Trailblaze: In-Situ Placement

Opportunities for Project Partners, Carnival and Cultural Sector Operators from Brouhaha
January 22, 2015
Trailblaze – Marketing and Promotions Officer
January 28, 2015
Opportunities for Project Partners, Carnival and Cultural Sector Operators from Brouhaha
January 22, 2015
Trailblaze – Marketing and Promotions Officer
January 28, 2015

In-Situ is an artist led organisation based at Brierfield Library in Pendle. Our vision is to bring art into the mix of the existing culture of Pendle: for art to be part of everyday life.


Outline of role:

We are looking for a creative, energetic person to join our artist led team. This an amazing opportunity for the right candidate to spend 12 weeks developing their artists skills within a art focused environment. You will be given creative support to create work that supports In-Situ art projects in Pendle.


This post is funded by Curious Minds as part of the Trailblaze programme.  As a result of funding restrictions, the post can only be offered to 16 to 18 year olds*, we are particularly interested in hearing from you if you are not in education, employment or training, or you are currently studying an entry level or level one college course.  The Trailblaze programme provides additional personal support when gaining employment and during the job itself. Please note you may be required to give evidence of your circumstances as part of the application process.  All applications will be treated confidentially.  If you are interested, but uncertain as to whether you are eligible or not, then please contact for an informal chat about the placement


*We may be able to accept some 19 – 20 year olds dependant on your personal circumstances


Key tasks:

  • Documentation and collation/editing of material gathered on going projects. This includes a weekly update of the In-Situ blog.
  • Social media, including Twitter, Facebook and Vine
  • Contributing content on In Situ social media, helping to distribute promotional materials for events (by putting up posters, emailing relevant partners & networks and updating the In Situ website)
  • Attend team meetings with the core artists team
  • Working from the Brierfield library studio and Northlight Mill workshop space – documenting and contributing to the In Situ programme. Also supporting other aspects of our work e.g. helping out at events/exhibitions in the In Situ library space and Northlight Mill.
  • Keep a blog/diary/sketchbook of your work to evidence your creative learning and to reflect on your work with in-situ
  • To work along side visiting artists as part of the in-residence programme and support them if and when necessary
  • To work along side Library staff, other partners and In-Situ staff/volunteers
  • To keep accurate timesheets of hours of work.
  • To demonstrate a high level of personal motivation and an ability to interact positively with participants, volunteers and any other agencies who become a part of the organisation.
  • To carry out other duties in line with the level of the post.


Skills, knowledge & experience:

This role would suit someone who has…..


  • Basic skills in camera work this can be using a smart phone.
  • Simple video editing skills using basic programmes.
  • Has a basic understanding of IT, including the use of social media.
  • Interest in one or more of an arts area, for example: performance, installation, film, sound, music, sculpture, painting, poet, writing, fashion.


This is a great opportunity for someone who.…

  • Wants to learn more about the arts by working alongside artists and creative professionals.
  • Get more involved with the local community.
  • Develop documenting skills
  • Understanding arts projects and events.


Additional information:

  • Ability to work unsociable hours as and when required.
  • A level/BTec or equivalent in Art
  • Art GCSE



  • Interest in the arts and evidence of making films or documentation with a camera
  • Evidence of interest in the arts, for example, through work examples, visits to galleries, voluntary work or community project work. (Essential)
  • Experience of working creatively, individually. (Essential)
  • Experience of working as part of a team.
  • A strong interest in creativity or the arts (Essential)
  • Ability to work on own initiative with little supervision. (Essential)
  • Experience of dealing with members of the public both in person, over the telephone and by email/letter.
  • Positive attitude to community work with the ability to listen to and respond to different peoples needs. (Essential)
Knowledge & Skills
  • An interest in the arts (in it’s broadest sense). (Essential)
  • An interest in understanding how art can support communities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively on all levels both verbally and in writing. (Essential)
  • Excellent time management, organisational and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work well with others and show a positive attitude in the work place. (Essential)
  • An understanding of IT and related applications. (Essential)
Other (Including special requirements):
  • Friendly and outgoing (Essential)
  • Willingness to learn (Essential)
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Cooperative
  • Versatile
  • Resourceful



  • Deadline for application Monday 2nd MARCH, 2015
  • Shortlisting will take place on Wednesday 4th March 2015
  • Interviews will be held at Brierfield Library on Wednesday 11th March. The interview panel will consist of: 2 members of the In-Situ team.
  • The role will commence in March 2015



Please send:

  • A cover letter outlining

o   Why you are interested in this position.

o   What you hope to achieve.

o   Relevant experience, skills and attributes.

  • Separate CV including names and contact details of two referees
  • If available, evidence of work that shows your work: attached images, or links to website/blog/facebook pages etc.




Paul Hartley

In-Situ Director

Brierfield Library, Colne Road, Brierfield, Lancashire, BB9 5HW

07967 671156

To be received no later than 5 PM Monday 2nd MARCH, 2015 



Mission and Purpose

In-Situ is a dynamic artist led not-for-profit organisation based at Brierfield Library in Pendle. We are about art, culture, environment, people and place. We explore how art and culture works as part of the mix of everyday life of the people of Pendle. Our work connects to, and reflects the people and the place, and is vibrant, raw and experimental.

We want to find out more about how art and culture works for people and the place it has, and could have, in their lives. Through this experience, we as artists want to deepen our understanding of art practice in the natural and built environment and how we live our lives to create socially engaging art of the highest calibre.

We Aim to:

  • Work alongside communities and people to create visible, self-sustaining art and culture, through a regular artist’s programme.
  • Listen to, nurture, and help shape people’s understanding of art towards a more confident appreciation of what it is, built on their own culture and experience.
  • Encourage conversation between people and communities, exchanging our experiences and knowledge, to create new opportunities and ways of looking at the world and make a difference.


In Order to:

  • Change people’s perception of place- to make people feel proud, to speak and act with confidence- to create more resilient and innovative communities.
  • Help them find solutions to local issues and challenges and find new ways of seeing the world, to support them in being actively engaged in their futures.

Make new collaborations and connections between people happen and a more cohesive and connected community.

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