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Hands On Studio Art Tutor

Branch: Canberra

  Art Tutor

Casual Position

Location: M16 ARTSPACE, Griffith and Tenison Wood House, O’Connor, ACT.

Hands On Studio provides a variety of multimedia group based art classes to many members of the Canberra community who acquire a disability. All of the classes are taught using the person-centred approach, this approach provides all of our clients with the opportunity to work independently to meet their creative goals. Hands On engages with several art and community institutions around Canberra to produce a range of contemporary works for events, exhibitions and to form creative partnerships. As an art tutor at Hands On you will gain fulfillment and make a positive change for many.

We are currently seeking an Art Tutor to be a part of the Hands On Studio team and community.

The Role

If you would like to work with us to make a positive difference in people’s lives - we want to hear from you!!! As a casual Art Tutor, you will be required to work with minimal supervision under the guideline of the Art Program, within a person centred, Active Support, Recovery and SRV (Social Role Valorisation) approaches. You will be expected to provide direct tuition to people with an intellectual, physical, psychosocial disability or multiple disabilities. Assistance will be available when required, however staff will be required to use their creative expertise, knowledge, skills, and judgement in relation to their classes and the needs of the students. The available position at Hands On Studio is casual and paid award wages.

What we offer

Rewarding opportunities exist for enthusiastic people seeking to in the community sector.

About us

CatholicCare is the social services arm of the Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn. Our mission is to provide quality services to people by promoting healthy, inclusive communities through relationships, partnerships and collaboration while adhering to our values of Solidarity, Stewardship, Respect, and Excellence.

To be considered for this role you will be also required to hold:

  • a current drivers licence, and
  • a Working with Vulnerable People Card
  • Art Degree or relevant professional experience working in the arts
  • Relevant experience in working with people with a disability or in the community or education sectors.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the issues of imparting art skills and assisting students with a disability to achieve their artistic potential in the wider art community.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of working with people from a person centred approach.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and establish a rapport with people.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Have a current First Aid Certificate
  • Undergo a National Police Check

Please send your applications to

Tilly Davey Hands On Studio Manager  

Closing Date: 25/05/2023

*Please note shortlisting and interviews will be ideally undertaken within two weeks of the closing date.

CatholicCare Canberra and Goulburn is committed to equal opportunity in employment& volunteering, and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.