Job details

Art and Design Tutor - Holiday Courses

Job reference: 000272

Centre/School: CSVPA

Closing date: 27/05/2022

Job start date: 20/06/2022

Salary: Sessional Hourly Paid Summer Teaching Rate

Employment type: Fixed Term

Department: Academics

Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts (CSVPA) is one of the UK’s leading providers of Art & Design, Drama and Music pathway and degree programmes. Since 1985, CSVPA has been a specialist arts foundation school, and over time has grown its portfolio to include undergraduate degrees and a Master’s preparation programme. Our unique and personalised approach to creative learning has given students the opportunity to develop their skills, build their confidence and progress onto some of the most prestigious Art & Design schools, music conservatoires and world-renowned drama schools.

We are currently recruiting Art & Design Tutors for our Summer Courses held at CSVPA
Courses Include 
Graphics & Illustration
Portfolio Preparation
Film Making
3D Design
Games Design

To deliver outstanding teaching, learning and assessment across the Pathway within the Holiday Camps offered in April, July, and August to maximise learner progress and outcomes in meeting both student and college’s goals.

You will be directly responsible to Holiday Camp Coordinator

This role will be based at Bridge House in Cambridge.
The following section outlines a more detailed but not exhaustive description of the duties pertinent to this post:

Teaching & Learning 
▪ Deliver outstanding teaching through planning and preparation of age-appropriate classes, which enthuses and inspires students to reach their potential and promote enjoyment of learning
▪ Plan/participate in small exhibitions at the end of camps (as appropriate) to display student work completed 
▪ Apply a variety of effective learning styles, materials, resources, approaches, and methods, having regard to the individual student’s learning needs and according to the course type as well as differentiating between learners’ needs
▪ Support and encourage students’ progression into college programs
▪ Investigate/research your subject area to ensure students are receiving up-to-date information, trends, methods of working, materials, and processes 
▪ Supervise students’ attendance and behaviour and follow up as appropriate, in accordance with the requirements of holiday camp protocols.
▪ Supervise and accompany students on excursions/trips, as appropriate, ensuring their safety and welfare at all times
▪ Encourage students to participate in extracurricular activities 
▪ Appropriately deal with student issues/emergencies as and when they arise 
▪ Contribute towards making a positive and productive physical environment that enhances learning
▪ Attend all meetings when required, and attend/deliver INSET sessions as directed 
▪ Ensure a safe and secure environment for staff and students when they are working within the College by consistent implementation of Health & Safety guidelines and risk assessments


▪ Teaching experience 14+

▪ Teaching Qualification desirable

▪ Ability to plan teaching plans thoroughly, including the ability to write, review, update and work to highly effective schemes of learning

▪ Strong general IT skills ▪ A logical, structured, and organised outlook on life with ability to prioritise own time

▪ High levels of energy, an even temper, and a sense of humour

▪ Ability to relate to young people

▪ Ability to develop positive working relationships with individuals at all levels (internal and external) to promote the college

▪ Ability and willingness to work in a multi-cultural environment along with being internationally aware and culturally sensitive

▪ Willingness to support college activities including working occasional evenings and weekends.

▪ Ability to work as a team member and lead by example

▪ Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

▪ Efficient and organised

▪ Able to work under pressure

▪ A quick learner ▪ Proactive, flexible, and reliable

▪ Trustworthy, dependable, and reliable


In the context of international education, the name CATS is known and loved by generations of learners and is synonymous with excellence. Originally, CATS was an acronym for Cambridge Arts, Technology and Science, representing the focus of the founding colleges based in the city. However, today, CATS Colleges, is much broader, it brings together a number of schools in four countries (UK, US, Canada and China). Its portfolio includes independent boarding schools, an Arts University College, English language schools and a variety of summer schools all with the common purpose of “inspiring the next generation of world shapers.”


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