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Opportunities

 

Creative Kin Project Coordinator

 

Fixed-term freelance contract until summer 2023

£25,000 pa pro rata 0.4 FTE, equivalent of two days per week on average.

Based in Irvine, North Ayrshire

 

Starcatchers, Scotland’s National Arts and Early Years Organisation, is seeking an energetic, creative and highly-organised individual to coordinate Creative Kin, a 3-year arts project with kinship families in North Ayrshire. 

This is an exciting opportunity to oversee smooth delivery of a project that uses the transformational power of the arts to improve outcomes for the kinship families involved. By offering protected time and space for families to participate in artistic and creative activities together, Creative Kin aims to build parental capacity, strengthen attachment between carers and their children and improve participants’ overall health and wellbeing.  

You will have exceptional organisational and people skills, and previous experience delivering projects or activities for families.  

An early years artist will have responsibility for designing and leading the Creative Kin weekly programme of arts-based activities. You will work closely with them to:  

  • Coordinate the schedule and delivery of the Creative Kin project 
  • Support the project to achieve excellent artistic and social outcomes 
  • Nurture and grow a strong network of referral agencies and partners for Creative Kin 
  • Ensure evaluation, reporting and funding targets are met. 

This role would suit someone who has either a background in the arts, community working, health or social care, based in (or within easy access of) North Ayrshire.   

 

Deadline

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Monday 14th September, 5pm

Job Description (.pdf)

Application Form(.doc)

Application Form(.pdf)

 

Early Years Artist, Creative Kin

 

Fixed-term freelance contract until summer 2023

£27,500 pa pro rata 0.4 FTE, equivalent of two days per week on average.

Based in Irvine, North Ayrshire

 

Starcatchers, Scotland’s National Arts and Early Years Organisation, is seeking an experienced, socially-motivated, collaborative artist to curate and deliver Creative Kin – a 3-year arts project with kinship families in North Ayrshire.  

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced early years artist to create beautiful, shared experiences for kinship families with young children 0-3 that build parental capacity, strengthen attachment and help improve overall health and wellbeing.   

In this project you will be able to explore your own artistic specialism as well as draw in high quality visiting artists to ensure a mix of music, theatre, movement, puppetry, craft, storytelling and visual art activities, delivered through a child-led, play-based approach. 

This is an ideal role for an artist based in (or within easy access of) North Ayrshire who is experienced in balancing their personal artistic practice with a clear understanding of child-led approaches and the powerful social outcomes of strengthened relationships between children and their carers 

Working closely with the Creative Kin Project Coordinator who will lead on the logistical and practical project planning, you will:  

  • Curate the artistic content and lead on the delivery of the Creative Kin project, both in-person sessions and digital resources 
  • Ensure the project achieves excellent artistic and social outcomes 
  • Nurture and grow strong trusted relationships with the families, planning responsively to their interests, needs and long-term benefit. 
  • Ensure evaluation, reporting and funding targets are met. 

Deadline

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Monday 14th September, 5pm

Job Description (.pdf)

Application Form(.doc)

Application Form(.pdf)