Job: Green Arts Networks, Events and Programming Officer with Creative Carbon Scotland (4 days/week)

24th May 2019

Creative Carbon Scotland is looking for an excellent person to fill the excellent new role of Green Arts Networks, Events and Programming Officer!

Applications for this position have now closed


The arts and culture shape the ways in which we live in the world and so have an essential role to play in addressing the climate crisis. Creative Carbon Scotland works with individuals, cultural organisations and non-cultural organisations working on both carbon emissions reduction and climate change adaptation to build a sustainable, equitable, climate-adapted Scotland.  

Our Mission is to:   

  • Engage cultural organisations in actively promoting environmental sustainability and addressing the climate crisis   
  • Help cultural and other organisations to harness the power of culture to shape an environmentally sustainable Scotland   
  • Help the cultural sector run itself as environmentally sustainably as possible   

Demand for our work is increasing as we support the cultural sector in its work on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to the impacts of climate change, and as we successfully develop ways in which cultural practitioners help organisations working on adaptation and carbon reduction achieve their aims. We are also currently leading Cultural Adaptations, a project co-funded by the EU through the Creative Europe programme, building up a to a major conference in autumn 2020. 

With the climate emergency firmly in the public eye Creative Carbon Scotland has never been busier or more necessary, so we’re looking for someone to help us ensure that culture and the arts are playing their essential role in building a better, more sustainable world which is adapted to the changing climate. This is a great opportunity for someone who: understands that the climate crisis is not just a scientific or technical issue, but a cultural one; has a few years of professional experience behind them; is great at programming and organising events, researching and writing resources; and is a good team-member but can also work on their own. 

Green Arts Networks, Events and Programming Officer: Job details 

Salary: £23,000/year, pro rata at 0.8 FTE (ie £18,400/year for 4 days/week), + 3% of salary in pension contributions 

Reports to: The employee will work with the Green Arts Project Manager and the culture/SHIFT Producer. 

Responsible for: Freelance staff as appropriate 

Hours: 0.8 full time equivalent. This means a 30-hour week with a degree of flexibility on both sides, as some evening and weekend work may be required and busy periods may call for extra hours, with time taken off in lieu during quieter periods.   

Flexible working and Job-sharing Creative Carbon Scotland welcomes proposals for flexible working or job-share, subject to the needs of the role being satisfactorily fulfilled. 

Holidays: 20 days plus 10 public holidays per year (calculated pro rata, ie 15 days + 7.5 days per year at 0.8FTEto be taken at times agreed with the line managers.   

Place of work: Based at City Chambers, High Street, Edinburgh, but home working and hot-desking may also be necessary. Travel throughout Scotland required.  

Contract and notice period: This is a fixed term post in the first instance to 31 March 2020. A probationary period of 3 months will apply, following successful completion of which the full fixed term contract will be confirmed.   

Secondments Creative Carbon Scotland is very willing to consider a secondment for this role where this will embed sustainability knowledge and work within the cultural  sector, or cultural knowledge in the sustainability world.  

Equipment: A laptop and mobile phone will be provided if required.   

Job Description  

Main purpose of job:  

  • To contribute to the Green Arts Initiative and the culture/SHIFT programmes


Green Arts Initiative (GAI) (45% of the job) 

  • Review and refine the recruitment process of new members to the community, increasing engagement from those new to sustainability in culture. 
  • Gather and analyse data through the annual Green Arts members survey, contributing to the production of the annual Green Arts report, and support its dissemination. 
  • Research, write and publish online resources, case studies and guides for benefit of members and the wider cultural sector through the Green Arts Portal. 
  • Develop and manage relationships with sponsors of the annual Green Arts Conference, initiating partnerships with sustainable suppliers.  
  • Contribute to the organisation of the Green Arts Conference, ensuring the delivery of a high quality event, within budget, tailored to the cultural sector.  

Culture/SHIFT (45% of the job) 

  • Lead and develop the Green Tease programme, including programming, promoting and running Green Teases, and developing and communicating with the Green Tease network  
  • Develop and manage relationships with arts and non-art partners for the co-development and delivery of Green Tease events 
  • Research, write and publish online case studies for the digital Library of Creative Sustainability 
  • Promote the Library of Creative Sustainability to potential users, particularly in non-arts sectors 

Administrative and communications work (10% of the job) 

  • Contribute to corporate work including team meetings, work planning and other joint work as required 
  • Provide administrative support to the General Manager and other members of the team as required 
  • Contribute to Creative Carbon Scotland’s communications work as required 

Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion 

  • Along with all members of the team, ensuring that CCS’ Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan is considered and acted upon in all the above areas. 

Person Specification  



  1. A demonstrable interest in and knowledge of the intersection of culture and the climate crisis 
  1. The ability to develop an innovative programme of events which build understanding of the role of the cultural sector in addressing the climate crisis 


  1. Professional experience of event management, including event promotion and publicity  
  1. Professional experience of hosting events including speaking, chairing and presenting at them 


  1. Research skills, and the ability to write persuasively for different audiences and media 
  1. Flexibility, teamworking skills and the ability to collaborate and combine different perspectives 
  1. The ability to build strong relationships with and gain the trust of partners, sponsors, community of practice members and other stakeholders 
  1. The ability to work independently, using one’s own initiative, and as part of a team 
  1. Excellent written and oral communication skills  
  1. Flair and imagination


  1. Experience in using the Microsoft Office suite of software, and online publishing through Hootsuite, Eventbrite, Canva and WordPress 
  1. Experience of successful fundraising and sponsorship  
  1. Blog and report writing skills 


Creative Carbon Scotland is committed to equalities and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates: we will make reasonable adjustments where necessary to enable people with particular needs or requirements to work with us. Our Equal Opportunities Policy is available on our website.  Please complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring survey here and confirm that you have done so in your application – this is anonymous and the information provided will not affect your application in any way.   

To Apply 

Applications for this position have now closed. Interviews will be held in the week of 24 June in central Edinburgh.


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