We are seeking a Project Assistant intern to support the day-to-day running and administration of Shape’s Youth team projects. You will ensure the smooth running of the department by providing administration support for the workshops within schools & colleges as well as the Professional Development programme, ensuring they are well organised, supported and maintained. Other activities include promoting projects, liaising with artists, collating information, researching, helping maintain effective systems, and being a key point of contact for external enquiries.

For six months you will help us maximise the impact of projects run within schools, colleges and festivals as well as the Professional Development Programme to help us achieve our aims. A background in running or organising youth projects will be a useful complement to your dealing with young people, artists, and a diverse range of clients.

This position would suit someone interested in beginning a career in youth work and seeking experience in project management. This role is a great opportunity to gain first-hand experience working for a small and dynamic arts organisation.

We are looking for someone who is keen to develop the necessary skills to embark upon a successful career in this field, and make a meaningful contribution within a small voluntary organisation in the process. We expect the candidate to have excellent organisational skills, proven experience in utilising digital platforms, strong knowledge and interest in the arts; and good interpersonal skills.  Shape is an equal opportunities employer actively seeking to employ people who are currently under-represented in the creative and cultural sector. This includes young people, ethnic minorities and disabled 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, however self-defined disabled candidates under the age of 29 are also welcome to applyAlso, you must be registered as unemployed with Jobcentre Plus. These eligibility criteria have been approved by the Department of Work and Pensions.

To apply, please download the recruitment pack by clicking on this link. You should complete all sections and return to us by 16 February 2015. 

If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact us on 0207 424 7351. The closing date for applications is 10am Monday 16 February 2015. Interviews will take place Friday 20 February 2015.   Immediate start preferred.

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Shape is committed to equality and diversity in employment. We welcome applications from anyone who has a clear commitment to upholding and enhancing the rights of disabled people and we particularly encourage applications from disabled people, as well as people from BME communities

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