Arts Award Associate (x2)

Closing Date: December 9, 2019

IVE is seeking two arts/education professionals to work with in order to develop the reach of Arts Award in the region.

The focus of the role will be to work primarily with school settings to build their understanding of Arts Award and essentially to get them delivering it. Arts Award inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents: it is creative, valuable and accessible. Arts Award can be achieved at five levels, four qualifications and an introductory award. IVE is keen to see the Arts Award figures for Yorkshire and the Humber increase over the next few years. This role will be focused on increasing Arts Award figures at Discover, Explore and Bronze levels, and working with centres to help embed creative learning practices using Arts Award. At IVE we work to ensure that children and young people across the region have access to great arts and cultural opportunities. We know that children and young people doing Arts Award develop their arts, leadership and communication skills (to name just a few) and we are keen to see that grow so that more young people can benefit from doing Arts Award.


Location – the two roles will focus on different areas across Yorkshire and the Humber.

Role 1: Hull & surrounding area

Role 2: Sheffield & surrounding area


Responsibilities and key outcomes


Person Specification

We are looking for a self-motivated person, who understands the importance of cultural education in the life of young people and can articulate this clearly.

The role will require the following skills and experience:

Experience working in the arts/culture/education sector

Experience of delivering Arts Award

Trained Arts Award Adviser

Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

Diplomacy and negotiating skills

Experience of working in partnership

A strong understanding of schools and the education landscape

Understanding of the new Ofsted framework



The fee for each Arts Award Associate role is 24 days @ £150 per day = £3,600

An additional £250 will be available for travel expenses

The number of days will be used by March 2021



Targets will be agreed with IVE staff in advance of the work commencing. Progress will then be measured against agreed milestones.

Example milestones we will be looking to see:

The contract will be reviewed if targets are not being achieved after the initial 12 month period.

Associates will be required to have 6 weekly check-ins with IVE staff (remote or face to face)


Contract length

The contract(s) will run until 31st March 2021


How to apply

Please send a CV and covering letter, detailing how you meet the person specification and why you are interested in this role to by 12pm on Monday 9th December 2019.

When applying, please state whether you are applying for Role 1 (Hull) or Role 2 (Sheffield) or if you have no preference.

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