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Expression of Interest (EOI) - Arts Support Worker

Call out for an Arts Support Worker to work alongside the lead Arts Facilitator in design and delivery.
Three Caucasian women stand around a studio workshop table looking at colourful textiles based materials. One of the women is showing how to sew with red thread on calico material.
Image credit: GCAG artist in residence Sue-Jo Wright textiles workshop for 'A Link, a loop, a circle' exhibiton 2021.jpg. Photo by Lux Eterna.

EOI - Arts Support Worker


About the role

The Granville Centre Art Gallery is seeking an Arts Support Worker to work alongside the lead Arts Facilitator to deliver a pilot 14-week studio-based workshop program, in collaboration with our gallery team.

The Arts Support Worker will have suitable experience of working in a studio-based workshop environment and will have experience working with people with disability and/or who are d/Deaf or Hard of Hearing (HOH) or people who identify as Disabled.

The Arts Support Worker will work closely with emerging studio artists, the lead Arts Facilitator, guest professional artists and gallery staff to support studio workshops.

An indicative fee for the Arts Support Worker for participation in this program is $10,500.

Responsibilities

  • Support development of a studio workshop program with key stakeholders, including Lead Arts Facilitator, gallery staff and guest artists
  • Support preparation and implementation of studio workshop program
  • Support individual and/or group based arts activities
  • Support artists to make individual choices and decisions about their creative expression
  • Support individual studio workshop participants well-being and individual personal access requirements, where needed
  • Develop and maintain positive effective relationships with key artist support networks where needed. For example, service providers, other support workers and or family members.
  • 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 skills, understanding of individual well-being and personal access requirements
  • Has the ability to work effectively independently or as part of a team to achieve studio workshop program goals
  • Has ability to support group learning, information sharing, and arts-based activities for a diverse range of people.

Selection criteria

  1. Proven ability of working effectively in an arts studio-based environment
  2. Experience in supporting access for people with disability or who are d/Deaf or HOH or who identify as Disabled
  3. Experience working on community based projects. For example, worked and/or volunteered on creative events, projects and/or programs.
  4. Sound relationship management skills including the ability to develop effective working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders
  5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  6. Practicing artist (desirable)
  7. Networks with Western Sydney disability service providers and/or arts/disability community (desirable).

How to apply

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.