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Industry:Media
Contract Type:Fixed Term Contract
Salary or training bursary: At least National Minimum Wage
Company:Kickstart
Location:Various, including remote, London, Buckinghamshire & Manchester
Eligibility:
Open to all
Apply by:09/08/2021 - 23:59
Term:flexible

Kickstart placements

We are working with creative organisations across the country to provide you with great job opportunities thanks to the Kickstart programme. These roles are open to anyone aged 16-24 who is currently claiming Universal Credit. 

If you come across a placement that you're interested in, speak to your Work Coach at your local Job Centre as soon as possible and quote the postcode below, as well as the job title and organisation - they should then be able to refer you for the role. 

Please only send in an application for a placement after you have been referred by your Work Coach, as your application cannot be considered without a referral. Please note that each of the roles listed below have different deadlines - you should be able to check the relevant deadline when you speak with your Work Coach. 

Last updated: 02/08/2021

Remote (for all remote roles, please quote "SE1 6LS")

  • Social Media & Content Exec, 16x9 Media
    • Are you a social media buff? Then check out this role at the media planning and production agency 16 x 9 Media, who specialise in screen advertising. You’ll develop the digital & social marketing for their newly developed website, as well as updating and creating content. You'll learn about managing content and data analysis and will get insight into TV media planning. 
  • Content Production Assistant, BFBS
    • *Closing soon* BFBS has been a pioneer in armed forces broadcasting and communications for over 75 years. As Content Production Assistant you’ll work with their Creative, Radio and News teams to produce engaging content for the BFBS Audience. BFBS create video, radio and written content and you could be working across all three outputs alongside experience journalists, radio presenters and video producers. You’ll be given extensive training in all areas, and be equipped with the skills you need for a career in media production.

London (Central)

  • Assistant Producer (Trainee), Artist Development, Producing & Touring, Contemporary Dance Trust Ltd (WC1H 9PY)
    • *New this week* The Place (Contemporary Dance Trust), London’s creative powerhouse for dance development, are looking for an Assistant Producer to provide administrative support across their Artist Development and Producing & Touring teams. You’ll contrite ideas to the development & planning of new projects, create databases and schedules, arrange & minute meetings as well as attending rehearsals to support artists. Great if you have a passion for theatre and/or dance.
  • Finance Assistant, The Society of Authors (WC1R 4EH)
    • *New this week* If you’re great with numbers then check out this role as Finance Assistant at The Society of Authors, the UK trade union for writers, illustrators and literary translators. You’ll assist their Head of Finance with aspects fo the finance function for the company, including maintaining online financial records and learning about the basic principles of bookkeeping. Perfect for someone looking to take their first steps in the world of accounting and finance.
  • Junior Development Researcher, Primal Media Ltd (WC2E 7ER)
    • *New this week* Production company Primal Media are searching for someone with a passion for TV to work with them on developing an array of new ideas and formats for all the major UK Broadcasters and Subscription Video on Demand providers. You’ll get to generate and develop TV show ideas and work ideas into a treatment or presentation to pitch to channels. Brilliant if you have a love of TV, a can do attitude and excellent communication skills.
  • Admin & Recruitment Assistant, Creative Access, listed in DWP system as Access Media CIC (EC1N 2AE)
    • Come and join the Creative Access team! We are on the search for a super-organised individual seeking to gain experience in recruitment and office administration. You’ll have the chance to work across many areas within the organisation and be exposed to many of the UK’s leading creative companies. You’ll assist with the day-to-day administration relating to recruitment, training, marketing and communications, as well as being responsible for posting roles on university jobs boards and supporting with recruitment enquiries.
  • Team Assistant, National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain (WC1V 7JU)
    • NYO is a youth orchestra for talented teenage musicians. They’re looking for up to three Team Assistants to get involved with a range of projects across the organisation, working across one or more of NYO’s teams (Operations, Communications, Development and Finance & Administration). Great for any music lovers looking to develop their arts administration skills.

London (South)

  • Taking Part Administration Assistant, Young Vic Theatre (SE1 8LZ)
    • *New this week* Do you love theatre and working with people? Then check out this role in the Young Vic’s Taking Part department who create projects, productions and learning opportunities for non-professional, or early career artists. You’ll support the administration of creative engagement projects with young people, schools and adults, with tasks including liaising with participants regarding project logistics, creating and maintaining project registers and preparing materials for workshops.
  • Communications Assistant, Studio Voltaire (SW4 7JR)
    • Studio Voltaire is one of the UK’s leading not–for–profit arts organisations, with a gallery, permanent artists commissions, studios, a dedicated learning and events space, shop and cafe. As Communications Assistant you’ll play a key role in facilitating their communications strategy and activity, and will get involved in media and public relations, marketing, social media, as well as content creation and some design work. Perfect for a creative thinker looking to take their first steps in the world of arts marketing & audience development.

London (North)

  • Sales & Marketing Assistant, Pop Up Projects CIC (N1 8DW)
    • Pop Up Projects deliver imaginative and ambitious programmes which transform lives through literature, often working with people in deprived places and challenging circumstances. The Sales & Marketing Assistant will have a role to play across four flagship projects: Pop Up Festival, Pathways into children’s publishing, 10 stories to make a difference and The Rainbow Library. Great if you’re looking to gain experience in the arts, literature and publishing sector.
  • Technical Intern, Park Theatre (N4 3JP)
    • Park Theatre are looking for a Technical Intern to support the Technical & Buildings department in the day to day operation of the theatre and the safe presentation of all productions, hires and projects across the building. You’ll support with seating setups, communicate with visiting companies about technical requirements, and help to get sets for productions in and out of the building. Great if you’re looking for a hands-on role which will allow you to develop a broad knowledge of technical theatre.

