Jobs and volunteering
Koestler Arts and Ban the Box
Statement from Sally Taylor, Chief Executive
Koestler Arts is an inclusive organisation and actively promotes equality. We endorse the ethos of Ban the Box through our own system of positively encouraging applications from people with criminal convictions. We welcome applications from a wide range of candidates, particularly those who have lived experience of the criminal justice system, and offer guaranteed interviews for paid roles to those who have been in prison or on a community sentence in the last 2 years and who meet all the ‘essential’ person specification criteria.
Arts Team Volunteers
Unfortunately we don’t have any volunteering opportunities at present. As soon as volunteer positions become available we will update this page.
Koestler Arts runs an annual Awards that structure our team’s calendar, meaning that our responsibilities change throughout the year. Volunteers will have an opportunity to experience different roles and activities depending on the period that they spend with us.
Below is a simplified timeline to show the Arts Team’s change of focus throughout the year:
Jan – April – returning artworks to the artists
April – June – receiving and logging in new artworks for Awards
June – August – helping with judging
August – December – writing feedback
Please note that you must be 18 years or older to volunteer.
Skills and experience needed to volunteer with Koestler Arts:
- Accuracy – you need to sustain accuracy while working with large volumes of artwork at a time.
- Physical dexterity – to handle fragile artwork in many shapes and sizes following health and safety procedures.
- An interest in one or several of the art forms represented in the Awards – an interest in the artwork will keep things lively for you.
- Commitment to the charity’s policies such as health and safety, confidentiality and equal opportunities.
- Support for the aims of Koestler Arts – we want our volunteers to get as involved as they can in our work and to enjoy promoting participation in the arts by all people in the criminal justice system, secure patients and detainees.
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