Vacancy: Digital Thinker & Producer – Glenkens Community & Arts Trust


Supporting development and delivery of digital programming and increased participation in creative and cultural activities -harnessing digital communications technologies through our arts programme.

Initial freelance contract of 3 months, extension to 9 months expected – funding dependent. Fee for initial delivery: £2,112

Avg. 16 hours per week during this fixed term – total of 24 days of work delivered between July- Sept 2020.

The role will support the exploration, development and delivery of digital programming at CatStrand. The role sits within GCAT’s Arts, Culture & Heritage Programme. The post is managed and supported by our Arts, Culture & Heritage Manager who programmes and delivers a year round arts programme at CatStrand, GCAT’s multi-purpose arts centre in New Galloway and in community venues across the Glenkens- a rurally remote area of Dumfries & Galloway.

The role will involve engaging with community venue partners across these villages to implement specialised digital support as part of their development plans. The post will involve creatively developing engagement materials that will sit within our arts programme offer as well as liaising with artists and agents both regionally, nationally and internationally to explore and support the
commissioning and presentation of digital work.

Video editing work, including captioning, will be required either delivered in house or supporting production of this work by external parties to create an integrated presentation of work for our platforms.

Delivery of cascade training to staff, project leads and community venue partners will be an important part of the post.

GCAT has an in-house Mac Book Pro with Adobe Cloud Applications for use by the Digital Support Officer and can provide office space (The Smiddy, Balmaclellan or CatStrand, New Galloway) where required. Working from home and using our adobe packages remotely is also an option. This can be arranged to suit the post holder.

Principal responsibilities for this Post: explore and imagine creative digital potential for the organisation, support and skills assessment on a local, regional and national level, input to the digital season communications and delivery strategies, identify and prepare a range of engagement materials for digital activities within the arts programme, work with line manager to identify target groups, develop and deliver training materials to match target groups, liaise with artists to explore, receive, prepare and present digital content and monitor data and records including conversion tracking

For further information, please contact (Aidan Nicol), or call 01644 420 374, or visit

The deadline is Wednesday 01 July 2020 at 17:00.

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