Green Arts Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £31,013
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd May 2022

  • Advertised from 26th April 2022


Creative Carbon Scotland (CCS) believes in the power of the arts and culture to help achieve sustainability in Scotland and the world. They shape the ways in which we live in the world and so have an essential role to play in addressing the climate crisis. That’s why we support individuals and organisations in the arts and culture sector to be sustainable themselves and to lead and influence on climate change through their creative work. We do this by connecting artists and cultural organisations interested in climate action with each other and with organisations working directly on climate change.

We are a nimble, positive, influential and growing charity in a dynamic field whose services are very much in demand by both the arts and cultural world and, increasingly, by policy- and change-makers tackling the climate emergency. We work on both carbon emissions reduction and climate change adaptation to forge a sustainable, equitable, climate-adapted Scotland. Our founding partners are the Edinburgh Festivals, the Federation of Scottish Theatre, and the Scottish Contemporary Art Network. We receive significant long-term funding from Creative Scotland.

We are experiencing enormous demand and enthusiasm for our work. We recently worked with Creative Scotland to help them write their bold and ambitious Climate Emergency and Sustainability Plan, which places the creative and cultural sectors as key agents of change in the transformation to a sustainable Scotland. It will shape their funding, policy and work until 2045.

The Green Arts team

The Green Arts team within Creative Carbon Scotland works with cultural organisations to support them in addressing the climate emergency through practical action on emissions reduction, adapting to climate impacts, and working with their wider influence among artists and audiences. Main programme strands are:

• Green Arts: Providing tools, resources and training that equip and enable cultural organisations to reduce emissions and adapt to climate impacts in the context of a just transition to a lower carbon future. The main vehicle for this is our flagship 350-member community of practice and knowledge-sharing network the Green Arts Initiative.

• Carbon Management for Culture: Providing best practice guidance, tools and resources for cultural organisations to understand and manage their greenhouse gas emissions as well as direct support and coordination of environmental reporting for some groups of organisations with reporting requirements

• Beyond Scotland: Sharing our knowledge and experience and learning from others within the UK and internationally about how culture can practically address the climate emergency.

In 2022 we’re relaunching the Green Arts Initiative, holding a Green Arts Conference to bring the sustainable arts community together, developing digital tools and resources and supporting organisations with environmental reporting.

A full job description is attached below

Application notes

Applications must be made through the website

Application deadline: Sunday 22 May 23:59