Access Manager (Green Space Dark Skies)

Closing date: 31 January 2022

Job Description

Access Manager

1 x Freelance Position (Fixed Term, approx. 9 months)
Project Fee: up to £15,600 (fixed fee, for approx. 2 days per week, Feb 22 – Oct 22)


Green Space Dark Skies invites 20,000 people, from all paths in life, to make a journey into the landscape together. There, we will experience wild and beautiful places across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as dusk falls. Open to all, each mass gathering celebrates nature, our responsibility to protect it and everyone’s right to explore the countryside.

It’s one of ten major projects commissioned as part of UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK groundbreaking UK-wide celebration of creativity in 2022. Led by outdoor arts pioneers Walk the Plank, Green Space Dark Skies takes place from April to September. Over six months, thousands of people will become Lumenators, carrying low impact lights specially developed by Siemens to be sensitive to the night-time environment, at up to 20 different secret locations. There, we will create art outdoors, recorded by film and photography.

The inspiration is the 90th anniversary of the 1932 Kinder Scout mass trespass, when 500 people walked across Kinder Scout in protest at the laws that made crossing the land illegal. Today, the UK’s National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) are places that anyone can visit, any time, for free.

This is the chance to be part of something truly special. Millions will watch online and via the broadcast, but only those who’ve signed up to be involved will be present at each event and they alone will be there in person to see the landscape transformed. We hope to make it possible for anyone to take part. The Lumenators will also be invited to share their stories of connection or disconnection with the landscape, before, during and after each event. These stories matter. They are at the heart of Green Space Dark Skies.


Job Title: Access Manager

Remuneration: Up to £15,600, commensurate with skill and experience

Duration: February 2022 – October 2022 (80 days – approx. 9 months @ 2 days/week)

Responsible To: Creative Producer(s), Walk the Plank

Liaison With: Key WtP core staff, freelance artists, national and local partners

Key Qualities

  • Self-starter, used to working on own initiative
  • Imaginative flair and a contemporary perspective
  • Able to be entrepreneurial and willing to innovate
  • Impeccable organisational skills, with an ability to multi-task
  • Ability to forge new partnerships beyond the arts and cultural sectors
  • Know when to use discretion and ability to resolve conflict
  • Manage your own time and resources and that of others
  • A passion for sustainable working, equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Committed to inclusive practice, with evidence of promoting inclusive working in previous roles
  • Excellent customer service attitude which is confidence-inspiring and boundary-pushing

How To Apply

Please read the Job Pack for full opportunity details and a detailed role description before applying.

To apply, please send your current CV together with a supporting statement – created as a single PDF document – to

Deadline for Application Submissions: Monday 31st January 2022
Interviews will be held in the first week of February, with start date as soon as possible

If you would like an informal chat about this role please email to make an appointment.

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