Who: Are you based in London or surrounding areas, aged 16-24 and on Universal Credit? We’ve received funding through the government’s Kickstart Scheme to hire a Digital Production Assistant to support the Clapham Park Creative project. You will be part of the team at Counterpoints Arts — a national organisation in the field of the arts, migration and social change — and receive mentorship and training opportunities.
Hours: 25 hours a week
Salary: National Minimum Wage
Duration: 6 months
There are two positions you can apply for:
1. Digital Production Assistant (PopChange/Clapham Park Creative Co-op): Supporting the Clapham Park Creative Co-op and the Pop Culture and Social Justice Initiative (PopChange). We are looking for someone that has either knowledge or interest in local heritage, socially engaged art or video games.
2. Digital Production Assistant (Counterpoints Arts): supporting Counterpoints Arts and Refugee Week 2021.
- Skills in producing video, audio, photographic and graphic content for social media and/or installations;
- Good working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Excel, and digital engagement platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, Zoom, Slack;
- Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills;
- Ability to work collaboratively and effectively as part of an online team while working independently from home;
- Willingness to contribute ideas and research to planning and production, and step into other roles as and when needed;
- A commitment to the aims and overall mission of Counterpoints Arts.
- PopChange/Clapham Park Creative Co-op position: Keen interest or knowledge of video gaming and/or public art, and knowledge of Clapham Park area in Lambeth.
- Existing networks and relationships built across the creative and culture industries.
- Knowledge of website design and tools including experience with HTML, WordPress, Mailchimp.
- Keen interest in working around issues of social justice, migration and/or diversity.
Please note: Both positions will be working from home, with occasional meet-ups in Hoxton or Clapham Park. Home office equipment and digital tools will be provided where needed.
Applicants will have the opportunity to learn about Counterpoints Arts work and also benefit from mentoring/training throughout both positions.
Counterpoints Arts aims to recruit talented people from all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from migrant and refugee communities, since these groups are currently under-represented in the cultural sector.
How to apply: For further details, please contact your Job Centre Work Coach to check if you can be referred for these roles.
Deadline: Friday 16th April 2021
Counterpoints Arts is a leading national organisation operating in the field of arts, migration and social change. We commission, produce and co-curate arts projects with a diverse array of artists and cultural institutions, including the Tate, V&A and Southbank Centre. We also coordinate Refugee Week, the UK’s largest arts and culture festival celebrating the contribution of refugees and promoting understanding of why people seek sanctuary.
We believe that the arts is a powerful catalyst for change in relation to migration, therefore much of our work focuses on supporting artists who have experienced displacement and artists who are committed to exploring and amplifying the migration story.