Connecting Threads Job Opportunity:
River Culture Animateurs
The Southern Uplands Partnership is looking for two experienced and enthusiastic individuals with a background in cultural placemaking and / or participatory arts to join the Connecting Threads team. These roles will contribute to the delivery of an ambitious four-year programme of cultural activity based around the River Tweed in the south of Scotland.
Connecting Threads is the cultural strand of Destination Tweed, a landscape-scale project that aims to conserve and celebrate the River Tweed from source to sea. Weaving cultural activity through the Destination Tweed project, Connecting Threads is supporting engagement with and awareness of our environment and heritage through access to the arts. Focussing on the Tweed as a cultural landscape, Connecting Threads’ programme of activities is shaped by the river habitat itself. Working in partnership with local communities and cultural, educational and environmental organisations, Connecting Threads will bring different knowledges and creative practices together in experiential ways to support a culture of stewardship and collaboration.
The two new River Culture Animateurs will be part of a small creative team, working alongside the River Culture Curator, one existing River Culture Animateur and a River Messenger. Through independent and collaborative working, each Animateur will develop and deliver an evolving programme of cultural activity along one stretch of the River Tweed.
This position is offered on a part-time basis on a 4-year contract (subject to funding).
Flexible and hybrid working are supported for this role.
The Connecting Threads Handbook, which gives more information about the project, its aims and approach, can be downloaded from the Southern Uplands Partnership website: https://sup.org.uk/projects/connecting-threads-tweed-river-culture/
Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Rachel Hunter, River Culture Curator, at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We are able to accept applications in alternative formats. If you have any form of access needs please do not hesitate to contact Rachel to discuss your requirements.