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Work with us: Artist educator

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

Bow Arts is a leading arts education charity with a mission to make creative activity sustainable within our local communities by providing opportunities to work, learn and enjoy affordable, lifelong access to the artsOur 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 over 70 schools across 14 London boroughs and delivered nearly 2,000 artist-led educational workshops.

As a Bow Arts artist educator, you will:  

  • Be responsible for planning, delivering and evaluating arts-based projects for schools. These may includ, 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 support 
  • Collaborate with teachers and members of the Bow Arts learning team to devise projects that respond to the individual 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  

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. 

Fee: Our artist educator fees are £186.30 per day, with additional £51.75 for one planning meeting per project. We do not cover travel expenses.  

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, LGBTQ+, come from low socio-economic backgrounds and artists living with a disability. 

For the full job description and person specification click here.

To apply, please complete and return an application form by email to smcneill@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). 

Applications must be submitted by 9am on Monday 11th July 2022.  

We will invite shortlisted candidates to interview the week commencing 18th July 2022.  

If you have any questions about the role or application, please contact learning@bowarts.com.