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Seeking freelance digital associates in Scotland

Added on, 02 November 2021

The Space is looking to expand our network of freelance digital associates in Scotland to support the delivery of a new Digital R&D Commissions programme, that we are managing on behalf of Creative Scotland

If you are a freelance digital specialist based in Scotland and interested in working with arts, cultural or creative organisations, then we would love to hear from you.

Join our associates network

As well as helping us with the delivery of this programme, successful applicants will join our UK-wide network of digital associates. As a member of this network you might find yourself working alongside our staff team to:

  • Support the organisations and artists we commission, helping them to produce digital content and develop their online audiences (we have commissioned more than 350 projects since The Space launched in 2014)
  • Provide mentoring for leaders and managers in cultural organisations who are considering how best to produce and gain audiences for their digital creative content
  • Help us deliver training to the cultural sector via webinars, workshops and the creation of online resources

Who we’re looking for

We’d love to hear from you if:

  • You are based in Scotland and have the right to work in the UK
  • You are available to work on a freelance basis (e.g. you already work as a freelancer or are in part-time employment)
  • You have professional experience in one or more of the following areas:
  •   o Producing online or broadcast content (video, audio or interactive)
      o Publication and distribution of digital content (e.g. via social media, YouTube or other platforms)
      o Digital content strategy
      o Digital content marketing
      o Digital project management
      o Digital rights management
      o Digital analytics (e.g. online audience data)
  • You have prior experience of working with cultural and creative organisations or with individual artists/creative practitioners

It is also useful, though not essential, if you have experience working as a trainer or mentor.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

We want our associates network to reflect the diversity of the UK’s population and are particularly interested in applications from disabled, d/Deaf and Black, Asian and Ethnically Diverse candidates.

How to apply

To apply, please fill in our short application form attaching your CV or including link(s) to your website, portfolio or LinkedIn profile.

The deadline for applications is Mon 7th February 2022 at 5pm.

If you need support with applying or would like to apply using a different format, please email commissioning@thespace.org or telephone 0121 663 1488 and leave a message with your contact details. Due to Covid-19, our office is not currently staffed but we will respond to voice messages and emails. 

What happens next

We will review your application to see if your skills and experience fit our requirements to work on the Digital R&D Commissioning programme in Scotland or any future opportunities we may have.

If we think you might be a good fit, we’ll get in touch to arrange a time for an informal phone call. This is our opportunity to find out a bit more about you and to discuss your availability to work on the programme. It’s a chance for you to ask us any questions you may have about working as an associate with The Space.

If we’re both interested in potentially working together in future then we’ll add you to our roster of associates. This is an internal database of people we contact as suitable opportunities arise. Please note, this isn’t a guarantee of work, as this depends on matching associates with the specific needs of artists or organisations as projects are commissioned. Should a potential match arise, we’d get in touch with you again to check your availability, interest in the project and the fees you’d want to charge, before making any relevant introductions to the organisations or artists we are supporting.