Following on from the success of Art of Libraries in six early adopter libraries in Gloucestershire, Create Gloucestershire are now looking for a new person to take over the role of Creative Catalyst at Dursley Library from March – December 2018.

They are looking for someone with a keen interest in arts and culture, who is able to build on Dursley Library’s creative vision, manage relationships with artists and community partners and ultimately support culture change in the library to enable staff to step into this role when the project ends. It is vital that all activities set up are in collaboration with library staff and community partners, have the potential to be self-organised and firmly rooted in the local community. Key to this will be your ability to involve young people as leaders and contributors.

With library staff, artists, cultural organisations, schools and community activists working together in new ways, their aim is for libraries to provide a distinct but complementary space for children and young people to explore, play, take risks and experiment. Within the early adopter libraries, Create Gloucestershire are doing a re-think and a “refresh” of this new cultural offer – weaving high quality arts and cultural activity (everything from Virtual Reality, GPS embroidery, coding, music) with storytelling and reading at its core. Our goal is to reach children, young people and parents who have not engaged actively with arts and culture before and provide a first stepping stone.

You can find out more about the position here: www.createglocestershire.co.uk.