Futurecity is now recruiting freelance Associates to support the development of its Culture and Placemaking Strategy portfolio in the expanding Australia office.

Futurecity has been commissioned to deliver several major public realm projects in Sydney – including devising the cultural strategy for large-scale, high-profile infrastructure, residential and civic schemes across the city.

Positions are available for high level specialists in aspects of (formal or informal) culture in urbanism (e.g. meanwhile/interim use, technology, creative consultation, outdoor arts, etc). We are also open to approaches from ‘all rounders’, though would expect an ability to highlight several areas of particular expertise.

All candidates should demonstrate:

-a good grasp of the relationship between arts and placemaking

-an ability to communicate well in person and on paper

-demonstrable strategic experience

-research skills

-interest in cultural and city / urban regulatory policy, and a working familiarity with planning regulations

-ability to work both in teams and independently

-excellent spoken and written English

-eligibility to work in Australia

-ability to work in Sydney on a day to day basis if required

As a Futurecity Strategy Associate, you will work in a very creative, culturally enterprising and fast-moving environment. You’ll benefit from opportunities to transform your CV through involvement in major cultural projects in the commercial and public sector. We will provide access to, and support in the use of, our methods and tools, and you’ll be working as part of our friendly, experienced and specialist team both here and London.

Please send a one-page CV (or link to your LinkedIn profile), and 400-word (max) statement outlining what you can offer Futurecity, to [email protected]. Please also indicate your current day rates, and your availability (including earliest start date and other non-negotiable commitments). We’d also welcome link(s) to any relevant projects you’ve been involved with.

We will contact applicants in whom we are interested for an initial 15-minute phone interview, followed by a meeting at our office in Sydney. Unfortunately, volume of interest means we cannot respond to or provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants.