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New Mornings, Old Streets – Learning Revolution Transformation Fund Director Role
The New Mornings, Old Streets Project is a collaborative showcase project facilitated by the University of Salford in partnership with third sector, public and private organisations. The project aims to harness the broad appeal of film and broadcast media technologies to engage learners from hard-to-reach groups, as a starting point for a range of learning activities, performances and events. The objectives of the project are (i) to enable the personal development and acquisition of skills and knowledge for a minimum of 500 informal adult learners (ii) to open up new spaces for learning within the community (iii) to create new, meaningful multi-agency, cross-sector partnership (iv) to develop a film and online archive/artefacts.
A Director is required for the delivery of objective iv – to develop a film and online archive/artefacts. The Director will be responsible for the supervision and production of a film, which utilises material gathered by local community based learners as well as material from existing archives and artefacts. The Director will provide a creative framework for the film, working alongside project partners to identify themes that will guide community learners and the collation of material. A central part of the film and project teams, the Director will work with the project Producers and Editor/Creative Visualiser to shape incoming material and develop a final piece for screening in April 2010. Throughout the project regular material screenings will take place to encourage contribution and input from community members, this to ensure the final film is a reflective representation of those living and working in Salford. In addition to overseeing the development and production of the film, the Director will also play a pivotal role within the project partnership, attending community events and where relevant, assisting in the delivery of media skills workshops. Furthermore, the Director will also act as an ambassador for the project, awareness raising, marketing and promoting activity, as well as brokering new partnerships as required.
Main Duties of Director Role
1) Work with the project team to develop a delivery plan in line with project delivery targets (April 2010)
2) Oversee the production of the film, liaising with all project partners on workshop delivery, material gathering and theme development
3) Develop and review material for inclusion from a range of sources
4) Work closely with and as part of the Film Team (Exec Prod, Prod, Editor)
5) Attend and contribute to launch events, workshops, screenings, dissemination activities
6) Act as an ambassador for the project, recruiting new partners and being involved in marketing and promotional activity
7) Any other duties in relation to the development and delivery of the film
Skillset – We require experience of the following
1) Film/Media Production - creative and technical requirements
2) Community engagement and experience of work with community groups
3) Partnership working, relationship building, brokering and engagement
4) Delivering workshops or masterclasses in community settings
5) Team work and project experience
Delivery / Fee
It is anticipated that the Director will work on a part time basis (2/3 days per week approx) from mid-November to end of April. A total commission of £12,000 (fixed fee) will be paid for this role.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please forward a copy of your CV along with a personal statement outlining your experience in relation to the project requirements and skillset. This should be sent electronically to the email below to be received no later than Friday 6th November 2009. Informal interviews will be held the following week on Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th November, at the University of Salford.
Further information 0161 295 7161
Contact: Jon Monk
Tel: 0161 278 2519