We are pleased to be announcing an exciting opportunity for a young arts leader to join the Arts Award team, based in London.
The community arts apprentice will work with the Arts Award team to support our Youth Network and marketing campaigns. The role will include co-ordinating online activity and supporting live events across the country. Whilst the role is office-based, there will be opportunity to travel and meet a variety of arts professionals, organisations and young people.
This role is offered as a Community Arts apprenticeship working towards a Level 3 qualification in a minimum of 12 months.
Arts Award Youth Network
- support the project manager to co-ordinate and develop a network of active young people by providing administrative support for events and activities
- administering and supporting three national residentials for youth network leaders / ambassadors
- help to co-ordinate the activities of Arts Award young ambassadors including liaison, travel arrangements etc
- help to administer projects agreed with the Arts Council such as ‘young artistic assessors’
- help to extend the reach of the youth network through communications
Website and online
- contribute to, updating and checking the Arts Award youth network website, and other Arts Award social media platforms, such as Facebook,YouTube, Flickr and Vimeo
- support Arts Award’s youth network website editorial team of young people
- support the updating of the Arts Award and Artsmark websites
Marketing and communications tasks
- maintain and develop Arts Award’s library of photographs, including logging permissions, and bank of testimonials
- data processing and cleaning in relation to email campaigns and mail-outs
- general administrative support including printing labels, stuffing envelopes and despatching marketing materials
- Excellent administrative and organisational skills
- Experience of updating websites and online platforms quickly and accurately
- Ability to carry out a variety of administrative tasks quickly and accurately
- Ability to organise own workload, prioritise and multitask
- An appreciation and understanding of good customer service
- Good verbal, written and face to face communication skills
- Good IT skills (data entry, word processing, basic spreadsheet, use of the internet)
- Ability to cope with periods of high workload
- Experience of website writing or editing
- Experience of / a strong interest in the arts and young people
- An interest in youth voice and participation, and in marketing and communications
The post will require an Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Check – this does not however prohibit those with a criminal record from applying.
We would expect you to have (or be expecting) a Grade C or above in English and Maths at GCSE and would find a GCSE or above in an Arts or Media subject desirable. A completed Silver or Gold Arts Award would be advantageous.
You will be required to undertake some unsocial hours, occasional nights away and countrywide travel. Working hours will retain some flexibility.
How to apply
You must apply for this role through the National Apprenticeship Service Website. You can search their website for "Arts Award Apprentice" and may find using our postcode helpful: SE1 7TP.
The closing date is 5 August 2012 with a planned interview day on 13 August 2012.
Your start date is likely to be 10 September 2012.