Freelance - Arts Practitioner, Age Exchange

Age Exchange, the UK’s leading reminiscence arts practitioners specialising in innovative approaches to dementia care, are planning to re- open their arts based day service in Lambeth.

Deadline: 30th June 2021

Do you believe you can change lives for the better? Do you want to make a positive difference in people’s lives? Can you mix creativity and imagination with compassion and commitment? If that sounds like you read on….

Age Exchange, the UK’s leading reminiscence arts practitioners specialising in innovative approaches to dementia care, are planning to re- open their arts based day service in Lambeth. They also have groups in Blackheath and are planning to open a new service in Essex.

 

To help Age Exchange run this exciting programme they are recruiting a team of Freelance Arts professionals to join them at Blackheath, Essex or Lambeth to provide a rich programme of inspirational arts, reminiscence, and social activities, which will enhance the health, happiness and well-being of people living with dementia and their family/carers.

 

Age Exchange is committed to building a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from individuals from all backgrounds.

At Age Exchange they aim to have diverse participation in all arts sessions, training and other activities. They would like to hear from freelance art practitioners particularly from the ethnic minority communities who have experience of creating reminiscence art activity sessions with people living with dementia from a similar cultural heritage.

 

In this role you will be supported by volunteers to lead weekly Reminiscence Arts activity sessions for participants with dementia and their carer, applying the specialist training you will receive from Age Exchange and ongoing support, and guidance. You will really get to know the people you support each week and use techniques and practice which will help you connect on a deeply meaningful level with the participants you support. And whilst Age Exchange are looking to recruit skilled arts professionals – they want you to use your own life experience, personality and humour to create experiences people will enjoy.

 

To apply to join you will need:

· A professional arts background in either dance, music, visual arts or theatre.

· Experience in participatory arts and facilitating the creativity of others, ideally having worked previously with older people including older people with dementia.

· A passion to use your arts practice to improve health and wellbeing

· You will engage with people with a variety of mediums, and in a variety of ways, understand individual’s preferences, capabilities, histories and cultural backgrounds.

 

Sounds like you? Please get in touch by emailing your CV and a covering letter on your suitability to David Savill (Artistic Director Age Exchange) at david.savill@age-exchange.org.uk

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview via zoom on 5th and 6th July

If appointed, you will be asked to attend 2 days of training with Age Exchange before the commencement of the programme in the Summer. The training is expected to be delivered on the 13th and 14th July.

Pay rates (on freelance basis) £85 per session or £170 per day.

 

Age Exchange is an equal opportunities employer. They actively encourage applications from diverse backgrounds, communities and industries, and are committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities.

They encourage BAME and disabled applicants and value the positive impact that difference has on our teams. They are committed to equality and diversity within our workforce and all opportunities provided by Age Exchange.

For more information, visit the website

Date: 
07/06/2021 - 30/06/2021
Contact Name: 
David