Many Studios
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Job Vacancy: Hub and Community Coordinator

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Community and Hub Coordinator

Deadline: 03 March 2019
Full time / 35 Hours / flexible

Please note, this role is part-supported by Glasgow City Council through the Glasgow Guarantee Scheme, which stipulated that applicants must fulfil the following criteria:
Glasgow based; Aged between 20-29 years old; Unemployed/underemployed including graduates who are within 12 months of graduating

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This role is being created to support the creative director in the continued delivery of one of Scotland’s independent creative hubs. Since 2010, the hub has developed a unique positioning across the creative industries and the visual arts both nationally and internationally and our plans for the future are exciting! As we anticipate a new spurt of growth, this new position provides an opportunity for an individual to grow professionally within a unique and thoughtful creative business.

The organisation has 60 studios members, working daily from the building; a growing local audience through public programming and short-term external space hires; and a large global audience engaging with a high-quality international arts programme through onsite and off-site events at The Gallow Gate. Alongside the day-to-day running of the hub, Many Studios team work across Europe, Asia and predominantly Africa consulting on creative hub management as well as producing international exhibitions through The Gallow Gate programme. In 2019, we will present international programmes in Nigeria and Cuba. 

Our business strategy and public programming align with our overarching values and ethos to encourage cultural cohesion within Scotland by prioritising perspectives of marginalised voices across the world, and to contribute to the growth of Scotland’s creative industries. We are committed to building a more inclusive, empathetic and sustainable arts sector in Scotland.

The Hub and Community Coordinator will work closely with the Creative Director to coordinate operations at our creative hub in the east end of Glasgow, supporting the creative community both in the building and in the arts programme and ensuring the safe and efficient running of the building by working across three main areas: 

  • Day to day operation of 32 creative workspaces and 60 creative tenants

  • External hire of temporary use event and meeting spaces

  • Assisting with an international arts programme at The Gallow Gate

Duties will include:

Day to day operation of 32 creative workspaces and 60 creative tenants
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Provide a warm and helpful service to studio members and visitors face to face, by telephone and on email
- Front of house services such as mail collection, waste and recycling, product ordering, and building and services enquiries
- Communicate any building issues with Creative Director
- Administrate adverts, studio viewings and new leases for new studios
- Induct new studio members into the building, including providing building security information
- Marketing and promotion of studio members practice
- Coordinate community activities

External hire of temporary use event and meeting space
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Provide a warm and welcoming service to clients and visitors
- Respond to any external hire enquiries via email, face to face and telephone
- Marketing and promotion of temporary use spaces to build new clienteles and generate income
- Update and maintain bookings

Public Arts Programme
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Marketing and promotion of our public programme
- Exhibition invigilation
- Provide support in programming and coordinating logistical elements of projects including budgeting
- Provide support in exhibition install and de-stall
- Assist curator in identifying and writing strategic funding applications and funding reports
- Assist with monitoring and evaluation of projects including collecting audience data and minuting meetings

ABOUT THE ORGANISATION

Many Studios is a small and very ambitious organisation. Through the efforts of one member of staff and two voluntary directors, the organisation in 2.5 years alone has:

  • brought the building to full capacity and maintained a community of 60 studio members;

  • built an increasingly sustainable creative business in a precarious landscape with no core funding or support;

  • welcomed 65 creatives from over 15 countries across three continents to participate in a multi-arts programme

  • undertaken consultancy and facilitated events and conferences in Nigeria, Belgium, Serbia, England, Scotland, Vietnam, Morocco, Ghana, Greece, Spain, South Africa, Pakistan, Turkey, Kosovo, Albania and Azerbaijan. 

Many Studios is an entirely self-sustaining creative business, fundraising specifically and solely for the public arts programme based on-site. The organisation prioritises:

  • a positive work environment conducive to personal development and wider social impact

  • a commitment to supporting a new member of staff to grow through the organisation and to give autonomy within their role in the business

  • flexibility within management to provide a nuanced experience for staff members 

ABOUT THE CANDIDATE

Working hours will vary and are flexible. While exhibitions are running, hours are likely to be 10am - 6pm Wednesday to Sunday, and out with exhibition programme, Monday to Friday 10am - 6pm. The nature of the role being both internal and public facing will mean that you will have busier periods including evening and weekends to suit exhibitions and external hires.

The successful applicant will be supported in training and have access to our facilities for developing their own practice. The role of hub coordinator is a nuanced role but support will be provided at all times by the creative director and wider directorial team. Our ideal candidate will have a creative and imaginative approach and the ability to develop within the role, share ideas and be committed to building an organisation that engages people of all ages and backgrounds.

HOW TO APPLY

Please contact Natalia for more information: natalia@manystudios.co.uk / 0141 573 9515.