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Digital designer

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Job Description

Responsible to: Line Manager.

Job Profile: To manage all digital communications at Community Arts by ZK (CAZK). Responsibilities include managing all digital artwork, upkeep of the website, project branding, graphic design, social media and digital archives.  

 

Terms and Conditions

Job Title: Digital designer
Fixed Term Contract: Fixed Term Contract: 3-year fixed contract (subject to successful 3-month probationary period) with the possibility to be extended with further funding.

Salary: £23,000 per annum (Pro-Rata) 

Location: Community Arts by ZK headquarters, Northlight Estates, Northlight Parade, Brierfield, Nelson, BB5 9EG
Hours of work: 32 hours (full-ti
me)

Pension: Workplace pension scheme with employer contribution

About Community Arts by ZK

Community Arts by ZK (CAZK) is an award-winning community interest company based in Pendle. At CAZK, we use art as a driving force to bring communities together from different age ranges, walks of life and social, and cultural backgrounds, with a strong emphasis on community cohesion, integration and well-being.

We design and deliver art projects, activities, and workshops that value, encourage and engage people in the community, allowing them to express themselves more effectively and communicate their ideas in a creative way. Our workshops and projects cover a broad range of techniques, and we work with creative practitioners and artists from across the world and from a variety of creative disciplines. Examples include fine art, mixed media, photography, traditional and contemporary methods, textiles, environmental artists, installation, and sculpture.

We collaborate across partner organisations, creative and cultural institutions, taking our community on trips and providing educational experiences. We strive for inclusivity, diversity and equality, aiming to improve community cohesion and resilience through art and social connection

 

While this role will work across all CAZK projects the majority of time will be spent on 'Healing Arts for All' (HAFA), a large-scale, three-year heritage project that will engage Pendle's diverse communities in a wide range of activities including photography, textiles, film, sculpture, sound walks etc.


We expect you to integrate into the community we work with and use your artistic flair and strong interpersonal skills to engage with people in our local community. You will need to have knowledge of the specific needs of different community groups we work with, (families, children, refugees and asylum seekers, vulnerable and marginalised groups, and ethnic minority groups). You will have an enthusiasm for working with groups in the community and a willingness to build relationships with these different groups, with strong interpersonal skills, patience, empathy, a positive approach and respect for others.

Principle Tasks and Key Responsibilities:

  • Designing, producing and managing online content for projects and events 

  • Designing and producing publicity materials

  • Managing social media accounts

  • Seeking out new social media avenues and ways of connecting with audiences.

  • Creating content that promotes audience interaction, increases audience presence on company sites and encourages audience participation 

  • Propose new ideas and concepts for social media content and engagement 

  • Leading and managing the project archive digitisation (photographs, historical records, oral records, artworks such as textiles, mixed media collages etc)

  • Updating the website

  • Supporting with all digital design (video editing, app design, digital collaging, how to design for book-making etc)

  • Taking and editing photographs 

  • Managing marketing communications (pitching design ideas to the team and taking on their feedback in terms of the website, posters, social media templates, project branding etc)

  • Attending workshops when required and documenting using video and photography 

 

General:

  • Contribute to the development and stainability of CAZK

  • Undertake appropriate training as agreed

  • Actively participate in monitoring, evaluation and appraisal.

  • Ensure Community Arts by ZK’s policies and best practices are adhered to, such as health and safety, equal opportunities, safeguarding and artistic and social policies.

  • This post requires an enhanced disclosure and Barring Service check.

  • Anything else that may be required to meet the objectives in line with the role.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a creative, or similar discipline is preferable. 

Skills and Experience:

  • 5 years minimum of Digital design experience.

  • Experience working as a Digital Designer for an organisation.

  • Experience creating and managing an archive website.

  • Contemporary eye for design.

  • Delivering high-quality graphic design, managing projects from initial concept through to completion.

  • Excellent IT skills, especially with design and photo-editing software.

  • Thorough knowledge of the Adobe package.

  • Thorough knowledge of InDesign.

  • Thorough knowledge of how to use an Apple Mac.

  • Web Designer experience.

  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written 

  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.

  • Exceptional creativity and innovation.

  • Excellent time management and organisational skills.

  • Accuracy and attention to detail.

  • An understanding of the latest social media trends and their role within a commercial environment.

  • Professional approach to timekeeping and deadlines.

  • Videography experience.

  • Ability to work with a diverse range of people from a variety of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds/experience of working with communities.

Desirable Attributes and Experience:

  • An interest in working with a creative organisation.

  • An interest in heritage.

What we can offer

Community Arts by ZK’s headquarters are based in a newly renovated mill, 'a modern, state-of-the-art building' right in the heart of Pendle. We have brand new facilities with Mac Computers and a bespoke office layout. You will get your own desk space with computer and access to the business centre’s facilities. With a gym in the building, you will get a discounted price, accessible free parking and fantastic transport links. We will offer a variety of training and networking opportunities and you will regularly get the chance to meet renowned artists and makers from across the world. If you want to work in a luxurious and modern building and make a difference to the lives of people in Pendle, then this role is for you.


If you are interested in applying for this role, please send your CV and Cover letter to info@communityartsbyzk.co.uk


Deadline for applications: 5th Feb at 5 pm.

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