We’re looking for a Project Coordinator

THE CLOSING DATE HAS NOW PASSED. Thanks to everyone who applied!

Boom! Community Arts are looking for a Project Coordinator.  

Tenure: Freelance.  Initially to 31st March; with possibility to extend to 2022/23 following successful review.

Hours: Initially approx 2 days per week, worked flexibly to suit post holder and organisation.  (From 1st April 2021, following successful review, approx 1 day per week.)

Fee: £2800 – payable in arrears in equal instalments on the 1st of each month.  (From 1st April, following successful review, £5k per annum.)

Location: Home based, with provision of IT equipment if required

Reporting to: Chair, Boom! Community Arts


Boom! Community Arts (SCIO) was awarded charitable status in 2017.  We provide community arts opportunities in the north of Glasgow, particularly the Possil area, and believe in the ability of art to transform lives.  We are delighted to have recently been awarded money from the Glasgow Communities Fund (GCF) to support an expanded programme of adult and youth workshops until Spring 2023.  This funding will also allow us to hire a part time freelance Project Coordinator in order to help our organisation grow and become more sustainable, and we are excited to be able to build our team.

Since our inception we have run regular adult and youth workshops, working in partnership with other organisations in the area.  We also provide workshops at community events (such as community meals), and have had groups participate in large events such as Glasgow Christmas Carnival, and the Possilpark Christmas Lights switch on event.  We know that these experiences have been highly valued by our participants.

We are currently entirely volunteer-run, and would like our Project Coordinator to help us move forward.  Building on our existing work, we would like to grow our presence in the area, strengthen key relationships, and work toward serving more people.  But in order to grow, we recognise that we need to develop our capacity.  This is where you’ll come in.  You’ll be a great communicator, solution-focussed, and good with detail.  You’ll be highly organised, and have a commitment to working with communities.  

Between now and 31st March, we are aware that we will need to do work on building workflows/processes, and of course ensuring that activity is flexible and appropriate to working in the landscape as affected by COVID-19, and this is reflected in the additional hours for this period.  Looking to the future, we would like to work with more volunteers, and build our membership.  


  • Work with the Board to develop and coordinate arts workshop activity in line with GCF Arts for Possil funding award.  This will include liaising with partners, venues, and artists / other contractors to coordinate workshop bookings, reporting, and ensuring that activity is delivered to budget. 
  • Ensure that activity is COVID-safe and meets all appropriate H&S requirements.
  • Maintain regular monitoring and evaluation system for workshops to ensure timely and accurate reporting for funders.  
  • Develop and grow database of contacts in line with all relevant GDPR and data privacy legislation.
  • Work with Chair on producing and developing online content, including social media channels and website. 
  • Work with the Board on fundraising applications for future work.
  • Representing Boom! Community Arts at meetings with partner organisations, and attending Board meetings. 


  • Excellent levels of written and verbal communication
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Self motivated and highly organised.
  • Experience in arts administration, or comparable experience in a similar area. 
  • A commitment to and understanding of issues pertaining to equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • A sense of fun!

We would also like to see, but are open to a candidate who could learn / is interested in developing, the following:

  • Knowledge of arts community in the North of Glasgow
  • A connection to the area in and around Possil.
  • Experience of preparing funding applications.
  • Experience working with volunteers, freelancers and contractors. 
  • Experience of working in the third sector. 
  • Knowledge of writing for the web, and management of social media channels. 


Please send your tailored CV, along with a supporting statement which demonstrates how you meet the requirements of this post, including examples, to sara@boomcommunityarts.com  

Deadline 5pm Friday 20th November 2020.

Interviews by video conferencing in the week beginning Monday 23rd November 2020.

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