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Looking for young photographers in North Kensington for work placement

Image: Zute Lightfoot
 

* Deadline extended * 
A fixed-term work placement for young photographers living in North Kensington (including mentoring from a professional photographer). 

 

About the project 

Thanks to support from the Kensington and Chelsea Foundation, Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre and ACAVA (Association for Cultural Advancement through Visual Art) began phase two of the Grenfell Memorial Community Mosaic project: Bloom in September 2019.

Phase one saw a series of 12 mosaic petals, created by a different community or faith group each month, installed on the hoarding at the base of Grenfell Tower as a mark of remembrance and solidarity. The completed flower was unveiled in June 2019 as part of the two year memorial service to remember the 72 lives lost in the fire.

Over a two year period, the second phase sees 24 mosaic leaves, fabricated by North Kensington community groups, tenants and residents associations and schools, added to the existing artwork on 14th of each month. 

 

Opportunity for Young Photographers 

ACAVA is offering paid part-time work placements for local young adults to work alongside our commissioned photographer Zute Lightfoot for a period of 5-6 months each. We are currently recruiting for the second placement commencing February 2020. 

This will involve:   

  • Shadowing Zute; 
  • Documenting the monthly install of the mosaic leaves; 
  • Editing and uploading images for ACAVA to access and utilise; 
  • Graduating to undertaking these processes independently; 
  • 16 hours of additional mentoring time from Zute, to be utilised as they wish; this could be to have Zute as a critical friend to develop their practice, or to better understand client/photographer relationships, legalities and copyrights of images... it is up to each individual to decide what would be most useful to them; 

You will come away from the project with a full body of work for your portfolio, and a real life understanding of shooting, delivering and managing an ongoing relationship with a client (ACAVA/Al Manaar).
A DSLR camera will be available to book out for the assignments, and space at ACAVA can be utilised to undertake any tasks related to the project.

 

Criteria

You will be a young adult (aged 18yrs - 25yrs), currently living in North Kensington (W10/W11) who has strong links to the area and: 

  • Has some experience with photography
  • Knows how to use a DSLR camera
  • Has some experience of photo editing programmes
  • Has a basic level of computer literacy
  • Is keen to develop or add to a portfolio of work
  • Wants to gain skills and experience in undertaking an assignment from beginning to end
  • Wants to utilise the knowledge and experience of a professional photographer to support the development of your own career
  • Is able to commit to the part time role from February 2020 to June 2020.

 

Further information

You will be paid the London Living Wage of £10.75 per hour and will be issued a fixed-term contract by ACAVA for the duration of the placement.

Schedule for the first placement is as follows:

Date Time Task Payment Support

Friday 14 February

3 hrs

Document installation of leaf. Look through photos, edit and upload on to online platform.

£32.25

Shadow Zute

Friday 13 March

3 hrs

Document installation of leaf. Look through photos, edit and upload on to online platform.

£32.25

Shadow Zute

Tuesday 14 April

3 hrs

Document installation of leaf. Look through photos, edit and upload on to online platform.

£32.25

Work with Zute or independently, dependent on skills and confidence

Thursday 14 May

3 hrs

Document installation of leaf. Look through photos, edit and upload on to online platform.

£32.25

Work  independently

Friday 12 June

3 hrs

Document installation of leaf. Look through photos, edit and upload on to online platform.

£32.25

Work  independently

Dates to be mutually agreed

16 hrs

Opportunity to be mentored by Zute – focus to be mutually agreed

£172

Mentor time with Zute

 

3.75hrs

Holiday pay

£39.56

 

 

Total fee for placement including holiday pay £ 373.57 

 

How to apply

If you would like to apply for this opportunity, please email our Programme Manager, Lisa Nash lisa (dot) nash (at) acava (dot) org with the following: 

  • A personal statement, no longer than one side of A4, outlining your work experience to date, why you are interested in applying and how you meet the criteria
  • How you would utilise the 16 hours of mentor time with Zute
  • Five images of your work or a link to your website / Instagram account
  • Up to date CV including any qualifications
  • Confirmation of your availability for the dates outlined above

Deadline for receipt of applications: 9am Friday 24th January 2020 

Interview date: Thursday 30th January 2020
Find out more about the Grenfell Memorial Community Mosaic here.