Make a real difference within Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion for Scotland’s craft sector.
Craft Scotland is looking for a freelance Craft Changemaker to take creative action to solve a social problem.
This agent of change role is a key part of our Equalities, Diversity & Inclusion strategy. A critical friend to the sector, you will inspire and support Craft Scotland and the sector to implement new approaches.
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We are committed to building equity in our sector. Over the next three years, Craft Scotland will focus on twin priorities of tackling ableism and of supporting anti-racism action to inform, and effect change, within our organisation and the Scottish craft sector.
Craft Scotland want to use our reach, networks and resources to create opportunities for Scottish contemporary craft to collectively reflect, learn and develop.
In November 2021, we published our updated Equalities, Diversity & Inclusion Policy along with a 3-year Roadmap.
This role is supported by Creative Scotland.
Freelance fee: £12,000
Additional project budget: £3,000
Timeline: August 2022 – March 2023
Reporting to: Director
Opening date: Thursday 9 June 2022
Closing date: Midnight, Thursday 30 June 2022
Interview date: Thursday 14 July 2022 (tbc)
As a champion for Equalities, Diversity & Inclusion, you will have a strong understanding of your specialist area, a sense of industry best practice and have an innovative, future-oriented approach.
Perhaps you are a grass-roots activist, academic, Equalities, Diversity & Inclusion specialist or an artist/maker with a strong social justice practice. We are looking for someone who can help us better address and embed Equalities, Diversity & Inclusion within our organisation, engage with relevance to the wider community and help us develop our future commitments to inclusion.
You will have a deep understanding of the value of implementing change, be effective in challenging the status quo and do so in a way that is successful, positive and engaging.
Professional qualifications are less important to us than your approach to ways of working with communities, organisations and individuals. You’ll have experience in devising initiatives and deliver meaningful solutions which address specific issues within anti-racism action and/or tackling ableism. We are looking for you to bring your specific area of expertise, networks, ideas and devise a programme of activity around this.
You’ll be a natural communicator with strong influencing, negotiation and collaborative skills. A high level of emotional intelligence and a flexible and pragmatic approach are desirable. You may come from another sector and be based outside of Scotland. Additionally, you may have an understanding of craft (and related sectors creative industries, visual art, design, architecture etc.). This would be beneficial but not essential.
Craft Scotland warmly welcome applications for the Craft Changemaker from those with lived experience of being Black, Asian, Mixed Heritage and/or a Person of Colour, Refugee, D/deaf, Neurodivergent, Disabled, and/or LGBTQIA+.
Craft Scotland’s office is based in the creative hub of Castle Mills in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh. Whilst some of this work can be achieved remotely, it is a requirement that the freelancer will be able to spend time in Edinburgh to engage and work with the Craft Scotland team/Board and it may involve visiting organisations and communities around Scotland.
If you have any queries about this project, the organisation or the application process please email Irene Kernan, Director, by email firstname.lastname@example.org.