THE DETAILS:
  • Location: Swansea, SA1 4QA
  • Contract: Fixed Term
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £0.00 - £10,000.00
  • Language: English
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Artist/Designer in Residence

Gower College Swansea

Salary: 8000 - 8000

About us:

Gower College Swansea is one of the largest colleges in Wales with a strong reputation for high quality teaching and learning. We have six campuses across the city with over 4,500 full time learners and 10,000 part time learners. We currently have a turnover of over £50 million making us a major employer in the region with approximately 1,000 staff.

At Gower College Swansea we are passionate about investing in our staff and looking after their wellbeing to ensure they feel supported in work and also at home.

The role:

Help learners develop their own Welsh language skills through the medium of art and design.

The aim of the residency is to provide opportunities for a bilingual artist/designer to explore their own practice and continuing their development as an artist as well as delivering artist talks and workshops to learners alongside the teams at Gower College Swansea.
  • Variable hours
  • Term-time
  • 9 months fixed term - September 2024 until June 2025
  • £8,000 pro rata
  • Llwyn y Bryn Campus
Key Responsibilities:
  • The Artist in Residence programme is flexible and will be developed and defined depending on the art form area and the artist's level of experience and expertise. There will be opportunities to research, develop and present a work in progress with support, space and time from the college.
  • Give bilingual talks about their work
  • Provide bilingual and Welsh-medium artist/designer workshops
  • Promote the workshops delivered and their own art work produced through the college's social media networks
About you:
  • Professional qualification or first degree in relevant area or equivalent.
  • Level 2 (GCSE or equivalent) grade C or above literacy & numeracy qualification is essential.
  • This post is open to emerging artists/designers who may have recently graduated.
  • Strong interpersonal and team working skills
Benefits for you:
  • 5.66 weeks annual leave, plus bank holidays, and the college is closed for two weeks over the Christmas period
  • A Local Government Pension Scheme with an average employer contribution of 21% (2023)
  • 2 staff well-being days
  • Discounted study opportunities on College programmes
  • View more benefits here: https://www.gcs.ac.uk/recruitment/staff-benefits-wellbeing
Need help with your application? Please click here to read our guidance.

We welcome applications from individuals regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our organisation.

If you wish to continue your application journey using Welsh Language, please visit our Cymraeg site. We encourage Welsh Language applications as we recognise the importance of delivering services in Welsh, and the need to grow our bilingual workforce.

Gower College Swansea is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check and require registration with the Education Workforce Council for Wales.

Please note that we are expecting a high volume of applicants for this vacancy. If we do, we may close the post before the specified date, therefore an early application is recommended.

Appointments will normally be made to the bottom of the salary scale with annual increments on 1st August each year (subject to a start date before 1st February).