We’re Recruiting: Digital Artists

We’ve a call out for Digital Artists to join our team for education work as part of our Every Child Is An Artist Programme.


Call for Digital Artists
To lead our digital education programme
Deadline 30 June 2021

We are recruiting Digital Artists for our in-depth participatory arts project called Every Child Is An Artist.

We are expanding our team and would like to hear from freelance artists with experience in Digital Arts and interest in working with primary school age groups. This tends to include coding, AR, projection mapping and/or physical computing working with equipment such as LittleBits and MakeyMakeys and Arduinos.

We have ongoing opportunities and are ideally looking for someone to start on 1 September (1 day per week) for the summer term at our partner primary school in Birmingham.

Every Child Is An Artist is a nationally groundbreaking programme to develop the artistic skills and abilities of all the children in our partner primary schools, across the different art disciplines. We are developing an arts curriculum in our primary schools delivered by practicing artists, working at the forefront of arts educational practice. We are looking for Digital Artists to join the team and expand on the work already undertaken.

Each term we work towards an exhibition or event (in online) that connects with the friends and families of the children. Our website www.mercurialdance.co.uk has short films about the project.

Equipment Available
The school has a good technical resource including 30 Macbook Airs, every child with an iPadPro, whole class resources of Littlebits & Makey Makey’s and iPads with scratch, 123D Design and other software which we would like you to make use of. There is a materials budget for additional resources (eg certain software or craft materials).

Key Dates if selected
Safeguarding & School Induction, (w/c 22 March)
Term time on Tuesdays (and/or) Wednesdays from W/c 4 September 2021; additional opportunities in the 21-22 academic year.
Location: Birmingham UK

Fee from £175-£240 per day,(inc VAT); dependent on experience; plus planning time and materials

How to apply
Please contact us, sending with a CV and 1 page letter of introduction detailing
● Information about yourself and your educational approach
● Your relevant experience including age group specific examples
● Initial ideas for the digital arts area or approach you would like to take with the children
● Confirmation that you hold or are willing to have an enhanced disclosure check (DBS) and can offer references

Send your application, questions or enquiries to Oliver Scott at Mercurial Dance: info@mercurialdance.co.uk, putting ‘Digital Artist Application’ in the email subject header.
Mercurial Dance ltd. Studio 11a, Canal Warehouse, Leicester Row, Coventry, CV1 4LH.

Posted on February 15, 2021 in Uncategorized

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