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Join the Team

Are you creative in a ‘not-very-creative’ job?
Do you want to do work that is rewarding and helps others?  
Do you want to look forward to coming to work each day?
Yes? Then a job with ArtWorks is right for you.



Apply by 11pm, Sunday 7th January

Interviews week commencing 15th January

Full-time position: Monday – Friday 08:30 – 16:30 

Salary: £24,00 per Annum

Post available at: 

Art Works, Brook Hill, Thorpe Hesley, Rotherham S61 2QF

What will the role involve?

As Senior Creative Arts Workshop Leader you'll manage a team of 3, organising daily art activities for up to 15 artists with learning disabilities and/or autism. The role involves running art workshops, writing a weekly activity schedule and supporting ArtWorks commissions and creative community commitments.

We are looking for a creative individual with experience managing others, such as a team leader or management position. This does not have to be in the arts as we appreciate these skills are transferable. We are looking for someone with a creative background/skills - this could be art, photography, filmmaking, sculpture, animation, or textiles to name but a few. A creative degree is preferred. We need someone with good organisational skills who is willing to try new things.

An important part of the role is talking with our artists about their aspirations and creating opportunities to exhibit their work, with support from the senior management team. This role allows for creative and practical development, with access to art materials and professional equipment and knowledge. With a staff team of 30 creatives, we are a hive of buzzing activity. We are limited only by our imaginations and take on a range of projects, from murals to film shoots, fashion shows to art competitions.

We ask you have a car and acquire business insurance, as we attend galleries, events, and workshops in other areas.

We will provide care and first-aid training, so you can understand autism and learning disabilities and confidently support our artists. Having a background in care or connections to people with learning disabilities and/or autism is beneficial, but not essential. This position requires you to support the Care Manager with reporting, care related issues and GDPR to ensure that safety in our centres and events and that our artists are supported in a person-centred way. You will report directly to the Creative Arts Co-ordinator, Care Manager and Directors.

FT position, salary £24,000

Job Requirements


Experience running creative workshops

Experience leading a team

Full driving licence and access to a vehicle with business insurance

Proficient in MS Office suite

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Positive attitude, demonstrating resilience in overcoming challenges in a fast-paced, busy environment.

Highly organised, able to formulate work schedules and delegate tasks effectively.

Inclusive and encouraging, supporting others creative ideas and personal development.

Continuous learner, willing to undertake training and learn new skills



A degree in Creative Arts or a related field

A qualification related to supporting vulnerable adults

Experience workshop with vulnerable adults

Managing work-based projects with responsibility for meeting deadlines and working within budget.


Job Responsibilities

 - Supporting and managing a team of 3, organising daily art activities for up to 15 artists with learning disabilities, autism or both. You will support the staff team to develop their ideas, purchase new equipment and try new creative processes. As well as developing these skills for yourself supported by the wider team.

 - Running & supporting art workshops, ensuring a varied programme

 - Overseeing activities & writing the weekly activity schedule

 - Supporting & developing ArtWorks commissions and creative community commitments, including exhibitions, mural work and site-specific art projects.

 - Ensuring the care of a group of artists with learning disabilities and autistic artists, working with our care manager, including taking daily registers, fire drills, first aid and safeguarding (training given).

 - Supporting with the management of our arts and community space.

 - Supporting artist development.

 - Support our artists in volunteer placements such as the Doc Fest and Wentworth Woodhouse

How do I become part of the Art Works collective?

Please send the application form and GDPR form below to


Please do not apply if:

You do not have a car and a license.  This is essential for trips, such as our holiday to Butlins or picnics at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park etc.

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