Here at Camden Arts Centre, we strive to involve members of the public in the ideas and processes of today's artists, and the artists who inspire them. We are committed to creating a community that encourages people of all ages, abilities and areas of interest to engage with contemporary art. We cherish an environment free from all forms of discrimination and promote equality in the workplace. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.
We are a Disability Confident employer and guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that the individual must provide us with evidence in their application form which demonstrates that they generally meet the level of competence required for each competency, as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential. If you want to apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme, simply complete the declaration form which will be provided to download alongside the application pack for the position.
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Hours of work: 16 hrs per week, including 1-hour unpaid lunch break per day
Days of work: 2 days per week to be agreed in advance. A 3-day gap between days is required to accommodate firing schedules.
Salary: Pay band 2 with a salary range for this post of point 22 (£26,414) to 31 (£34,083) per annum pro-rata with a midpoint of 27 (£30,259).
We are now seeking a Ceramics Technician to take over from our current long serving technician, who has relocated out of London. The primary function of the role is to manage the day-to-day activity and maintenance of the Ceramics Studio, managing the studio space efficiently within the cycle of programme activity. They are the main point of contact for all ceramic matters at Camden Arts Centre and are therefore required to bring specialist knowledge and expertise in order to inform our programme.
The Ceramics Technician will form a key part of the Education Team, which includes Head of Education, Programme Curator; Education and the Education Coordinator. They will work closely with the Education Team to ensure ceramic activity is delivered efficiently, in a timely manner and to a high quality across the programme.
In addition, they will support the Programme Curator; Residencies with the practical delivery of the Ceramic Fellowship and work with the Bookshop and Editions Manager for occasional production of ceramic editions. These additional areas of work happen at different points throughout the year and extra hours are offered to accommodate this work.
There may also be opportunities to teach in a freelance capacity as part of the courses programme.
Applicants should have an active ceramic practice of a minimum two years, be highly organised with experience of ceramics studio management. Importantly, they must be people focussed, patient, kind, and able to work independently and as part of a small friendly team.
Please send us your completed Application and Equal Opportunity Form to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Ceramics Technician’ on the subject line.
Closing date for applications: Thursday 30 May 2019 by 10.00am
Interviews will take place on: Wednesday 12 June 2019
Peer Forum 2019/2020
Peer Forum is Artquest’s annual mentoring programme supporting artists by providing them with the funding, space and resources necessary to establish their own peer mentoring groups. Working in partnership with a number of leading London art spaces to host these groups, the programme gives participants the opportunity to build relationships with their host organisation. Camden Arts Centre is delighted to once again be hosting a mentoring group over 2019/20.
Through the Peer Forum programme, Camden Arts Centre creates space for artists to instigate dialogue, develop ideas and research together, whilst providing institutional support. Camden Arts Centre welcomes applications from peer groups that also include writers and curators who have been working (outside of education) for 5 years or more.
Artquest will fund a peer mentoring group at Camden Arts Centre for 6 sessions over a 6-8 month period and seek applications from individual artists to take the lead in coordinating these peer mentoring groups.
Selected artists/groups will receive:
• An all-inclusive award of £1,800 to run 6 peer mentoring sessions over a 6-8 month period with a regular group of 10-12 other artists, and writers and curators.
• Camden Arts Centre will provide a meeting space either in its Meeting Room or Drawing Studio depending on the days that the meetings will be held. The dates and times of meetings should operate within the gallery opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday 10.00am – 6.00pm, Wednesday 10.00am – 9.00pm.
• An opportunity to engage with the 2019 exhibitions programme at Camden Arts Centre.
Artists awarded this opportunity will be expected to coordinate all aspects of the peer mentoring sessions, liaising with their host organisation and participating artists to arrange a mutually agreeable time for peer mentoring sessions to take place.
Before applying for any of the PEER FORUM groups please read ArtQuest's guide to peer mentoring groups and accompanying downloadable PDF to assist with your application and the running of your sessions. For a case study of an Artquest supported Peer Mentoring group listen to this audio from Will Clifford that took place as part of the Self Assembly series of talks, or this interview with photographer Lewis Bush who was awarded the PEER FORUM grant at The Photographers’ Gallery in 2016.
Deadline for Applications: 10 am Monday 17 June 2019
Shortlisted candidates contacted: Week commencing 1 July 2019
Interviews at Camden Arts Centre: Week commencing 5 August 2019
Selected artists announced: Week commencing 19 August 2019
Group begins meetings: October 2019
If you have any questions regarding the application or the programme as a whole please email Nick Kaplony email@example.com.