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Community Artist: Yorkshire Academy of Creative Arts & Dance - Kickstart Placement

Job Summary:
The Community Artist will be responsible for creating a range of evening extra curricular creative arts provisions within the community. The community Artist will be responsible for the administration and delivery of the evening and weekend provisions created. They will be responsible for the  planning, preparation and delivery of creative art sessions.

This will allow the placementee to gain confidence with face to face communication, improve teaching practice within an art form, gain a better understanding of planning and preparing creating art sessions,  and planning within a set structure and working towards deadlines.

The Community Artist will be able to establish positive relationships within the community and build upon the company's reputation. 

This will allow the placementee to gain better understanding of working within a community, Develop leadership skills and independence, gain experience in  liaising with members of the public and partners. 

The Community artist  will learn to maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment and learn to use skills which will focus on business enterprise, support children and maintain safe a happy space. They will lead with the resourcing and setting up of activities and liaise with members of the communty. They will learn to communicate with potential new participants via email or phone and process registrations.

This will allow the placementee to improve their communication skills, IT skills, learn how to create and establish a safe stimulating environment, and generate resources through  creating partnerships with other local organisations. learn basic business enterprise skills.

Essential skills, experience and qualifications:
The essential skills for this role will be that a recent DBS or willingness to undertake one. They must have an adequate understanding of IT and be familiar with social media platforms. Applicants must have achieved level 2 in Maths or English and hold an A Level qualification in an art form; for example Dance, Music, Drama, Film, Photography e.t.c. We would expect some experience in an expressive/creative art subject or childcare. We would also expect good customer service is required, the roles will involve front facing environment and working with various groups.

Number of hours per week:

Working pattern and contracted hours:
Monday to Sunday (Evenings and weekends)

Hourly rate of pay:
Minimum wage in line with Gov 

Details of employability support:

Led by Department Manager

Variety of CPD

Mandatory Weekly mentor meeting and well-being session

Reflecting practice and skills being developed

Preparing for life after the placement (CV writing e.t.c)

Access to meetings with a Skills up & Well-being mentor throughout employment.

All Staff must complete mandatory training including:

-Staff induction

-Health & Safety

-Safe Guarding

-Food Hygiene

-First Aid

-Child Protection

-Behavior Management


-Class DoJo

St Luke's, Fagley Lane, BD2 3NS

If you are interested in this Kickstart Placement, aged 16-24 and claiming Universal Credit, please contact your DWP work coach at your local Job Centre Plus to go through the application process for this placement.