Playing the Race Card

Project Coordinator Opportunity

Fee: £3,850 (£175.00 per day for 22 days)
Job type: Freelance, fixed-term, part-time contract.
Project duration: Approx 5 months from 1 July 2022
Project Location: Hastings
Deadline for applications: xx 2022 (12noon)

Playing the Race Card is looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and highly organised individual to manage and coordinate the Playing the Race Card Exhibition and a series of wraparound activities.

The role includes coordinating the Exhibition as well as supporting the delivery of wraparound activities including talks, social events and artist commissions; all of which centre the work of Black artists & artists of colour. The successful candidate must therefore have an understanding of the lived experiences of Black people and/or people of colour. 

Playing the Race Card (PTRC) is a community project based in St Leonards created and led by local resident Claudine Eccleston in response to her own experiences. 

During the lockdown PTRC launched a call-out to UK artists who identify as black to submit artworks responding to perceptions or experiences relating to the concept of the race card. 

The submitted works were displayed in an online gallery which will be the content for this new physical exhibition in the Big Yin Gallery, St Leonards. Alongside the Exhibition PTRC will deliver a programme of wraparound activities: One artist commission for new work, two talks, three workshops with young people and one launch event. 

It is part of Good Stuff in St Leonards, a creative programme of activities and events led by local residents supported by arts charity Home Live Art. 

A Working Group of local residents meet regularly to guide, shape and support the project.  

To view the full Job Description and Person Specification, please download the Job Information Document.

Application process and interviews

  • Deadline for applications is 12noon on Friday 11 February 2022
  • Interviews will be held on week beginning Monday 21 February 2022 via Zoom

Please fill in the Online Application Form to apply

If you have any questions about the role, the wider organisation or the application process you can email

Creative Civic Change is funded by the Local Trust, National Lottery Community Fund, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.