opportunities / volunteering

work and training opportunities at Imagine

If you are interested in our work and want to get involved, we offer the following opportunities:

  • Self-development and Facilitator Training Programme 

If you are interested in the therapeutic arts and how they can support health and wellbeing in a social context, this training is an opportunity for you to develop the skills needed to hold an art-based support group. You will learn within the Imagine studio the method we have developed over many years of experience in our artistic therapeutic community in Stroud.
The duration of the training programme is one year (12 months), the next starting date is September 2024.

To find out more and apply for the training, please download the outline programme here and contact: info@imagine-therapeutic-arts.co.uk

 

  • Placement for students/trainees, within the arts and therapeutic professions

As a student/trainee you will be invited to take part in both our open and structured groups, working with vulnerable adults and young people. The aim is that through your experience you gain an overall understanding of how this unique community project functions.

You will be able to work artistically alongside and, at the same time, to facilitate the members’ process by offering help and support if and when needed – on the artistic, technical as well as the emotional level.

We offer supervision and the opportunity to reflect on your own artistic and learning process, as well as the group dynamics. We offer the use of art materials in the studio and some expenses might be covered.

We expect you to contribute to the quality and care of the background studio management, which forms part of the success of our initiative.
We require a commitment of two terms minimum.

To find out more and apply for the position, please contact: info@imagine-therapeutic-arts.co.uk

 

  • Part-time Volunteer Assistant Administrator 

We are looking for a part-time assistant administrator (2 afternoons/week) to join the team in our creative community project, based in Stroud.

The candidate, enthusiastic and responsible, will assist in maintaining the quality of the studio space as well as being involved in the financial management. The person needs to have reasonable IT and good communication skills.

An interest in the arts and well-being is desirable. A 6-month or longer commitment is required. You will be able to join the studio practice and pursue your own artistic process.

Download the Job description and information pack here
To apply for the position, please email a covering letter with your CV to: hisako_simon@imagine-therapeutic-arts.co.uk  
For further information please contact Hisako Simon 07955 556478

 

  • Part-time Volunteer Studio Assistant 

We are looking for a part-time studio assistant (one full day / week spread over three sessions) to join the team in our creative community project, based in Stroud.

Creative, enthusiastic and responsible, the candidate will assist the facilitator/s in maintaining the quality of the studio space, helping setting up and clearing up after each group. During the sessions, you will be able to pursue your own artistic process.

The person needs to have experience with different media and art materials, and good communication skills. An interest in the relationship between the visual arts and health/well-being is essential. A 6-month or longer commitment is required.

Download the Job description and information pack here
To apply for the position, please email a covering letter with your CV to: info@imagine-therapeutic-arts.co.uk  
For further information please contact Hisako Simon 07955 556478

 

  • Studio Volunteers, with experience in any of the following areas:

    Marketing / PR / Social Media
    Exhibitions
    Fundraising Events
    Art & Health activities

    This is an opportunity to contribute to the development and growth of our community project. You will be part of a team and work in a vibrant and creative atmosphere. You will be able to join the studio practice and pursue your own artistic process.

    To apply for the position, please email a covering letter with your CV to: info@imagine-therapeutic-arts.co.uk  

 

  • We also need help with other organisational tasks like:

Distributing publicity materials
Studio upkeep
Gardening
Catering for special events
Transport for some of our vulnerable members
We welcome any further help you can offer, and we look forward to hearing from you.

 

To discuss your interest in  any of these areas, please contact Imagine Therapeutic Arts:

info@imagine-therapeutic-arts.co.uk
c/o Unit 2, Block 2, Fromehall Mill – Lodgemore Lane, Stroud GL5 3EH