Community Arts Trainee or Development Assistant

The D@rt Centre has a vacancy for either a Community Arts Trainee or Development Assistant, dependant on experience:

Community Arts Trainee – 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year worked over a two week rotating shift pattern including some evenings and alternate Saturdays (8.30am to 4.30pm).  Grade A – Salary Range - £16,395 to £16,647 plus 14% shift allowance and 24 days annual holiday.

Community Arts Development Assistant – 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year worked over a two week rotating shift pattern including some evenings and alternate Saturdays (8.30am to 4.30pm).  Grade B – Salary Range - £16,905 to £17,148 plus 14% shift allowance and 24 days annual holiday.

Wildern School is a high performing specialist school in performing arts graded by OFSTED as ‘Outstanding’.  The Community Arts provision is located within a specialist arts block that boasts sprung dance floors, music suites, digital music suites, practice rooms, recording studios and drama studios all of which are fully rigged and supported by wardrobe with fantastic arts supplies and equipment. We have international links, a national reputation and are at the heart of the community. With the recently opened professional 300 seat theatre, this is a great opportunity for the right person to join our team.

The role will provide support for the Community Arts team, including administration and supporting the development and day to day organisation of the extensive and varied community arts programme. You will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of disciplines as well as creating and developing your own skills and ideas which is a specific feature of this role. In addition you will have the opportunity to work with the community in partnership with The Berry Theatre, which is run in partnership with The Point in Eastleigh.

The successful applicant must be able to show initiative and understanding of arts in a community context. Strong administrative, communication and IT skills are important and a passion for the arts is essential.  Knowledge and previous experience of marketing, social media and a keen interest in art would be highly desirable.

We recognise that it is difficult to obtain the necessary breadth and depth of experience necessary to progress in the world of community and arts based employment. Therefore, training will be tailored to the specific needs of the successful candidate to ensure that they have the essential community arts skills needed to work in this field. Training may be internal, external or a combination of both.

Wildern School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

Applications should be on Wildern School application forms, our application form does differ from the standard Hampshire County Council form and individual CV’s will not be accepted.

Wildern school application forms can be downloaded from our website www.wildern.hants.sch.uk where you can also find further details about the school, its facilities and benefits for staff. Applications can be e-mailed to supportrecruitment@wildern.hants.sch.uk or sent by post for the attention of Mrs C Twyman, Wildern School, Wildern Lane, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 4EJ.

Closing Date: Midday, Monday 3rd September

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