The Raze Collective is seeking a freelance project manager, with experience in communications and marketing, for a short-term, part-time role in a growing organisation.
Raze is a charity established to support, develop and nurture queer performance in the UK. We have defined queer performance as "performing arts undertaken by people who identify as Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Intersex (LGBTQI+) or that contains LGBTQI themes, content or context."
We're called Raze as the organisation was established in response to queer spaces being razed, through the threats and closures of many queer performance spaces in London and elsewhere around the UK, such as The Royal Vauxhall Tavern (Vauxhall), The Black Cap (Camden) and Madame JoJo's (Soho). We're a collective as we bring together people working in different aspects of the queer performance community, including performers, producers, promoters, directors, venue owners, academics and audience members to protect and promote queer performance for everyone.
We are working on several collaborations with major arts organisations in London. We are a small but ambitious team embarking on a significant period of growth. This is an exciting time for Raze Collective, as the charity begins to work on implementing its current strategy, and we are seeking to recruit a highly motivated project manager to help successfully deliver these events.
- 1 day per week (0.2 FTE, 7.5 hours) initially for 8 weeks (this may be extended subject to further funding availability).
- Hours negotiable. Home working possible.
- Starting date is negotiable, but must be in post before first week in July.
- Freelance contract paying £150 per day.
- Experience of working within arts management, which may include production, event management and project management.
- Excellent spoken and written communications skills.
- Evidence of managing effective communications campaigns, including social and print media, and through email lists, including Mailchimp.
- Experience with developing and delivering online digital content.
- Competence with basic software, including Microsoft Word and Excel, and website development/management.
- Ability to produce high-quality work independently, including reports and policy documents.
- Knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, contemporary queer performance.
- Evidence of previous experience of involvement in successful funding applications, particularly through Arts Council England.
- Budget management experience.
We will provide:
- Supportive line management.
- Excellent opportunities for personal development and experience of developing a new charitable organisation.
- Significant opportunities for networking within the queer performance community and with theatres and other leading arts organisations.
- If required, we can provide office desk space to use in an east London location (details subject to negotiation).
The successful candidate will be an excellent self-starter and good all-rounder with solid experience in arts/events/production administration, and a particular enthusiasm for queer performance and talent using social media platforms.
Raze Collective has a long-standing commitment to diversity and we actively seek applications from the widest range of applicants. We encourage applications from queer people of colour; people who identify as non-binary or gender non-conforming; and transgender people.
To apply for this position, please provide a CV and up to 500 word statement to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for submission of applications: Sunday 17 June
Interviews will be held on: Thursday 21 June (PM) or Friday 22 June (AM)