Creative Employment Programme - Projects

Building A Creative Nation

Creative Arts East has been successful in securing funding from the Creative Employment Programme to work with organisations and freelancers across Norfolk, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire to create 76 paid internships and apprenticeships for unemployed young people aged 16 - 24.
We are still looking for partners, so if you are a creative or cultural organisation or a freelancer working within the sector and are interested in employing an intern or apprentice please do get in touch.
We will be posting opportunities on this page as and when they begin recruitment.
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.
You must be aged 16-24 to apply for an apprenticeship and apply through the channels provided.

Current Opportunities

PHACE & Vivacity
Marketing & Communications Internship
Reporting to:  PHACE Strategic Manager & Vivacity Arts Development Officer
Contract: 26 week contract, 30 hours per week, variable days with office hours from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday and some evening and weekend working may be required.
Salary:  £5226 for the 26 week contract
The Marketing & Communications Intern will have work stations both at Chauffeur's Cottage with PHACE and in the Key Theatre with Vivacity and will be involved with the profiling and promotion of the programmes both.
At PHACE the intern will produce copy for and upload to social media platforms, the website, and newsletters. He/she will be in contact will the Directors of PHACE and all PHACE & Vivacity partners, schools, press, members and sponsors to raise the profile of the diverse cultural activities and events delivered by both organisations.


Work alongside the PHACE Strategic Manager to devise a marketing strategy
To feed into the PHACE 5 Year Business Plan
Work alongside the Vivacity Arts Development Team to promote events and activities
Assist with the planning & delivery of Vivacity events

For both organisations:
To maximize use of all digital and social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest etc
Design marketing promotions
Conduct market research, benchmarking
Contribute to campaigns for events and activities
Analyse data for evaluation purposes
Approach different partners and sponsors for cross & joint promotion opportunities
Contribute to funding bids and fundraising
Attend events and serve as an advocate


Experience & knowledge                                                                  
Appropriate degree - Desirable                                                                         
Some relevant work experience - Desirable                                                    

Good administrative and organisational skills - Essential
A high level of self-motivation - Desirable                                                             
Excellent written and verbal communication skills - Essential
Hard-working, willing to experiment and try different concepts - Essential
Accuracy and excellent attention to detail - Desirable                                              
Excellent interpersonal and team working skills, networking skills - Desirable
Good customer care skills - Essential
Demonstrable proficiency at information technology - Essential
Photoshop and/or InDesign skills - Desirable                                                         

Passion for arts and culture - Essential
Flexible to changing demands, new challenges and ways of working - Desirable
'Can do' positive attitude - Essential
A 'no nonsense' practical approach to work and achieving results - Essential
A creative mind with the ability to generate and implement ideas - Essential
Empathy with the goals and values of PHACE & Vivacity - Essential
Committed to diversity and equality of opportunity - Essential

It is desirable that the intern be educated to degree level. Whilst PHACE & Vivacity recognise the value of professional qualification/s we also give equal value to experience and therefore remain flexible in our qualifications criteria.

Contract:  26 week fixed contract 
Term:   From August to January 2017
Salary:  £5226 gross (hourly rate according to age eg. £6.70 from 21-24 years)
Hours:   30 hours per week, 9am-5pm typically from Monday to Friday, with occasional evening and weekend work
Location:  PHACE at Chauffeur's Cottage & Key Theatre, Peterborough
Probation: 12 weeks
Holidays:  8 days + Bank holidays for term of contract
Staff benefits:  Training and development opportunities
PHACE & Vivacity welcome applications from all sections of the community; diversity is embedded in the ethos of both organisations.

Please quote this LMS number PCH/57060 to your advisor to check you are eligible before you apply for this position.

To apply you will need to send Curriculum Vitae, a letter of application and a supporting statement. When doing so, please consider the following:

In your supporting statement, please include why you are interested in this post and what skills and experiences you have in relation to the job description and person specification. Your supporting statement should be no more than two pages of A4 (minimum font 11pt).

