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Artist Residential Voluntary Worker

Listed by Toynbee Hall


Application deadline: Sun 25 Mar 2018
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Toynbee Hall is so much more than a building. It is an organisation that throughout its 130 year history has always been a force for positive change, giving individuals, families and communities facing poverty and social injustice practical help to take on those challenges and shape their own futures.


Drawing on Toynbee Hall's heritage within our archive and the movements associated with its founders, you will develop and deliver within the designated budgets:

• Work with staff, other residential voluntary workers and stakeholders to programme and deliver 3 large-scale community events.

• Working with stakeholders and clients, develop community engagement and creative learning activities resulting in temporary exhibitions to be displayed at Toynbee Hall and elsewhere.

• An engaging participatory art project with a local primary school, with particular focus on Toynbee Hall’s built environment, ideally as part of the Discover Arts Award (support will be provided). In addition, you will:

• Support and where necessary carry out evaluation of participants in activities as required.

• Participate in evaluation of the Residential Volunteers programme.



• Professional or emerging artist (with minimum 3 years experience).

• ‘Socially engaged’ artist with experience of and passion for using your arts practice to engage with local communities around social reform and campaigning.

• Strong communication and people skills, with the ability to work with different audiences including children. 

• Knowledge of your art form to undergraduate level, minimum

• Knowledge and experience of organising events

• Knowledge and experience of archival research

• Interest in and some knowledge of late 19th and 20th century British history would be desirable. Qualities

• Enthusiastic and friendly manner and enjoy meeting people

• Reliable, punctual and committed

. • Enjoy working collaboratively.

• Inquisitive, positive and open to learning new skills.

• Entrepreneurial approach.

• Sensitivity when working with people and communities, and an understanding and respect for confidentiality.


28 Commercial Street, London, E1 6LS

High Arts, Customer Service, Vacation Work/Summer camps/seasonal Outside Leeds Voluntary Temporary Flexibility and Adaptability, Initiative, Interpersonal Skills, Motivation and Enthusiasm, Oral Communication, Planning and Organisation, Team Working
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