Job Opportunity, Artist Educator Bow Arts

Our Learning programme creates high quality artist-led projects for children and young people built around individual school priorities. We also provide an artist-led offer of training and INSET to teachers and school support staff. Last year we worked with 86 schools across 15 London boroughs and delivered 1369 artist-led educational workshops. Our programme relies on our highly experienced artist educators, and we are seeking to employ a number of artist educators to add to our current pool.

Open Until: 10/07/2023

Posted: 26/06/2023

Hours: Vary per project

Location: Schools across London

Fee: £191.90 per day, with additional £53.30 for one planning meeting per project

Main Tasks:

– Plan, deliver, and evaluate arts-based projects for schools. These may include:

  • Skill development projects
  • Topic based or cross-curricular projects
  • Cover for teacher planning, preparation, and assessment time (PPA)
  • Teacher CPD (continued professional development)
  • Permanent artworks for schools
  • Arts Award projects
  • Exam assistance

– Collaborate with teachers and members of the Bow Arts learning team to devise projects that respond to the needs of each school innovatively

– Work collaboratively with schools to deliver creative learning experiences that challenge and inspire young people and teachers, and are accessible to all

– Reflect our values of passion, innovation and collaboration in all aspects of your work

– Work in line with Bow Arts’ sustainability and inclusion policies

Bow Arts offers a programme of professional development opportunities for artists, which we invite artist educators to attend for free.

Please note that you will be joining a register of 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 looking for artists with a broad range of practices. Currently, we are looking for artists with any of the following skills:

  • Design and Technology
  • Metalwork
  • Willow Art
  • Woodwork
  • Specialist projects in SEND settings
  • Interests in long term projects/ PPA Cover in schools
  • Social justice focused projects

Bow Arts is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, tackling discrimination, and welcoming and valuing the inclusivity of the communities we serve. 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 those who are ethnically diverse, come from low socio-economic backgrounds and artists living with a disability.

To apply for this role, please read the full job description and person specification below, and return an application form by email to recruitment@bowarts.com, along with 3 images showing examples of your own practice and 3 images showing examples of your learning work.

Please also complete and submit an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form as part of your application (linked on the application form)

Application Closing Date: 9am, Monday 10th July 2023
Interview Date: Week commencing 17th July 2023

For a full job description and an application form click HERE

"Just to say a huge thanks ... I am looking forward to progressing with this project thanks to your support, advice and guidance"

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