Freelance Project Manager Role

Part time, freelance position, 12-month contract working to various dates between August 2022 & August 2023, £6,000 (approximately 24 event dates & 16 project management days @ £150/day) plus travel.

KP Projects CIC is a not for profit, community arts organisation, creating outdoor arts performances, installations & community engagement projects to inspire, challenge & transform.  Our work focuses around the environment, sustainability & healthy living.

The Living Coast Undersea Experience (TLCUE) is an interactive, virtual reality & 360 experience, enabling users to explore the underwater environment of the Beachy Head West, Marine Conservation Zone – https://www.kp-projects.co.uk/the-living-coast-undersea-experience/

Our project will develop a new touring network for digital arts & an educational programme for VR & 360 film, with 3 elements: training & work experience programme in Newhaven to build the team for touring; an educational development programme with schools & a tour of community venues across the region – community centres, arts venues, visitor centres etc.

Job Description

KP Projects CIC is looking for a versatile, highly motivated & reliable Project Manager to work with the Creative Director & TLCUE Team, to deliver & manage the tour – an initial 14 dates are pencilled with an additional 10 in development, from August 2022 to August 2023. 

Training with equipment will be given.

The Project Manager will work with the team to:

1.  Liaise with venues regarding installation logistics, technical requirements, securing volunteers & engaging audiences

2.  Run the installation at venues, including set up & get out of equipment, training & managing personnel, volunteers, ensuring security of equipment at all times, set up & management of interpretation materials

3.  Work with all ages to enthuse users, trainees, volunteers, venues etc about The Living Coast Undersea Experience & the Beachy Head West, Marine Conservation Zone; & to help create an enjoyable, fun atmosphere to assist with learning, education & information around the Experience

4.  Assist with the development of an evaluation plan, & to manage the collection & collate statistics & feedback from users

5.  Assist with delivering the Communications Plan

The Project Manager will have the following skills:

  • At least three years’ experience & knowledge of developing & delivering arts projects, including events management & touring
  • Detailed knowledge & understanding of community engagement
  • Experience of managing funded projects
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Knowledge & experience of volunteer recruitment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills & the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment

Preferred:

  • DBS check
  • Clean driving license
  • Knowledge of the marine environment & conservation issues
  • Brighton or East Sussex based

Please send your CV & a cover letter to info@kp-projects.co.uk by 5pm Monday 8 August. Interviews in Brighton on 12 August

We welcome applications from people of any race, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, socio-economic background, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.  We actively encourage those who are currently under-represented in the arts to apply

Provisional dates so far, all to be confirmed, with others in development:

27 & 28 August, Newhaven

29 August, Lewes

3 September, Seaford

4 September, Hastings

17 & 18 September, Newhaven

24 September, Peacehaven

22 October, Hastings

26 October, Bexhill

28 October, Rampion

15 February, Seven Sisters

18 February, Eastbourne

26 February, Bexhill

Others in development