STAFF ARTIST SPECIALIST – CASUAL – Digital Program
Arts Project Australia is a Studio and Gallery based in Northcote that supports artists living with intellectual disabilities, promoting their work and advocating for inclusion within contemporary art practice.
Arts Project Australia offers an ongoing studio-based fine art program staffed by practising artists, providing support and assistance to people living with intellectual disabilities wishing to develop their artistic skills and creative output in an engaged and sustained way. The Arts Project Gallery runs an ongoing exhibitions program through which their work is promoted locally, nationally and internationally in both public institutions and commercial galleries. Arts Project Australia offers its staff a unique, creative and stimulating work environment.
We are seeking expressions of interest from suitably experienced practitioners, proficient in digital media across a multitude of areas, and who preferably also have a knowledge, understanding and interest in zine culture. The successful candidate will join a team that facilitates studio sessions with our artists in all areas of digitally based art and – more broadly when required – proficiency in traditional artists materials.
This position is for casual hours between 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday and Saturdays from 9:30am – 3:30pm
Candidates must address the following selection criteria in their application:
- A tertiary qualification in Fine Art, Graphic Art or higher, or equivalent.
- Up-to-date knowledge of the Adobe Creative Cloud, including: Photoshop, After Effects, In Design, Premiere, and Audition. An understanding and ability in stop motion animation, a working knowledge of an SLR digital camera, photography techniques and studio lighting, and a practical knowledge of traditional art making methods and materials.
- Creative capacity reflected in personal art making.
- The ability to lead, support, mentor and motivate individuals in the creative process.
- A capacity to communicate effectively with neuro-diverse individuals.
- Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills including negotiation and advocacy.
- Demonstrated positive OH&S practices.
- A current Victorian driver’s licence.
- Ability to work effectively in an active and busy work environment, both as an individual and within a team.
Applicants should address the selection criteria above, and direct their submission to the studio manager, James McDonald [email protected] Applications should also include a cover letter, a copy of your curriculum vitae, and a link to a small sample of your current creative output.
NOTE: The successful applicant will need a current Working with Children Check, consent to a Police Check and to being checked against the Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme (DWES) as part of the terms of their employment.
Applications close on Friday 13th March.
I have a job I love in such a narrow industry for which we all spend a lot of time studying…It’s important to work in a place which aligns with your values.
– Arts Project Staff Member