Transformative Arts Facilitator

Bishop Auckland

This role is to support the Transformative Arts officer in facilitation of creative activities in community and educational groups, such as working with our Young Artists Club or Creative Forum. If you are a creative person or passionate about creative education then this is the role for you!
It is a new volunteering opportunity and we hope that successful volunteers to the role will help shape the role.

You will have the opportunity to help support a range of opportunities linked to No.42, Spanish Art Gallery and Mining Art Gallery. You will also have the opportunity to support on larger scale creative events as they arise such as the upcoming Dali Celebration of Creativity (Oct 2022) linked to The Spanish Gallery, as well as ad-hoc events


To support in the facilitation of Transformative Arts activities such as creative programs and sessions with different groups (schools, youth groups, community support groups, etc.). The role will be supporting the Transformative Arts officer setting up the activity, preparation and planning and leading on small group work. Some activities of the role may be able to be done offsite.

Skills & Qualities

• Is over 18
• Is passionate about creativity in the community
• Has an outgoing nature and thrives being with people
• Is a punctual time keeper
• Has experience leading activities in settings (such as schools and community groups)
• Is able to follow instructions and give instructions in a group setting
• Is Health & Safety Conscious
• Is a supportive team member
• Is an excellent communicator
• Has an awareness of the variety of needs that may be present in a group activity (such as physical, educational or communication needs)
• Has the ability to be supportive of a variety of needs within a workshop environment
• Will be able to use own initiative, particularly in engaging with participants
• Will want to be an ambassador for The Auckland Project

When & Where?

Having a flexible approach to time management is key. We would prefer people who can commit to once a week for a couple of hours, but this is a suggestion and we are happy to discuss this further with you.

Training and Support Offered/Expenses

You will be asked to provide and wear appropriate clothing and footwear, role/activity dependent. The Auckland Project is unable to reimburse travel expenses.
This role will require a DBS check

Volunteer Benefits

It’s an exciting time! Your volunteering will be directly contributing to the regeneration of Bishop Auckland.
In joining our community of custodians, you should find that every time you volunteer, you will be setting off on an adventure, where you can achieve a sense of wellbeing, which may well include: --feeling good, smiling lots, finding or enhancing skills, meeting new people, achieving a sense of purpose and having fun. It may well be an opportunity to rediscover/discover you
What’s in it for me?
· The chance to share your love of creativity and art
· The chance to do something different
· Experience, challenge, a development and ‘CV-building’ opportunity – ‘a chance to grow’
· Responsibility and facilitation experience in a supportive environment
What’s in it for the Auckland Project?
· Enthusiastic, informed, kind, responsible people – ‘The Right Stuff’! – representing The Auckland Project
· The ability to widen our projects impact in the community
· To use creative means to inspire and transform lives of people/young people in the community on a wider scale as what is currently possible with our small team!

Other Information

volunteers with The Auckland Project (TAP ) have access during opening times to the Visitor attractions, Auckland Castle, Spanish gallery, Mining Art Gallery in order to understand these visitor attractions and act as an ambassador for TAP as part of being a volunteer.

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Hours: to be discussed Type: Museums/Heritage, Arts & Crafts

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