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Knowle West Media Centre currently has two vacancies: we are seeking a part-time Communications Coordinator for the Change Creators – XLR Collective project, and a Manager for KWMC: The Factory.

1. Communications Coordinator for Change Creators: The XLR Collective

Are you interested in journalism, marketing and promotions, blogging, event coordination or music?

Join the Young People’s Programme as the Communications Coordinator of our new Change Creators programme: The XLR Collective. The seven-month music industry leadership programme will support 10 participants aged 18-25yrs to develop key leadership skills and host their own social action project.

The Communications Coordinator will support the delivery of Change Creators and the development of the programme’s external profile with key stakeholders across the city and across a variety of social media.

You will take on a variety of tasks including weekly blogging, promoting events, producing some photographic or video content, liaising regularly with all participants and external parties.

There is also an opportunity to travel internationally with the Change Creators as part of their delegation in late March / early April.

The postholder will work closely with the Change Creators – XLR Collective programme manager with additional support from KWMC’s Communications & Press Officer.

This is an entry level coordinator post and will suit those looking to build on their passion for media and bring transferable skills from other industries into this role, or as a first or second step in media careers following some form of media training/education or working in ‘assistant’ roles.

The post is part time (22.5 hours per week), with a minimum one evening per week and occasional weekend/school holiday work as required by the programme.

To apply:

If you have a passion for supporting young people to create social change and want to work in an arts and tech organisation, we’d love to hear from you.

We are particularly keen to hear from applicants from demographics currently under represented across the creative industries including, Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups, all women and people with disabilities.

Please read the Job Description then complete the Application Form and Monitoring Form.

Applications must be received by Sunday 15th January 2017. Please email your application to


2. Manager – KWMC: The Factory

KWMC is looking to recruit a manager for KWMC: The Factory to lead the development of our exciting digital manufacturing space and our Regional Arts Incubation Hub.

The Factory Manager will be responsible for the development and management of our digital manufacturing and maker space. The postholder will develop KWMC: The Factory as an innovation and enterprise hub as part of the RAIN (Regional Arts Incubation Network) project that is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Arts Council England.

The Factory Manager will be responsible for the recruitment and support of aspiring creative entrepreneurs who are developing new businesses and accessing the residencies of the RAIN project. The Manager will use the resources of the innovation and digital manufacturing space KWMC: The Factory to work as a part of a network of four hubs providing business incubation, innovation and prototyping support to the residents.

The postholder will have in-depth experience of managing and developing maker lab/ ‘fablab’ environments, and be committed to using these resources to support others to be creative, innovate, experiment and create both jobs and social impact. They will bring design thinking, a collaborative ethos and awareness of sustainability issues (e.g. the circular economy) into the space. We are looking for grounded experience, passion and a team player committed to delivering a programme that includes people from South Bristol and those under represented the creative sector workforce – which will require appropriate monitoring, reporting and evaluation associated with these funding streams.

The postholder will manage a small creative team providing community-based digital manufacturing facilities and skills development support. Excellent communication skills will be required for networking and collaborating with the other RAIN Hubs and developing appropriate professional networks to support the residents and development of the project.

The Regional Arts Incubation Network (RAIN) comprises Coworking Bath (The Guild), Knowle West Media Centre, Spike Island, UWE Bristol and Watershed. It is a programme funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Arts Council England.

To apply:

Please read the Job Description.

Then complete the Application Form and Monitoring Form.

Applications must be received by 9am on Monday 23rd January 2017. Please email your application to

Interviews will be held on Friday 27th January, with the successful applicant starting asap.

Contact Us

Knowle West Media Centre
Leinster Avenue
Knowle West
+44 (0) 117 903 0444

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