Artist in Residence, Cobham Hall School


Cobham Hall is an all girls’ boarding and day school. We are seeking to appoint an Artist-in-Residence to join the Art Department for the academic year 2018/19. We are looking for an energetic artist who is keen to develop their own creative practice within a busy Art Department and at the same time is able and willing to inspire and enthuse our students. The position does not attract financial remuneration but food, residential accommodation and studio space are provided as well as support from teaching staff.

The Art Department has two large art studios, a workshop, a Mac digital suite, photographic studio and dark- room, a kiln room and resource room.

We teach Art at Key Stage 3, GCSE and A Level, using drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, ceramics and mixed media.   

The successful candidate will:

  • Engage with the Art students in the studios.
  • Run a weekly extra-curricular activity with Art scholars.
  • Run approximately three workshops with the support of the Head of Art over the course of the year.
  • Work with the Art teachers to assist the students in the development of their ideas.
  • Create a lively and welcoming personal studio space where students can learn more about the methods of a working artist.
  • Organise a solo exhibition of work, supported by the school and produced during the residency either in or outside of the School.

Applicants must complete an application form ( and provide a current portfolio of work (digital or post).  Please provide any links or websites, a written statement regarding your art practice and a plan regarding future work ideas/projects for their time during the residency.

CVs alone will not be considered.  We reserve the right to appoint at any time during the recruitment process.  The School is an equal opportunities employer.  We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Successful applicants are subject to a DBS check.