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Early Years Artist Researcher, Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Deadline: 9am, Monday 19 October 2015. Paid.

Early Years Artist Researcher
This is an exciting opportunity to work with the Learning Team at YSP – an extraordinary place that sets out to challenge, inspire, inform and delight. As one of Britain’s leading contemporary art organisations, it has an internationally renowned exhibition and engagement programme. The multi-award winning Learning Programme underpins all YSP activity, aiming to make art, landscape and heritage accessible to the whole community, and to offer opportunities for people to engage with the arts in a creative and meaningful way.

The successful candidate will have a passion for making art accessible to all, a deep understanding of the creative process, and an interest in the multitude of ways people learn and enjoy the world around them. This must sit alongside a motivation to open doors for those who may need a helping hand, and a willingness to investigate the many layers of society that shape how people live around the world.

Total Fee: £7,520

We invite an application from an artist who has a considerable understanding of working with Early Years and family learning. The artist will work with families who have children that attend Wakefield Early Years Services. This forms part of Learning Together, a fascinating three year action research programme funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, which aims to enrich, inform and help develop the existing YSP family programme.

The successful applicant will assist the Head of Learning and Family Learning Coordinator in developing and delivering a programme of activities and resources to engage Early Years family audiences.

This is an exciting opportunity for a committed and experienced artist to help investigate and build relationships with intergenerational participants at YSP.

For more information download the job description and artist brief from the website or contact Emma Spencer, Family Learning Coordinator on +44 (0)1924 832535 or

To apply: please send a copy of your CV, covering letter, application form and equal opportunities monitoring form to

Closing date for applications is 19 October at 9am.

Interviews take place on 3 November.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.