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Are you an experienced and passionate youth worker committed to promoting inclusivity in the arts? Do you want to mentor young people to take the lead in carving out and developing their potential?
The Young People’s Group Coordinator will lead the research, development and pilot of a young people’s group for under-represented young people in Ealing, to support their development, experience and skills in the cultural sector, and support the building of this new audience for Pitzhanger.
Collaborating with the Learning, Curatorial, Communications, Development and Operations teams, the candidate will research, design, create and support a model of participation and skills development with young people in which their voices and ideas are reflected in Pitzhanger’s events and exhibitions programmes in a new and exciting way to ensure we fulfil our key mission: to inspire future generations with art, architecture, and design.
This is a unique opportunity for an experienced, energetic and hands-on creative youth worker to design and set up a group to support young people to access arts and heritage. Supported by a grant from the Art Fund, you will spearhead the development of a youth group of, by and for young people aged 16-21, support them to take the lead in decision-making, co-producing activities, working with artists, accessing training and producing events, with potential to grow. Ensuring the voices of the young people are heard, you will strengthen engagement with local audiences and youth networks enabling youth voices to be included into future programming. The expectation is that for this first six month period of work the focus will be on research and design of the group and identifying how to recruit members. The Coordinator will report back with proposals at agreed intervals to the Steering Committee. Following agreement on structure of the group, the Coordinator may take plans forward to set up the group and pilot some activities. PMGT will be looking to recruit someone to take on the coordination of the group once established and there will be scope for the Coordinator to apply for this new role.
Reports to: Steering Committee: Curator; Learning & Public Programmes Manager, Head of Development; Head of Operations
Location: Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery Mattock Lane, London W5 5EQ
Salary: £25,000 – 27,500 p.a. pro-rata depending on experience.
Hours: Fixed-term 6-Month contract. Part-time, one day per week over a six month period, but this may make sense to be front loaded, to be discussed and agreed with the Steering Committee; occasional need for evening and weekend work once the Group has been set up. No overtime will be paid for delivering out-of-hours events, but time off in lieu will be agreed in advance with the Learning and Public Programme Manager.
To apply, please send your CV and covering letter (each max. 2 sides A4) explaining your motivation, experience and how you meet the Person Specification to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: Monday, 18 January 2021, midday. Interviews of selected candidates will be invited to interview in Ealing, London W5 or online (as appropriate) on Tuesday, 26 January, 2021.
Please download the full job description and person specification below.