co-produce a visual and written creative work with local participants, reflecting a community vision for the future of marine stewardship in the Outer Hebrides. The vision will encompass the Outer Hebrides marine region, which extends to St Kilda, Sula Sgier and Rona.

The vision will provide an accessible, positive message for the future, addressing key concerns identified by communities in the Outer Hebrides to date including climate change and biodiversity loss, better involved communities and local decision making, sustainable marine jobs, and cultural and spiritual significance of the sea.

The opportunity

This role is an opportunity to contribute to a project seeking to deliver positive change for communities and the natural marine environment in the Outer Hebrides. The format and approach taken will be co-designed with the project team depending on the skills, experience and approach of the creative practitioner(s).

Creative practitioner specification

This role is imagined for an experienced and established creative practitioner(s), looking to use their creative skills to contribute to wider society. We anticipate practitioners with five or more years of experience in the cultural sector will be most appropriate for this role. It is possible to apply to the role as a partnership or collective.

The types of experience, skills and knowledge that will be beneficial for this project include:

Experience

  • Experience of working successfully with groups or communities from diverse backgrounds to produce creative work. For example, working in environmental, educational, social, healthcare, community contexts.
  • Experience of producing impactful, visual and written work, which can be shared digitally and appeals to a broad audience.

 Skills

  • Skilled in successfully facilitating non-arts groups in digital and in person contexts: ability to communicate concepts clearly and facilitate a creative process in an accessible and inclusive way.
  • Ability to generate participation from residents of the Outer Hebrides: ability to design and communicate about activities which appeal to a broad audience.
  • Project delivery: able to demonstrate effective partnership working, ability to plan and manage the delivery of key tasks on time and within budget, and adapt plans in line with COVID safety regulations and guidelines.

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of and a proven commitment to Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion, particularly in community engagement and island and rural contexts.
  • Knowledge of or demonstrable interest in learning about the marine environment and climate change.
Equalities, diversity and inclusion

Creative Carbon Scotland is committed to climate justice: addressing the climate emergency in a way which makes society fairer and more equitable, and which includes all parts of society in deciding this future. We recognise that a diverse and inclusive movement is critical to solving climate change and that we must ensure that those directly impacted – particularly those who have been excluded in the past – are at the centre of the movement for change. We therefore want to increase the diversity of our team to widen our range of views and experiences, and particularly encourage applications from disabled people, those who are D/deaf, Black/+ People of Colour, those from minority ethnic communities, or from a low-income background.

Creative Carbon Scotland is committed to actively promoting equality and diversity in all of our work. All applications will be anonymised during the initial shortlisting to guard against unconscious bias, and our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Survey is anonymous and completely separately from your application. You can read our Equalities policy on the Creative Carbon Scotland website.

How to apply

The closing date for applications is 11.59pm on Wednesday 25th August 2021

  • Please read the full creative practitioner brief carefully and then follow the instructions in the online application form [HERE]. The form will ask you to make clear why you are interested in this role and to demonstrate how your experience and skills match those outlined above. If you are not able to complete the online form, please get in touch to request a Word document version in good time before the closing date of 11:59pm on Wednesday 25th August.
  • As part of your application, please complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Survey. The application form will ask you to confirm that you have done so. NB: This is anonymous and the information provided will not affect your application in any way.
  • If you would like to discuss the role or have any questions, please contact Gemma Lawrence. Your interactions with us on accessibility will remain confidential and will not be shared with the recruitment panel.
  • Interviews will be held remotely between 2nd and 3rd September via MS Teams.

APPLY HERE

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Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.

We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.

Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:

Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.

Go to Creative Carbon Scotland

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Creating future visions for the seas of the Outer Hebrides

This spring, Creative Carbon Scotland worked with the MarPAMM – Seas of the Outer Hebrides project, Taigh Chearsabhagh arts centre in North Uist, and local artist Kirsty O’Connor, to support a series of creative family workshops titled “Seas our Future”.  

The activities followed the structure of past, present and future (in Gaelic: An-dè – yesterday, An-diugh’s – today, and A-Màireach – tomorrow) relationships to the sea and invited children and adults living across the Outer Hebrides, as well as mainland Scotland, to explore their visions for its future protection.

