Work Placement

Penryn Arts Festival Assistant Producer

Contract: Freelance

Fee: £700   

Hours:  10 days total, from end of July – November 2017

Deadline: Midnight 16th July

Interviews will be held on 20th and 21st July

Job description

Penryn Arts Festival (PAF) are seeking an early career artist/organiser to work closely with the PAF Festival Producers Cat Bagg & Rosie Thomson-Glover (Field Notes), to facilitate the development, delivery and evaluation of PAF in 2017. This role is a chance to gain experience of many practical and administrative aspects of producing a programme of events under the guidance of Field Notes.

Tasks are likely to include: email correspondence; collating artist, organiser and audience information; contributing to marketing and design; practical on site assistance with event install, running and audience interaction; supporting the evaluation of the project.

The successful candidate will be proactive and personable, with strong literacy skills and the ability to balance an enthusiastic approach with high levels of accuracy and efficiency. You will need to be flexible and adaptable in terms of your approach to working, be registered self-employed and have access to your own laptop/computer.

This role will be based at Field Notes office on Commercial Road, Penryn, Cornwall with live events taking place at various venues in the town centre.


Personal Specifications

Essential Desirable
Strong computer skills including the use of Google Mail & Google Drive Well connected to/knowledgable about Penryn
Strong written English, including spelling and grammar Experience of working on arts events/community events
An interest in contemporary visual art Educated to degree level
An interest in organising community based events Experience of using WordPress or other website/blogging platforms

Application Process

To apply, please send your full CV, and a short covering letter of no more than one page, setting out your interest in the role, how you meet the person specifications (including any relevant experience) and what you would like to get out of working on PAF with Field Notes to: using the subject heading ‘PAF Assistant Application’

About Penryn Arts Festival

Penryn Arts Festival is a community arts festival founded in 2013. 2017’s iteration celebrates the creative spirit that lives in Penryn’s community and the artisanal skills that are flourishing in the town and the wider area. To reflect this we are taking a new approach and instead of the usual 3 day festival there will be a season of events, workshop and screenings in the Stuart Stephen Memorial Hall.

Each event will explore a different aspect of making and craftsmanship: revaluing haptic reasoning, local historical connotations and connections to making, as well as the subversion of ancient methods and traditions through contemporary art.

About Field Notes

Field Notes is the collaborative practice of Cornwall based curators and producers, Cat Bagg and Rosie Thomson-Glover.  Working itinerantly, they produce contemporary art projects and commission new work that offer artists and members of the public a different kind of experience; the chance to collect thoughts and contribute to an exciting spectacle, an improbable object or a slow burning collaboration. Field Notes has become a vehicle to connect some of the country’s most intriguing artists with hungry audiences, new supporters and partnerships, taking contemporary art beyond the gallery.