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday 5th August

You application should be emailed to Liz Falconbridge,  PHACE Strategic Manager:  stating 'Application for Marketing & Communications Internship' in the subject field.

Interviews are due to take place on the Thursday 22nd July 2016.

To apply for this position please quote LMS number PCH/56982 at your local Jobcentre Plus.

Projects Assistant Intern at Arts North Norfolk
Reports to: Chief Executive
Responsible for: Some supervisory responsibility for event teams/volunteers
Hours: 30 hours per week, to include evenings and weekends
Salary: Minimum wage
Main purpose of the role
To support our programmes and projects in preparation, delivery and evaluation.
To increase participatory levels with all programmes of Arts North Norfolk, using a variety of means including engagement activities via the creative programmes.
1. To support artists in their delivery and project management.
2. To develop new projects considering music development.
3. To develop projects with and for young people and act as our Young People's Ambassador.
4. To support marketing and promotions, from grassroots marketing methods to social media.
5. To devise and deliver innovative means of engagement with target groups, particularly children and young people.
6. To lead and support participatory sessions, working with participants of all ages.
7. To represent the organisation and projects at external meetings and events.
8. To take part in events and shows.
9. To oversee housekeeping and general services for the box office, back office and at events.
10. To act as assistant to the Chief Executive.
11. Any other reasonable duties as determined by the Chief Executive.
Person Specification
Essential: Experience of working in an office and customer service environment.
Experience of using IT systems and databases, including Excel.
Desirable: Experience of working within the voluntary sector.
Knowledge and understanding
Essential: Able to communicate well with audiences, participants and partners.
Able to prioritise workloads and understand team objectives.
Desirable: Understanding of working for a charitable organisation.
Skills and Qualifications
Essential: Excellent written, verbal, telephone and interpersonal skills.
Excellent organisational skills including the ability to work to deadlines.
The ability to research, collate and evaluate information.
Desire to develop own skills in the creative industries.
Desirable: Knowledge of the arts/education/North Norfolk area.
Experience and skill as a performer (actor or musician).
Personal qualities
Essential: The ability to manage own workload and to work as part of a team.
A positive attitude and flexible approach.
Able to accommodate a flexible way of working, including evenings and weekends/ as fits with the events programme.
Understanding of the organisation's aims, including the promotion of arts and educational opportunities.
If you wish to apply for this position please contact your local Jobcentre Plus (and quote the following LMS reference: NOL/14167)
Arts North Norfolk is an equal opportunities employer, who is actively seeking to employ people currently under-represented in the creative and cultural sector. This includes young people, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities.

Applications by CV and covering letter.
For more information about this job please visit the News page of

Arts Project Manager Intern (20Twenty Productions and Active Learning Trust)
Location: 20Twenty Productions, March Town Hall
£6.75 hourly rate for 30 hours a week
Hours of work: Monday to Friday hours to be agreed
Line Manager: Katherine Nightingale, 20Twenty Productions
Travel required: Travel will be required (work linked expenses will be reimbursed)
Please apply via your local Jobcentre Plus quoting LMS number ELY/31589
Application is by CV and cover letter.
Job Description
About the Internship
The role will manage a number of discrete projects with and for the ALT primary schools with the aim of promoting and communicating their arts and cultural provision between classes, between schools and to the wider community including parents. Some of these projects will be with individual schools especially with Isle of Ely Primary helping them to make the new school building a lively and creative environment. Some projects may involve more than one school: shared exhibitions or displays for example.
The internship will work with teachers and children to agree and deliver the project activity. These will include creating display galleries in school; telling the story of creative activities through social media channels, newsletters or websites; developing new partnerships with local artists and organisations to reflect children's learning; supporting events with parents; and supporting teachers' activity in the classroom.
This is an internship supported by Young Fenland Cultural Consortium. The role will work with and be supported by the 20Twenty Productions team.
Key duties:
* To specifically support Isle of Ely School with the celebrations around the move to the new building and share creative outputs widely
* To work with Isle of Ely's artist in residence to profile work across the new school and engage parents
* To work with ALT schools to profile their creativity through school display
* To develop galleries in schools to show work
* To explore options where schools could share displays and art work
* To communicate ALT schools creativity to the wider community through a range of media
* To communicate the benefits of cultural education through school displays and communications with the wider community
* Strong interest or experience of working in the arts and project management
* Strong interest or experience of working with schools or with children
* Excellent time management and organisational skills
* Good understanding of social media and online communication
* Good interpersonal skills
* Be enthusiastic, self-motivated and outgoing
* Be able to establish productive relationships with people at all levels
* Have a positive and adaptable approach to problem solving
* Have a basic understanding of financial management
* Be able to work as part of a team
* Experience of using IT packages like Word and Excel
* Have a current driving license and access to own transport
Desirable skills:
* Experience of display, exhibition or gallery curation
The role will be subject to a DBS check.
For more information about this role please contact your local Jobcentre Plus and quote LMS number ELY/31589

