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Freelance Social Media and Project Administrator

The Photobook Project is looking for an enthusiastic, creative, organised and compassionate individual to support with project administration.

The successful candidate will work closely with Ellie to build the social media and communications around the project. Ellie is passionate about empowering people living with dementia through the arts, and is looking for someone who is equally passionate or wanting to play an active role in this area of work.

This role is supported by Cultivator a project funded by European Social Fund, Arts Council and Cornwall Council

Tasks include:
  • Creating and scheduling content for The Photobook Project’s social media
  • Updating the project archive/shop online (basic training provided if needed)
  • Liaising with partners involved in The Photobook Project
  • Printing and packaging activity packs to send out to participants of The Photobook Project
  • Responding to enquiries on the project email address
  • Attending bi-weekly catch-ups with Ellie. These will mostly be online, with 2 or 3 in-person (Covid allowing)
  • Preparing equipment for in-person sessions

Fee and payment
This is a freelance opportunity: 1.5 days per week or 12 hours a week for a period of 6 months starting from January 2022. Payments will be made on receipt of invoice in 6 monthly instalments at £650 per month = £3900 total fee.

The Photobook Project empowers people living with dementia through creative practice and research. It was created in 2015 by Founding Artistic Director Ellie Robinson Carter as part of her MA in Illustration, in response to attending Sensory Trust’s dementia-friendly walking group in Cornwall called The Happy Wanderers.

Since then, the project has travelled the world to support people living with dementia, their carers and intergenerational groups to use photography and other creative methods to document their present experience. It has designed to be accessible and person-led, providing self-evidence of living well with dementia.

Dementia can often lead people to consider the past, and to be fearful of the present and future: this project invites people living with dementia to embrace their present and feel empowered to connect and reconnect to important parts of themselves.

Through these collections being created, the project is building an archive which reflects people living well with dementia, challenging the stigma that is often portrayed by the media. The project puts people living with dementia at the forefront of its work. You can read more about the project here: www.the-photobook-project.com

Please note: This is a freelance role and the individual will need to be registered with HMRC. The individual will be responsible for paying all tax arising on the fees above and for the payment of all National Insurance and other similar payments.

Diversity and Inclusion in The Photobook Project team and community
Ensuring that all feel welcome in The Photobook Project family is at the heart of everything we do. We are intentionally inclusive and diverse in all our content. We recognise that the health and wellness space lacks representation and diversity, and have been committed to actively addressing this.

The Photobook Project is collaborative, respectful and empowering. We actively encourage people with disabilities, including dementia, to take active roles and step outside of the ‘participant’ role. Everyone is valued and takes responsibility and accountability for their role.

Ensuring we provide truly accessible content and information is pivotal to the success of our work and message. We do this by training freelance illustrators, filmmakers, photographers and others we work with to ensure this standard is maintained and always improving. We always involve our project collaborator’s in this process.

We are a female-owned and run company. We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace that values and promotes diversity in physical ability, age, ethnicity, gender, identity or sexual orientation.

We operate a genuinely flexible working and family-friendly working culture in order to accommodate the needs of parents, carers and people living with disability to ensure healthy work-life balance, happiness and mental health.

We are listening and learning and are accountable for improvement and growth.


Photo Credits: John Mersey