Opportunity: River Tweed Cultural Curator (0.6 FTE) 12 months

17th August 2020

An opportunity to shape a source to sea cultural placemaking project along the Tweed.

We are looking for an experienced individual, with a background in culture and the arts, to develop an innovative five-year cultural programme for a River Tweed trail from source to sea.

The project is at an early stage and there is an opportunity for the successful applicant to bring their own expertise and interests to shape the five-year vision, in collaboration with local communities and environmental, arts and cultural heritage organisations in the Scottish Borders. The focus of the development phase is to engage with communities of interest (cultural, heritage, environmental and educational organisations) and communities of place, to shape a five-year multi-stranded cultural programme along the length of the Tweed Trail within the Scottish Borders, North Northumberland and Dumfries and Galloway. The River Tweed Cultural Curator (p/t 0.6) will work alongside and in collaboration with the River Culture Animateur and will be expected in the development phase to contribute to working up a vision for the second-round bid to the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) and to secure additional match funding from other sources.

The duration of the post will initially be 12 months (October 2020 to September 2021). If funding is secured in March 2022, the postholder may be appointed for the five-year programme of projects. This will be determined by appropriate completion of duties during the development phase, the agreement of the partners and a review process.

The post during this development phase will be based at the Southern Uplands Partnership office at Lindean Mill, Galashiels, TD1 3PE.

Deadline for applications is 5.00 pm on Monday 17th August 2020.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 1st September, and Wednesday, 2nd September 2020.

To read more and complete the application form, please visit Southern Uplands Partnership’s opportunity page.

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to SUP Partnership Manager, Pip Tabor, at piptabor@sup.org.uk.

The project is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF).

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