Producer, Young People & Schools (Maternity Cover)

Submitted by ModernArtOxford on May 17, 2024 - 19:33
Salary / Fee: 
£11,997 Per annum
Closing Date: 
Monday, 17 June, 2024

PRODUCER, YOUNG PEOPLE & SCHOOLS, Modern Art Oxford. £30,000 Per annum (Pro Rata £11,997)

The Producer, Young People & Schools is a 2.5 day part-time fixed term role (August 2024 - August 2025) responsible for the planning, delivery, development and evaluation of Modern Art Oxford’s programme offer for young people and school groups. The position forms part of the Communities, Practice & Participation team (CPP) and is managed by the Head of Communities, Practice and Participation (CPP) at Modern Art Oxford (MAO).

Communities, Practice & Participation

Creative learning and participation are at the heart of Modern Art Oxford’s programme. We offer educational experiences for visitors of all ages, using art and creativity to reach thousands of people from Oxfordshire and beyond every year. Our activities are designed to help visitors explore our exhibitions, experiment with creative processes and celebrate the relevance of contemporary visual culture to society today.

Young People & Schools

Modern Art Oxford offers professional development opportunities for young people aged 16-19 through our regular programme, Young Creatives. Working with schools, colleges, and universities, we support a culture of learning and participation, providing a creative space for young people to map out professional pathways for artistic development in Oxfordshire. Our Young Creatives school sessions, socials and residencies invite young people living in Oxfordshire to work with professional artists. Responding to a curatorial brief, young people experiment, develop their creative practice and co-create professional quality artwork, whilst working collaboratively with other young artists. Our workshops and residencies are warm and welcoming, offering helpful insights into pursuing arts careers, building a portfolio, and developing an artistic voice. Additionally, each year, we invite eight Young Creatives to work with Modern Art Oxford to bring new perspectives to Modern Art Oxford’s programme as part of the Young Creatives Collective.

Main Responsibilities:
● To work with the Communities, Practice and Participation team to research and devise creative workshops for Modern Art Oxford’s Young Creatives Programme, bearing participants of diverse abilities and background in mind.
● To deliver excellent, accessible and inclusive workshops with a strong commitment to developing young peoples’ creative potential through contemporary visual art practice.
● To develop regular holiday activities outside of term-time, utilising the materials in our Creative Space for young people, including workshop opportunities as they arise.
● To provide introductions for schools and local colleges at specific events.
● To work with colleagues to plan and manage project expenditure including
processing invoices, monitoring expenditure and contributing to the preparation of
● To undertake general administration including responding to bookings for Young
Creatives schools and social sessions, ordering materials, organising travel and hospitality for participants, recording sessions through photographs and archiving.
● To maintain accurate records on attendance and activities and to coordinate evaluation and feedback to inform best practice in participation and creative learning.
● To update and maintain mailing lists and contacts relevant to the Young Creatives programme, including contacts with schools and local partners.
● To collate and prepare information for reporting as required by the Head of Communities, Practice and Participation.
● To participate in staff team activities and attend professional training as necessary and as requested by the Head of Communities, Practice and Participation.

General Responsibilities
● To ensure that Modern Art Oxford complies with all aspects of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in relation to marketing and communication activities with audiences, stakeholders and any other third parties.
● To carry out all duties in accordance with all Modern Art Oxford’s policies including Equal Opportunities, Access, Employment, Health and Safety, Child Safeguarding, Data Protection and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policies and the Creative Case for Diversity.
● To undertake any duties reasonably required by the Senior Curator, Creative Learning & Participation.

Person Specification
We are looking for an arts professional (artist, curator, educator) with strong interest in creative socially-engaged practice and with a minimum of three years’ experience devising and delivering early year’s projects, working with young people from all backgrounds. This role requires a highly proactive team worker who demonstrates the importance of effective, consistent communication in a dynamic organisation delivering a range of engagement activities. It is imperative that the position holder is astute in observing safeguarding practices for all workshop participants in accordance with Safeguarding and Health & Safety policy, which includes risk assessments ahead of workshops.

● A minimum of three years’ experience of arts education with young people (16-19).
● Experience of working collaboratively with teachers and schools.
● Experience of participatory methods in arts education.
● Demonstrable experience of working with diverse materials and media.
● Creative, resourceful and responsive user-centred approach.
● Self-motivated and collaborative.
● Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
● Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.
● DBS checked and trained in safeguarding.
● Good IT, administrative and organisational skills.
● A commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.
● An interest in and commitment to the work and values of Modern Art Oxford.

● Experience of delivering projects and workshops in art galleries and museums.
● Experience of delivering Bronze, Silver & Gold Arts Awards with young people.
● Knowledge of alternative arts education methods and their histories.
● Knowledge of equal opportunities issues and practices.
● Knowledge of office procedures and practice.

Applications must be received by 9.00am Monday 17 June 2024.

Please apply via the BreatheHR portal here:
Apply by going to Modern Art Oxford's website 'Careers' page.

Contact Details: 
Crafts and Applied Arts
Museums and Heritage
Visual Arts
Education (young people and schools)
Accessible Events
Children and Families
Young People