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Age Exchange

Reminiscence Arts Practitioner

We are inviting applications from arts practitioners to train with Age Exchange and potentially become a member of the pool of arts professionals we employ to deliver reminiscence arts in care and community settings.

To express an interest:

In responding to our advert please email us at Hello@age-exchange.org.uk subject: ARTS PRACTITIONER with:

  1. Your CV.
  2. No more than a one page covering letter expressing why you’d like to train with Age Exchange and what professional experience you possess which is relevant to the Person Specification below.  

We will contact you if we can offer you a place on our training, which will take place between 10am-4pm on the 25th November and 2nd of December at Amnesty International UK in London. In your covering letter please let us know whether you would be free to attend the two training days.

PLEASE DO NOT contact us if you do not hear from us as we will not be able to provide feedback.

Person Specification

  • Professional arts background & qualification at degree/diploma level in one or more of the following: music, dance/movement, visual arts
  • A practising arts track record – with work produced within the last 2 years
  • Able to demonstrate that their art form is of a high quality, so we can maintain an integrity of quality in the art developed and delivered with our client group
  • Proven experience in facilitating group workshops, understanding facilitation and group work, using their art form(s), inspiring and exciting people to participate
  • Experience of working with older people to facilitate their creativity, ideally with people with dementia
  • Ability to co-work with another artist to run sessions; a strong team player   
  • Good communicator with capacity to build relationships through a person- centred approach to working creatively with vulnerable people;
  • Highly flexible and improvisational approaches as an artist, that responds to and is shaped by participant responses
  • Skills in planning creative sessions that build week on week on the programme as it develops specifically in response to participant need and interest
  • Capacity to learn from experience, understand emotional contexts, reflect on what is happening, for participants and to adjust practice accordingly
  • Knowledge of Equality and Diversity issues and experience of putting them into practice
  • Ability to write sessional reports and process monitoring forms as requested
  • Holder of an enhanced current DBS check