Forest Gate, London E7 is changing rapidly with the arrival of the Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) in 2018. Journey times to central London and beyond will be transformed.
A group of local residents led by a local small business with an interest in the arts, community development and local history have collected a large body of material exploring the interplay of Crossrail and the arrival of the railways in Victorian Forest Gate and their transformative impact. An original music composition exploring these themes has already been performed locally to great acclaim in 2016.
This group now wishes to commission a recent arts graduate as an exhibition assistant to produce an interactive exhibition in Forest Gate in October 2017. It will also move to other Crossrail stations .
You will preferably be based locally or at least in East London and will be accountable to the commissioning group. You should have experience of exhibition design, video/audio production and working to tight deadlines whilst being accountable to public bodies. You will be able to make a considerable contribution to the overall design and feel of the show.
Funding is in place from MTR Crossrail and LB Newham. The fee will be £850 plus a separate production budget. Respond in the first instance to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on 3rd July 2017. You should be available to start work in July and work through to October 2017.
Available one day a week July to October 2017 with additional time in run up to exhibition opening around 14th October 2017 to coincide with Newham Heritage Festival.
Able to work reliably to tight deadline.
Able to work on own initiative with minimal supervision.
Experience of exhibition design, video/audio production.
Experience of accountability to public funding bodies and able to do straightforward budget management.
Able to make a considerable contribution to the overall design and feel of the show.
Ability to coordinate a variety of resources from within the Forest Gate community, including writers, graphic artists, local businesses and retailers.
Ability to work to and for a steering group of with an interest in the arts, community development and local history.
Ideally you will already be based in East London and used to working with very diverse communities.