Want to be a WiPster? Paid Internship with Work In Progress

Project Deliverer / Coordinator – Paid Internship with Work In Progress

Looking to develop a career in arts management working creatively

£8.50 / hr

Application deadline: November 19th 2015

Job Specification:

  • To coordinate, administrate and co-deliver WiP’s creative work with children and young people;
  • Working with partners including commissioners and deliverers;
  • Delivering programmes including events, a leadership programme, a theatre production and a summer school.
  • Supporting C&YP to engage;
  • Administration.
  • Monitoring and responding to emails.
  • Training: Safeguarding, H&S, Inclusion, Arts Award.

Person Specification:

WiP seeks a friendly, motivated individual looking to develop a career in arts management working creatively with children and young people. You will be organised, self-motivated, a good communicator and team player. You will have experience working with children and young people in formal and / or informal learning and delivering arts projects. You will be interested in creating theatre, education programmes, multi-art form projects and events.

DBS check required (can be completed at a later date).

Apply by CV and covering letter to ruthrichardson@workinprogress.uk.com

Deadline for applications: Thursday 19th November.

Attendance at a WiP event and informal interview at Birmingham Library between 11-4pm on Saturday 21st November. Role to commence from December onwards for 26 weeks. Minimum 30 hours per week.

Statement from their previous intern:

“My time as an intern with Work in Progress gave me a really good introduction to working in the Creative Sector, and acted as a stepping stone to further work. During my time with WiP I learnt operational skills such as arts administration, email correspondence and effective communication with stakeholders.

I had the opportunity to build contacts with other arts organisations across the West Midlands, build my experience of working with children and young people, and I had the opportunity to shape programmes and projects. I also assisted with consultancy work and events.

This role helped me to understand how creative organisations work, how they are funded and later led onto freelance work doing arts administration and project coordination.
An internship with Work in Progress is a great grounding for someone who wants to go into arts management, and who would like to gain experience of working with children and young people.”

This paid internship has been created as part of the Creative Employment Programme. The Creative Employment Programme is an Arts Council England fund to support the creation of traineeships, formal apprenticeship and paid internship opportunities in England for unemployed young people wishing to pursue a career in the arts and cultural sector. You can find out more at: http://creative-employment.co.uk/the-creative-employment-programme

There are certain criteria you must meet in order to be eligible to apply for a Creative Employment Programme funded internship. At the time of applying you must be aged 18 to 24 years old and you must be registered as unemployed with Jobcentre Plus. These eligibility criteria have been approved by the Department of Work and Pensions.