Lyra are looking for freelance Youth Arts Workers to support the delivery of our vibrant performing arts programme for children and young people in Greater Craigmillar, Edinburgh.

Job Title: Youth Arts Worker
Reports to: Arts Facilitator
Hours: Flexible. Sessional work. Includes evenings, weekends, and school and statutory holiday periods. (Regular sessions currently take place on a weekly basis from Tuesdays – Saturdays, in line with the school terms)
Rate: £12.50 per hour

The role of Youth Arts Worker is to provide high quality pastoral, practical and creative support to the children and young people taking part in Lyra’s vibrant performing arts programme, supporting Lyra’s Facilitators and Lead Artists in the delivery of a wide range of participatory projects.

The successful candidates will be experienced in working with children and young people, be able to facilitate creative approaches to behaviour management and support a variety of learning needs, and have a passion for the performing arts.

How to Apply:
Please read the Job Description & Person Specification and Supporting Information, which you can find here:

If you are happy that you meet the requirements of the role, send us your CV and a brief Cover Letter outlining your interest and suitability for the role to by Wednesday 21st October 2020, 11am

Your Cover Letter should be no more than one side of A4 or maximum 2-min if using video/audio format.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview on Wednesday 28th October 2020. The interview is likely to take place online.

Successful candidates will be invited to attend a training session on Monday 2nd November 2020. This training session will be paid at industry rates. Applicants must be available on both of these dates. The training is likely to take place online.

Lyra recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We welcome and encourage applicants from people of all backgrounds.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at if you have any questions before applying!

Working within the Covid 19 Pandemic:
At present, due to the Covid 19 pandemic, our venue Artspace is closed. As such, much of our weekly activity is taking place online and in-person activity is taking place in alternative formats. We plan to re-open Artspace as soon as is safe to do so.

Location: Edinburgh City

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The deadline is Wednesday 21 October 2020 at 11:00.

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