Community Arts Tutor - Casual Community Tutor

The Dart Centre is Hedge End's Local community Arts Centre, offering a vibrant arts programme for all ages and abilities. The centre facilities/spaces to hire for dance, fitness and performance groups. Within our programme, we have delivered very popular Arts and Cookery activities to children for over 7 years. For more information visit

We are looking for a creative and enthusiastic Art Tutor to join our team.
Casual rate of £22.31 per hour plus 12.07% holiday pay.

The role is to cover our Watercolour Art courses, which we run on an on-going basis (with breaks throughout the year including Christmas, Easter and Summer). You will be responsible for teaching our wonderful adult community how to create beautiful artwork using various tools and techniques in Watercolour Painting.

Roles and responsibilities will include:
- Engaging with our adult community, building rapport and creating and enriching, friendly, sociable and welcoming environment.
- Teaching students how to use different tools and techniques to achieve the desired outcomes
- Providing demonstrations and step by step instructions as needed
- Offering one-to-one support and answer questions during the session
- Being a positive ambassador of The Dart Community Arts Centre
About you:
- You have experience in developing and leading creative community classes and will have worked in similar roles before
- You have experience in tutoring art to groups of 12-18 people and be adept at supporting individuals 1-1
- You are capable of producing strong artwork yourself, in pencil and watercolour paint (as a minimum)
- You feel comfortable demonstrating your skills to a group
- You are friendly and approachable and have excellent communication skills
- You are keen to build strong relationships with the attendees and inspire them to feel confident and positive about their work
- You can think on your feet and respond promptly to the demands of the attendees.

Applications should be on Wildern Academy Trust application forms, our application form does differ from the standard Hampshire County Council form and individual CV’s will not be accepted. If you currently work in a school, please ensure one of your references is from your current Headteacher.

Wildern Academy Trust application forms can be downloaded from the links below. Applications can be e-mailed to or sent by post for the attention of Mrs P Weston, Wildern School, Wildern Lane, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 4EJ.

Please submit your application as soon as possible as we may invite candidates to interview before the closing date. Closing Date: Midday Friday 17th May May 2024.

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date if we receive applications that meet the criteria. Once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Wildern Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.


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