Work with us! Coordinator, job opportunity

November 26, 2019

Coordinator Job Description and Person Specification

The Culture Declares Emergency (CDE) movement was launched on 3 April 2019 by a small group of artists and cultural professionals working in a voluntary capacity. Its aim is to encourage artists and cultural organisations to declare climate and ecological emergency and to collectively interrogate the role of arts and culture in this time of global crisis. It now has over 600 declarers.

CDE takes inspiration from Extinction Rebellion, the Youth Climate Strikes and similar movements but is Independent from them. It seeks to have a professional conversation within and without the sector and to collaborate with others who have declared climate and ecological emergency, including local authorities and sister movements such as Music Declares Emergency and Architects Declare Emergency.

CDE structure

CDE has an informal structure led by members of the CDE ‘anchor circle’ – a group of approximately 10 core activists, many of them freelance cultural professionals. The work needed to support this growing movement is no longer sustainable under the current model and CDE is looking for a part-time Coordinator to take on a number of key tasks, thanks to a grant from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation UK.

As CDE develops, the Coordinator role will develop with it, and there is the potential for the areas of responsibility to change and grow and for the post holder to contribute to this evolution.

The role is being offered initially for 1-2 day per week, to be negotiated, at a rate of £160 per day. This will be reviewed after three months, and our current funding can support the role for up to a year depending on the number of days per week agreed.

The role will be contracted and managed by Complicité and supported by a small steering group. The Coordinator can work from home, from desk space at the Complicité office in Kentish Town or another location as agreed.

To Apply

Please send a letter only (no CVs) outlining how you meet the job description and person specification by midday on Monday 2nd December. Letters should be no more than two sides of A4 and sent by email to

Please also complete and return the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form at the bottom.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 18th December in the afternoon, in London.
Interviews by video conference can be arranged.

Job Description

  • Manage the email accounts, ensuring timely response and forwarding enquiries as appropriate
  • Manage the website,, ensuring information is up to date including the list of Declarers
  • Manage regular communication with Declarers and others through our Mailchimp hosted list, ensuring we are meeting GDPR and other regulations
  • Connect, celebrate and share the work of existing Declarers
  • Manage the Declarer journey from initial sign-up, supporting the recruitment of new Declarers
  • Organise and minute weekly video meetings of the anchor circle
  • Provide support for CDE events as agreed
  • Manage a small budget for events and publicity
  • Support and inform messaging on CDE social media and press

Person Specification

  • At least 1 year’s experience in a similar role
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Willingness to work flexible hours when required
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Interest in the arts and in environmental sustainability
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, CMS website management and Mailchimp
  • A willingness to learn new technology

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