The sessions complemented ongoing stakeholder engagement around Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the Outer Hebrides, and participants were invited to share their visions through Taigh Chearsabhagh’s Message in a Bottle project, which is taking place in the lead-up to COP26 in Glasgow this November.

Through creative activity and conversation, the group explored how islanders’ relationships to the sea have changed over time, what aspects are most important to them now, and their visions for its future protection. Over the longer term, we hope this work will contribute towards the development of a community-led vision for the seas and MPAs in the Outer Hebrides.

Key themes

There were a number of important themes that emerged from the discussions including:

  • The sea as a provider of employment and connection (physical via transport, and emotional
  • Environmental changes observed in the Outer Hebrides such as increased coastal erosion, changes in weather patterns, and increases in marine pollution
  • The important role the sea plays in supporting wellbeing (physical and mental), derived from activities including seashore and creative activities, swimming, water sports and wildlife observation
  • Valuing of the natural world including marine habitats (such as maerl beds and coral reefs) and wildlife (such as crabs, dolphins, whales, birds and fish)
A collage of six art works made with inkpad stamps featuring, fish, shells, whales and a kayaker
Stamps made by participants of their favourite things about the sea, including scallop shells, otters, dolphins, starfish, sperm whales and kayaking

The development of future visions for the sea reflected a range of responses as well, such as:

  • Curiosity and wonder at the sea
  • The sense of wellbeing it provides
  • The need to support sea life
  • Addressing marine plastics
  • Choices, action and care
  • Coastal erosion
  • Acknowledge the difficulties and challenges as well as the positives
  • Encompassing different voices and users of the sea

The discussions reflected the passion and care that participants felt for the marine environment and a strong desire to see it protected for generations to enjoy and benefit from in the future.

There was also interest in finding out more about the scientific evidence informing Marine Protected Areas, practical actions participants can take to address the challenges identified and questions about what happens next.

Read our full report of the activities and workshop feedback undertaken at the time. 

Project learning on creative digital engagement

The activities were a chance for the project team to test out the benefits and challenges of running creative engagement in an online setting, which will be applied to future planning.

Some of the key reflections on the process were:

Challenges
  • Supporting a mixed age group in an online setting and ensuring that the pace of activities and depth of conversation suited all ages – some methods, such as the writing exercise, were perhaps easier to support in an online setting
  • Providing sufficient core information about the objectives of the project over a digital platform without compromising the creative and engaging format
  • Natural limitations of screen-based engagement and how long a session can hold people’s attention, including providing one-to-one support
Benefits
  • Collaborating with local delivery partners familiar with their audience facilitated higher quality engagement in the themes and in a format that works for participants
  • Greater reach to a cross-Outer Hebrides audience – previously events were held in separate locations making it harder to support conversations across the islands
  • Piloting and learning from different methods such as pre-recorded demonstration videos and sharing platforms ‘Padlet’
Next steps

The MarPAMM – Seas of the Outer Hebrides team thanks everyone who took part and to Kirsty O’Connor and Taigh Chearsabhagh for supporting the design and running of these activities. We are currently processing participant feedback and the ideas generated during the workshops to inform future engagement activities and hope to continue working with the group over the coming months.

In the meantime, participants are encouraged to complete and send their future visions to the Message in a Bottle project at Taigh Chearsabhagh. Follow the instructions on the page.

Outer Hebrides residents are also invited to watch this short film with local presenter, Kate Macleod, and share views on how we can protect the marine environment for future generations in this short survey.  

Further information on MarPAMM – Seas of the Outer Hebrides

You can explore the network of Marine Protected Areas in the Outer Hebrides at this recently launched Storymap

More information about the project is available on the MarPAMM website.  

For more information about the upcoming creative engagement activities please contact – Gemma Lawrence at gemma.lawrence@creativecarbonscotland.com or Owen McGrath at Owen.McGrath@nature.scot  

This work was undertaken as part of the MarPAMM project which is supported by the EU’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.   

The views and opinions expressed in this blog do not necessarily reflect those of the European Commission or the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).


MarPAMM – Seas of the Outer Hebrides is part of our culture/SHIFT programme, which supports collaborations between arts and sustainability practitioners to address the climate emergency.

