Creative Practitioner (freelance), SEARCH

Location:Gosport Salary:total budget £3,000 Main duties:

The artist appointed to work on this project would be expected to:

  • Work with the SEARCH schools manager to agree a delivery plan prior to the starting.
  • Attend the initial field visit with students at Stokes Bay (0.5 day)
  • Attend 2 workshops with students on the history and ecology of Stokes Bay run by SEARCH staff (1 day)
  • Plan and deliver at least 8 making sessions with students (4 sessions with each school) to help them develop their creative or artistic response. These may be during the school day or after school.
  • Risk assess all making sessions and ensure health and safety policies and procedures are in place and followed.
  • Assist in gathering evidence of the students’ processes and progress (e.g. photos, quotes).
  • Assist with installation of the exhibition in Gosport (1 day).
  • Contribute towards the project write up including assisting SEARCH to produce resources that the school could use to replicate parts of the project in future years.

To apply

Please send a CV with references and a 1 page cover letter outlining how you meet the skills and experience in the person specification and how you would plan to approach this brief. Please also confirm that your availability for February and March 2021. Applications must be received by 5pm on Sunday 13th December 2020.

Applications should be sent by email to Gemma Waters, Schools Manager,

Closing date:13/12/2020 Job Description:

SEARCH in Gosport are looking for a local creative practitioner to work with students to facilitate the creation of physical and/or digital art work inspired by their feelings, thoughts and new knowledge of the area of Stokes Bay.

The work can be in any form but we are particularly looking for someone who could incorporate both a physical and digital element into what is created (although artists who work with any media are welcome to apply and all applications will be considered).

The project will take place in spring 2021, with the bulk of the work being in February/March.

The successful person will have:

  • Experience of working with young people in the 11-14 age range within a creative context.
  • Experience of managing health and safety and awareness of safeguarding within a project a setting.
  • Self -motivated and ability to manage own time
  • Knowledge and experience of working within the culture and heritage field.
  • Ability to generate ideas and develop creative solutions to issues as they arise.
  • Ability to create positive relationships with project participants.
  • Demonstrable skills in the visual arts, including digital media.

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