Assistant Producer for Goonhilly Village Green

Image Credit: Artur Tixiliski, 2016

Deadline Monday 03 December 2018

Fee £1400, for 20 days at £10/hr
Hours Flexible working between January and August 2019
Interview Date 10th - 14th December

Role Timeframe: January 2019 - August 2019

How to Apply: Email with subject line: Assistant Producer GVG.

Please attach a cover letter and your CV 



An opportunity has arisen to engage a freelance Assistant Producer on a temporary placement basis to support Goonhilly Village Green 2, a multi-site project taking place between October 2018 and June 2019 on and around Goonhilly Downs on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall. This paid position will be managed by curatorial team Field Notes.

The Assistant Producer role is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic person to develop skills in producing creative heritage projects: they will learn how to prepare, deliver and evaluate each aspect of the programme, working closely with Cat Bagg and Rosie Allen of Field Notes supported by Sara Bowler, Director of Goonhilly Village Green.

We are looking for someone who can bring essential skills to the work including: excellent communication skills; attention to detail; the ability to work independently. Some prior experience of working on heritage or arts projects is desirable.

The appointed person will be expected to work flexibly for a total of 20 days over the course of 8 months, exact times and locations for working to be mutually agreed.


The Role

To Assist the Creative Producers in all aspects of managing a project, including but not limited to:

  • Email correspondence with artists and project partners

  • Social media promotion & mailouts

  • Managing the project’s Wordpress website

  • Basic design of marketing materials using GVG’s existing brand guidelines

  • Venue bookings and logistics

  • Volunteer recruitment & management

  • On site event management

  • Schedule management

  • Processing feedback and evaluation materials



  • Excellent writing and research skills

  • Good communication and phone skills

  • Ability to work independently and in teams

  • Highly organised with good attention to detail

  • Ability to keep track of information on artists, art works, and progress on various projects

  • Access to your own laptop or computer

  • Familiarity with use of online platforms including Wordpress, Facebook, Instagram & Twitter

  • Familiarity with design software including indesign

  • Interest in contemporary visual arts or heritage management

  • Working knowledge of software including Microsoft Office, Google Drive & Sheets



  • Opportunity to learn about managing creative heritage projects with a friendly, supportive team of experienced producers

  • Learn more about local cultural networks and organisations

  • Meet with a wide range of people and learn about the community and history of the area

  • Day rate plus travel expenses


Prior Education or Training

Heritage / Arts based BA or equivalent experience



Office hours are Monday - Friday

Events will happen on Saturdays and evenings



We are offering a fee of £1400 based on a total of 20 days work at a rate of £70/day plus travel expenses up to £100. As this is a freelance position, you will be responsible for paying any tax and National Insurance contributions as a result of undertaking this work.



Goonhilly Village Green (GVG) is a community oriented, not for profit, creative organisation that has been investigating the history of Goonhilly Downs on the Lizard Peninsula for over 10 years, beginning life as the ‘Happidrome’ series of exhibitions and events (2007-10). Our overarching aim is to raise awareness of the unique cultural, social, industrial and natural heritage of Goonhilly. We offer opportunities for the public to engage with the landscape in new, unexpected ways, through distinctive events encompassing the broad heritage that defines the Downs.

Rosie Allen & Cat Bagg, better known as Field Notes, are a curatorial team who develop & produce live events, exhibitions & commissions in community locations. Their projects include, Inland Art Festival, Swarm, The Wanderers and Hummadruz, they also coordinated Plymouth Art Weekender 2017 & 2018.


Field Notes and the GVG Directors are committed to providing equal opportunities.

If you have any concerns about the accessibility of this opportunity please contact us.


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