MarPAMM is a cross-border environment project, funded by the EU’s INTERREG VA programme, to develop tools for monitoring and managing a number of protected coastal marine environments in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Western Scotland.

Marpamm and interreg logos for Seas of the Outer Hebrides project

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Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.

We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.

Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:

Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.

Go to Creative Carbon Scotland

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Job: Administration officer

Creative Carbon Scotland seeks a suitably skilled and enthusiastic person to join the team. To apply, please complete the form at the bottom of this page.

In brief

Role: Administration officer
Salary: £13,200 (£22,000 pro rata for 0.6FTE), plus a contribution to a personal pension of 3% of salary
Hours: This is a part-time post at 0.6FTE. This means a 22.5-hour week.
Start date: As soon as possible for a fixed term to 31st March 2022, with potential extension depending on funding.

NB: due to the fixed-term nature of the role and Creative Carbon Scotland’s circumstances, this opportunity is only open to those who already have the right to work in the UK.

Deadline for applications: 11.59pm, Sunday 8th August 2021

Read summary details of the role below and download the PDF of the full job description and person specification.

About this role

Creative Carbon Scotland supports the cultural sector in contributing to Scotland’s transformation for a climate-changed world. We are seeking a technically minded and suitably experienced individual to take responsibility for the organisation’s everyday administration as well as IT systems and tools, including one day per week contributing to the administrative work of our Green Arts Initiative. Our new colleague will be highly organised and detail-oriented, self-motivated and good at making effective decisions following appropriate criteria. They will be an excellent communicator and a positive collaborator. We are looking for someone with flair and imagination.

Creative Carbon Scotland promotes a diverse and inclusive working environment. We welcome applications from everyone with suitable skills and experience and we will make reasonable adjustments where necessary to enable people with particular needs or requirements to work with us. Our Equalities policy and Safe Working Statement are both available on our website.

Please complete the form at the end of this page to apply.


Job description

Main purpose of job:

  • Deliver CCS’s routine administrative requirements (65%)
  • Assist with administration of our Green Arts Initiative (30%)
  • Contribute to CCS team initiatives and discussions (5%)

Responsibilities:

  1. Maintaining administration and finance administration systems and records (20%) by:
    • processing invoices and payments, working with the bookkeeper, and managing online finance files
    • developing, maintaining and improving existing office systems and resources, and proposing and creating new ones as required
    • monitoring expenditure and income relating to our IT subscriptions and reporting regularly on these
    • ensuring that we comply with GDPR and equalities legislation
    • assisting with data collation from internal records for external reporting requirements
  2. Managing and developing our remote-working tools and systems to enable the charity to operate effectively (20%) by:
    • ensuring that our Microsoft Office Sharepoint, Teams, document management, communications and other IT systems are up to date and working at the highest level
    • ensuring that equipment and resources are fit for purpose, fully functional and comply with relevant health and safety standards
    • supporting team members in effective and safe home-working, providing guidance and training when required
  3. Ensuring internal communication is effective (20%) by:
    • organising and minuting weekly team meetings and monthly leadership team meetings
    • managing incoming contact via the corporate email
    • organising quarterly Board meetings
  4. Supporting CCS’s Transformation of Culture officer in the administration of the Green Arts Initiative (30%) by:
    • maintaining membership records
    • managing recruitment and on-boarding of new members
    • setting up events
    • running surveys
  5. Participate in CCS team initiatives and discussions on strategic, ethical and practical challenges (5%)
  6. Other duties as required (5%), including ensuring that our Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan is considered and acted upon in all the above areas.
Person specification

We will use evidence of these skills and experience in your application to select candidates for interview. Please make sure that you fit the requirements and demonstrate this in your answers to the questions on the application form.

