Job Opportunities: Culture Shifts

Culture Shifts is an engagement-led tour exploring the potential of creating photo stories that reflect the identity and diversity of people living in Liverpool City Region whose voices are not usually heard. It aims to enable access to a high quality engagement process, working with the best in field photographers and resulting in high quality work for exhibition, promoted by professionals and community champions with effective methodologies to increase depth engagement and audience reach.

Culture Shifts residencies will be managed by arts teams based in the Sefton, Knowsley, Wirral, Halton local authority areas, plus Open Eye Gallery, Creative People and places (Heart of Glass) working with the local authority in St Helens. With exhibitions being held at The Atkinson (Sefton) Kirkby Art Gallery (Knowsley), The Brindley (Halton) The Williamson (Wirral), Open Eye Gallery (Liverpool) and World of Glass (St Helens).

Evaluation Consultant Brief

Liverpool’s Open Eye Gallery wishes to appoint an Evaluation Consultant to create an evaluation framework for the Culture Shifts programme and to provide support in pulling together the evaluation document at the end of the project. 

Culture Shifts will see 7 photographers-in-residence working with communities in the 6 local authority areas during 2016. The photographers will develop ‘photo stories’ with participants for exhibition on a bespoke digital platform called PhotoStories and in exhibitions during 2017. There will be a programme developing skills in creating photostories for key local people called ‘train the animators’, with the aim of cascading skills more widely and encouraging others to create photo stories for the digital platform.

The Evaluation Consultant will be expected to work with partners during July 2016 shaping a framework for evaluation, and again in February 2018 to support collating information and writing the final report, for a fee of £2000 inclusive.

For further information or to discuss this opportunity further, please contact sarah@openeye.org.uk

Creative Producer, Culture Shifts
Salary: £20,000 (freelance fee, based on approximately 114 working days at £150 per day)
Temporary, Part Time Contract
Closing Date 20 June 2016

The Creative Producer is expected to play a key role in developing and producing exciting and critically engaged artistic programmes as part of Culture Shifts. They will work closely with lead, Open Eye Gallery, to co-ordinate the management group of 7 partners delivering Culture Shifts. The Creative Producer will be responsible for producing the central shared programme of activity, as well as providing support for the individual delivery partners to share resources and learning where relevant across the 6 City Region areas.

 This role is part time over 19 months from July 2016 to early 2018. Working days will be flexible and negotiated with programme management group, with some fixed dates, such as exhibition launches during 2017.

 For further information, including an application form, please see here. Please forward completed form, C.V. and letter of application to ceri@openeye.org.uk

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