WHALE Arts recruiting Youth Worker

WHALE Arts is looking for an experienced Youth Worker for outreach sessions on their successful Street Arts Project.

The post is freelance at £15 per hour with the hours of work, 4.00pm -7.30pm Thursday evenings, plus additional hours for planning, training,
holiday provision. Other freelance support/youthwork opportunities may be available.

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. The Street Arts Youth worker will work alongside the Street Arts Project Co-ordinator and 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. The team are out on Thursday nights making art with young people aged 5-16 all year round.

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.

WHALE Arts is a community arts organisation based in Wester Hailes, Edinburgh. We provide arts activities for children, young people, families and adults that inspire change for people and their community.

How to Apply:

Please email the following to Kate Griffin, Creative Programme Manager, at kate@whalearts.co.uk:

  • 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 be held on Thursday 4th March.

Full recruitment information can be found on the WHALE Arts website

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