Participation Manager Northern Ireland (Green Space Dark Skies)

Closing date: 24 January 2022

Job Description

1 x Part-Time Position 
There is a flat fee available for this work of £10,000.



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.


Working to the Country Producers and the Head of Learning the Participation Manager will be responsible for ensuring the widest possible participation in the Green Space Dark Skies project. This exciting one-off project brings exceptional artists from across the UK and Ireland to work with diverse groups of people to explore the landscape through spectacular acts of witness. 20 live happenings of varying scale will illuminate pockets of beauty and wildness in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England over six months in 2022.

  • Job Title: Participation Manager Northern Ireland
  • Responsible for: Local engagement co-ordinators
  • Location: Based in Northern Ireland working from home. This role will involve travel throughout Northern Ireland establishing contact with groups and networks.
  • Contract Duration: This is a part-time role. It is anticipated that the role will involve 1 – 3 days a week from January through to October 2022 depending on stage of the project and the proximity to the events.
  • Working Hours: Office hours are normally between 9.30am and 5.30pm, Monday to Friday but evening, weekend work will be required.
  • Remuneration: There is a flat fee available for this work of £10,000.

How To Apply

Please read the Job Pack for full opportunity details and a detailed role description before applying. To be considered for this position a recent CV along with a covering letter should be emailed to by Monday 24 January 2022.

Deadline for Application Submissions: Monday 24 January 2022

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