Job Opportunity – Project Coordinator

Never Say Die Exhibition Los Angeles 2018

Home of Metal – Project Coordinator (Freelance Role)
90 days between February – October 2019 based on 2-3 days per week with possible extension
Fee: £110 per day
Location of post: Custard Factory Birmingham
Closing date:
5pm Friday 25 January 2019
Interview date:
Friday 1 February 2019


Capsule are looking for a highly organised, motivated, freelance coordinator to deliver our highly ambitious Home of Metal programme of work in Birmingham during 2019. Essential experience will include arts and cultural events, heritage, marketing and project management, audience development and community engagement.

The successful candidate must be able to multitask, coordinate and manage a variety of projects throughout the programme. They should have strong knowledge and experience of administrative systems, delivering complex programmes and an excellent working knowledge of online marketing tools and digital media in order to cover the breadth of activity which will include the co-ordinating of recruitment and training of volunteers alongside delivering new contemporary art commissions with major institutions.

Background and context:
“Heavy Metal was born in the West Midlands and has developed a global following matched only by hip-hop. It’s time to stop sneering and celebrate this proud cultural heritage.” New Statesman


Home of Metal is a Capsule project and a celebration of the music that was born in Birmingham. Music that turned up the volume, down-tuned the guitars, and introduced a whole new meaning to the word ‘heavy’. Home of Metal’s exhibitions and events join the dots between music, social history, visual art and fan cultures to produce a new perspective on Heavy Metal; one that is celebratory, eschews notions of high/low art and joins audiences and performers together.

Home of Metal will deliver a programme of activity during summer 2019 including a major exhibition at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and exhibitions at The New Art Gallery Walsall, MAC, Centrala and Eastside Projects. Home of Metal is supported by Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund, Birmingham City University and a range of project partners and supporters.

For further information about the role please download Home of Metal Project Co-ordinator Job Description  + Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form


If you are interested in applying for this opportunity please email your cv, a letter of application outlining your interest and how you feel you would fulfil this role (no more than 2 sides of A4)  + the Equal opportunities form to
Closing date: 5pm Friday 25 January 2019
Interview date: Friday 1 February 2019