Traineeships Open Call for Applications

Application deadline – 30 May (midnight)

We are looking for 2 enthusiastic individuals to join the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop team for the next year. You will be working alongside ESW’s Curator for Learning and be supported by the organisation to develop your skills and gain lots of experience working in the arts. You will get to know the different communities and individuals who use our organisation and become an important member of our small team. We are looking for people who are interested in visual arts education, who are passionate about visual arts and are keen to learn and establish themselves within the arts. You will take a key role in the delivery of the ESW’s Courtyard Learning Programme starting in June 2021.

There are 2 separate traineeships:
Learning Assistant
Sculpture Saturday Assistant

Both roles are described below, please read the information carefully and apply for the one which best suits your situation and skills. Please only apply to one role.

When you have read the information on this page please click the pink link for further details and information on how to apply.

Application is through an online form which relates to the person specifications.

Learning Assistant Traineeship 

Fee
Fixed Term (June 2021-June 2022)
£80/day

Working hours 2 days a week.
Some Saturday work is essential. 9.30am-5pm

Location
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, 21 Hawthornvale, Edinburgh, EH6 4JT

Application Deadline
Sunday 30 May (midnight)

Interviews
10 June 2021

Learning Assistant Application Form 

Role
To support with the planning, practical preparation and delivery of ESW’s Courtyard Learning Programme, a year-round programme of engagement activity for young people, families, adult learners and groups which will take place in ESW’s courtyard from June 2021. This programme consists of bookable Sculpture Saturday workshops with children and families, public courses and engagement projects with partner organisations the Rock Trust, Trinity and Victoria Primary School and Multicultural Family Base.

This is a training opportunity integrated into our team for a limited period to give the best developmental on the job experience mentored by the Curator for Learning and with support from other staff. This role can involve greater responsibilities through the year to support the individual post holder’s interests and development, and within appropriate limits of the position itself. In the past this has included devising ideas for your own workshops and receiving specific mentoring and training to develop one of your own specific interests.

Responsibilities 

• Assist with the research and planning of the workshops
• Assist with the administration of bookings for courses and workshops
• Support the Curator for Learning and lead artists with the delivery of the workshops
• Liaise with project partners
• Assist in the set up and clearing of spaces before and after each workshop
• Organise and prepare materials and resources for each of the workshops
• Support individuals and groups during the workshops
• Assist with the monitoring, evaluation and documentation of workshops attend training sessions and meetings with project partners
• Assist with the design, promotion and publicity of activity
• Update blog posts and social media
• Be part of the ESW team keeping up to speed with the building protocols, training, COVID-19 arrangements and ethos of the organisation
• Continue to develop your own skills and knowledge with support from the Curator for Learning

Person Specification

Please note this can be professional or non-professional experience.

  • Interest and experience of working with children/ families/ young people/ learning/ arts education
  • Interest in contemporary sculpture
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a range of individuals and groups
  • Confidence working with sculptural materials and good making skills

Learning Assistant Role Description and How to Apply

Sculpture Saturday Assistant Traineeship

Fee
Fixed Term 24 days (starting from June 2021)
Saturdays during July and August plus additional pre-planned days (June 2021-March 2022)
£80/ day

Working hours
Saturdays in July and August plus some additional months still to be confirmed.
9.30am-5pm

Location
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, 21 Hawthornvale, Edinburgh, EH6 4JT

Application Deadline
Sunday 30 May (midnight)

Interviews
10 June 2021

Sculpture Saturday Assistant Application Form 

Role

To support with the preparation and hands on delivery of Sculpture Saturdays, a programme of bookable workshops for families and young people that encourage play with sculptural materials and processes. The workshops often tie in with themes within ESW’s broader programme.

Responsibility
• Assist with the planning of the workshops
• Assist in the set up and clearing of spaces before and after each workshop
• Organise and prepare materials and resources for each of the workshop
• Support individuals and groups during the workshops
• Continue to develop your own skills and knowledge with support from the Curator for Learning

Person Specification
Please note this can be professional or non-professional experience.

• Desire and interest in working with families and young people
• Interest in contemporary sculpture
• Ability to communicate effectively with a range of individuals and groups
• Confidence working with sculptural materials and good making skills

This is a training opportunity integrated into our team for a limited period to give the best developmental, on the job experience mentored by the Curator for Learning and with support from other staff.

Sculpture Saturday Assistant Role Description and How to Apply