Apr
23
to 7 May

Visual Arts Assistant Curator

Visual Arts Assistant Curator

Fixed-term Employment Contract (14 hours per week) initially for 6 months

June – December 2019

£22,000 p.a. (pro-rata) based from Forth Valley Royal Hospital with travel to other sites as necessary,

Willingness to work evenings and weekends as required

Deadline for submission: 12 noon on 1st May 2019

This role is a unique opportunity for a current student or recent graduate of the School of Arts within the University of Stirling to take a practical and creative role in supporting the delivery of a cultural programme managed by Artlink Central within NHS Forth Valley, based from Forth Valley Royal Hospital, with support and mentoring from the University of Stirling Art Collection. We seek someone who brings an interest and passion for the role of visual arts and design for wellbeing and in enriching the cultural offer of the hospital for patients, staff and visitors

Artlink Central are contracted to deliver the Arts and Wellbeing Strategy for NHS Forth Valley. The vision is to create an innovative, enjoyable, and stimulating arts and well-being programme which is embedded into the ethos of NHS Forth Valley. All artforms and approaches to artmaking will be embraced.

The programme will evolve and grow through strong partnerships both within NHS Forth Valley (patients, staff and visitors) and beyond including our local authority partners,

relevant organisations and institutions.

This vision is realised by creating:

• temporary programmes of exhibitions and events;

• integrated public art that enhances chosen spaces;

• community learning and development that helps to improve arts, health and well-being.

Supported by the University of Stirling Art Collection with mentoring and informal support, the role will be based within Artlink Central’s creative team, contributing to the Arts and Wellbeing Strategy of NHS FV offering unique learning opportunities for early career curation and exhibitions work.

The Visual Arts Assistant’s Role

This is an opportunity to work with the Art collection curators at the University of Strirling who will mentor the Visual Arts Assistant in implementing and managing the arts exhibits and collections at Forth Valley Royal in Larbert and to a lesser extent in other community and satellite hospitals and settings. The position will be managed by the Arts Coordinator for the Arts Strategy in NHS Forth Valley and Director of Artlink Central. The Visual Arts Assistant Curator will participate in conceptualizing exhibitions, researching art work, and providing support for departments requesting art. This is an ideal opportunity to train with the preferred arts provider of NHS Forth Valley, Artlink Central, and the curators at the University of Stirling Arts Collection, to learn the skills of an exhibitions curator and programmer.

. For example, duties will include the sourcing and maintenance of exhibits including cleaning, repairs, collecting, installing, organizing, evaluating, and cataloguing arts and collectibles.

The Visual Arts Assistant Curator will learn critical aspects required for the position and understand the role art plays in providing support to patients, staff and the public. The Visual Arts Assistant Curator will support arts commissioning and loans (as applicable), while fostering relationships with donors and other supporters of the hospital. On an as needed basis, the Visual Arts Assistant will be offered the opportunity to undertake r an outreach for the art program including instructional activities, educational and public services programs.

The functions listed below are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification (Art Curator). The ability to learn and an interest in fulfilling this role with the willingness to work with Artlink Central and the curators at the University of Stirling Art Collection are essential for this post. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. The Visual Arts Assistant Curator may also perform other duties as assigned.

• Records and catalogue all artwork and items in the collections, including researching objects for the purpose of identification and authentication. Researches, writes, and develops production of related publications, including catalogues and wall texts.

• Coordinates the conceptualizing, planning and installation of exhibitions. Ensures that the art collections are properly installed, interpreted, and documented to enhance viewing experience and appreciation.

• Makes recommendations for art works and collections for acquisition.

• Support in agreeing contracts and works with various vendors for all types of art installations (including electronic, visual, and kinetic installations).

• Utilizes scholarly background and expertise interpreting the collections in the preparation of exhibitions, publications, and online/digital resources. Creates labels, signage and interpretive material for the art and exhibits.

• Supports the work of the Arts Steering Groups for specific areas as it relates to art including but not limited to scheduling of the meetings, pre-meetings, minutes and its distribution.

• Support writing of grant proposals and helps prepare grant applications and reports.

