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Programmes and Development Assistant - Apply Now!


We're very excited to be working with CRATE St James Street on piloting a 6-month Kickstart programme for a Programmes and Development Assistant. Creative Ventures is piloting self-directed development programmes for a cohort of young film creatives to pursue careers in directing, acting, writing and more, and we’re looking for an assistant to help facilitate the 6-month development programme for the participants. You’ll be working closely with the programme leader to oversee mentorship, advice and business sessions, industry engagement, feedback, reporting, and general administrative running of the programme.


This is a Kickstart placement and you must be eligible for the programme to be considered. To apply, please quote LittleWing56 as your job reference to your work coach.

While the programme is an opportunity for film creatives to assert themselves in their industry, we want this to be an opportunity for you to assert yourself in programming and business development and be creative in your own approach to learning and project management. Would you like to help coordinate film projects or support local photography exhibitions? Do you want to think up your own approaches to developing your PR, outreach and community engagement skills? Do you have your own ideas of what you’d like to learn in the placement and ways to use this platform to achieve these goals? We want to hear your ideas!

What might a day in the role look like?

Working remotely, your day might consist of a Zoom call with the cohort and programme leader to check in and update each other on project progress. You’ll collate information from them to feed into wider reporting on the placements. One participant might need some help on where to find educational resources or work experience placements which you can help brainstorm, and in the afternoon you might be helping another participant as they put together an exhibition for their photography. Maybe you want to practice photography or videography of your own? Or help write press releases for participant’s events or invite the local community? We want the selected candidate to step into the role and, while supporting the programme leader, really make the role their own.


Who you are

We're looking for someone who is enthusiastic, friendly, and eager to learn. You'll be very comfortable working independently and will have ideas for projects you can run with yourself. You'll be playing a key role in a development programme of your peers so it's vital your approachable, energetic, supportive, and genuinely excited to see young people thriving in the arts. Ideally you'll have demonstrated these qualities in your hobbies, education, or work experience, but you don't need any formal qualifications or a full CV to be considered! We're far more interested attitude and energy, and you'll work closely with the programme leader to ensure this opportunity is valuable to your development goals and building your own CV.


Desired qualities

Zoom and Microsoft Office competency, excellent communication and organisational skills, keen creative problem solving skills, keen creative problem solving skills and social media competency. Maybe you have curiosity about social issues and equality in the arts, an interest in entrepreneurship and business development, or experience with mentorship, guidance or teaching. Not all of these are essential, but we'd love to hear whatever kind of experience and interest you might have so please get in touch if this sounds like the job for you.


To apply, reference LittleWing56 to your Kickstart Work Coach. You must also be eligible for Kickstart to apply, and unfortunately we are unable to consider any applications that aren't verified and referred by your work coach.


Submit ASAP to be considered as spaces will fill up quickly, and we are looking to begin the cohort sessions in March.




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