Artist in Residence, Devon

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West Buckland SchoolDevon

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Start date: Required for Thursday 23rd August 2018
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Generous allowance plus great benefits
Contract term: Fixed Term

This post presents an opportunity to join a well-established independent school set in the foothills of Exmoor and the North Devon coastline. West Buckland School is keen to promote the creative Arts and sponsor a young artist in their work. 

The Artist in Residence position is a one-year fixed term appointment from Thursday 23rd August 2018 to Friday 5th July 2019. The Artist in Residence will be timetabled to assist the department during term time as needed however, the studio space and a small budget is designated for provision of resources for their personal use and artistic development. The studio space is used occasionally for other purposes. The post is positioned for a recent Art School Graduate or a skilled artist keen to work in an educational environment, passing on their skills and knowledge.

Alongside this, the successful candidate will assist the Head of Art in the day-to-day delivery of Art to students and the Head of Boarding in the co-ordination of an extra-curricular programme of Art for the boarding community. The ability to work with pupils, parents and teachers is paramount and the successful candidate will possess good inter-personal, communication and IT skills. In non-timetabled time the appointed artist will be able to work on their own projects.

The Artist in Residence will receive a generous allowance and provided with free food, accommodation and use of the school’s facilities.

If you would like to discuss the position please contact Head of Art, Mr Cameron Main, by email:

To apply please complete the  application form along with a full curriculum vitae and covering letter of application, and return to

Full details and an application form can be downloaded from (under employment) or call 01598 760000 for an application pack.

Closing date: 28th June 2018 • Interview date: on receipt of application. 

West Buckland School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service. The post is defined as being within the scope of Regulated Activity.

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More about West Buckland School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Christian
Address: West Buckland, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 0SX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1598 760281
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West Buckland School was founded in 1858 nine miles from the town of Barnstaple. It stands in nearly 100 acres of grounds, surrounded by farmland, near the western edge of Exmoor.  Its rural location is outstandingly beautiful.  A number of...