• Ensures adequate care of the objects, this includes objects in any of the gardens.

• Works with the various departments on any displays in the Public Spaces. Interacts closely with other departments including communications.

• Creates and strengthens educational and interpretational materials and curricula, building relationships with the community.

• Oversees the storage of art and exhibition materials ensuring the safety and security of the art.

• Develops and maintains the art database including but not limited to the replacement value of the items

• Oversees the coordination of the framing and installation of any art

• Ensures adherence to guidelines developed for the art.

• Responds to queries concerning the arts programme.

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

• Undergraduate degree from the Faculty of Arts at the University of Stirling

• Evidence of related work experience

Person Specification

• Have some knowledge of the arts, artistic forms and artistic methods

• The ability and intention to learn quickly the skills required to fulfil the post

• An interest in arts, health and wellbeing.

• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

• Ability to prioritize work by making informed judgments and to developing solutions

• Works effectively, with support, in a complex organization.

• Communicates and persuades effectively with executive and broad, front line audiences through storytelling, data visualization and analytics

• Organized and able to master and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously

• Excellent computer skills.

The Visual Arts Assistant will abide by all policies and standards including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient’s rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with clinical and operational standards, and licensure and health screenings.

The Visual Arts Assistant must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of the Hospital(s).

Submission requirements

If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity please provide:

- An outline of what interests you about this project and a summary of the skills and

experience that you would bring to the position.

- CV

-Contact details of two referees

Submissions to be sent in electronic format to Robin Anderson robin@artlinkcentral.org

Deadline for submission: 12 noon on 7th May

To discuss your application informally or to find out more please call Kevin Harrison or

Robin Anderson at Artlink Central on 01786 450971 .

We would encourage applicants to speak to us in advance of applying. You will be notified within 2 days of closing on the receipt of your submission. If you do not receive notification please contact Robin robin@artlinkcentral.org on 01786 450971 to ensure your application has been received.

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Apr
8
to 22 Apr

Project Assistant/ Support Artist

Camelon Arts is looking for a Project Assistant to support the delivery of the Camelon Arts programme in Venues across Camelon (in Falkirk, Central Scotland) from June 2019 – May 2021

Full Description

Camelon Arts, a project funded by Big Lottery Scotland as part of the ‘Our Place’ programme and managed by Artlink Central, is recruiting a project assistant/ support artist.  You will contribute to and actively support delivery of arts activities and help nurture Camelon residents' creative aspirations during the first and second year of a three year creative programme.  You will have an enthusiasm for, and ability to, work with and build relationships with groups from all sections of the community.  You will have the commitment to facilitating and developing people’s creativity and working collaboratively with creative professionals.

You will have an interest in the arts with experience in one or more art forms and some understanding of the creative and/or community engagement process

Camelon Arts will be designed to provide opportunities for people to be creative in as many ways as possible. It will develop from a series of coordinated events leading to workshops and classes in community venues in Camelon, some of which will build towards a winter arts event in Year One and larger more ambitious public artworks and performances across Camelon in Years Two and Three.  The programme will be responsive to the community throughout.

This is a fixed term employment contract of 24 months pro-rata £16,000 p.a. + contributory pension for 16 hours/week

Artlink Central is the agency responsible for the day to day management of all aspects of Camelon Arts and will employ and manage the project assistant. The project assistant will work alongside other members of the Camelon Arts Team to devise and deliver the proposed Year One and Two programme whilst being mindful of the potential for delivery in Year 3.

The Camelon Arts Steering Group will provide the leadership and strategic direction required to ensure the successful delivery of the Our Place Camelon Arts project by: 

  • Providing guidance, and support to the project team and ensuring that the project maintains its focus

  • Approving the overall direction of the work programme

  • Considering  the findings of project/ activity evaluations and responding accordingly

  For the full brief please contact Robin@artlinkcentral.org

The deadline for applications is 5 pm on 22 April 2019.

Interviews will be held on 9 May 2019 in Camelon

To discuss your application informally or to find out more please call Kevin Harrison or Robin Anderson at Artlink Central on 01786 450971. We would encourage applicants to speak to us in advance of applying.

