Apply to become an Artis Specialist


Artis are looking for performing arts specialists to join our team in London, Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire from September 2021

What do we do?

Artis is a creative learning charity which helps children achieve at school by integrating the performing arts throughout their learning. Artis creates a very different experience from a typical classroom by linking music, drama and dance to curriculum learning as facilitated by performing arts specialists (Artis Specialists). Working as an Artis Specialist gives practitioners a platform to use their creativity within an educational context, whilst receiving  training and support along the way. We attract the best practitioners because we respect and nourish artistic talent.

What are we looking for?

Artis Specialists to join our thriving team who are willing to regularly travel and work in London, Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire. Artis Specialists are imaginative, versatile and skilled performing arts specialists who can commit to delivering our creative curriculum on an ongoing basis (weekly – term time) across the course of the forthcoming academic year in primary schools. Artis Specialists deliver anything from half a day to 4 days a week, returning to the same school(s) each week throughout the academic year.

The ideal candidate will have experience and a passion for working with children in an educational setting and embrace a holistic approach. We’re looking for practitioners with a flair for communication, are open to new challenges and are inspired to nurture creativity in children from diverse cultural backgrounds.

It is essential that candidates are available to commit to ongoing, regular work in order to be considered for this role. A willingness to travel within your region is essential. Opportunities for work are available in London and the Home Counties, Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire.

What do you gain?

The opportunity to access to our award winning training and development programme, delivered by experts in their field and experienced Artis Specialists alike. Our training covers all aspects of the performing arts (music, drama and dance) and leadership skills necessary to deliver inspired and inspiring work in the school context.

Our excellent mentoring system supports and advises on every aspect of planning and delivery. Our Mentors meet with Artis Specialists regularly and support them throughout the academic year.

Competitive daily rates: starting at £120 and reviewed annually.

How to apply

To apply, please complete our application form by clicking on the relevant area below.

Artis Specialist Application Form – London and the Home Counties

Artis Specialist Application Form – North

Artis Specialist Role Description

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Deadline for applications: Tuesday 4 May at 9am

Rounds 1 and 2: Please refer to the Artis Specialist application form for further details.


Please click here to see the FAQ page about becoming a Specialist for Artis.

Artis Foundation is an equal opportunities employer and through our team of specialists we aim to reflect the diversity of the country today and the communities we work in. We are determined to ensure that no applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race. We acknowledge that people from Black, Asian and Ethnically Diverse backgrounds are currently under-represented in our team and particularly encourage applications from these groups.

Artis Specialist

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