Criw Celf – Project Assistant Role

About Criw Celf
Criw Celf develops and nurtures young talent in the visual and applied arts. It is primarily aimed at school aged children who have demonstrated a particular talent or potential in the visual and applied arts. Criw Celf actively contributes to the Welsh Government’s More Able and Talented (MAT) agenda. It also forms a key
part of Arts Council of Wales’ Young Creators strategy around ‘Developing Young Talent.’ The programme proactively identifies and nurtures more able and talented young people in the visual arts and comprises

projects across Wales whose primary purpose is to focus on talent development and where activity is targeted at a particular cohort of young people selected for their potential or ability.

The Role

A2 Criw Celf is an initiative run by the Arts Active Trust funded largely by the Arts Council of Wales. The programme is now running activity across 5 regions and as the range of workshops and careers orientated events develops it is necessary for the project to look at taking on additional staff members. This contract will be flexible and based on the notion of one day a week with additional hours arranged in advance to accommodate specific activity taking place.

Reporting to the A2 Connect Senior producer this role will take a lead in coordinating the Criw Celf Regional programme of activity and will work with other team members to ensure the continued smooth operational running of the programme.
The scope of this role is to develop and maintain partnership arrangements with schools, venues and local communities to meet Criw Celf’s objectives and operational contract. The post holder/s are required to liase with their respective regional Criw Celf programme; this will include the co-ordination of artists workshops in schools and across regional venues. The post-holder will work consistently to ensure the continuous local development of the Criw Celf scheme; he/she will ensure that all associated processes are accurate, professional and consistent at all times. The post holder is expected to contribute to the overall success of Criw Celf in accordance with A2 connect’s aims, objectives, vision and values.
We are looking to appoint 8 project assistants to cover our Criw Celf activity across the 5 regions – Merthyr, Cardiff, Vale, Bridgend and Rhondda Cynon Taf.
Duties will be:
To liase and coordinate the programme of workshops and courses working with a wide range of visual artists and venue staff regarding attendance, evaluation and smooth running of the sessions.
To liaise directly with schools and develop the existing and establish new relationships with all art staff in the secondary schools across the 5 regions.
Build and maintain excellent relationships with key partners (artists, school and venue staff), ensuring open communication, mutual cooperation and the rapid resolution of issues.
To be able and prepared to advocate for the project in a range of different contexts.
To support the ongoing evaluation of the project and to be ensure that evaluation and quality targets are monitored and where action is necessary that this is highlighted.
To be proactive in maintaining an online presence for the Criw Celf Project on social media.

To work both individually and as part of the Criw Celf and A2 Connect Team. Where necessary to work unsociable hours covering workshops and events that may take place at weekends and evenings.

Experience of arts project coordination
Excellent interpersonal skills with meticulous attention to detail
Excellent communication Skills and the ability to relate to a wide range of people
Knowledge and interest in the visual arts sector and the creative eduction of young people
IT literate in google drive, event brite and social media
Practical experience of community development work
Proven ability to prioritise and work on your own initiative
Excellent self-organisation skills
Ability to complete forms and records accurately
Ability to learn quickly and adapt to change
A welcoming disposition towards all involved and attending Criw Celf
Understanding of evaluation and quality processes in the context or arts participation
A basic understanding of digital marketing and social media platforms
Welsh speaker
Working with people in sensitive and emotionally demanding situations is essential
Ability to work empathically with people facing transition and uncertainty A commitment to equal opportunity, anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive principles and practices An understanding and observance of impartiality and confidentiality

Occasionally training or meetings are organised outside of normal working hours. The post holder/s will be expected to attend whenever reasonably possible
To achieve and demonstrate agreed standards of personal and professional development within agreed timescales
To contribute positively to the effectiveness and efficiency of the team in which he / she works
To support and demonstrate the vision and values of our organisation at all times

This post will require regular travel within a designated Local Authority area and may also require travel outside the area, therefore flexibility is required to meet this need as it arises

This post requires the post holder to hold a Full UK driving licence
This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check

A regular commitment of one day a week with additional days as required by the project activity – on a freelance contract at £60 per half day and £100 per day.

In total approximately 50 days, 6-7 month contract: September / October 2017 – 30 March 2019.
Deadline for applications Friday 15 September
To apply please send CV and covering letter to Bryony Harris at or
The Arts Active Trust
c/o St David’s Hall
The Hayes
Cardiff CF10 1AH




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