 

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Apr
8
to 22 Apr

Lead Arts Practitioner

Camelon Arts is looking for a Lead Arts Practitioner to lead and devise the delivery of their creative programme in Venues across Camelon (in Falkirk, Central Scotland) from June 2019 – May 2021

Full Description

Camelon Arts, a project funded by Big Lottery Scotland as part of the ‘Our Place’ programme and managed by Artlink Central, is recruiting a lead arts practitioner or community-based artist.  You will lead and develop arts activities and help nurture Camelon residents' creative aspirations during the first and second year of a three year creative programme.  You will have experience of developing and delivering arts activity within a community context.  You will have the skills and aptitude to work across a range of communities to quickly establish both responsive and pro-active programmes of arts activity and development.

Your practice will be in one or more arts disciplines.  You will also be knowledgeable about the range of contemporary practices, e.g. digital; that are useful and deliverable in a participatory context.

Camelon Arts will be designed to provide opportunities for people to be creative in as many ways as possible. It will develop from a series of coordinated events leading to workshops and classes in community venues in Camelon, some of which will build towards a winter arts event in Year One and larger more ambitious public artworks and performances across Camelon in Years Two and Three.  The programme will be responsive to the community throughout.

This is a fixed term employment contract of 24 months pro-rata £23,000 p.a. + contributory pension for 21 hours/week

Artlink Central is the agency responsible for the day to day management of all aspects of Camelon Arts and will employ and manage the lead artist. The lead artist will work alongside other members of the Camelon Arts Team to devise and deliver the proposed Year One and Two programme whilst being mindful of the potential for delivery in Year 3.

The Camelon Arts Steering Group will provide the leadership and strategic direction required to ensure the successful delivery of the Our Place Camelon Arts project by: 

  • Providing guidance, and support to the project team and ensuring that the project maintains its focus

  • Approving the overall direction of the work programme

  • Considering  the findings of project/ activity evaluations and responding accordingly

 

  For the full brief please contact Robin@artlinkcentral.org

The deadline for applications is 5 pm on 22 April 2019.

Interviews will be held on 8 May 2019 in Camelon

To discuss your application informally or to find out more please call Kevin Harrison or Robin Anderson at Artlink Central on 01786 450971. We would encourage applicants to speak to us in advance of applying.

 

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Apply for Meet Your Maker
Nov
22
to 10 Dec

Apply for Meet Your Maker

Craft Scotland and Historic Environment Scotland are looking for two makers for Meet Your Maker at Stirling Castle, Forth Valley College and The Engine Shed. 

Craft Scotland and Historic Environment Scotland (HES) are looking for two makers to join David Powell (willow artist) in delivering a project for students and adult learners inspired by Stirling Castle and The Engine Shed.

The theme for this project is metals and it will culminate in an exhibition at Stirling Castle of participants and makers’ work.

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Aug
7
to 17 Aug

Call for Recent Graduate Illustrator - Forth Valley Family for NHS Forth Valley

  • Forth Valley Royal Hospital (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We are looking to create a Forth Valley family!  We would like our family to feature in health promotion materials in print and online.  NHS Forth Valley’s maternity services’ health promotion team is updating and improving information provision for pregnant women and families in Forth Valley and we want our ‘family’ to be recognisable to women and their families and draw their attention to the information they need. Our overall aim is to improve women’s experiences of pregnancy and childbirth in the Forth Valley area.

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Aug
7
to 27 Aug

Ceramics Tutor sought by Stirling Council

Stirling Council are looking for a replacement ceramics tutor to lead adult and children’s classes.  The workshops run for 3 x 8-week terms through the year starting from Autumn 2018, with the adult classes on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, and two children’s workshops for different ages on Saturday mornings – all based in the Cowane Centre, Stirling.

They are looking for a professional ceramicist with experience of running workshops.   We would consider splitting adult and children’s workshops.  The workshops should focus on hand built techniques, possibly limited potter’s wheel use (there are two potter’s wheels in the ceramics room).

Please send CV to Carolyn Paterson, Senior Programmer & Arts Development Officer, Stirling Council, Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, Stirling FK8 1DE by Mon 27 August.

