Company:

Description:

Purpose of the role 

To support the delivery of public events and art projects through practical making and installation of artworks and event equipment.  

Main Responsibilities 

To support the development and delivery of artworks and events to be sited in public spaces by assisting in the design and making of  bespoke props and presentation facilities.  

To support live events by installing and taking down event and production equipment safely. 

To support the management of  the loan & hire system of LR’s equipment, participating in the delivery of public events and activities, and communicating with the public.  

Core Duties: 

To contribute to the production of artworks and installation of artworks in public spaces. This may involve simple carpentry and electronics and craft skills to make one-off devices or presentation facilities.  

To support the delivery of events, setting up event equipment, moving equipment on/off location, liaising with other organisations, artists and volunteers and engaging with the public.  

To ensure LR equipment is stored safely and maintaining the equipment inventory and loan/hire systems are kept up to date. Basic maintenance of equipment, charging of batteries and ordering new stock as required.  

To advise artists and organisations about the basic use of equipment.  

To attend meetings with senior LR staff on projects and areas of work and give reports on  progress of tasks, outstanding activities. 

General Duties 

Supporting all colleagues with basic administrative duties such filing, typing, budget updates as required.  

Adhere to company processes, policies and procedures, particularly GDPR data protection legislation and health and safety best practices around social distancing. 

Ensure compliance with all relevant funding conditions and reporting requirements. 

Act as a point of contact for external enquiries and communication. 

Work in a way which celebrates diversity in practice, programmes and projects and encourages best practice. 

Act as a positive advocate of the company at all times. 

Ensure that safeguarding and health & safety policies are observed and positively implemented. 

Carry out any other reasonable duties as agreed and required with your line manager. 

Requirements:

Must be on Universal Credit and between the ages of 16-25

Skills required:

Essential 

Minimum of 5 GCSE’s Grade A – C (new system: Grade 4 – 9), including Maths and English. 

Written and verbal English of an above average standard. 

A GCSE/A-Level/BTEC in a creative subject area is required – such as visual arts, product design, drama, dance, theatre, music, media, photography, film, textiles. 

Desirable 

Basic Electronic skills 

Basic AV skills in digital video camera and editing production.  

Work experience or volunteering in any discipline is welcome but not expected. 

Work experience or volunteering of any sort, within the creative industry is desirable but not essential. 

Skills in creative software such as Adobe CCS.  

Bilingual skills in any language are welcome but not expected. 

Basic making skills – carpentry, craft and building structures.  

Problem solving skills and initiative 

Creativity and a willingness to contribute ideas 

Good organisation skills suitable for supporting LR’s equipment loan systems 

Good communication skills  – written and verbal 

Computer literate – Google Docs, Sheets or MS Office, XCEL. 

Training to be provided:

All kickstarts have training included as part of the programme. This will be employability skills programmes and training for the role.

Personal Qualities:

Enthusiastic and committed 

Keen to learn and develop skills, and willingness to embrace change 

Ability to think independently and work within a team 

Punctual and Reliable

Things to consider:
You need to be 18-25 years old and on Universal Credit.
Future prospects:
Possible future employment. Creative Alliance will provide the Kickstart Placement with a mentor to provide ongoing support to effectively integrate them into the culture of the company and help them understand the professional standards we work to. They will receive external employability support from Creative Alliance who will help them produce a new CV and portfolio so they can compete for marketing positions after their six months on the Kickstart scheme.
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