Opportunity: Summer Festivals Production Assistant

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Please note: this opportunity is only open to current undergraduates, Masters students, or recent graduates (2 years) of the University of Edinburgh. The application must be completed through their online careers portal and the closing date for applications is 10am on Friday 13th May.

We are currently offering a paid summer internship position to help develop and implement an industry-focussed programme of work to improve the environmental sustainability of the arts and cultural festivals in Edinburgh. Helping to deliver the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award and ceremony, the Fringe Participants Programme environmental sustainability events, Green Teases and the Green Arts Initiative, this is a unique opportunity to make real change in a dynamic and exciting environment!

This opportunity partners with the Center for Sustainable Practice in the arts, Festivals Edinburgh, and the 12 Edinburgh Festivals, including the summer festivals:

  • Edinburgh International Film Festival
  • Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival
  • Edinburgh Art Festival
  • Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
  • Edinburgh International Festival
  • Edinburgh Festival Fringe
  • Edinburgh International Book Festival
  • Edinburgh Mela

Job Details

Job Title: Creative Carbon Scotland Santander Internship – Summer Festivals Production Assistant

Hours: 35 hours per week with a degree of flexibility on both sides, as evening and weekend work will be required during the Summer Festivals and busy periods may call for extra hours, with time taken off in lieu during quieter periods. Likely to take the form of 35 h p/w over July and August, with 3 days p/w over June and September.

Salary: £1,099 per month (£7.85/hour).

Holidays: 5 days plus 1 public holiday to be taken at times agreed with the Projects & Festivals Environmental Sustainability Officer

Place of work: Nominally based at Waverley Court, East Market Street, Edinburgh, but working from home and remotely will be required.

Contract and notice period: This is a fixed term contract from 13 June until 9 September 2016.

For more information and how to apply, please go through the University of Edinburgh’s online careers portal. The closing date for applications is 10am on Friday 13th May.

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Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.

We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.

Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:

Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.

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