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Freelance Creatives

If you are a Musician, Film Maker, Puppeteer or just generally a Creative Practitioner who likes working with Children, Families and Schools and would like to work with us please send your CV and a cover letter to and we’ll let you know when we are next recruiting.

Current Vacancies

Creative Media Teacher for Primary Schools facilitation and training project Story Lab

We are seeking to employ a freelance media teacher with an interest in film-making and stop motion animation – to work on our schools and Early Years programme Story Lab.

Story Lab is a 3 year Paul Hamlyn funded, Green Screen and Animation project, that uses film-making techniques alongside art and drama to bring the primary curriculum alive. Now in its second year, Story Lab is working with five Haringey schools, with 5 projects running in each school throughout the year. The three branches of Story Lab support the school community through the classroom, via interventions and directly with school families.

Our facilitators are trained in our process. Their role is to support teachers’ own professional development: in the use of both animation (Stop Motion Studio) and greenscreen (Do Ink) iPad apps; from sharing the project conception and curriculum planning, through resource building to delivery in the classroom. In-school sessions will include whole staff training, class teacher training, classroom delivery and interventions.


Essential Requirements

· Knowledge of film making, and/or animation

· A track record of working with primary children

· Experience of delivering projects in schools

· Experience of working with teachers

· Excellent time management

· Adaptable with a can-do attitude

Non Essential Requirements

· A technical knowledge of IPad skills (training will be given)

· Have previous school-based filmmaking experience

· Have worked / trained as a teacher

· Experience of training teachers

· Knowledge of the EYFS/KS1/KS2 curriculum

The Successful candidate will:

· Be committed to the values and ethos of Groundswell Arts

· Have a sensitive personality, be understanding and a very good listener;

· Have an interest in schools and early years work;

· Be a great communicator;

· Have an interest in film making for children and early years;

· Be flexible and creative;

· Organised and reliable;

· A willingness to learn



If successful applicants must be able to commit to an initial full day training date on January 10th 2022.

Applicants must provide Groundswell Arts with a full DBS check or be prepared to have one carried out.



£175 Per day


How to apply

Please apply via email to with your CV and short statement about why you would be interested in working with us and what you can bring to the role.

Closing dates for applicants Friday 10th December 2021.

We will be in touch with successful applicants to arrange interviews for 14th, 15th, 16th December.

Groundswell Arts is an equal opportunities employer.

Dancing Project Volunteer Assistant

We are looking for two volunteers to support our new dancing project, Dancing Together, working with community dance artist Mafe Toledo 

Dancing Together is a dance project that supports the social and emotional needs of babies, children and their carers. Dance artist Mafe Toledo creates a space for babies, children and their grown-ups to strengthen their connection, interact with other families and have fun via playful movement.  

The project focuses on the physical and mental wellbeing of babies and their carers supporting their emotional needs and strengthening attachment relationships between them. It also supports community building amongst groups of parents and children, reducing social isolation and loneliness.   


The project will take place in two different venues based in North London, with 12 sessions in each venue. The successful candidates are expected to commit for the below dates in one of the venues. 

Triangle Children’s Centre (amended dates)

From 13.30 to 15.00 on 14 Jan, 21 Jan, 28 Jan, 04 Feb, 11 Feb, 18 Feb, 25 Feb, 4 Mar, 11 Mar, 18 Mar, 25 Mar, 1 Apr 


Parklane Children’s Centre

From 11.00 to 12.30 on 13 Jan, 20 Jan, 27 Jan, 3 Feb, 10 Feb, 17 Feb 

and from 10.30 to 12.00 on 24 Feb, 3 Mar, 10 Mar, 17 Mar, 24 Mar, 31 Mar

The session will be 1.5 hours long and there will be £36 payment for each session, covering travel and lunch. We will be also offering training including mental health first aid, cover cost of DBS and work to support the practitioner. 

This is an exciting opportunity for dance students or dancers with an interest in community projects to get involved and empower communities through dance. 


Please send your CV and covering letter to If you would rather apply by sending a short video under 5 minutes, this would be also welcomed.  

If you have any questions before applying or require this information in a different format please get in touch on the same email address above. 

Deadline for applications is 19th December, we will get back to successful candidates the following day.