Join WHALE Arts Street Arts Team

WHALE Arts have announced that they are currently looking to hire an experienced Youth Worker for outreach sessions on their Street Arts Project.

The post is freelance, with a rate of pay of £15 per hour. Hours of Work are 4.00pm – 8.00pm on Thursday evenings, plus additional hours for planning, training, holiday provision.

The post holder must be experienced in youth work and/or street work, confident at engaging with young people in a community setting and have a good awareness of the issues that affect young people today. The Street Arts Youth worker will work alongside a team of artists and volunteers to engage with young people on the streets of Wester Hailes.

Street Arts is an award winning project supported by Children in Need that takes art out onto the streets of Wester Hailes with fun, free, creative sessions for young people. Artists collaborate with young people through street-based arts activities including photography, model making, multimedia, printing, dance, parkour, film-making, music, drama, storytelling, beat boxing, poetry, sculpture, drawing and more.

Street Arts aims to raise aspirations, widen horizons and teach new skills, as well as showing young people that they can create art in their own environment. The Street Arts team supports young people to make a safe and inspiring space to create and play together.

To apply for the post please download a job description and person specification from WHALE Arts’ website and email the following to Kate Griffin, Creative Programme Manager at

  • a copy of your CV
  • a covering letter detailing your skills and experiences and what makes you a suitable
    candidate for the post
  • the contact details of 2 referees

Interviews for the post will take place on Tuesday 29 May 2018. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 5:00pm

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