Producer, Early Years & Families (Maternity cover)

Submitted by ModernArtOxford on May 17, 2024 - 19:40
Salary / Fee: 
£30,000 Per annum (Pro Rata £11,997)
Closing Date: 
Monday, 17 June, 2024

Producer, Early Years & Families (Maternity Cover)

The Producer, Early Years & Families 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 babies, toddlers, young children and their families and carers. 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 and 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.

Early Years & Families

Modern Art Oxford is dedicated to providing safe, enjoyable and engaging activities for the whole family. We offer hand-on workshops, a unique engaging space for creative play, activity sheets and more. Established in 2017, Make Play is one of the core strands of our programmes for early years and families. It provides a child-led creative space for babies and children to explore, play and learn in a safe and stimulating environment. Our activities for early years encourage creative collaboration between parents and babies to learn together in a responsive space that changes through interaction and play. This participative and holistic approach to learning is guided by the developmental principles that support positive relationships and nurture creative, confident and independent individuals. At Make Play, children are recognised, respected and celebrated as active participants in our shared society.

Main Responsibilities
● To work with the Communities, Practice and Participation team to research and devise creative workshops for Make Play and family activities as part of the public programme at MAO, bearing audiences of diverse abilities and background in mind.
● To deliver excellent, accessible and inclusive workshops with a strong commitment to early years education and an enjoyment of creative visual art practice and play.
● To deliver regular monthly community group sessions for younger visitors within allocated hours, as required.
● To incorporate themes and materials from MAO’s current exhibitions across the delivery of early years and families workshops.
● To develop regular holiday activities outside of term-time, utilising the materials in our Creative Space for young visitors, including workshop opportunities as they arise.
● To work with colleagues to plan and manage project expenditure including processing invoices, monitoring expenditure and contributing to the preparation of estimates.
● To undertake general administration including responding to bookings for Make Play and visitor backpacks and resources, ordering materials, organising travel and hospitality for sessions, 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 support the marketing and communications team to update and maintain mailing lists and contacts relevant to the Make Play and family activities, as appropriate.
● To collate and prepare information for reporting as required by the Head of Communities, Practice & Participation team.
● To participate in staff team activities and attend professional training as necessary and as requested by the Head of Communities, Practice & 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 Head of Communities, Practice & Participation team.

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 children 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 working in Early Years education.
● 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 Arts Award Discover.
● Knowledge of equal opportunities issues and practices.
● Knowledge of office procedures and practice.

Please apply via our BreatheHR portal here:
Apply on Modern Art Oxfords' website 'Careers' page.

Applications must be received by 09:00am 17th June 2024.

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