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Vacancy: Freelance Artist Educator Photographer (ESOL) – This Is Us

We are currently looking to commission a dynamic Freelance Educator Photographer with experience of working collaboratively with communities and participants to develop high quality content.

The creative brief for this project is to work with community groups, use Digital photography to capture, explore and showcase the historic development of the Sincil bank area through local industry and migration.

This project is part of a wider Heritage Lottery Funded Project; please see below for more information.

This Is Us – project outline

This is Us will explore the history of industry and migration in the Sincil Bank/Park Ward area of Lincoln from the late 19th Century to the present. Sincil Bank is one of the most culturally diverse areas of the city and continues to attract a mix of migrant workers, communities from across the world, long term and transient residents. Threshold Studios will collaborate with local residents comparing the changing face of the area from the past to the present through history and workforce for engineering firm Robey & Co Ltd (Est. 1854-1988)

Project activities: Photography This Is Us Community Outreach Project

This commission will involve working with ESOL (English for Speakers of other languages) adult Learners over a course of 6 weeks through a series of weekly workshops exploring the industrial history and heritage of the area through digital photography; documenting sites, buildings, streets and organisations surrounding Robey & Co Ltd.

The commissioned Freelancer will be expected to enable participants to up skill through hands on mentorship and training that ensures that their stories and opinions are heard and raised to a professional standard quality. In addition images, selected by the group will be featured in the Lives of Us documentary and a project publication.

Number of sessions: 1 x 2 hour session per week delivered over 6 weeks

Location: Workshops will be based in a local community centre at various locations in Sincil Bank/Park Ward area of Lincoln

Timescale: To be delivered between June and September 2018

Fee: £1,500 inc VAT and travel (6 days @ £250 per day) to cover planning, delivery and evaluation

For full details of the brief please see the attached documentArtist Educator Photography ESOL brief – This Is Us

To apply please send the following:

  • Your current CV/portfolio/or web links to your work.
  • Details of two references
  • Please prepare a covering letter giving evidence of how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the artist’s specification and equip you to undertake this work.

Applications can be emailed to bo@thresholdstudios.tv for the attention of Bo Olawoye, Creative Engagement Manager at Threshold Studios. Please write the name of the post you are applying for in the subject heading (or on the envelope if applying by post).

Application deadline: 18th June 2018

Cultural Equity Policy and Statement: Cultural Equity at the Core

The principles of Cultural Equity are at the core of our organisation: the encouragement and collaboration between people of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. These principles are the foundations of our relationships with participating individuals, communities, practitioners, partners and stakeholders.

This Is Us is supported through National Lottery Heritage Lottery Fund.