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Govanhill Baths Arts Project Manager (Culture Collective Project)

3 days (22.5 hours) a week
£14,918 per annum (fulltime equivalent £24,862) plus 4% pension

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, motivated and passionate Project Manager, with experience of Creative Producing, to join the Govanhill Baths team and lead on an ambitious arts project, following funding from Creative Scotland’s Culture Collective Fund.

Govanhill Baths has a unique history of working collectively to inspire social change, with art and creativity at the heart of our approach. This new role comes at an exciting time for Govanhill Baths as 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the community occupation of the Govanhill Baths building, the longest occupation of a public building in British history and what led to the creation of Govanhill Baths Community Trust.

The re-opening of the Govanhill Baths building as a community-led Wellbeing Centre is due to take place in Summer 2022 following major capital redevelopment. Creativity and art play a key role in the vision for the Centre.

Throughout 2021-2022 we will work with local community groups, artists, archivists, activists and arts organisations, to celebrate this monumental achievement. The theme ‘Occupy’ will be used to provide a rich framework for the overall project, highlighting what can be achieved through community activism and solidarity.

Creative Scotland’s Culture Collective Fund is a new pilot programme which will establish a network of creative practitioners, organisations and communities, working together to create a positive difference locally and nationally in response to COVID-19.

Application

Please send a Covering Letter, on no more than 1 side of A4 using Arial 12 point, referring to the job description and specification, outlining how you meet the required skills and why you would like the post. CV’s can also be sent but not compulsory.

Closing date for applications is 9am Monday 12th of April 2021.

Only email applications will be accepted. Please email info@govanhillbaths.com and include, ‘Culture Collective Project Manager’, in the subject bar.

Interviews

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 14th April. Unfortunately we will not be able to accommodate interviews on alternative days.

PLEASE NOTE: The successful candidate must be in a position to take up employment on 26th April 2021

Click to view Job Description and Person Specification (PDF).

Rags to Riches Uphub Climate Project Manager

21 Hours per week
£13, 800 (fulltime equivalent £24,648) plus 4% pension
Based on a 37.5 hour week. Flexibility required as post will require some weekends and evening work for events and workshops

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Govanhill Baths Community Trust (GBCT) for an experienced, motivated and passionate Climate Project Manager to join our Rags to Riches upcycling CCF funded UpHub project.

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual with a passion for sustainability, who understands the opportunities and challenges of climate change and to drive Rags to Riches ambitious new Climate Change focused project. The successful candidate will work with our partners and communities to move towards more sustainable practices. You will have previous experience of working within a climate change related role in the third sector. The successful candidate will be responsible for meeting the Uphub project outcomes and able to motivate and manage R2R Uphub project team, local partners to achieve high performance standards.

The position is varied in nature and there will be the opportunity to work with the local community in order to reduce our impact on the natural environment. A thorough knowledge and detailed understanding of current issues and professional Climate Change/Mitigation/Adaptation practices is essential, combined with excellent communication and team working skills. A community-focused approach is also important, plus the ability to work collaboratively with schools and community organisations.
If you’re looking for a challenge, plus the opportunity to be part of a bold and innovative organisation that has big ambitions both for GBCT and for the wider community this is an excellent opportunity for you.

Application

Please send a Covering Letter, on no more than 1 side of A4 using Arial 12 point, outlining how you meet the required skills and why you would like the post. CVs can also be sent but not compulsory.

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday the 9th of April 2021

Only email applications will be accepted. Please email info@govanhillbaths.com and include, ‘Climate Project Manager Post’, in the subject bar.

Interviews

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 13th April. Unfortunately we will not be able to accommodate interviews on alternative days.

PLEASE NOTE: The successful candidate must be in a position to take up employment on 3rd May 2021.

Click to view Job Description and Person Specification (PDF)

Artist Commission

We are looking for an artist to create an illustration which will be featured in an upcoming book about the history of Govanhill Baths. This year we are celebrating 20 years since the occupation of the Baths’ building, which saw the longest occupation of a civic building in British history, and prevented the building from being lost to developers.

We are looking for someone to create an illustration showing ‘the battle of Calder Street’, the moment when the police, using a greatly disproportionate amount of force, evicted the protesters from the building.

We have newspaper photographs of this event, but all of them are within copyright, which means that we are unable to use them in the book. We also thought it would be brilliant to have this moment commemorated through the creation of an illustration.

The illustration can be in any medium, such as drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, and so forth. (Though no audio-visual material please, as it needs to be featured in a book). But it does need to be fairly figurative, and also needs to show the Baths’ building in the background.

The commissioned artwork will be featured as a high quality reproduction in the book, credited to the artist. It will also be featured on some specially-produced merchandise to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the occupation. The artist will receive complementary copies of the book and merchandise, and will be invited to the book launch in August.

Fee: £250

Application deadline: 30th April 2021

To apply: please send examples of your previous work to katherine@govanhillbaths.com

We will prioritise local artists who live within the G42/G41 postcode areas. We welcome applications from everyone: you do not need to be a professional artist/illustrator. We will particularly welcome applications from people who experience barriers due to their race, class, gender identity, sexuality, religion, disability, or any other protected characteristic.

Govanhill Baths Board Members – Voluntary Positions

Expertise in finance, HR and property management preferred.

Govanhill Baths is looking for new board members who can bring specialist skills and knowledge to an exciting local project. We would like to recruit people with professional experience of finance, human resources and property management.

We have been awarded substantial grant money to bring the building back into operation. We have also secured community investment of over £280,000 by issuing community shares in the project and will be transferring our operations to a community benefit society when the building opens. Most community share holders are people who live locally and take a keen interest in the progress Govanhill Baths is making.

The refurbishment will bring the Ladies’ pool, Learners’ pool, Turkish Suite and Sauna into service as well as providing a gym, community kitchen/cafe and multi-purpose community spaces.

Throughout the refurbishment, Govanhill Baths will maintain a diverse programme of arts and wellbeing activities in the community, developing an outreach programme to keep people informed about the redevelopment and doing the ground work to put systems and procedures in place for when the building reopens. Govanhill Baths is now based in the Deep End in Nithsdale Street, where its staff are located and some arts activities take place.
Our current Board members are committed to helping the Trust re-open the Baths as a Wellbeing Centre and contribute to the social, cultural and built regeneration of Govanhill as a community on the Southside of Glasgow. This means that they have a high profile in the local community and are all approachable people. Board members are required to live within a mile of Govanhill Baths, which extends to Pollokshields, Mount Florida and Shawlands.

The Board currently meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm at the Deep End in Nithsdale Street.

For all enquiries and for an application pack please contact alex@govanhillbaths.com