News/August 2021
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Ever wanted to work on a film shoot? Test a mobile game? Or work with artists? We’ve been offering a series of Kickstart placements this year for 18-24-year-olds to start a career in the arts. Kickstart is a government-funded scheme which offers work placements for young people at risk of long-term unemployment.

If you are eligible, you must be referred to us by your work coach at Job Centre Plus. We won’t be able to consider applications via other routes.

You can apply for the next two placements soon, starting in November and December 2021. Each placement is 25 hours per week for a period of six months, paid at the Real Living Wage.

We will adapt the placements according to your interests and experience – so please apply even if you’re not 100% sure what some of the words in the job description mean, or if you don’t ‘tick all the boxes’. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to ask any questions or speak to us about the opportunities in more detail.

 

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Project Assistant

We’re looking for a Project Assistant to work with the friendly Blast Theory artists and team. As part of the role you will learn new skills in office administration; production; marketing and communications; events support; and video editing.

We’re looking for someone with an interest in working with an artist group, and an enthusiasm for learning. You don’t need any professional experience, and you don’t need to have a degree or formal training. But if you’re curious about Blast Theory’s work, and want to learn new skills, we’d love to hear from you.

As Project Assistant you’ll be working in some of the following areas:

  • Administration
  • Creative research and development
  • Testing and preparing equipment
  • Artwork production and artistic support
  • Studio and events support
  • Marketing and communications

Job goes live: 1st September
Deadline: 29th September 
Start date: 22nd November

 

Development/Technical Assistant

We’re also looking for a Development/Technical Assistant to work with the artists and team. As part of the role you will learn new skills in office administration; production; marketing and communications; data and analytics; design; and software testing.

We’re looking for someone with an interest in technology, and/or how to use and analyse data. You don’t need any professional experience, and you don’t need to have a degree or formal training. But if you’re curious about the technologies which make mobile apps and websites work, and want to learn new skills, we’d love to hear from you.

As Development/Technical Assistant you’ll learn about and work in the following areas:

  • Administration
  • Creative research and development
  • Testing and preparing equipment
  • Marketing and communications (including using data analytics tools)
  • Testing websites and apps
  • Updating existing websites and apps
  • Maintaining computers, printers and IT systems

Job goes live: 20th September
Deadline: 18th October
Start date: 1st December

 

Read more about the Kickstart Scheme on the government website

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