Wasps Studios is recruiting for a new Head of Projects, Marketing and Communications Manager and Trustees to join the Wasps Board.

It’s a very exciting time to join the Wasps team, as we near the completion of the first phase of our development at The Briggait Clydeside Market Halls in Glasgow, and have just wrapped up on our creative industries location in Granton, Edinburgh in autumn 2023. We’re looking for new team members to carry the baton and deliver on the execution and communications surrounding this phase of Wasps’ endeavours. Our new Trustees will join the Board to offer support to the Wasps’ core team and delegate on key decisions that will inform the charity’s future.

We are currently on site with the first phase of The Briggait Clydeside Market Halls project, due to open in late Summer 2024. This £4m project will return the oldest surviving collection of market halls in Scotland to public use for the first time in 50 years, and transform 1,200m2 of derelict and unused space into an exciting riverside destination for food and drink, markets, events and creative industries. The Head of Projects will be the key client contact for Wasps in delivering this capital construction project and seeing its hand over to an operational facility. We have also recently acquired Riverside House – our new studio building in Edinburgh, which replaces another property in the city that had become unsustainable. The Head of Projects will oversee, with the Project Manager, the internal remodelling of this property to make it an inspiring and fit for purpose home for artists long into the future. In addition to these projects, the Head of Projects will lead the review and improvement of our existing estate, ensuring that our properties are inspiring, sustainable, and fit for purpose – supporting Scotland’s creative communities long into the future. Click here to read more about the role and apply.

Alongside the Head of Projects, we wish to appoint an imaginative, dynamic and effective Marketing and Communications Manager to lead on the creation and delivery of strategic marketing, communications and audience development plans; providing an important link between the Wasps staff team, our tenants as well as a wide range of stakeholders, funders and development partners. With a soft launch of the Clydeside Market Halls planned for late Summer 2024, the new Marketing and Communications Manager will have a key role in supporting the promotion of these new creative facilities and services. Click here to read more about the role and apply.

The Wasps Board of Trustees – made up entirely of volunteers – plays an indispensable role in offering industry expert support to the Wasps core team in matters such as the cultural sector, property, law, finance and HR. Board members meet at least four times a year to discuss and decide upon the latest developments and strategy, with each Trustee serving on a respective sub-committee based on their expertise – Projects and Property, Arts and Enterprise or Finance and Resources. Click here to read more about the role and apply.

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