London (East)

  • Administrator, Ikon Arts Management Ltd (N1 6DN)
    • Are you a music lover? Ikon Arts Management is a forward-thinking music management company representing some of the world’s leading vocal groups and chamber music ensembles, as well as soloists, composers and conductors. They’re looking for an enthusiastic Administrator to join their team, with responsibilities including general office administration, diary and database management, marketing support and helping the Artist Managers with day to day duties like travel arrangements, artist visas and schedules. (2 vacancies available)
  • Office & Marketing Assistant, Village Underground & EartH (EC2A 3PQ)
    • Multidisciplinary venues Village Underground and EartH are searching for someone with an interest in developing administrative, business and marketing skills within the music and arts sectors to join their team. This role will give you first-hand experience of working within a music venue and will give you an understanding of all departments working at their venues. You’ll provide office, marketing & ticket support, as well as helping to manage their co-working space.
  • Accounts Assistant, Village Underground & EartH (EC2A 3PQ)
    • Village Underground and EartH are multidisciplinary venues presenting live concerts and electronic music events alongside theatre, performing arts and visual arts in Hackney. They’re looking for an Accounts Assistant to support in managing the day-to-day business accounting and maximising the financial efficiency of the organisation. You’ll assist with reconciling nightly drop sheets and posting sales, code and post invoices, raise sales invoice and support with production of monthly management accounts.
  • Education and Marketing Assistant, Discover Children’s Story Centre, listed in Job Centre system as Children's Discovery Centre East London (E15 4QZ)
    • Closing soon* Discover Children’s Story Centre, the UK’s first hands-on storytelling centre, are looking for an Education and Marketing Assistant. You’ll work across several teams, playing a key supporting role in the administration and delivery of in-person and digital activities designed for families, schools and nurseries, and community groups. There is scope for the contract for this role to be extended beyond the 6 months of the Kickstart Scheme. 
  • Junior Development Researcher, Curve Media (N1 7LL)
    • Are you a TV lover? Curve Media, a television production company making programmes for all the major channels, are looking for a Junior Researcher to work across their shows including Discovery’s Salvage Hunters and Restorers. Your main tasks will be to find interesting people and items to appear on the shows and to check facts and information. This is a great opportunity for someone who’s interested in working in television production and will help develop the skills needed to be a successful television researcher.
  • Junior Researcher, Curve Media (N1 7LL)
    • *Closing soon* If you love television and media content then check out this role at Curve Media, a television production company. They want a Junior Researcher to join their thriving development team, who are constantly coming up with new ideas and formats for new shows. You’ll be involved with lots of brainstorms where you’ll be given a chance to share your ideas for new presenters and stories, and will be involved in researching to help sell the idea. You’ll also be shown how to write up ideas and how they get presented to the channels.
  • Office Runner, Curve Media (N1 7LL)
    • *Closing soon* Curve Media is a dynamic television production company making programmes for all the major channels. They want an Office Runner to join their friendly and busy office in London, carrying out a range of tasks including taking calls, buying supplies and props and helping to keep the office organised. A great role if you want to learn more about how offices work and how television programmes are made.

London (West)

  • Visitor Services and Retail Assistant, Museum of Brands (W11 1QT)
    • Museum of Brands are looking for someone to support the commercial success of their retail offer and the day to day running of the museum. You’ll help with a range of retail responsibilities including placing orders and managing supplier relationships, as well as running the Museum’s Front of House supported by volunteers. Perfect if you have experience of retail environments and great customer service skills!
  • Visitor Services and Commercial Assistant, Museum of Brands (W11 1QT)
    • Museum of Brands are searching for a Visitor Services and Commercial Assistant to ensure the smooth day to day running of the museum and to assist with their key commercial activities and with the delivery of events. Supported by a team of volunteers, your core responsibilities will be delivering a professional and enjoyable visitor experience, providing excellent customer service in person, and assisting with marketing activities as well as a range of operational duties.

Buckinghamshire

  • Content Production Assistant, BFBS (SL9 8TN)
    • *Closing soon* BFBS has been a pioneer in armed forces broadcasting and communications for over 75 years. As Content Production Assistant you’ll work with their Creative, Radio and News teams to produce engaging content for the BFBS Audience. BFBS create video, radio and written content and you could be working across all three outputs alongside experience journalists, radio presenters and video producers. You’ll be given extensive training in all areas, and be equipped with the skills you need for a career in media production.

Manchester

  • Junior Social Creative, JOE Media, listed in DWP system as Greencastle MM LLP TA Joe Media (M2 1DH)
    • *Deadline extended* JOEMedia Manchester are looking for someone with a passion for social media to join the content team at JOE.co.uk to source, create and publish content across JOE.co.uk platforms. Day to day responsibilities will include creating news graphics for publishing to social media, creating and publishing TikTok and Instagram Reels content, and pitching ideas for Instagram Story content. (Two vacancies available)
  • Junior Video Editor, JOE Media, listed in DWP system as Greencastle MM LLP TA Joe Media (M2 1DH)
    • *Deadline extended* Fancy working within an award-winning content team? Then check out this role at JOE Media Manchester. You’ll work through video edits to ensure consistent video output across Joe’s channels, including video roundups of news stories, compilations, TikTok & Instagram reels, story content for Instagram, digital formats for Facebook video and more! Experience of Adobe Premiere Pro is a must. (Two vacancies available)

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