Overview

The Isle of Wight Cultural Investment Company require a Freelance Project Assistant

£9.5k fee based on hourly rate of c.£13ph
1 year contract / 2 days per week

Role Title: Cultural Project Assistant
Line Manager: The IW Cultural Investment Co.

Hours: Part Time Position (averaging 2 days / 14 hours per week)
on a Fixed Term, 1 Year, Freelance Contract: from February 2020.

Fee: £9,500 for the year. Approximates to c. £13.00 per hour x 14 hours per week. Plus any associated travel / printing expenses.

Summary of Duties: To assist with the development / delivery of the work of The IW Cultural Investment Co & The Island Collection

Background
The creation of an Isle of Wight Cultural Investment Company (IWCIC) was first – seriously – floated in January 2018. This followed several years of strategic discussion between a number of leading IW arts and heritage organisations, and, latterly, significant input from both the Arts Council and the Island’s MP. During 2019 a draft vision was developed: based around a place-making agenda which sought to use the cultural sector as the core driver for transforming the Isle of Wight into a, year-round, ‘great place to be’.

The IWCIC’s core aims are:

a. Bringing in investment for the benefit of the Island’s cultural sector.

b. Brokering partnerships with other sectors both on and off-Island, to enhance the impact of the cultural sector.

c. Supporting the work of the Island’s existing cultural delivery organisations (as collectively manifested in ‘The Island Collection’).

d. Developing ‘flagship’ initiatives that will help to expand the audiences for, and the capacity of, the Island’s cultural sector.

In late 2019, Arts Council England confirmed that they would allocate funds for 2020-21 to help both the IWCIC and The Island Collection commence their programmes of activity. This will allow the engagement, initially, on a fixed-term, sub-contracted, basis of an individual to assist with the development and delivery of this activity.

Specific Responsibilities:

1. To promote, the aims and objectives of the IWCIC and The Island Collection: acting as a point of contact for both organisations and handling communications in a professional and personable manner.

2. To provide pro-active administrative support to the IWCIC and The Island Collection. To include: co-ordination of diaries and communications, attendance at relevant meetings, the production of minutes and agendas, and the drafting of correspondence and reports.

3. To assist with the development of fundraising campaigns on behalf of the IWCIC and The Island Collection. To include the development, and drafting, of both public and private funding applications.

4. To assist with the promotion and delivery of IWCIC and The Island Collection events and activity.

5. To design and generate quality, public-facing, copy: including both printed media and a digital presence.

6. Any other related duties as may be required.

Desirable Qualities

1. The successful contractor will be an exceptional communicator with a meticulous eye for detail. They will be financially literate; and able to write articulately and present persuasively.

2. The successful contractor will possess a high degree of IT literacy and have secure access to their own laptop / PC. They will be able to demonstrate a high level of facility with MS Office packages (including Excel) alongside strong graphic / web design skills.

3. The successful contractor will be an IW resident who is interested in, and supportive of, the IW’s existing arts and heritage offer.

4. The successful contractor will, ideally, possess experience of the cultural funding landscape.

5. The successful contractor will be highly pro-active, and comfortable working both flexibly and unsupervised.

If you would like to apply for this position please send a CV and covering email by 1pm on Friday 17th January by clicking on the APPLY FOR JOB button.

It is anticipated that shortlisting will take place 17th-20th January and those shortlisted can expect to be contacted no later than Wed 22nd January.

Interviews will take place on Fri 24th January.

Email manager@carisbrookecastlemuseum.org.uk for full specification.

About The Isle of Wight Cultural Investment Company

The idea of developing an IW Cultural Investment Company was first discussed in 2018 and a working group was formed with the intention of creating the company to support the Island’s cultural sector.

During 2019 a draft vision was developed: based around a place-making agenda which sought to use the cultural sector as the core driver for transforming the Isle of Wight into a, year-round, ‘great place to be’.