Anti-Racist Art Education Action Researcher and Content Builder

NSEAD has an exciting opportunity for a dedicated individual to develop and enhance NSEAD resources to support anti-racist art, craft and design education. This project is funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

Summary of the Brief

The Anti-Racist Art Education Action (ARAEA) Group checklists were launched in April 2021. Authored by the NSEAD ARAEA Group the checklists have been used for one year. The content builder will work closely with the ARAEA and NSEAD officers to build on each of the three checklists – the aim is to curate, describe and signpost key anti-racist resources and research, linking every question on every checklist to the most relevant and informative content. The content bank will become the go-to ARAEA resource for all art educators across all phases. All links and content will be described using accessible language. Information will be shared using NSEAD’s website pages and in addition to downloadable postcards. The postcards will be made using design software; the pages using NSEAD’s CMS. Training will be given for all software.

You will have a proven, demonstrable record in managing projects and for copy writing, working with education professionals and ideally some experience and knowledge of equity and diversity and inclusion in the curriculum. The ability to work both independently and as part of a team of officers and volunteers will be helpful. You will have a proven record of working to deadlines. 

This role would suit a creative-digital media and communications professional with experience of working in a similar setting, who is looking for a more strategic role. You are likely to have around two years’ previous experience in communications and, ideally, some experience of education in any phase or learning, arts or culture. 

This project is funded throught the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Backbone Fund and is part of our work to support their mission: 

working towards a just and equitable society in which everyone, especially young people, can realise their full potential and enjoy fulfilling and creative lives.



As the voice of art, craft and design education, NSEAD is unique. Established in 1888, NSEAD is the only trade union, learned society and professional body for art, craft and design educators across the UK. We aim to be an inclusive organisation that promotes diversity and equity, fully representing different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our priorities are to grow our membership through attracting new members and to deepen our impact, whether that is helping members achieve improvements in the work place, supporting their professional development, or changing the policy environment for art, craft and design education.

You will be contributing to an organisation driven by its values and desire to see meaningful change – art education and the professional needs of our members are at the heart of everything we do.

Diversity is an important value for NSEAD. We are passionate about promoting equity at work and are committed to it for all our staff. We are particularly interested in applications from candidates who are underrepresented in art, craft and design education and in the creative industries.


Closing date for applications: Friday 26 August 2022 at 12 noon

Interviews will be held during the week beginning 5 September

Full project brief

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