PLACEMENTS (All Departments)
Learning Events Assistant
Position filled for 2013.
End March to End June. 1 full-time post.
Whilst our placements are unpaid, this year we are delighted to be able to offer a paid Creative Internship - the 'Learning Events Assistant' - thanks to funding from The Arts and Creative Industries Internship Programme, a partnership between SCVO, Creative Scotland and the Scottish Government.
Information on this role is provided below but please do not apply through our website.
This vacancy is only available through the Creative Interns programme. Applicants must meet specific eligibility criteria and applications can only be made via your local Jobcentre Plus personal adviser.
Assisting in the preparation, organisation and delivery of an inspiring programme of events at the Filmhouse and during the Festival, the Learning Events Assistant role includes:
- Coordinating the EIFF Young Talents programme - promoting the opportunity, recruiting 20 young people to participate in the programme, identifying appropriate films and creating a programme of events for the group, coordinating the group during the Festival.
- Administration of EIFF & Filmhouse Schools Programmes - includes promotion of events, communication with key teachers, arranging speakers for events.
- Administration of Student Critics Award Jury - liaising with Higher Education institutions to promote project, administering applications to competition.
- Overall responsibility for online communication about CMI Education events and Youth activity, through mailings and established social media platforms.
The intern will develop key skills and experience in:
- the development and operation of Scotland's leading cultural cinema and one of the world's leading international film festivals, working with the Programming, Screenings, Marketing and Front of House Departments.
- scheduling, project planning, project management, administration, time management, team working, interpersonal skills and leading discussions.
- leadership and working with young people.
- working in a busy, dynamic, creative organisation.
- working with a wide range of film industry professionals.
- A degree in Film or related subject.
- Excellent organisational skills.
- Interest in working with young people in a youth arts or equivalent environment.
- Excellent communication skills.
Creative Intern vacancies are open to individuals who meet certain criteria. They must:
- Be aged 24 or younger
- Hold a SCQF Level 8+ qualification related to the arts or creative industries (equivalent to an HND, first degree, SVQ Level 4 or above
- Be unemployed, either claiming benefits but not yet on the Work Programme/Work Choices or not yet claiming benefits in which case they must make a claim for JSA to receive a referral.
Running from the end of March until the end of June (35 hours per week for 13 weeks) the postholder will be paid £6.19 gross per hour.
Normal working hours would be Monday to Friday from 10am to 6pm, however during the Festival working hours will vary to suit the programme.
The Arts and Creative Industries Internship Programme (Creative Internship) is a partnership between SCVO, Creative Scotland and the Scottish Government.
For further information please contact you local Jobcentre Plus personal advisor or visit
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