Artist Educator

The HOTA Gallery and Visual Arts team lead the development and management of the Gallery, City Collection and accompanying exhibitions, public and education programs across the precinct. They collaborate with all areas of the HOTA organisation and are responsible for presenting the visual arts programming for the artistic direction of HOTA.

As an Artist Educator at HOTA, you will be responsible for delivering and supporting a range of public programs.

In this diverse role, you could be helping participants with their life drawing skills, delivering curriculum-based learning tours to school groups, or assisting artists deliver our making and responding programs.

This is a hands-on role and you will need strong knowledge of art materials and contemporary artistic practice to support learning and engagement. A familiarity with curriculum-based learning is favourable, and a passion for working with diverse audiences to convey concepts and art historical contexts is essential.  

Under direction of the Public Programs Coordinator and Education Coordinator, the responsibilities will include but not be restricted to the following:

  • Supporting the delivery of hands on, interpretative art experiences for HOTA program participants, including under-fives, school groups, and lifelong learners. 
  • Participating in workshop preparation, including setting up and packing down programs. 
  • Contributing to developments that support HOTAs strategy for widening access, inclusion and diversity.
  • Flexibility to work rotational rosters, public holidays,weekends and evenings 
  • Contribute to a safe and secure workplace by identifying and reporting incidents, risks and hazards, and responding promptly and appropriately, in accordance with security and emergency policies and procedures
  • Other duties as directed commensurate with the level of this position.

Qualifications, Skills and Expereince

  • Previous experience in leading and delivering a variety of public programs and education tours within a gallery, or museum environment. 
  • A passion for visual arts and a love of the Gold Coast. 
  • Experience in handling art materials, and ability to convey this knowledge to program participants.
  • Excellent communication skills with specific ability to learn, recall and convey artist concepts and content and provide clear and accessible information.
  • Ability to lead and coordinate a group of visitors whilst delivering engaging content.
  • Fitness to delivery static and mobile interpretation, including guided tour and other programs; lifting objects weighting up to 5kg; and standing, walking and talking for extended periods in a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces.
  • A flexible, collegial and reliable work ethic.  
  • Blue Card Queensland Working with Children Check (or ability to attain). 
  • Current Senior First Aid Certificate (or willingness to attain).  

To apply for this role please submit a short cover letter (no more than 1 page) which details why you are applying for this role and what you would bring to HOTA, together with an up to date resume.  

Applications should be submitted via Seek by close of business Monday 5 March 2021.

16/02/2021 $0 Gold Coast 1 Advertising, Arts & Media
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