Freelance Project Evaluator

Join our team

We’re looking for individuals or organisations to work with Creative Youth to deliver the evaluation for our National Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England supported AMP Kingston: Art, Music and Pop Fashion project.

Key deliverables:

  • Work with the team to establish a creative but clear monitoring and evaluation framework that can be simply implemented into the project which is already taking place.
  • Be flexible and willing to meet online or in person with our Heritage Collective youth board – offering alternative options of evaluation to meet project needs.
  • To offer a day of training the Heritage Collective board and AMP team in simple evaluation techniques and effective methods of capturing quantitative and qualitative data through creative methods.
  • Support the project team around data collection with key external partner organisations; Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, Kingston History Centre, Kingston University, Kingston College and Kingston Music Service.
  • Ensure that the project monitoring and evaluation methodology is delivered in accordance with the project and funder aims and objectives.
  • Consider implementing an evaluation framework to measure the impact of the project at both an interim and final stage, including any additional associated reporting that might be required.
  • Work with existing methods of evaluation, ensuring a robust project methodology is created.
  • Show previous experience in delivering project evaluation for National Heritage Lottery Fund supported projects. This does not have to have been as an evaluation consultant.
  • There is additional scope and budget to conduct training and a Heritage Consultancy Report, assessing the impact of the project and also identifying areas for future development, within heritage. This would be subject to further discussion and would be offered with an additional fee.

About the project

With young people, this project is an exploration of Kingston’s music heritage from the 1960s – 1990s. This heritage will be identified, recorded and accessed in a range of interactive, sustainable ways. Through uncovering this heritage, AMP not only explores some of the most iconic musical acts of the late twentieth century, but celebrates pop fashion, costumes, album artwork, band posters and more.

Three themes have been identified:

  • Art – the rise of artwork in branding and logos for music artists.
  • Music – the musicians and artists themselves but also the promoters who enabled their performances to be seen
  • Pop Fashion – the influence of pop fashion in relation to the creation of musical personas and identities.

These will be presented and recorded through a series of exhibitions, pop-ups, young person-led creative interpretation and programming. The form of these will be decided and shaped by the young people involved but could include gigs, fashion shows, exhibitions etc. We will build an online resource where the heritage can be housed digitally, a submission to local archives and an online toolkit for young people to use to interpret the heritage.

Led by Creative Youth, but delivered in partnership with the AMP youth board for the project; known as the Heritage Collective. Other key partners include: Kingston Musuem, Kingston History Centre, Kingston University, Kingston College, Anstee Bridge, Achieving for Children (Piper Active Youth Club) and The Community Brain.

How to apply

Read the brief here

Please provide a CV and a tender document responding to the brief including any images of previous experience outlining your response to the brief and how your experience will effectively support this delivery.

We are keen to encourage you to share creative methods of data collection and evaluation reporting you have carried out. We would be interested to see these ideas and past experience coming through on the tender especially those based in reporting to NHLF in those methods or experience in having previously worked with the evaluation of projects which have been lead or delivered by young people.

Email your tender response to our Programme Manager by 9am on 11 April 2023. Interviews will take place on the w/c 16 April, most likely 18 April but some flexibility offered.