4 days ago
  • Level Mid Level
  • Professions Artist, Graphic Designer, Textile Designer, Digital Artist, Teacher
  • Type Freelance
  • Location London, United Kingdom

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Bow Arts is seeking talented Artist Educators to support the delivery of its highly successful education programme.

Bow Arts Education programme serves a wide range of schools by providing long term, high quality arts experiences for children, young people and teachers. We work with Artist Educators to provide bespoke projects that we always design around the needs of each individual school. We are seeking to employ five Artist Educators to add to our current pool.

Our Education service provides:
Bespoke projects and workshops – Tailoring bespoke workshops to schools’ needs in collaboration with our professional practising artists
Artist/ teacher CPD – Investing in artists and teachers by sharing skills, planning and cross-curricular links to increase confidence and development
Consortia – Creating partnerships between schools and enabling them to work together, raise attainment and share planning and resources
Commissions –Collaborating with schools to produce high quality original artworks for permanent display
PPA support Providing specialist Art & Design cover for teachers’ leave time
Last year we worked with around 70 schools across 14 boroughs and delivered more than 1,450 artist-led educational workshops.

The Role
As an artist educator, you will work collaboratively with schools to deliver creative learning experiences that challenge and inspire young people and teachers and support them to produce high quality work.
You will be responsible for planning, delivering and evaluating arts-based projects for schools. You will collaborate with teachers and members of the Bow Arts education team to devise projects that respond to the individual needs of each school innovatively. These may, for example, include improving school grounds, developing skills in a particular discipline, targeted pupil interventions or raising attainment in particular curriculum areas. All aspects of your work with schools will reflect our values of passion, innovation and collaboration.

You will work closely with an Education Projects Manager, who will provide a package of services to support you in your role. This includes administrative support, help with project planning and sourcing materials where appropriate, and regular project visits. Bow Arts offers a programme of professional development opportunities for artists, which we invite Artist Educators to attend.

Please note that you will be joining a register of education artists and that project work will be assigned according to the skills and experience of the artist and possible links to their practice. At times, we provide artist briefs and artists are invited to submit proposals.

We are actively working towards diversifying our current pool of Artist Educators to employ artists from backgrounds which are underrepresented in the arts. We are striving towards having a pool of Artist Educators that better reflects the population of the schools we work with. As part of this recruitment drive, we particularly welcome applications from BAME, LGBTQ+ and working class backgrounds and artists living with a disability.

We also particularly welcome applications from artists with skills/experience in a broad range of media, as well as in the following areas:
• Design
• Textiles
• Secondary
• Performance
• Thamesmead local
• Film

Fees: £180 per day, with additional £50 for one planning meeting per project

Personal Specification
You must:
§ Have a minimum of 2 years’ experience leading arts projects with children and young people
§ Be able to work effectively with teachers and other members of school staff
§ Be confident working in a school setting and managing groups of up to 30 children
§ Have experience of planning and delivering engaging and inspiring participatory workshops
§ Be able to produce high quality artwork with young people
§ Be able to communicate effectively with teachers, children, and Bow Arts staff
§ Have experience of project planning and working to deadlines
§ Be able to work within strict materials budgets
§ Champion accessibility and inclusivity
§ Have or be willing to complete an enhanced DBS check
§ Willing to travel to various locations in and around London
Desirable qualities:
§ Arts Award advisor trained/experience of delivering Arts Award projects

To apply, please visit our website and complete and return an artist’s application form and enclose the additional documentation requested.
Please send applications and documentation by email by 9am on Monday 23rd December.
We will invite shortlisted candidates to interviews the week commencing 13th January.

Skills Required

  • Art Teaching
  • Project Management
  • Art
  • Collaborating
  • Communicating Ideas
  • Textile Design
  • Film
  • Digital
  • Design
  • Performance Art

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