Arts Development Internship at Cambridgeshire Music
There are 2 internship opportunities available 
Location:    Based at Huntingdon
Hours:        30 or 37 hours per week as agreed
Salary:        £7.43 hourly rate

Role description

Supporting arts development as part of a music, dance and drama service creating opportunities in schools and arts projects outside of schools.
Training provided to support administration, delivery of activities and project coordination.


Principal Accountabilities
1. Responding to hub partners' and colleagues requests and needs for assistance with projects with professional integrity. General administration tasks including making and receiving telephones calls, photocopying, filing and data collection 20%
2. Prepare marketing material and distribute 10%
3. Work closely and in a professional manner with hub partners as well as supervisors and colleagues; to form good working relationships, meeting Cambridgeshire Behaviours.  Communicate and respond in agreed timescales and deliver efficient administration and dialogue with regard to delivered activity. 10%
4. Provide feedback and assessment information through agreed mechanisms or as requested to demonstrate the progress. and development of projects.  15%
5. Shadow staff, tutors and workshop leaders and participate in practical music sessions, contributing to planning and evaluation. 10%
6. Be aware and comply with all Health and Safety requirements, ensuring full and accurate risk management of projects and acting promptly upon concerns especially with regard to safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults. 10%
7. Undertake education courses as agreed with Line Manager and education provider. 25%
8. Take on additional duties as requested by the line manager.  5%
Skills and Attributes
* Numerate, literate and able to utilise IT systems to deliver services.
* Ability to communicate effectively with others.
* Able to work flexibly to meet demands of the service and of partner organisations.
* Able to plan, organise and prioritise own workload.
* Undertake education units throughout the placement.
* Willingness to travel to activity locations
* Experience of instrumental music
* Fast learner with a good eye for detail
* Knowledge of Music Technology.
* Previous experience of working on productions and/or projects.
* Able to provide services in a variety of environments using own initiative and as part of a team.
Additional information for applicants:
To apply for these internships please contact your local Jobcentre Plus and quote LMS number: HUT/60501


Creative Employment Programme (CEP)

£15m fund to support the creation of traineeships, formal apprenticeship and paid internship opportunities in England for young unemployed people aged 16-24 wishing to pursue a career in the arts and cultural sector. Providing part wage grants to employers, both commercial and subsidised, who fall within the Arts Council England's footprint and who create new apprenticeship and internship job opportunities for young unemployed people aged 16-24 in England. Footprint includes Music, Dance, Theatre, Literature, Visual Arts, Contemporary Craft, Combined Arts, Galleries, Circus, Carnival Arts, Museums and Libraries. CEP is managed by Creative and Cultural Skills.

Creative & Cultural Skills: National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural

Supports skills and training needs of the UK's creative and cultural industries; our Skills Academy partnerships are local and national networks of employers and training providers, who are committed to the provision of high quality, industry-relevant education and training, apprenticeships and careers advice; licenced as a Sector Skills Council by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.