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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Youth Learning Journey Coordinator

Dumfries and Galloway Arts Partnership* offer a short term contract to support national and international Youth Learning Journeys, working with arts organisations/ freelance practitioners, and young people in Dumfries and Galloway. The role is to oversee and support arts mentor partnerships across the region, which aim to explore best national and international practice in youth arts. It is envisaged that outcomes of Learning Journeys will lead to future youth arts opportunities at local level, and be fed into a youth arts conference to take place in the region later in the year.

The successful applicant will work with four Learning Journey partnerships, representing each of the D+G areas (Annandale and Eskdale, Nithsdale, Stewartry and Wigtownshire) 

This work will involve liaising with partner organisations and individuals to support successful Learning Journeys. The coordinator will assist in all aspects of national and international partnership development. This may include support and supervision of travel in addition to health and safety, and risk assessment issues as appropriate

Necessary experience 
The successful applicant will have experience of working with young people in the arts and of coordinating arts related activity at national and international level. Applicants must demonstrate an understanding of the youth arts sector in Dumfries and Galloway and be able to use their own initiative.
They must also be able to demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively by phone and in person. 
A knowledge of the arts sector in Dumfries and Galloway is essential.
Applicants must be self reliant with own office base. A clean driving licence and own transport is also required

Successful applicants will be contracted on a self-employed basis and will be paid at a fixed fee of £2,000 (inc any VAT and all expenses) It is planned that the work required for this project will be completed within four months of awarding the contract, as part of the Fresh Start for the Arts initiative

Application Procedure
Applicants are required to submit a letter of application and a CV – these to be sent by email to DGAP Fresh Start project manager Kathleen O’Neill, by 5pm on 24th May 2013.
For further information please contact Kathleen O’Neill

*Dumfries and Galloway Arts Partnership is the temporary organisation formed to administer and manage the Fresh Start for the Arts project


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