Textiles Class Facilitator – Ancoats

Can you help run Mustard Tree’s Textiles Class and Art Drop-in, building skills and providing a space for growth?

Facilitate our Textiles Class, teaching practical skills and encouraging creativity and expression.

What you’ll be doing: Role Description

  • Leading structured hour-long workshops, focusing on textiles & upcycling
  • Having an in-depth knowledge of textiles, being able to confidently answer questions and teach skills
  • Hosting ‘drop in’ sessions afterwards, giving ah-hoc art support & advice around art
  • Creating and contributing towards making the Art Suite an inclusive, accessible safe space
  • Encouraging participation and helping build participant’s confidence, whilst understanding that not everyone will ‘jump right in’
  • Working with staff and fellow volunteers to plan, set up and run the class, including submitting a ‘Class Proposal’
  • Having a clear understanding of the aims and objectives of the club and work to achieve them
  • Be available to support catwalks, gallery nights and other opportunities to highlight participants work

General Volunteering Duties

  • Working within health, safety and safeguarding guidelines as well as Mustard Tree policies and procedures
  • Embody Mustard Tree values and represent the charity when required

What we’re looking for: Person Specification

Specification Essential/Desirable
A background in & passion for textiles, upcycling and art Essential
Experience with tutoring, teaching or leading/supporting a workshop Essential
Good English language ability, both written and verbal Essential
Good interpersonal skills Essential
Flexible and can-do attitude Essential
Encouraging others to work to our vision and values Desirable
Experience of working in a team Desirable
Experience working with vulnerable adults Desirable


The structed textiles class will run 12pm – 1pm on Mondays, with the ‘Art Drop-in’ running directly after, 1pm – 3pm.

We would ask for a minimum commitment of at least 10 consistent weeks, with the hope that the club becomes a permanent fixture.

Contact Information

If you are interested in this volunteering opportunity, please submit an online Friend Of Mustard Tree application form.

Alternatively, you can complete the attached Friend Of Mustard Tree application form and email to anna.rabinowitz@mustardtree.org.uk.

If you have any queries, please call 0161 228 7331.

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