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Apr
23
to 30 Apr

Stirling Health and Care Village - ‘Art Walls’ commission and prints purchasing

NHS Forth Valley wants to commission an artist, printmaker or designer to design, produce and oversee an installation of a series of panels for 19 corridor ‘alcove’ spaces with their designated ‘art walls’. Also, to create a series of additional artworks for other internal spaces, and source and purchase craft items  for the new 116 room Bellfield Centre.  Moreover, to curate and purchase contemporary prints for both the Bellfield Centre and the GP and Minor Injuries Centre.

NHS Forth Valley and Stirling Council are working with JM Architects to create two new light and welcoming buildings with different functions.   The design of the Bellfield Centre will create a place which will be active, sociable and open to the outside world with its courtyards, library, social and ‘quiet’ spaces,  and community hub.

There are 19 designated ‘art walls’ and numerous other spaces across the three floors of the centre which could be selected as additional ‘art walls’.  As well as being beautiful and interesting, the ‘art walls’ will be used for wayfinding and to lend a familiarity to the corridors. NHS Forth Valley staff, who will be working in the Care Hub, have already come up with ideas and themes which could be developed further and incorporated into the designs.  As some art wall form alcoves are large enough to house objects, craft pieces can be commissioned or purchased from Scottish makers.  

Contemporary prints need to sourced and purchased for both the GP and Minor Injuries Centre and Bellfield Centre.  Health and Care Village staff will be involved in the print selection process in ways to be determined once the ‘art walls’ project is underway.

The Commission budget is £70,000 inclusive of artist’s fee.

The contract will run from June – December 2018

The interviews will be held on Monday 14 May.

For more information  and a full brief contact info@artlinkcentral.org

The deadline for applications is 30 April at 9.30 am

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Apr
23
to 30 Apr

Stirling Health and Care Village - sculpture commission

Stirling Health and Care Village comprises three healthcare buildings: the long established Stirling Community Hospital and the new Bellfield and GP and Minor Injuries Centres which will open in October 2018.  NHS Forth Valley wants to commission a visual artist or maker to create ‘circlets’ of small inter-related sculptures, some of which will be permanent and some temporary, for five courtyards in the new Bellfield Centre.  Also, to create a series of semi-permanent sculptures (to last for 5-7 years) for public sites on the Health and Care Village’s perimeter.

 There are five courtyards in which people will be able to enjoy the fresh air and relax on their own or with friends and visitors. We want to bring humour and interactivity to the courtyards with ‘circlets’  of small artworks placed around each courtyard , some of which will be permanent and others temporary.  The temporary pieces will be replaced every few years by new works which can involve people in their genesis, design and production.

Three semi-permanent pieces are required for new public spaces adjacent to the Village’s three buildings:  Stirling Community Hospital, the GP and Minor Injuries Unit and the Bellfield Centre.  They will be visible and accessible from the street and of a larger scale than the courtyard pieces.  These works can relate to each other or be completely separate from each other depending on the artist’s response to the sites and will be replaced after 5-7 years.

For the brief please contact Robin Anderson - info@artlinkcentral.org  or 01786 450971.

The Commission budget is £60,000 inclusive of artist’s fee.

The contract will run from May - December 2018.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 15 May.

The deadline for applications is 30 April at 9.30 am

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Feb
5
to 9 Feb

Programme Artist (Community Justice Textiles/Print-making) - 10 weeks fixed term

7 hours/week (paid monthly)
Fixed-Term Contract of  10 weeks
(Fridays 16th  February – 27th April)

Artlink Central Community Justice Programme Artist (Fixed-Term)

The role will be based working with vulnerable women within Stirling area.

£20,000 per annum (pro-rata) – 7 hours per week (including holidays)

Artlink Central is a leading arts agency and charity in Central Scotland, developing artist led creative programmes for people with mental health issues, people with disabilities, older people and those who face other social barriers.  Artlink Central has been delivering participatory arts programmes on behalf of NHS Forth Valley and other organisations for nearly 30 years

Job summary

The Programme Artist (Community Justice Textiles/Printmaking) will be responsible for developing and delivering a programme of accessible visual arts activities over 10 weeks  [1 day per week on Fridays] for women within community justice settings in Stirling area, to support them to engage creatively with a touring exhibition Inside Outside - the sex industry in Scotland and developing a textile flag project with women in partnership with community justice partners, for exhibition at the University of Stirling Pathfoot Building, connecting with an equivalent prison based project.

