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Creative Engagement Assistant, Northampton



Northampton, United Kingdom 

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Arts & Entertainment


€23,500.00 - €24,500.00

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Job Description:

Looking for an exciting opportunity to support arts and community engagement? We are hiring a Creative Engagement Assistant to join our Arts team at Royal & Derngate.

In this role, you will be at the forefront of our mission to deliver arts activity with artist development and the local community at its heart. You will undertake administration activities across all Creative Engagement strands, coordinate training programs, liaise with participants and parents, and support the arrangement of special events.

You will need to be a confident communicator and be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously. If you have a passion for the arts and excellent organisational skills then we invite you to apply today and become part of our team.

Job Purpose

To carry out the administration of all strands of Royal & Derngate’s Creative Engagement programme and productions. The Creative Engagement Assistant should be passionate about delivering arts activity with artist development and the local community at its heart. This key role will be central to supporting a busy team, and you should be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and be a confident communicator.

Key Duties

* Undertake administration activities across all Creative Engagement strands.
* Work with the Creative Engagement Team to ensure all data is recorded, including registers, equal opportunities monitoring, Arts Council and KPI data.
* Support the Schools and Young People’s Associate and Community Associate to deliver their activity to all groups engaging with the department.
* Support the Creative Engagement Team with funding applications.
* Play an active role in the ongoing development of Royal & Derngate’s Creative Engagement strategy.
* Coordinate and support training programmes for freelance practitioners and assistants.
* Support the administration of all produced work within the department – Genfest, NT Connections, Community and Young People’s productions, including but not limited to scheduling, licensing, chaperoning, and facilitating communication between internal departments.
* Communicate weekly with participants, parents and guardians and ensure contact systems are up to date.

For the full job description, please see our website.

Essential Skills


* Experience of working within an education and/or Creative Learning arts setting
* Experience in project coordination and administration
* Experience in working effectively with personnel at all levels and across different sectors
* Experience in implementing/maintaining administrative systems/procedures


* Knowledge of safeguarding policies and procedures
* Knowledge of GDPR requirements
* Understanding of and commitment to participatory arts
* Good knowledge of office administration systems


* Excellent IT skills in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word
* Excellent organisational skills
* Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
* Attention to detail
* Maintaining confidentiality
* Excellent time management skills
* Operate effectively and consistently under pressure
* Ability to act using initiative
* Proven commitment to equal opportunities and inclusion
* Ability to prioritise a varied workload, balance competing demands, and meet deadlines
* Confident and collaborative personality

Desirable Skills


* Experience in data and reporting systems, such as Tessitura
* Experience in evaluative reporting methods
* Experience in marketing and online communication methods
* Experience working within an arts and/or education setting


* Degree qualification in a related subject (or equivalent)
* Professional training working within arts and/or education settings
* Familiarity with the Arts Council Seven Quality Principles
* Familiarity of Arts Council England Let’s Create Strategy
* Artsmark and Arts Award requirements
* Knowledge of the challenges facing arts education and the role of LCEPs in addressing this


* Ability to use image, film and sound editing programmes
* Evaluation and data reporting
* Willingness to share skills
* Driving licence and access to a vehicle

How To Apply

Please submit a covering letter (no more than 2 sides of A4) stating your relevant experience, knowledge, and skills for this Creative Engagement Assistant role along with your CV.

Closing Date: Monday 24th June 2024
Interviews: Wednesday 5th & Thursday 6th July 2024

About Company

Royal & Derngate Northampton is the main venue for arts and entertainment in Northamptonshire and one of the major regional producing theatres in the country, with its acclaimed Made in Northampton work touring nationally and internationally.
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