Opportunity: Freelance Project Coordinator, Cambridge, Our Place in Space

Opportunity: Freelance Project Coordinator, Cambridge, Our Place in Space

Responsible for:
Coordinating the creative programming and logistics of the Our Place in Space project on site in Cambridge.

Required services:
The Project Coordinator is a highly motivated and solution driven person/organisation who will support the delivery of the Our Place in Space sculpture trail in Cambridge during August 2022, working with a range of partners and stakeholders. With a focus on the daily operations of the trail, the recruitment and management of a team of guardians/volunteers and events programming.

The Project Coordinator will work closely with the Executive Producer, Senior Producers and wider Our Place in Space team. Comfortable working to challenging deadlines, the Project Coordinator will have knowledge of producing projects for diverse audiences and have a commitment to creating accessible art in the public realm. An individual or an organisation will be considered.

Reports to:
Executive Producer/ Senior Producers


Responsibilities include:

  • Be the main point of contact for all partners and stakeholders at the Cambridge site

  • Assist the Senior Producers to recruit a small welcome team and volunteers, then manage on site during August

  • Work directly with the Senior Producers to curate and produce an opening weekend of fun-filled STEAM-based activities with local organisations and curate smaller activation activities at peak weekend times during August to engage the local community

  • Manage and report on the events programme budget

  • Act as Safeguarding Officer for the site (training provided)

  • Work with the Project’s Health & Safety Consultant to implement H&S procedures on the site

  • Liaise with external contractors to manage logistics on site in terms of facilities, security, and maintenance management

  • Liaise with local authorities on appropriate licences and permits

  • Assist in the project evaluation for the Cambridge site


Time commitment:
This is an immediate requirement. A time commitment of 8–10 days a month is envisaged between February and June. This is likely to increase to 15–20 days a month in July and August, with the sculpture trail opening on 30 July 2022 for a four-week run.

Installation — Week of 25/07/22

Opening weekend — Sat 30/07/22 - Sun 31/07/22

Close — Mon 29/08/22

De-rig — Tues 30/08/22- Sun 4/09/22

This is a contracted freelance position. A daily rate will be agreed commensurate with skills and experience.

How to apply:
Please email the following information to Edel Harkin, by 12pm on Thursday 17 February 2022:

  • A CV;

  • A covering letter (maximum two A4 sides) describing your suitability for the position and how your past experience matches the required services and responsibilities outlined above;

  • Indicative daily rate.

​​About Nerve Centre:
Nerve Centre is Northern Ireland’s leading creative media centre. 

About Our Place in Space:
Nerve Centre is leading the delivery of Our Place in Space, the Northern Ireland commission as part of Unboxed: Creativity in the UK, in partnership with artists Oliver Jeffers and Die Hexen, National Museums NI, Astrophysics Research Centre at Queen's University Belfast, Big Motive, Microsoft, Taunt and the Northern Ireland Science Festival.

Our Place in Space is a playful experiment that asks: What is the difference between 'US' and 'THEM'? What happens to your perspective when you look back at earth from space? Centred around an epic scale model of the solar system designed by the artist Oliver Jeffers, Our Place in Space combines a three-dimensional sculpture trail, interactive AR app and exciting learning and events programmes.

The Our Place in Space sculpture trail will stretch over 10 kilometres and will travel from a riverside location in Derry~Londonderry (April/May) to Divis and Black Mountain in Belfast (June/July), before heading to Cambridge (August) and returning to Northern Ireland at the Transport Museum and North Down Coastal Path (September/October).