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Exhibit Coordinator

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Generation of Waste (GoW) by Sustainable Fashion Scotland, Beira and ZWDC are looking for a remote, part-time Exhibit Coordinator to help expand the reach and impact of the Generation of Waste installation and its key messages across Scotland and the UK - first exhibited at the Blue Zone at COP26 in Glasgow.

Key Details

  • Part-time, freelance role budgeted at £25 per hour. Approximately 8 hours a week for 18 weeks (until end of November 2023); total budget: £3500 GBP

  • Remote in Scotland (some travel around Scotland may be needed, tbc)

  • Apply by 10th July, 12pm BST

  • Interviews will be held online between 17th-21st July

  • Preferred start date of August (flexible for the chosen candidate)

Key Details
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How to apply

How to apply

Please send your CV and cover letter to Liisa at by 10th July, 12pm BST. Your cover letter should be no longer than 1 A4 page and should include your suitability for the job, how you propose to work to make sure the project is successful, your availability for interviews (between 17th-21st July), and when you are able to start working. If you prefer to send your cover letter in a different format (such as audio, images or video), please do.

About Generation of Waste

About Generation of Waste

Generation of Waste is a visually engaging creative installation first exhibited at COP26 in the official Blue Zone in Glasgow. The installation is a bar chart sculpture representing the ‘generation’ of waste throughout the life cycle of an item of clothing from pre-consumer through to post-consumer. Each bar represents one of eight different stages of the textile value chain and features vox-pop style videos sharing voices of experienced practitioners across the globe. Solutions and sustainable best practices are also showcased through examples of organisations from the Global North and Global South. Policy recommendations are emphasised to urge governments to #ActNow. Clothing is something that touches everybody’s lives, meaning every citizen can make an impact by changing their behaviour once they have access to accurate, transparent information.

Learn more about the exhibit at and through this video.

About the role

About the role

We are looking to hire a freelance Exhibit Coordinator to help expand the reach and impact of the Generation of Waste installation in different physical locations across Scotland/UK, aiming to increase audiences’ access and understanding of the exhibit’s key messages. As the coordinator you will be responsible for planning and organising the exhibition tour, including communicating with key stakeholders as well as organising exhibition venues and planning engaging activities and events that promote the key messages of the exhibit. You will be supported by a small steering group consisting of members from the original exhibit project: Sustainable Fashion Scotland CIC (Liisa and Mairi, Directors) and Beira (Antoinette, Founder).

Main Duties:

  • Develop a project plan for how you will approach the work, with rough timelines

  • Research and contact potential exhibition spaces for the installation

  • Plan a timeline with locations for the installation to tour and exhibit at

  • Coordinate relocation (derig and install) between our partner company and the venues

  • Develop plans for potential events that promote the key messaging and aims of the exhibit

  • Occasional social media marketing for Generation of Waste (with support from Sustainable Fashion Scotland’s marketing lead)

  • Research and help write funding applications to support the tour (e.g. for venue hire, events to reach new audiences)

  • Research and propose a plan for the end of life of the exhibit (where all the resources will go - we don’t want anything to go to waste if possible!)

This role is for a temporary part-time basis, approximately 8 hours a week for 18 weeks until the end of November. We are happy to discuss flexible working arrangements. The role has potential for extension subject to funding.

About you

About you

We are looking for an individual who is committed to taking action for positive change in the creative industries in Scotland, with experience working with exhibitions in Scotland and/or the UK.


Essential skills and experience

  • Proven experience in project coordination

  • Proven experience in stakeholder relationship building, specifically in the creative industries

  • Understanding of exhibition venues and networks in Scotland and across the UK

  • Basic understanding of the fashion industry and its environmental and social issues

  • Great written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to manage time and organise your workload

  • Ability to take initiative and work independently (with support from the steering group)


If you don’t meet all the criteria but believe you would do well in the role, we encourage you to apply!


At Sustainable Fashion Scotland we are committed to creating an inclusive environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, neurodiversity, age, or veteran status.


If you have any questions about the role or accessibility requirements for the application and interview process, please get in touch with Liisa, SFS Operations Director, at

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