MAGIC ME PROJECT PRODUCER: QUALITY STREET (Freelance)
Magic Me is running Quality Street, a two-year intergenerational arts initiative starting in September 2018. Quality Street is funded by the L&Q Foundation working with a primary school and neighbourhood in Waltham Forest, where different generations live side-by-side, but rarely mix.
About Magic Me
Magic Me's mission is to bring together younger and older people in our community for mutual benefit, learning and enjoyment. We do this primarily through high-quality arts projects, where people of different generations learn together and from one another.
Magic Me arts projects challenge young and older people to stretch themselves and what they think they can do and be. Working with highly skilled and experienced artists, they learn new skills, share their ideas and feelings, and become comfortable collaborating with people who are different in age, ethnicity or life experience.
About The L&Q Foundation
The L&Q Foundation develops and funds social interventions that improve people's chances in life and creates opportunities in our communities. Alongside this they invest in activities that increase opportunity and aspiration for both individuals and the wider communities they create and manage. They continue to work with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the best outcome for their residents and the greatest social return on their investment.
About Quality Street
Quality Street will bring together a primary school with local community groups to become a hub for intergenerational arts activity. Co-designed with these partners, Quality Street will offer a mixed programme of intergenerational arts events, projects and activities. Events will take place within the school day or at evenings and weekends, and culminate in a new annual street festival in June 2019 and 2020. A steering group of local people and partners will shape and guide planning, gaining skills in organisation and fundraising to ensure ownership and sustainability.
Quality Street will engage three generations, older people, young adults and children, to: create opportunities for all ages; enable participants to share their skills and experiences; reduce social isolation and increase community connection; build intergenerational and cross-cultural relationships and increase happiness and wellbeing. Quality Street will lead to an increased sense of pride in the local community.
Who We Are Looking For
As Project Producer you will lead the development and delivery of Quality Street. Working closely with a local primary school as our main partner and other community organisations, individuals and groups, you will be supported by the Magic Me staff and artists and the lead artist for Quality Street. You will support the delivery of a mixed programme of projects developing activities collaboratively with all of Quality Street's stakeholders, to produce an annual street festival celebrating intergenerational connection and creativity in June 2019 and 2020.
Working within the local community is a key motivator for you. You love working with people and they love working with you. Connecting people is what makes you tick and you thrive on collaboration - with people from a range of backgrounds, ages and experiences. You are passionate about creating an environment where different generations can meet and be creative together. You are excited by the prospect of fostering this over a two-year project and raising expectations of what can be achieved.
You are a strong leader with experience of, and confidence in, your ability to bring people together, sharing your ideas and incorporating theirs. Creativity sits at the heart of your approach whether that is finding solutions or supporting the vision of those around you.
Coupled with your enthusiasm for people you will be a practical doer making things happen on time and on budget. With demonstrable experience of running complex projects and working with artists, you will have clear ideas on how to drive Quality Street forward ensuring the voices of the community are included. You will be confident working within a school environment working with tact, respect and diplomacy. You will ideally have existing knowledge and enthusiasm of Waltham Forest, as a resident, worker or creative, and are able to bring this experience to the role.
'¢ Develop and maintain relationships between key project partners, to successfully deliver Quality Street and its ongoing legacy beyond the two year programme
'¢ Promote the Quality Street programme and activities within the community and recruit participants from different generations
'¢ Listen to the community, identifying important local themes and issues and embedding them within the project
'¢ Recruit project partners and 'community connectors' to engage isolated individuals and encourage ownership of the project
'¢ Galvanise and facilitate the Street Festival steering group, recruiting partners and local stakeholders, supporting them over two years to take on the leadership of the Street Festival in the future
Producing & Project Management
'¢ Act as the main point of contact for Quality Street, liaising between Magic Me staff and artists, partners and participants
'¢ Develop and oversee the projects, events and arts activities that make up Quality Street. Co-design these with a local primary school, community partners, Magic Me artists and participants in line with the milestones and outcomes agreed with the L&Q Foundation.
'¢ Produce the annual Street Festival working with the lead artist and the Steering Group.
'¢ Be present at activities, events, and projects where needed to support sessions and logistics
'¢ Work with project partners to gather monitoring and evaluation information to track progress and to make regular reports to the Programme Director and as identified in the funding agreement
'¢ Oversee and manage the project budget, reporting on spend and future forecasts to the Programme Director
'¢ Ensure relevant risk assessments, licenses, health and safety, and safeguarding procedures are in place for all activities, working closely with project partners
'¢ Ensure the project is documented and celebrated on and offline through social media, website updates and in local press and venues, working with Magic Me Communications Manager where necessary
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Location: You will predominantly be based within the community of Waltham Forest and working from home, with the option to work from the Magic Me office as required.
Hours: This is a fixed term contract running from October 2018 to August 2020. It is a flexible, freelance position averaging two days per week (some weeks may require less and others more) to meet the needs of the project. We will establish a mutually agreed working schedule once in post. Some evening and weekend work will be required for this post.
Fee: A daily rate of £126 to be paid on receipt of invoices. We will work together to agree a schedule of invoicing.
Main point of contact at Magic Me: Programme Director
DBS requirement: The post-holder will be in contact with vulnerable adults and children, therefore appointment to this post is subject to an up-to-date, satisfactory, enhanced DBS check with a check against the barred lists for both adults and children.
Employment requirement: The post-holder must have the right to work in the UK and will be required to provide the necessary paperwork to verify this.
HOW TO APPLY
Please visit https://magicme.co.uk/we-are-looking-for-a-freelance-producer/ to download an application pack
Deadline for applications: Send your application to email@example.com by 5:00pm Monday 10th September. We will not be able to consider applications received after this deadline.
If you are applying via L&Q Employment Support, please include the reference L&QES in the subject line of your email.
Interviews: Interviews will be held on Tuesday 18th September. Please ensure you are able to attend an interview on this day when submitting your application as we are unable to offer alternative dates.
Start date: As soon as possible following the offer.
We welcome and encourage applications from people from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from disabled candidates and people of colour.