‘Transition to Work’ program and ‘My Perspective’ tours

Posted: August 16, 2018 / News

Transition to Work program, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2018

Now in its third year, the Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi ‘Transition to Work’ program is another strand to our Access & Inclusion Program. It aims to positively include people with disability in our organisation during and between the exhibition periods. In partnership with a care organisation offering transition to work support for their clients the program offers:

Transition to Work program, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2018

Work experience in the Sculpture by the Sea office one day per week for young people. The participants visit our offices to learn something of the roles involved in administrating a major exhibition. Each week they assist our Exhibition Coordination team with tasks like laminating; filing; transferring data using Officeworks software; scanning applications; labelling and packing. In October they visit the Sculpture by the Sea exhibition to see first-hand the results of their work.

Sculpture by the Sea Volunteer Program

The program offers participants in the ‘Transition to Work’ program partnership the opportunity to join the Sculpture by the Sea Volunteer Program. This is a well-established program involving more than 100 people of all ages and abilities. The volunteers’ contribution is vital to the organisation of Sculpture by the Sea. Volunteer work during the exhibition includes visitor services, catalogue and exhibition merchandise sales and data entry.

‘My Perspective’ Tours

Transition to Work program, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2018

Participants of the ‘Transition to Work’ program are invited to prepare and deliver a ‘My Perspective Tour’ (with lots of support with Education staff) where they present their favourite sculpture, publicly to an audience participating in a Tactile Tour on site during the exhibition.

The experience gained through the program will increase the participant’s employment opportunities. Collaboration and teamwork will increase their interpersonal and communication skills; self-esteem and confidence. Their active participation in organising a major public cultural event and delivering a public program will result in a sense of ‘ownership’.

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