The successful candidate must be able to work autonomously, proactively and have excellent time management skills.  The artist practitioner will be line managed by the Artlink Central Director. The majority of the programme will take place in community and university settings. The devised programme should fit the overall objectives of funded project and contribute to delivering its outcomes. Workshops will be designed to support the aims of the project and particularly of the women involved, to be supported with input from Encompass Network and the Community Justice Women’s Development Group.

The remit involves:

·         Devising, organising and delivering accessible visual art workshops with participants

·         Involving host staff and volunteers in the workshop programme

·         Working with small groups of women in community and public settings

·         Evaluating the programme with us and partners.

         Supporting visits to the exhibition and installation of work as appropriate.

Completed applications must be returned by 5pm Friday 9th February with availability for telephone or face to face interview the following week. Due to the tight timescales and short contract period we will only consider applicants who have a PVG for working with vulnerable adults.

 If you meet the requirements and have availability on Fridays then Submit a CV and covering letter outlining suitability by emailing info@artlinkcentral.org, or addressed to

Artlink Central

Unit 8 Beta Centre -Stirling University Innovation Park - Stirling        FK9 4NF      T: 01786 450971           

Please send applications to:    info@artlinkcentral.org

                          

 

 

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Sep
15
to 26 Sep

Artist Opportunity Employment - ***DEADLINE***11.59pm – Tuesday 26th  September

Programme Artist - Visual Arts
(Fixed-Term) – NHS Forth Valley
£20,000 per annum (pro-rata) – 14 hours/week
Fixed-Term Contract of 5 months
(Nov 17 - Mar 18)

Artlink Central NHS Forth Valley Programme Artist (Fixed-Term)

£20,000 per annum (pro-rata) – 14 hours per week

5 Month Contract - November 2017 to March 2018

Artlink Central is a leading arts agency and charity in Central Scotland, developing artist led creative programmes for people with mental health issues, people with disabilities, older people and those who face other social barriers.  Artlink Central has been delivering participatory arts programmes on behalf of NHS Forth Valley for over 25 years 

Job summary

The NHSFV Programme Artist will be responsible for developing and delivering a programme of accessible visual arts activities over 5 months [2 days per week] for patients in up to 5 NHS Forth Valley settings. The successful candidate must be able to work autonomously, proactively and have excellent time management skills.  The artist practitioner will be line managed by the Artlink Central artistic programmer.  The majority of the programme will take place at Forth Valley Royal Hospital with the rest potentially taking place in the health board’s community hospitals. The devised programme should fit the overall objectives of the NHSFV Arts and Wellbeing strategy and contribute to Artlink Central’s Service Level Agreement (SLA) which aims to encourage social interaction and relaxation and (if things are being made during the workshops) temporarily enhance the ward environment. Workshops may be delivered to engage patients in design processes as well as for the purposes of supporting meaningful activity in healthcare settings. There is a possibility that the contract may be renewed in 2018/19.

The remit involves:

·         Devising, organising and delivering accessible visual art workshops with patients

·         Involving NHSFV staff and volunteers in the workshop programme

·         Working with small groups of patients in busy clinical healthcare environments

·         Evaluating the programme with us and NHSFV

·         Managing the programme budget with the artistic programmer

·         Supporting NHSFV’s overall exhibitions and events programme if required

 

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a successful application to Disclosure Scotland for PVG membership, or if already a member they will require an update. Artlink Central would consider a job share for this post

 

Application packs are available by emailing info@artlinkcentral.org, or from

Artlink Central - Unit 8 Beta Centre - Stirling University Innovation Park - Stirling        FK9 4NF      T: 01786 450971                                                                     

Completed applications must be returned by 11.59pm – Tuesday 26th  September  Interviews on Monday 2nd October 2017                                

Please send applications to:    info@artlinkcentral.org

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