Screen South wishes to appoint an experienced Sound Artist to produce a soundscape about the history of the Royal School for the Blind, Liverpool, as part of the national HLF Funded project – History of Place. The Sound Artist will work with the History of Place Project Coordinator, a freelance Artist and the Royal School for the Blind, Liverpool to produce a soundscape that will bring to life the stories of the pupils who attended the school and reflect its relevance from its founding in 1791 to today.
Alongside the soundscape we will be delivering a series of creative workshops with current students exploring the history of the school using sounds, scents, objects and materials based around four themes that have been emerging through archive research. Although the Sound Artist will not be expected to lead workshops with the pupils, they will be required to attend one creative workshop in Liverpool at the Royal School for the Blind on Tuesday 20th September 2016 to observe the pupils producing their creative responses to the archive material and stories.
The Sound Artist will have experience in creating soundscapes or audio intended for public engagement and to the standards appropriate to be exhibited in national museums. Ideally they will have experience working in the community and youth sector. They will be expected to have created notable audio projects and evidence this in their application. We particularly welcome applications from sound artists who define themselves as disabled.
Fee and Timescale
The total fee for the role is £1000.00 inclusive of VAT plus a further £500.00 inclusive of VAT for digital materials to deliver the soundscape in a variety of formats. Travel and expenses for attending the creative workshop in September will be met subject to approval.
The soundscape will be created during September and October 2016 with notable dates; 20th September 2016, Sound Artist to attend a creative workshop at the school with the History of Place Project Coordinator and freelance Artist, 18th October 2016, first edit of soundscape submitted so that it can be used in the final creative session at the school and in an external workship with young people, final version of the soundscape submitted by the 25th November 2016
Please download the full brief the Accentuate or History of Place websites before applying.
Applicants are required to send a CV with covering letter in which you outline how you would address the brief and provide links to examples of your previous soundscape work. Please ensure that you have read and understood the Accentuate History of Place Programme. You can find out more about Accentuate and History of Place at www.accentuateuk.org and http://historyofplace.wpengine.com/
Applications should be made electronically and sent to:
Alternatively you can telephone 01303 259777 or email to request application materials in other formats.
Deadline for applications: Monday 5th September at 12pm
Interviews will take place on Monday 12th September in Liverpool or via Skype