Published 12.08.2021
by Kids’ Own

Education Advisor sought for an exciting fixed-term role with Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership

Kids’ Own is seeking an Education Advisor to develop and expand our links with teachers, schools, and academics in teaching and learning over a nine-month period from October 2021. We invite applications/tenders from suitably qualified individuals in response to the information below.


The role of Education Advisor

The Education Advisor is a brand new fixed-term role that aims to support Kids’ Own by building new audiences through outreach to schools. The Advisor will also build on the increased interest of teachers, academics, and educational bodies in our work. They will develop new connections with all of the above to ensure our work remains linked with sectoral developments.

The Education Advisor will primarily:

1) build links between Kids’ Own and schools, teachers, and teacher training colleges
2) conduct focus groups to understand the links between our books and the current and incoming primary school curriculum
3) make connections with governmental educational bodies
4) advocate for the use of Kids’ Own books within the classroom to demonstrate the value of greater representation of children’s voices and lived experience within the curriculum and the books children encounter in school.


Qualifications and experience

  • A strong interest in arts in education
  • A qualification in education or equivalent experience
  • Up-to-date knowledge of primary education in Ireland
  • Experience of working with schools, teachers, and primary school student groups
  • Experience with self-directed projects
  • Full, clean driving license and access to own transport
  • Interest in and strong commitment to advocating for children’s voices and rights. Previous experience in this area would be desirable.


About Kids’ Own

Kids’ Own is a children’s arts and publishing organisation driven by a passionate belief in the intrinsic value of the arts. We work to give children greater access to cultural expression and to actively create, enquire, communicate and make meaning through the arts. Our ethos is rooted in professional arts practice and through professionally published outputs (in print and online) we elevate the status of children’s voices and artwork and bring these to a wider audience. With a strong social justice agenda, we support children of all backgrounds and abilities to be seen and heard in our society. We recognise that children have multiple modes of expression and we promote ways of working that encourage and support this.

Over many years, we have worked extensively within education and early childhood settings and with partners in the education sector, and are excited to have an opportunity to build stronger educational links and maximise the pedagogical impact of our work and publications through this new role.

Visit our creative projects page to see more examples of our work.


How to apply

Please send a detailed cover letter expressing your interest and suitability for the role, along with a CV to [email protected]. Please also include a document that outlines ideas you have for how you may approach this role along with a breakdown of costings according to the fee that is being offered. There is a set fee of €10,000 offered for this role to take place between October 2021 and July 2022. This is primarily to cover the Education Advisor’s fee, but must also cover any other anticipated expenses, e.g. travel costs, materials etc.

Deadline for applications: Friday 3rd September
Interviews online: Week of 20th September
The role will commence in October 2021.

This opportunity has been generously funded by the Arts Council of Ireland through its Capacity Building Support Scheme.