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Expression of Interest (EOI) - Arts Facilitator

Call out for a dynamic Arts Facilitator with disability to lead design and delivery.
A group of people including four women and a man stand around a delicate small white hanging textiles artwork in a gallery. One of the women dressed in black with a brown belt and purple hair is pointing to the artwork, signing in Auslan to the group of people.
Image credit: GCAG artist in residence Sue-Jo Wright d/Deaf-led exhibition tour for 'A Link, a loop, a circle' 2021. Photo by Lux Eterna.

EOI - Arts Facilitator


About the role

The Granville Centre Art Gallery is seeking a dynamic Arts Facilitator with disability, or who is d/Deaf or Hard of Hearing (HOH) and/or who identifies as a Disabled Creative, to lead the design and delivery of a pilot 14-week studio based workshop program in collaboration with the gallery team.

The Arts Facilitator will have suitable experience in developing and facilitating visual arts based workshops and will work closely with emerging studio artists, the Arts Support Worker, guest professional artists and gallery staff to facilitate the studio workshop program.

An indicative fee for the Arts Facilitator for participation in this program is $14,000.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate on the development of a studio workshop program for emerging studio artists with key stakeholders, including the Arts Support Worker gallery staff and guest artists
  • Plan, prepare and implement studio workshop program
  • Provide support for artists to develop new and/or enhance existing skills as identified within their art making process
  • Facilitate creative individual and/or group-based arts activities
  • Support artists to make individual choices and decisions about their creative expression
  • Document and report on studio workshop program
  • Motivation and flexibility to work in various capacities across the studio workshop program
  • Develop and maintain positive effective relationships with key artist support networks where needed. For example, service providers, support workers and/or family members
  • Manage a small budget to facilitate skills development within the studio workshop program. For example, guest artists and studio materials
  • Respect privacy, dignity and confidentiality
  • Ensure that relevant Cumberland City Council policies, procedures and code of conduct are followed.

Ideal candidate

  • Resilient and emotionally intelligent
  • Has good communication and administrative skills
  • Has the ability to work effectively independently or as part of a team to achieve studio workshop program goals
  • Has ability to lead group learning, information sharing, and arts-based workshop sessions suitable for a diverse range of people.

Selection criteria

  1. Proven ability to work independently and effectively in the arts sector and in a complex and sensitive environment
  2. Understanding of arts practice specifically as a creative arts facilitator and/or artist with 5 or more years of experience
  3. Experience in developing creative community-based projects. For example, worked and/or volunteered on creative events, projects and/or programs
  4. Capacity to think constructively around ideas and opportunities
  5. Strong relationship management skills including the ability to develop effective working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders
  6. Sound and demonstrable project management and administration skills
  7. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  8. Experience working with people with disability and/or who are d/Deaf or HOH or who identify as a Disabled Creatives (Desirable).
  9. Networks with Western Sydney disability service providers and/or arts/disability community (Desirable).

How to apply

  • This is a person with disability and/or d/Deaf or HOH identified role.
  • First Nations people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds who identify as a person with disability and/or d/Deaf or HOH are strongly encouraged to apply.

Your application must consist of a:

  • Brief cover letter.
  • Your statement against the Selection Criteria.
  • Two page CV including names and contact details of two professional referees.
  • Please email your application as a single PDF with your name and the position title as the document file name.

Please email your application to council@cumberland.nsw.gov.au by 12 noon on Friday, 11 February 2022.

Access and enquiries

If you have any access requirements in regards to the application process or for further information please contact Kristina Tito, Arts and Cultural Projects Producer by phone 02 8757 9405 or email kristina.tito@cumberland.nsw.gov.au.