Vincents Art Workshop

Job Description

Paint the Sky Tutor – Maternity cover (one year)


Responsible to


Days and hours of work

One day a week at one hour prep time plus two hours teaching, during term time only. Toi Ora runs to the four school terms schedule.

Working relationships

Director, Studio Coordinator, Administrator, Tutors and Toi Ora’s Community Of Artists enrolled in class.

Purpose of the position

To facilitate the Paint the Sky class at Toi Ora Live Art Trust.

The Paint the Sky class runs Tuesday between 10am and 12 noon.

To encourage and nurture creative expression through drawing and painting in a supportive environment.

To provide resource information for individual artists’ development as required.



Services provided by
Toi Ora

Toi Ora Live Art Trust is a creative space for people with experience of mental ill health.

Toi Ora provides tutored classes, resources and materials free to its artists.  The programme of classes is facilitated by professional tutors, and includes creative writing, fine arts, printmaking, music, drama, and multimedia studies.

Toi Ora provides a supportive environment that is conducive to arts practice for artists to explore and develop their creativity.


















Prepare and deliver class.

Provide useful resource information for individual development.

Complete attendance roll for class.

Undertake Art Plans with artists as appropriate.

Meet with Studio Coordinator once a term for class evaluation.

Notify Studio Coordinator (or similar officer) of any Artists showing signs of being/becoming unwell during class.

Maintain artist confidentiality.

Be familiar with the Trust’s Code of Conduct.

Develop an understanding of the Trust’s philosophy and objectives.



Classes are evaluated once a year by artists.

Evaluation information will be collated and discussed with the Director.

Tutor Feedback forms will be available for completion once a year.






A formal arts qualification is preferred but not essential.


Practising artist.

Previous tutoring experience.

Understanding or experience of mental ill health.









Relate well to a diverse range of people


This position is a Maternity Cover for one year beginning May 18, 2021.

Please send your expressions of interest in this position to Maggie Gresson, Director, Toi Ora Live Art Trust .   Tell us in a letter why you want to work at Toi Ora and include your CV.  Deadline for expressions of interest is April 16, 2021.


Paint the Sky Tutor – Maternity cover (one year)