Arts Activities Coordinator with The Sick Kids Friends Foundation (SKFF)



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Location: Edinburgh

£8.25 p/h
Part-time, 20 hours per week for 3 months
September start
Closing date: 21 July 2016, 12 noon

About the Organisation
The Sick Kids Friends Foundation (SKFF) believes that nothing should get in the way of being a child. We exist to transform the experiences of children and young people in hospital so they can be a child first and a patient second.

Over the last few years, SKFF have developed an exciting hospital Arts Programme, helping patients and their families have a more positive experience of hospital. We offer arts activities including Music and Art Therapy; Clown Doctors; magic; arts and craft; storytelling and dance as a distraction and a therapeutic tool. This position will give the successful candidate a varied and interesting role within a highly creative charitable organisation.

The Role
The Sick Kids Friends Foundation is looking for an enthusiastic activities co-ordinator, under the management of the Arts Programme Manager. This role provides an opportunity to work within an established arts programme in a healthcare setting.

Requirements
The ideal candidate will be someone with an arts background who is interested in working in a health care setting and enjoys working with children and young people. Ideally you will have:
• A keen interest in SKFF's Arts Programme, participatory arts practice and art in health care settings
• Experience and or confidence of working with young people/children and families
• Knowledge in one or more of the following disciplines: contemporary visual arts, performing arts, participatory arts practice, crafts or design
• Knowledge in planning and facilitating fun and creative activities within a hospital setting for patients, families, staff and volunteers – including The Sick Kids Community Choir and staff photography competition.
• Ability to plan a calendar of activities.
• Able to work as part of a team and individually.
• Good computer skills
• Sensitive and diplomatic
• Commitment and enthusiasm
• Willingness to undertake a wide range of duties
• Responsible and reliable
• May have to attend meetings and events in the evenings and weekends

Please note that this position is subject to PVG clearance.

What we offer:
• Invaluable practical experience and insight into working on a wide ranging arts programme
• Opportunities to meet and work with artists and network within the arts and health sector
• Opportunity to work within a small team, contribute to the programme and to develop specific projects
• Advice and guidance on a career in the arts

Application
Closing date for applications is 21 July 2016, 12 noon.  
  
Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the Adopt an Intern online application form on our website. All applications must be submitted by noon on the closing date.  State a. your availability and b. relevant information on your skills/experience pertaining to the job spec.  We do NOT accept e-mail applications unless otherwise stated.  
  
Please confirm your eligibility to work in the UK.  

 

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