Working with Freelancers

Event Date:25 February 2022 10:00 am — 25 February 2022 12:00pm

Join us for an interactive online session to discuss working with freelancers, the results of the Museum Freelance Survey in 2020, how to create a good brief and where to find freelancers near you.

Open to beginners as well as those more advanced in the topic, you can sign up free of charge via the link following the session content detail.

The session content will include the following:

  • An overview of Museum Freelance 2020 survey: who are freelancers in the sector, their main motivations, challenges etc
  • Legalities, rights and responsibilities for both freelancers and clients
  • Commissioning freelancers in an inclusive, fair and transparent way – what does this look like
  • A good freelance brief
  • Contracts, work plans and effective working relationships
  • What to do when things don’t go to plan – and how to prevent this
  • Budgets, pricing and day rates
  • Where to find freelancers

Session Interactivity

  • Some questions to reflect on individually
  • An opportunity to ask questions and add reflections in chat box / by unmuting
  • Discussion as a whole group if a small group OR one breakout exercise with 3/4 people in each group. The slides will be provided as a PDF along with links to additional resources.

When you book your place please do let us know about any areas you are keen to learn about, and whether you face any particular challenges so that the content can be tailored to the group effectively.

Please note: this event is being run by South East Museum Development. Therefore places are only available to organisations in the South East region. By signing up to the training you agree to adhere to our terms and conditions, including completing the post session evaluation.

By booking a place on to a South East Museum Development training event, you are agreeing to the following :

  • To ensure fair distribution, only one representative from each museum can book a place on this training course. Additional bookings from the same museum will go on to a reserve list. Places on this training course will be confirmed by email.
  • That you are either a paid staff, a volunteer or a trustee who works within or with a South East museum or heritage organisation which is in Arts Council England’s Accreditation Scheme (either fully accredited or working towards accreditation). Where this is not applicable (i.e. you are a non-accredited museum), you acknowledge that in the event that training is oversubscribed, priority will be given to museums or heritage organisations in the Arts Council England Accreditation Scheme.
  • It is a condition of receiving the training provided without charge that the evaluation form is completed by the specified deadline in the email notification, unless a paper evaluation is specifically provided on the day of the training session for completion before the end of the session.

Book your place.

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