Essential characteristics

  1. At least two years’ experience in an administration role
  2. Excellent IT understanding and skills, with in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (including Sharepoint and Teams), virtual and remote working software and tools and wi-fi connectivity solutions
  3. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  4. Excellent knowledge and understanding of best practice in: data protection and information security; equalities, diversity and inclusion; and reducing the environmental impacts of desk-based work
  5. A high level of transferable skills, including attention to detail, problem solving, time management, confidentiality and discretion
  6. Flexible and proactive with the ability to prioritise effectively and learn quickly
  7. Flair and imagination

Desirable characteristics

  1. An interest in and knowledge of Scotland’s cultural sector
  2. An interest in and knowledge of the climate emergency and Scotland’s response to this
  3. An interest in and knowledge of climate justice as a focus for tackling the climate emergency
How to apply

Applications will only be accepted via the application form below unless alternative arrangements are made. If you wish to make alternative arrangements or have any problems in using the site (for example, if you are experiencing digital exclusion or have specific accessibility requirements), please contact Ben Twist or phone/text 07931 553872 to seek assistance in good time before the closing date of 11:59pm BST on 8th August 2021. Your interactions with us on accessibility will remain confidential and will not be shared with the recruitment panel.

Please read carefully and then follow the instructions in the application form below. The form will ask you to make clear why you are interested in this role and to demonstrate how your experience and skills match those outlined in the full job description and person specification document.

As part of your application, please complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Survey. The application form will ask you to confirm that you have done so. NB: This is anonymous and the information provided will not affect your application in any way.

If you would like to discuss the role or have any questions, please contact Ben Twist.

The closing date for applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 8th August 2021.

Interviews will be held remotely via MS Teams on Tuesday 17th August.

APPLY HERE

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Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.

We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.

Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:

Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.

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Opportunity: Creative Carbon Scotland seeks embedded artist

Creative Carbon Scotland is recruiting a creative practitioner for an Embedded Artist role. The role will focus on exploring the intersection of climate justice, culture and society, in the context of the development of a Climate Emergency and Sustainability Plan for Creative Scotland (the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across Scotland). 

  • Eligibility: Open to any creative practitioner of any discipline based in Scotland
  • Time commitment and fee: 19.5 days between September – December 2021 for a fee of £6000 (£307/day)
  • Application: 2-question online form; equal opportunities monitoring form.
  • Deadline: 8th August 2021 at 11.59pm
Climate emergency, Creative Scotland and the cultural sector

Creative Carbon Scotland has been asked by Creative Scotland to develop a strategic Climate Emergency and Sustainability Plan for the organisation. This plan will explore how Creative Scotland can achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045 (in line with Scottish Government targets) and adapt to the impacts of climate change as they are experienced across Scotland. As a major funder of the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland, this plan will also explore the role of Creative Scotland in supporting the equivalent actions of the cultural sector in its own achievement of net zero emissions and adaptation. The plan will be developed through an iterative, interactive method, working with Creative Scotland staff, partners and stakeholders in the cultural sector.

Climate justice

This Embedded Artist role will be part of the small team exploring the potential influencing role of culture in leading and supporting how we address our climate emergency. In particular, the Embedded Artist will focus on exploring the relationship between climate justice and our cultural sector.

‘Climate justice recognises humanity’s responsibility for the impacts of greenhouse gas emissions on the poorest and most vulnerable people in society by critically addressing inequality and promoting transformative approaches to address the root causes of climate change.’ Professor Tahseen Jafry, Centre for Climate Justice, Glasgow Caledonian University

The term ‘climate justice’ expresses how climate change is a social and political issue as much as a technical or environmental one. Climate change exacerbates existing inequalities.  Action to address climate change can help to create a fairer society, but there is also a risk of actions discriminating or deepening inequalities. Discrimination and inequality prevent effective action to tackle climate change. In recognising climate justice, we seek to design climate solutions to overcome this challenge, whilst also tackling inequity in society.

Many of the inequities addressed through the principles of climate justice are mirrored in the barriers to participation in Culture. This embedded artist role will therefore connect strongly with existing equality, diversity and inclusion knowledge, experience and activities within the cultural sector.

The opportunity
What is an embedded artist?

An embedded artist role is not a residency, nor is it a commission. It does not seek to create a physical artistic output. Instead, an embedded artist uses their creative and cultural skills and approaches to address a challenging problem in a new context.

Person specification

This role is imagined for an experienced and established individual artist or cultural practitioner, working in any discipline, looking to use their creative skills to contribute to wider society. We anticipate an individual with 5 or more years of experience in the cultural sector will be most appropriate for this role. It is possible to apply to the role as a partnership or collective.

The types of skills and experience that will be beneficial for this project include:

Experience

  • Experience of making strategic contributions to initiatives: making connections and communicating with different ‘audiences’. For example, being a Board member or Trustee of an organisation, being an active member of a union or membership organisation, contributing to grassroots initiatives or collectives;
  • Experience of working with disadvantaged or marginalised communities:doing so may not be part of the work of this project itself, but socially engaged work with these communities would provide useful background knowledge and experience;
  • Interest and experience of working collaboratively with diverse groups and in non-arts contexts. For example, regeneration, environmental, educational, social, healthcare, community contexts;

Skills

  • Skilled in facilitating creative ways of thinking and working within teams and groups.
  • Imaginative thinking and the ability to work with complexity and varying degrees of scale.

Knowledge

  • A strong understanding of equalities, diversity and inclusion (EDI). In particular, awareness of the concept of intersectionality, mainstreaming of EDI and overcoming barriers to participation in the cultural sector.
  • Knowledge of or demonstrable interest in climate change. In particular, the impacts and implications on the cultural sector or the concept of climate justice.
Equalities, diversity & inclusion

The focus of this role reflects our commitment to climate justice: addressing the climate emergency in a way which makes society fairer and more equitable, and which includes all parts of society in deciding this future. We recognise that a diverse and inclusive movement is critical to solving climate change and that we must ensure that those directly impacted – particularly those who have been excluded in the past – are at the centre of the movement for change. We therefore want to increase the diversity of our team to widen our range of views and experiences, and particularly encourage applications from disabled people, those who are D/deaf, Black/+ People of Colour, those from minority ethnic communities, or from a low-income background.

Creative Carbon Scotland is committed to actively promoting equality and diversity in all of our work. All applications will be anonymised during the initial shortlisting to guard against unconscious bias, and our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Survey is anonymous and completely separately from your application. You can read our Equalities policy on the Creative Carbon Scotland website.

How to apply

The closing date for applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 8th August 2021.

  • Please read the full Embedded Artist brief carefully and then follow the instructions in the online application form below. The form will ask you to make clear why you are interested in this role and to demonstrate how your experience and skills match those outlined above. If you are not able to complete the online form, please get in touch to request a Word document version.
  • As part of your application, please complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Survey. The application form will ask you to confirm that you have done so. NB: This is anonymous and the information provided will not affect your application in any way.
  • If you would like to discuss the role or have any questions, please contact Catriona Patterson.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be contacted during the week of 9 August, and interviews will be held remotely between 17th – 19th August 2021.

Download the Embedded Artist brief

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Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.

We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.

Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:

Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.

Go to Creative Carbon Scotland

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Opportunity: New fund launched to support COP Conversations

Museums, libraries and historic environment organisations can apply for up to £1,000.

The #COP26Conversations Fund has been designed to help cultural and heritage organisations begin to raise their profile as spaces for communities to engage with the climate challenge and explore positive actions. The fund encourages fun and creative participation, a chance to connect with the energy that is building in Scotland as the hosts of COP26.

The fund is being delivered in partnership between Museums Galleries Scotland, the Scottish Library and Information Council and Historic Environment Scotland, it will offer small grants (up to £1,000) to museums, libraries and historic environment organisations to host small-scale, community-focused events and activities in the build-up to and during COP26.

Activity could be in person or by digital means and might include;

  • a one-off event or workshop to explore the impact of climate change in your local area
  • a trail or walking tour to explore climate impact
  • storytelling or other artistic presentations or experiences reflecting on climate change
  • a specialist piece of interpretation around an object, book, site, building or landscape
  • a call to action to inspire individuals to take action to reduce climate impact in their own lives

Deadline: 5pm, 30th July.

For more information and to apply, please visit Museums Galleries Scotland.

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Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.

We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.

Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:

Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.

Go to Creative Carbon Scotland

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Opportunity: Culture Collective lead artist

Toonspeak are recruiting for a freelance lead artist within a national project – ‘Culture Collective’.

Toonspeak seeks a creative visionary with a passion for community arts projects and the experience to deliver a large-scale project.

Applications close: Monday 19 July at 5.00pm.

Should you have any access requirements or need any reasonable adjustments to be made in order to apply for this role, please contact info@toonspeak.co.uk.

If you are interested in applying for this role, full details and how to apply can be found on the Toonspeak website.

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Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.

We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.

Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:

Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.

Go to Creative Carbon Scotland

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