TEACHING OPPORTUNITY: Teaching Artist for outer space themed STEAM project
Greywood Arts is looking for an artist to co-create an exhibition with approximately 120 young people. We are seeking a teaching artist who is interested in space, technology and the future to deliver a series of fun and creative STEAM workshops that use imagination and the science of space to envision brighter futures. Participants will work with the artist to co-create an exhibition from November 18-20, 2022 for Space Fest: Out of this world art & science at the National Space Centre (NSC). The education programme is part of a collaboration between Greywood Arts (Killeagh, Cork) and the NSC (Midleton, Cork). Deadline: Friday September 2nd.
We are looking for someone who:
- Is an arts practitioner with teaching experience
- Has a background in visual art, possibly in sculpture and/or digital media, as well as an interest in or experience with science and technology
- Can work with Greywood Arts & the National Space Centre to set learning objectives and design a project to be delivered to 5 groups over 4-sessions each.
- Can use imagination and scientific information (e.g. what happens at a satellite ground station) as a framework for exploring socially relevant topics in age appropriate ways
- Can facilitate co-creation of a collaborative artwork / exhibition project with approximately 120 young people aged 9 – 16
- Is able to create a fun and engaging atmosphere where young people feel heard and valued for their creative contributions
This year’s successful candidate will be required to plan and deliver:
5 workshops per week in October (weeks commencing the 3rd, 10th, 17th, 23rd):
- 4 x 1.5 hr workshops per week with primary and secondary students to be scheduled in conjunction with the schools which are based in Killeagh and Midleton
- One 2 hr workshops on Tuesday evenings with Greywood Arts Youth Group.
In 2021, visiting artist Scott Gorham used world building, sculpture and digital media techniques to generate projects with the students that explored language creation, geography, and the biology of an alternative dimension. He used 3D scanning to create a digital aspect of the exhibition, and the student’s digitized projects were sent to space during the exhibition at the NSC. You can learn about this project at https://www.hellofutureworld.ie/
Successful applicants will be provided with:
- Accommodation at Greywood Arts if required
- Transport to/from workshops & space centre from Greywood Arts (own transport is preferred but not mandatory)
- Workshop delivery support and installation assistance by Greywood Arts
Duration: October – November 2022
Total fee: €2,000
Fee Breakdown –
- Workshops: 24hrs @ 50/hr = 1,200
- Pre-planning, exhibition installation (Nov. 14 – 17), youth visit to exhibition (Nov. 18): 40hrs @ 20/hr = 800
Materials Budget: To be discussed
Application Deadline: September 2nd, 2022
Please submit an expression of interest that includes:
- Information about your own artist practice as well as your interest in relevant topics
- Tell us why this project excites you.
- Any relevant experience working with young people
- Any relevant experience with socially engaged practice or co-creation
- Your approach to education and working with young people
- How this project might benefit your artist practice
Please send your expression of interest or any questions to email@example.com
Selected applicant will be subject to Garda vetting and must have permission to work in Ireland.