Vacancies

Creative Practitioners – Musicians/Vocalists (freelance)

We are currently seeking a Music Practitioner to run sessions within care homes across the Isle of Wight. 

Independent Arts has 30 years' experience of providing creative activities to older people and community groups. Through our Workshops for Wellbeing programme, we offer a range of activities, which are delivered to a variety of clients in both residential homes and community settings.

We work hard to provide trained, skilled and talented practitioners for our clients and we are constantly developing the selection of activities we can provide. We are looking for Creative Practitioners to deliver music sessions in care homes island wide.

This is a part time freelance role and a DBS check will be required. Experience of working with older or disadvantaged people is desirable.  

Person Specification

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be able to play a musical instrument and/or sing to a high standard.
  • Have experience in delivering music performance sessions.
  • Have a good level of knowledge of music through history from the 1920s to 1970s.  
  • Have a good level of communication skills.
  • Have an interest in the arts and the welfare of disadvantaged people.
  • Have good organisational skills and record keeping.
  • Appreciate the confidential nature of our work.
  • Be willing to travel to sessions island wide – own transport is essential.

The successful candidate will be subject to a DBS check. 

Please apply with an up to date CV and a brief covering letter explaining why you feel you will be well suited to this role. If applying by email, please put "Music Practitioner" in the subject line and email to info@independentarts.org.uk

Creative Practitioner – Movement (freelance)

Independent Arts has 30 years' experience of providing creative activities to older people and community groups. Through our Workshops for Wellbeing programme, we offer a range of activities, which are delivered to a variety of clients in both residential homes and community settings.

We work hard to provide trained, skilled and talented practitioners for our clients and we are constantly developing the selection of activities we can provide. We are looking for Creative Practitioners to deliver movement sessions in care homes island wide.

This is a part time freelance role and a DBS check will be required. Experience of working with older or disadvantaged people is desirable.  

Person Specification

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience in delivering chair-based movement, dance, yoga, Pilates or similar movement sessions.
  • Have a good level of communication skills.
  • Have an interest in the arts and the welfare of disadvantaged people.
  • Have good organisational skills and record keeping.
  • Appreciate the confidential nature of our work.
  • Be willing to travel to sessions island wide – own transport is essential.

The successful candidate will be subject to a DBS check. 

Please apply with an up to date CV and a brief covering letter explaining why you feel you will be well suited to this role. If applying by email, please put "Movement Practitioner" in the subject line.

 


 

We are always keen to hear from experienced practitioners in movement, art, music or reminiscence who may be interested in joining Independent Arts' rosta of freelance artists delivering sessions in care homes across the isle of Wight.

For further information, please

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Volunteer opportunities

Do you have a few hours' spare each week to make a difference in the community? Find out about volunteering with Independent Arts.

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We are an independent Isle of Wight charity using the arts to improve wellbeing, quality of life and to reduce social isolation, since 1987.

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Independent Arts is an equal opportunities employer.