Thamesfest 2017: Cardboardia Coordinator

Deadline: Friday 18th August, Noon

We are seeking a freelance project coordinator to join the festival team on a very special large scale project for Thamesfest between August and September 2017.  You will be working with us on our project with Cardboardia, an interactive sculpture project which will culminate in a final presentation and performance at our festival on Barking Riverside, THAMESFEST, on Saturday 16th September.

Cardboardia is a participatory project, led by Russian artist, Tyran of Cardbordia. Tyran will bring a team of four artists to lead the participatory workshops during a creation week, 11th – 15th September. This will be open to local residents - between 10 and 20 people, with the majority of sessions open to adults, and some will be open to children.

Tyran and the artists will work with participants to create fun and well-crafted cardboard structures, props and costumes for workshops and performance at THAMESFEST. This will have a river theme, in keeping with the theme of this year’s festival, inspired by the ‘Silk River’ project.

The creation space (for the creation week) will be in Parsloes Park (the sports changing pavilion), and the structures and props created will then be transported to THAMESFEST, Rivergate Centre, to feature within a participatory performance on Saturday 16th September.

We are looking for a friendly and motivated local resident who is well organised, very connected with local people and has a strong desire to make more activities happen in their local area.  You must have a positive and ‘can do’ attitude and be able to communicate regularly with the rest of the CBD team

Please find the full Job Description here (Word: PDF)

How to apply: Please send us a copy of your up to date CV and a written Statement.

Deadline for completed applications: 12 Noon on Friday 18th August 2017
Please note Interviews will take place during the week commencing 28th August 2017.

For a conversation about the role please contact Lindsey Pugh, lindsey@creativebarkinganddagenham.org or call 020 8594 7136.