Project Coordinator Opportunity

Job Opportunity: Project Coordinator

We are looking for a skilled Coordinator to support the development and delivery of Remote...Local, a new project for young migrants (those who are first, second, third or more generation migrant) to think and write about their experiences in relation to St Leonards.

This role is for someone with an interest in community or participatory work, experience of migration or supporting migrants, and an enthusiasm for developing hybrid projects that operate locally and digitally.

As well as acting as the local lead for the project, we are looking for someone who has a local knowledge of or is familiar with St Leonards and Hastings.

Application deadline: Wednesday 9th June 2021

More info on Remote...Local

Remote...Local will be a space for young migrants (those who are first, second, third or more generation migrant) to think and write about their experiences in/relation to St Leonards.

The group will document and map the migrant and international narratives of the town using live writing, speculative fiction, sound walks, zines, photography and other forms of making and writing. We will explore who and what counts as local and investigate how heritage and cultural differences shape a different relationship to a community and place.

Imagined throughout the pandemic, Remote...Local will explore hybrid collaboration that is remote and in person; this set up reflects the topic of the project and remains adaptable to future restrictions.

The project is facilitated by Critical Interruptions, a migrant-led cooperative founded by Diana Damian-Martin and Bojana Janković. Together, Diana and Bojana talk, perform, write and think about migration, borders, internationalism and Eastern European identities and diasporic cultures.

Remote...Local Coordinator Job Description

Responsible to: Katy Baird (Artistic Director, Home Live Art, and facilitator for Good Stuff in St Leonards) 
Freelance, short-term contract
Fee: £2110 (£150 a day)
Length of contract: 14 days in total; 4 days mid-July – mid-September 2021; 10 days Sept 2021-Sept 2022
Location: St Leonards, and remote as required and agreed

Remote...Local will have two phases:

  1. Between June and October 2021 - we will work on forming a local working group who will steer the project.
  2. Between October 2021 and October 2022 the project will include a series of  regular workshops facilitated by Critical Interruptions and ongoing writing by the group members.


  • Administrative support and coordination for Remote…Local project including project plans and schedules, budget management, research, risk assessments, organising travel, in-person and remote meetings
  • Along with Good Stuff in St Leonards and Critical Interruptions, supporting the development of a working group of local migrants who will steer the Remote…Local project
  • Connecting and communicating with local migrant-led organisations and individuals as relevant to the project
  • Supporting the delivery of Remote… Local events
  • Support the planning, administration and delivery of workshops and other work undertaken by the Remote… Local group
  • Support project documentation, evaluation and marketing
  • Contribute to Remote...Local workshops

Person Specification

We are looking for a person with the following qualities:


  • A desire to work in the arts/migration sector
  • Experience in providing administrative support - including budgeting, scheduling, risk assessment. (In arts or not, professionally or through volunteering, university projects etc. There is no prerequisite for arts-administration experience.)
  • Knowledge of St Leonards / Hastings and the local area
  • Good communication skills, including enjoying reaching out to new people, and working as part of a team
  • Excellent organisation and planning skills
  • Awareness of and interest in issues of migration
  • Confident with digital/online platforms (e.g. zoom, website-builders)
  • A positive attitude to learning
  • Self motivated and willing to work flexibly and at home 
  • Commitment to kindness and care


  • Lived experience of migration or experience in migrant support or advocacy
  • Proficiency in more than one language
  • Interest in contemporary performing arts
  • Prior experience of working in arts administration or production
  • Prior experience of organising events
  • Prior experience of working on or contributing to community projects


Application deadline: Wednesday 9th June 2021
Interviews: Week beginning 14th June 2021
Decision by: 1st July 2021


Please fill in the

Online Application Form

The application form comprises of:

Online Application Form

The application form comprises of:

  1. Why do you want to work on Remote...Local?
  2. How do you relate to migration/what is your experience of migration?
  3. Tell us about your relationship to St Leonards / Hastings?
  4. Your CV (1-2 pages)
  5.  Equalities Monitoring Form 

Please note: We do not expect a CV tailored to this role, we just want to know your journey or experiences you’ve had you want to share with us.

If you would prefer to send an audio or video file with your answers, please email Katy on for further details on how to submit.