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Artist Educator Recruitment

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


Bow Arts Learning 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.  

In response to global events, some schools are commissioning projects focused on the Black Lives Matter movement. We are currently looking to recruit a Black Mural Artist for a project happening at a primary school in Deptford working with a Year 5 class to design and paint a Black Lives Matter mural in the school playground. The school would like to have the mural completed within the autumn term and the project will take approximately seven days. The project will be planned and contracted before the end of October and the workshops will take place after that. 

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 62 schools across 13 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 Learning 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 Artist Educators 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. 

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 

  • Have experience of creating murals in an education setting 

  • 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 complete and return an artist’s application form and enclose the additional documentation requested.  

Please send applications and documentation by email to by 5pm on Wednesday 9th September.