Vacancy: Photographer/Visual Literacy Specialist- The Forge

The Forge is a participatory art commissioning and producing agency that creates high quality, innovative arts projects with, by and for young people and their communities. They are based in Stanley, County Durham and much of their pioneering participatory work takes place in and around the former colliery villages of the area.

The Forge is looking for an inspirational practitioner to join their team to oversee and deliver the second-year phase of an exciting Teacher Development Programme funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

You will work closely with The Forge team, with our seven partner schools from across the North East, and with a writer/practitioner on a Continuing Professional Development and Learning programme for teachers. Your role will be to help develop teachers’ photography and visual literacy skills; to work with teachers to co-create schemes of work; to develop a visual literacy toolkit to support pupil learning; and to contribute to research that tests whether photography and visual literacy strategies can improve children’s creative writing.

Deadline for applications 5pm Monday 14 December 2020
Candidates notified of interview Wednesday 16 December 2020
Interviews (videoconference) Friday 18 or Monday 21 December 2020
Planning meeting Week commencing 4 January 2021
Contract begins / ends 11 January 2021 / 31 December 2021
Location Home based / online/ plus possible face-to-face meetings/delivery
Fee £7,000 (£250 per day delivered over 56 half days)

More information can be found here.

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