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RELAY Project Coordinator Brief

RELAY Project Coordinator Brief

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Published by Stour Valley Arts
Downloadable job description and application pack for the post of Project Coordinator for new dance project.
Downloadable job description and application pack for the post of Project Coordinator for new dance project.

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Published by: Stour Valley Arts on May 02, 2012
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Project Coordinator 
TPSE Relay (East Kent)Freelance contractBased at Stour Valley Arts, Ashford, KentContract: 30 days (approx 2 days May, 6 days June, 8 days July, 14 daysAug 2012)Fee: £4,500Introduction
The role will be to co-ordinate the preparation, production and performancesof a new site specific dance performance
Marks, Measures, Maps and Mind 
Dog Kennel Hill Project (DKHP
) at the unique woodland exhibition spaceat Stour Valley Arts. The purpose of the role is to support Stour Valley Arts,South East Dance, Turner Contemporary and DKHP to ensure a successfulcommunity engagement project and well attended performance events over  August bank holiday 2012.
This project forms part of the wider TPSE RELAY project for East Kent whichconsists of 2 new commissions for 2012 Cultural Olympiad: a site-specificChoreography Commission by Dog kennel Hill Project (DKHP) at Stour Valley Arts and a Visual Arts Commission by John Smith at Turner Contemporary.This project was developed to:
Deliver 2 commissions which explore movement of the body inspace
Work across art form (visual arts and contemporary dance) andacross the county of Kent to share knowledge, increaseopportunities for artists and participants, and to mobilize audiences.
Reflect the values and ambitions of the Cultural Olympiad.
Job Role
Steering group
To update the project steering group of key developments and contributerelevant data for steering group meetings .
Project management 
To support the recruitment of 40 people from sporting groups
To work with DKHP to co-ordinate the taster weekend, rehearsalweekends and the 5 day intensive rehearsals in advance of theperformance.
To lead on liaison with the sporting groups.
To work with DKHP to co-ordinate requirements for the performance, toinclude liaison with technical manager, participants and other contractedpersons to host a performance in a woodland environment
To be present for taster weekends, all rehearsals and performance datesand available to trouble shoot and problem solve with enthusiasm.
To manage the production budget for the performances and provideregular budget updates
To ensure the project runs to schedule to enable successful delivery
To ensure that a clear monitoring and evaluation plan is developed andimplemented including an exit strategy.
To work within Stour Valley Arts regulatory, policy, systems andprocedural framework at all times.
To support the Creative Apprentices, providing schedule and informationto facilitate a positive development experience.
To work in partnership with project partners (Turner Contemporary, Stour Valley Arts and South East Dance) to support an appropriate media andcommunications campaign.
To liaise with Turner Contemporary regarding regional marketingalignment with TPSE Relay
Person specification
Knowledge and skills
Strong project and event management skills (outdoor events preferable).
Knowledge of production requirements
Good knowledge of office systems and a range of IT applications.
Experience of managing budgets.
Strong written communication skills.
Experience of marketing and PR campaigns including social networking
An awareness of requirements for site specific dance performance
Ability to monitor and capture data to demonstrate the impact of the project
A good understanding of the current diversity agenda and its relationshipto the arts.

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