“I remember when I first got the job, it felt like I could actually call myself an artist – whereas before I was unsure. Six years down the line I  feel established as an artist, and it is largely due to the fact that Ignite gave me an opportunity..."  Current freelance artist

Ignite Imaginations is recruiting:

Freelance Online Festival Coordinator - Talking About Our Generation

Hours of work:  An average of 2 days per week over 4 month period, increasing in run up to and during festival.

Fee: £3,600

Freelance Contract: January-April 2021

Do you want to enable communities in Sheffield to feel connected through participating in art and culture?  Could you work with people over 50 to co-ordinate a successful intergenerational online festival?


This role will involve working alongside over 50’s across the city to co-design, co-produce and co-deliver a relevant and meaningful online arts and culture festival that connects people to their community and the city. This will be supported by partnerships developed with the Age Better in Sheffield core team, other ABiS Delivery Partners and community partners and venues.


Talking About Our Generation is a community arts and culture festival with a focus on shared histories and people power. The festival will be in April 2021 and could take place via online platforms such as Zoom, Vimeo, Kast and Facebook.


We are looking for someone with:


  • Knowledge and passion for festivals, art, culture and community

  • Strong digital skills and experience in creating engaging online experiences

  • Experience of project management in the community, including working with volunteers

  • Great communication skills with a wide range of people and partners

  • Experience of partnership working and evaluating projects.

  • Good administration skills and experience in the arts or events sector.


Ignite Imaginations is a community arts charity based in Sheffield. We work with professional artists to deliver a wide range of high quality, creative activities across the city and surrounding areas. We create opportunities for people of all ages to participate in creative arts projects in the community. Our activities inspire individuals and strengthen communities.


For more information see https://www.igniteimaginations.org.uk/sparks


To apply:


If you are interested in this opportunity please send us:

  • A letter of application no more than 2 sides of A4 (covering each point on the person specification please)

  • An up to date CV (no more than 2 sides)


Send your application to jobs@igniteimaginations.org.uk

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 4th January 2021.

Interviews will be held on Monday 11th January via Zoom.

For the full job description and the person specification please see click here

Ignite Imaginations strives to be an equal opportunities organisation and actively welcomes applications from all sections of the community.