About the opportunity

Artytime is a community group run by volunteers with a mission to bring arts and crafts to all ages and abilities.
Phase one is focused on children and adults.
Phase two will focus on the elderly and vunerable adults.
More information can be found on the wbsite www.artytime.co.uk

To become a session leader for the various projects, which are;
1. Artytime’s After school and/or Saturday club. You will facilitate an arts and crafts workshop involving primary age children. You will have training and opportunities to enhance your CV for the future should you want to.
You would need to be available from the end of the school day for a couple of hours. The actual session is one and a half hours then a half an hour clean up time.
2. Artytime’s family fun sessions are for adult and toddlers (babies and under 5) involving the Early Years Cirriculum. with plenty of messy play and craft. Again teaching will be provided. These can be morning or afternoon (usually not long after school drop off or an hour and a half before the school pick up.) Plus time to set up and clear away.

What are they looking for?

Ideally you are a people person who can relate to adults and children in an appropriate way. You have the ability to encourage people to have a go at new things and are able to praise, especially children, to build their self esteem and confidence. You do not have to be arty as you will be shown the different techniques. The emphasis is on the children developing their creativity and their own ideas in the after school and saturday club. This helps them to become problem solvers and builds friendships as you encourage them to think through rather than ther adult providing the answers. Of course you will . Of course you will help if the need arises.

Practical Considerations

Their free training programme has been well received by those wanting to gain work experience before they re enter the job market. It has also seen people who just want to stay active in the community, really enjoy working with children and acting as a role model. You do not need any formal qualifications for the role, as they believe common sense is the main element needed. However, you need to be able to get to the venues to run the sessions and will have some resources to take with you from time to time.

Travel expenses will be paid and any pre- agreed expenses incurred to carry out your role.

A satisfactory DBS check will be required, which Artytime will pay for.

Find out more information here: https://do-it.org/opportunities/2542bf5a-7ee8-4526-8c68-379c1b22fda7