Tuesday, 1 February 2011


Youth Participation Mentor

Cheshire East Arts, Heritage & Museums (A,H&M) service is looking to appoint a Youth Participation Mentor to work with a group of young people known as ‘The A-Festival’ group. The post will work alongside the young people mentoring them to deliver a Youth Arts Festival in Crewe, July 2011. As well as this the post holder will create two tool kits. One for young people with a guide to putting on an arts event. The second for organisation as to how to work alongside young people on youth-led projects.

Background – The A-Festival
At the end of 2009 a group of young people got together to organise a youth arts festival. After attending many NAYT BYTF events they decided they wanted something local that would bring local groups together and where they could learn a new skill and attend fun workshops.With Cheshire East Council for support they secured funds from YOF to make the dreams of the 'A Fest' come true.The ‘A-Fest’ 2010 was a huge success. 40 young people attended and had access to 3 workshops ranging from Circus Skills to visual arts. All the young people that attended had a memorable day and were very passionate about it happening again.The A-Festival group were inspired and encouraged by their first festival that they have again secured funds from the YOF and the Festival will happen again in 2011! See The A-Festival website that the young people set up: www.theafest.co.uk
Contract based on 30 days @£175 per day plus expenses. Total contract £5,750.
How to apply: Forward a proposal to include the following:
  • A supporting statement explaining why you are interested in the Youth Participation Mentor post and previous experience (one side of A4)
  • Examples of previous and relevant experience
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact details of two referees 
 Please post or e-mail your proposal to:Si├ón Rourke Arts, Heritage & Museums Service,Floor 1, Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach CW11 1HZ sian.rourke@cheshireeast.gov.uk   

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