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Job Opportunity - Accentuate History of Place, Creative Workshop Facilitator (Games Development) - deadline 09 January 2017

Accentuate History of Place
Creative Workshop Facilitator – Games Development

Freelance Creative Workshop Facilitator – Games Development
Screen South is looking for one or more freelance professionals to undertake the role of Creative Workshop Facilitator to support the creation of four games and or trails for our project.  These might take the format of ‘real world games’ exploring heritage sites. The games may have a common structure, but will have content unique to the individual sites.

Our aim is to create a game genuinely inspired and informed by participation by young people, or a community group, but aimed at general audience.   A key challenge will be balancing the creative freedom afforded to the participating group while achieving production values high enough to have appeal to all potential players of the game.
We propose that the Creative Workshop Facilitator will plan and facilitate participative workshops with an appropriate group in four different areas, with outputs including film clips (and /or briefs for subsequent filming to be coordinated with the film maker), ideas and archive material, from which clear briefs including the structure of game play can be developed.   The Creative Workshop Facilitator will work closely with the Games Designer to ensure all content created is in appropriate formats for final games production and will  lead the testing of the actual games and trails.

For more information on the games and the related digital projects, please see the Accentuate History of Place Digital Media Plan, which can be found in the full brief. Please note that the media plan was written during the development stage of the project, so the timeline for production is no longer relevant.  Therefore, please use it as just a guide.

Please download the full brief at the bottom of this page.

Role Description
The Creative Workshop Facilitator will work with the Games Designer, Accentuate History of Place Team and the Delivery Partners to identify appropriate locations for the workshops, young people and other groups to work with.

This person will need to:
• have good understanding and experience of creating ‘real world games’;
• have experience of running workshops and working with young people and adults in creating games;
• have excellent communications skills and be able to explain and inspire people with the process of creating a game;
• be flexible and imaginative in their approach;
• have previous experience of working with deaf and disabled people;
• have experience of working within a community setting, with schools and voluntary organisations;
• be able to liaise effectively with the Games Designer to ensure that the final product reflects input from the young people involved in the workshops.

Fee and Timescale
We are aiming to deliver a minimum of 6 workshops at 4 locations (24 workshops maximum). 
The total payable fee is £8,000 for this role + VAT. This is to cover all costs, including any necessary preparation, gaming/testing events and all travel and accommodation costs It should be assumed that the workshops will take place in Liverpool, Bristol, London and Kent and that the Creative Practitioner is likely to visit each of these at least five times.

There is a further budget of up to £4800+VAT available to cover the costs of workshops with young people, to include venue hire, materials, refreshments etc. Screen South will hold this budget.

There is a further budget available to cover any access costs.

The games are to be launched as part of Disability History Month in November/December 2017. It is envisages that the workshops will take place early in 2017.

A full timetable of work will be developed with the successful applicant and final agreement of a payment schedule will be based upon this.

Application Process
Applicants are required to send a CV with proposal in which you outline, in no more than one page, how you would plan to address the brief.
• Please ensure that you have read and understood the Digital Media Plan (provided) fully, as this forms the core document for the development of all digital elements.
• We will be looking for best value for money as well as exciting and creative approaches.

Applications should be made both as a hard copy and electronically, and sent to:

Screen South
The Wedge
75 - 81 Tontine Street
Folkestone   CT20 1JR

Tel: 01303 259777

Alternatively you can telephone or email to request application materials in other formats.

Deadline for applications: Monday 9th January 2017

Interviews will be held on a date to be confirmed, week starting Monday 16th January 2017 in our Folkestone offices

For a full role description and instructions on how to apply, please download the below job brief.

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