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Cardiff Metropolitan University

Project Administrator: Art Attack

Job Description

A British Art & Design School with a 150-year history, Cardiff School of Art & Design (CSAD) is housed in a state-of-the-art building on the Llandaff Campus and is home to students united by ambition and a true passion for creative enquiry. They are artists, designers, makers and thinkers in the fields of architecture, design, fashion, fine art, and a range of craft disciplines. The school is also home to FabLab, the Perceptual Experience Laboratory, Spin-out companies Fovotech and HUG™, and a number of major research and innovation initiatives that cohere around visual perception and user-centred design, linking disciplines from fine art to computer science.

The purpose of the role is to provide three-months of administrative support for Art Attack, a Youth Engagement Scheme, aimed the young, particularly disadvantaged, disaffected and NEET (Young People Not in Education, Employment or Training) people. The Art Attack project is being designed help identify new opportunities for these young people to explore creative options in life, which can, in turn, improve the potential for meaningful employment. These young people will normally be from backgrounds of poverty or deprivation where there are real risks of becoming involved in criminal and antisocial activities.

The role holder will work with the project managers to develop the operational and administrative processes required to deliver the project, contribute to the organisation of at least one workshop, and assist with scoping activities to inform future initiatives.

To help plan and organise logistics relating to buildings, artists, young people, social workers and other personnel.
To liaise with key stakeholders (e.g. Cardiff Met, local authorities, South Wales Police, Arts Council Wales, social services, youth offending teams, etc.) to compile information with regards to duty of care, ethics and safeguarding.
To arrange workshop venue(s) and coordinate operational issues such as venue accessibility, and health and safety.
Under the guidance of the project managers, to source and contact artist practitioners with a view to securing a commitment to the successful delivery of the project.
To coordinate a minimum of one activity and case study during this pilot phase of the project.
To produce regular budget reports and report on project activity in line with funder requirements, maintaining appropriate records in line with the University’s policies and procedures.
To chedule and document regular project team meetings.

What we are looking for

Bachelor’s degree in an arts subject.
Proficiency in using Microsoft packages to a high level, including Word, Excel and Teams.
Knowledge of using digital tools to coordinate between team members and other stakeholders.
Knowledge of the Welsh Arts Sector.
Awareness of safeguarding issues and guidance.
Skilled in processing data for inclusion in reports.
A good eye for accuracy and attention to detail.
An inquisitive and problem-solving approach.
Ability to meet tight deadlines whilst remaining focused and calm.
The ability to maintain shared filing and communication systems that can be used for onsite and remote working.
Experience of monitoring project budgets and/or datasets.
Experience of administrating projects in line with funder and/or university policy, procedures and requirements.
Experience of using procurement systems.
Willingness and ability to travel to off campus locations.

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