(21 hours per week) £13 per hour (£14,196 for 21 hours per week)
Applications to be received by midday on Monday 3 September 2012 Interview date, Thursday 13 September 2012
This new post is specifically designed to develop the LPW Education and Outreach Programme and to oversee and manage education elements in LPW’s special projects. The successful post holder will also teach on the LPW Education and Outreach programme on a freelance basis.
This is a predominantly administrative post that requires printmaking knowledge and experience. Whilst there are no staff members to manage, the E&PM will work with a team of freelance, sessional tutors (all printmakers) who deliver the education programme. It will be the job of the post holder to develop and strengthen this team. There will be significant project management; drawing up plans, monitoring activities against those plans and evaluating impact. The post holder will prepare reports to the LPW Board and LPW’s funders.
LPW intends to increase its income from education and outreach and as such the successful applicant must demonstrate initiative and creative ideas.
The post will require occasional travel to meet and visit partners, not all of whom will be accessible by public transport.
E&PM will work closely with the Director, Studio Manager and the Admin and Marketing Officer. Outlined below is a list of responsibilities this is not a categorical list and there may be additional responsibilities required to ensure the successful implementation of the LPW Business Plan.
￼￼￼￼￼Education and Programme Manager - Responsibilities
￼￼￼￼￼Implementing LPW’s Activity Plan and monitoring progress with the Director and Studio Manager
￼￼￼￼￼Maintaining and increasing income from Education and Outreach (including working on funding applications)
￼￼￼￼￼Recruiting, inducting and then supporting a sessional team of freelance educators (all printmakers)
￼￼￼￼￼Representing LPW in the education and outreach scene in the region and beyond
￼￼￼￼￼Managing the LPW in house and offsite adult learners education programme with the Studio Manager
￼￼￼￼￼Managing the schools and outreach programmes
￼￼￼￼￼Managing the education elements of special projects
￼￼￼￼￼Developing on-line resources to promote printmaking more widely in partnership with the Studio Manager and Admin & Marketing
￼￼￼￼￼Developing relationships with universities and colleges
￼￼￼￼￼Exploring relevant opportunities for Arts Award and taking charge of any LPW related work
￼￼￼￼￼Research and development of new education opportunities (post school, post graduate, mid- career etc)
￼￼￼￼￼Project management of internships and residencies liaising with the Studio Manager
￼￼￼￼￼￼Education and Programme Manager - Person Specification
￼￼￼￼￼SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
￼￼￼￼￼Wide ranging knowledge of fine art printmaking techniques
￼￼￼￼￼Knowledge and experience of working in education or outreach setting including working with schools and colleges
￼￼￼￼￼Numerate and with excellent written communication skills
￼￼￼￼￼Excellent administration skills including use of MS Word, Excel and email
￼￼￼￼￼Ability to present confidently and to talk about LPW and printmaking to visitors, enquirers and at occasional offsite and in-house events
￼￼￼￼￼Budget management experience
￼￼￼￼￼Experience of implementing Health and Safety policy and practice in an education setting
￼￼￼￼￼Ability to manage conflicting priorities and conflicting demands on time
￼￼￼￼￼This post will require some travel to offsite partners not all these will be accessible, a driving licence and access to a car is therefore essential
￼￼￼￼￼ATTITUDE AND APPROACH
￼￼￼￼￼Commitment to the aims of Leicester Print Workshop
￼￼￼￼￼Self-motivation, initiative and drive
￼￼￼￼￼Commitment to collaborative and partnership working
￼￼￼￼￼Creative and entrepreneurial
Please send your CV together with a covering letter detailing how you have the knowledge and experience to fulfil the requirements of the post and how you meet the person specification. Make it clear why you would like to work for Leicester Print Workshop and please outline your printmaking experience including two or three images that illustrate your recent work.
Please ensure your letter and CV does not exceed a total of 5 pages (excluding the images of your recent work).
Please email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to: Lucy Phillips, Director
Leicester Print Workshop
50 St Stephens Road
Leicester, LE2 1GG
Deadline for applications is midday on Monday 3 September 2012 Interviews will be held on Thursday 13 September 2012
Leicester Print Workshop:
LPW is the centre for fine art printmaking in the Midlands. We are a charity and a company limited by guarantee, managed by a Board of Trustees and staffed by a small team of part time workers.
Provide affordable specialist printmaking facilities and expert knowledge to artists and enthusiasts
Offer a comprehensive education programme in the studio, at offsite venues and in schools and colleges
Organise exhibitions and work in partnership with venues and other parties to commission and originate new work
Leicester Print Workshop was first established in 1986 and became a registered charity in 1993. We are an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation (NPO).
We promote, sustain and advance fine art printmaking as a contemporary visual art form; as a craft; as a focus for exhibitions and commissions; in schools, with community groups, to artists and to the general public.
We make a creative impression and a meaningful contribution to visual arts in the Midlands.
Over the next three years we will continue our journey towards becoming a central resource for Fine Art Printmaking; we will play an integral role in sustaining and advancing printmaking and will:
Deliver good quality exhibitions
Support talented printmakers
Strengthen links with academic and educational establishments
Ensure good practice in a well equipped and well maintained studio
Invest in our team’s learning and development
Involve and engage existing and new audiences
Create and maintain exciting and dynamic partnerships
Offer a quality community outreach programme taking printmaking to new audiences
Be the first choice to deliver participation opportunities for the regions’ major arts venues
Become nationally and internationally recognised as a major repository of high quality
professional expertise in printmaking
Interested applicants are welcome to visit the studio space during our open access hours, Tuesday 10am – 5pm, Wednesday 10am – 8pm, Thursday 10am – 5pm or the first weekend of every month.
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