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OPEN CALL 2022 - Freelance Role


Project name: The Rime

Application deadline: Friday 22nd July 2022 – 22:00hrs. 

Key project date: Saturday 24th September 2022.




Sound Artist, Matthew Tuckey is seeking expressions of interest for the role of Production Coordinator for a community orchestra and choir recording as part of an ongoing R&D project. The project is inspired by Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and the aim of the project is to create a new sound installation for rural touring in 2023.


This opportunity is suitable for professionals with technical or stage management experience, based in the North East, who are looking for opportunities to take on roles similar to a Production Manager. We are particularly keen to hear from individuals who are interested in bringing their skills to an unconventional production role on an exciting new community sound art project.


This role will initially be for the recording stage of the project, with the potential to continue working on the production into its further production and touring stages. The recording session will take place on Saturday 24th September in Jesmond. The role would involve some preparation ahead of the session and attending the load-in on Friday 23rd and the session the following day.


Desirable skills and experience: health & safety and risk assessment, scheduling, small to midscale touring technical equipment and working in non-theatrical spaces, budget management and working with teams of volunteers (i.e. musicians and choirs) and professional technicians.


A daily rate will be negotiated with individual applicants based on accepted industry ethical rates of pay and experience.

Please submit your expression of interest (max 250 words, or less than 3 minute video/audio) and CV to: with the subject line ‘The Rime Production Coordinator 2022’.


About The Rime


Sound Artist, Matthew Tuckey has been awarded an Arts Council England project grant to work with a small creative team to develop a new sound installation, The Rime, in response to The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. As part of this R&D process, we will be recording an original score by composer Katie Doherty, performed by participants from the Northumberland Orchestral Society and the Amble Harbour Light’s Community Choir.


This R&D project is made possible by public funding from Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grants and funding from Northumberland County Council and November Club.

For further information on the project development so far please visit our Digital Scrapbook page.

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