City Arts is recruiting an App Designer. The successful candidate will be working on our Armchair Gallery project, which has been developed over the last 3 years as part of a national Arts and Older People’s fund awarded by Arts Council England and The Baring Foundation. Recent funding from Nominet Trust has enabled this project strand to be taken to the next level. In 2017-18, our aim is to develop an interactive App to be used by older people and other communities of interest.
The project’s objective is to provide a creative and interactive experience for older people through an app called Armchair Gallery. The core aim is to enable over 65’s who are unable to visit galleries and other art and cultural collections, to access these galleries via a digital app on the web and iPad / Tablet. Through the Armchair Gallery app, over 65’s living with dementia will have access to virtually visit world class cultural collections, addressing the issues of isolation and the ‘digital divide’ with elderly generations.
You should have a passion for design and a flexible, creative approach to problem solving. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with an app developer and Armchair Gallery project managers in devising innovative solutions that reflect the end user and specific demographic. You will be involved in the full lifecycle from the initial research and development, UX/UI workshops, wireframing, prototyping and testing, right through to the delivery and launch of the application as well as any aftercare required.
Terms of Employment: The post is part time (2 days per week) for an initial period of 14 months with a six month review. The hours and days of attendance may be worked flexibly as agreed with the Programme Director. There will be a probationary period of 3 months (included within the contract period).
Salary Scale: £26,000 pro-rata (based on a 2 day week)
Deadline: 9 am, June 5th 2017
Contact NameKate Duncan
Start Date15th May 2017
Closing Date5th June 2017