Jobs and commission opportunities at the Harris
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Jobs at the Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library will be advertised both on the Preston City Council website and below. Freelancer opportunities are listed here. There are many different areas to work in at the Harris. Areas include catering, visitor services, marketing, museum & art gallery specialisms, library services, fundraising and events to name a few!
Artist Call out:
Wednesday 27 October, 1 – 4pm, Lancaster City Museum
Deadline for applications: Thursday 7 October by 5pm
We are looking for a local creative who has experience of working with the public to deliver a sketching workshop at Lancaster City Museum for up to 15 adults.
This afternoon event will support the themes of a new exhibition Reginald Aspinwall: A Troubled Landscape.
This partnership exhibition with Lancaster City Museum explores the life and art of local landscape painter Reginald Aspinwall whose work is held in both collections.
See the links below for more information about the exhibition and the artist.
The workshop will have a wellbeing focus and introduce participants new to art, to sketching local landscapes with a nod towards Aspinwall’s paintings. Weather permitting, participants will have the opportunity to sketch in the open air in Lancaster City Centre, with a backup plan in case of bad weather.
The Harris will supply simple art materials like paper, pencils, coloured pencils, and pens.
As part of the event, we would like you to support consultation with the group, exploring the possible benefits of creative activities for wellbeing.
The event will be supported by staff at Lancaster City Museum and the Harris.
Fee & delivery:
The fee is £175. This includes planning, travel to and from Lancaster, set up and take down, and delivery of the workshop on Wednesday 27 October, 1 – 4pm.
- We pay artists based on rates advised by the Artists’ Union England and Arts Council England.
- We are looking for proposals from regional artists with experience of working with the public and delivering workshops.
- We want to actively support and collaborate with artists and communities from diverse backgrounds.
- You should plan how the session can be delivered safely in a post-Covid environment.
- You must be able to address all practical issues such as public liability insurance and risk assessments.
- You must have a bank account
- You need to be registered as self-employed and be able to provide a UTR (Unique Tax Reference) number, OR be a registered company or charity.
Email a brief outline (no more than 2 pages) of your relevant experience and ideas for the workshop to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include a completed Preston City Council Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. These will be kept anonymous and separate from applications.
Use the email subject heading Aspinwall sketching workshop
We’ll let you know if you are successful by end of Monday 11 October.
This commission is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and is managed by the Harris.
The commission opportunities below have expired, however, we will promote any further opportunities on our website and social media as they arise.