Applications invited | Post of Project Manager

Applications invited | Post of Project Manager

North Light Arts Project Manager                                                                                                                                                                     Work by Emma Herman-Smith
Photo by Mike Bolam

Applications open for the post of Project Manager to support the NLA John Muir Fellowship SOIL project in collaboration with Sustaining Dunbar | August 2021 to August 2022 | Fee £14,040

Duties to include: support for the development of our organisation, coordinating effective communication channels and employing up to date technical skills.

Applicants will be: enthusiastic individuals with a passion for contemporary environmental arts with a creative approach to working with our partners and the community.  They should be aware of issues of sustainability and the global crisis. They will be freelance and have their own form of transport.

What we are looking for: the successful applicant will be creative and outgoing, environmentally aware and used to using digital tools and social media. They will be active and practical and able to deliver the project on time and on budget. They will communicate effectively to offer the support needed by the NLA board and our JM Fellow Natalie Taylor. Please note that you will require a disclosure.

Time per week: to be allocated as necessary, 10hrs per wk. flexi-time to be by arrangement and agreement.

North Light Arts are based in Dunbar East Lothian and looking to commission the right person to join our small team: to work towards our environmental aims and widening our audiences through the use of social media and our JM Fellow and her SOIL project. This project will lead to the Pilgrimage to Cop26 and the International Year of Soil Science also to be held in Glasgow.

DEADLINE: Monday 12th
July at midnight|
Please supply one side of an A4 to describe why you would be right for the position. Attach a current CV and 2 references


Interviews to be held on Monday 19th July panel to meet in Dunbar

Start Date 16th August 2021 – dates and times to be agreed
It is anticipated that the right person will be able to start as soon as possible

North Light Arts other current projects

  • John Muir Open Exhibition | Message to the Earth – 2021 Dunbar Town House Gallery August/September 2021. Invited artist Robert Powell, community project led by the Fellow Natalie Taylor – leading on to Cop26
  • Pilgrimage to cop 26 – October 2021 by artists Jonathan Baxters will start on Dunbar High Street with events before the walkers move off on the John Muir Way. In collaboration with Sustaining Dunbar, Battery theatre Co, Friends of John Muir’s Birthplace and East Lothian Arts Service
  • Rebellious Threads – 2021 to 2022 in collaboration with Sustaining Dunbar, a schools and community project to get people talking about fast fashion and the cost to out environment: through up cycling, advertising, film & photography etc.
  • Rainbow Garden and Pavilion at the Backlands in collaboration with the Ridge
  • Intern post – 2021 to 2022 this will also be advertised in due course for the SOIL project

North Light Arts mission:
Innovative arts that develop a creative conversation between specialists and communities as a catalyst for change in our relationship with our environment.

We create opportunities for local and international artists to develop site-specific environmental art, exhibitions, and community participation that is relevant and meaningful both locally and globally.

Please ask
if you have any further questions through the email provided.

Image by Natalie Taylor

North Light Arts in collaboration with Sustaining Dunbar