Sector News: Call for Artists and Educators


Join our Learning Team
The Turner Prize is the UK’s foremost award for contemporary art. Over recent decades the award has played a significant role in provoking debate about visual art and promoting public interesting contemporary art. Now in its 29th year, Turner Prize 2013 is held in Derry-Londonderry as part of the UK City of Culture programme. This is the first time the award has been held outside of England, and follows its successful showing at Baltic in Gateshead, in 2011.
We are looking for artists and educators to join our panel of facilitators

What you will do:
As part of the panel of facilitators, you will deliver tours and workshops to school groups, young people, families and children, older people, third level students and to the wider public.

Who you are:

  • You are an arts education practitioner, a visual artist or an educator who will have:

  • A strong interest in contemporary art

  • A good track record working in formal/informal education settings with a variety of audiences

  • The ability to analyse and synthesise information quickly

  • The ability to confidently deliver the diverse programme to all sectors of our audience

Preference will be given to those who:

  • Have relevant academic qualifications

  • Have a proven experience in working in a visual arts education setting

  • Have a demonstrated knowledge of contemporary art and its associated practices

  • Have a current Access NI clearance to work with children

Time Requirements
The exhibition will open on October 23 2013 and close on January 5 2014.
You will be trained over a three day period to the value of £1900 in early October in methodologies which will be beneficial to your practice and to your future career.

You will be paid £150 for taking part in the training.

Schedules will vary according to the learning programme timetable. Your timetable will vary from week to week so flexibility is essential. The timetable will be structured by the Head of Learning and every effort will be made to accommodate the team’s various commitments.

A fixed fee of £1200 per position will be paid to each member of the team.
Each facilitator will deliver a minimum of five tours/workshops per week.

Application Procedure:
To apply for this position, simply email a CV and letter of interest that clearly demonstrates, using specific examples, how you meet the criteria set out above to:
Treasa Crumley, Culture Company, Building 71, Ebrington, Derry~Londonderry, BT47 1JY

The closing date for applications is Thursday 29 August 2013.

Selection will be made by a panel and interviews will take place in late September. Successful candidates will undergo training in October and will be placed on the panel from 23 October 2013 - 5 January 2014.