Festival Assistant Role - Kickstart Scheme


We’re pleased to be working in partnership with Create Jobs to offer a new 6-month Festival Assistant through the Government’s Kickstart scheme, paid at the London Living Wage.

The Festival Assistant will support Artillery in our preparation and delivery of the E17 Art Trail festival, and preparation for the Walthamstow Garden Party 2022.

As part of a small team you will assist with:

  • creating digital content for social platforms and websites,
  • the practical delivery of festival production, including assisting with logistics of circulating print materials,
  • assisting at events,
  • supporting artist residencies, artists commissions & our Possible Futures group show,
  • documenting activities. 

You will join us in developing new approaches to delivering inclusive co-created cultural programmes in non-art spaces under Covid restrictions.  We look forward to the candidate bringing their own insights into reaching diverse audiences.

You will have an active role in our collaborations with Dark Yellow Dot, the Barbican, Jessica Hudsley Events and Gnome House (venue), and in our adoption of new digital platforms for event booking and hybrid event production, giving you a rounded perspective of festival delivery from box office and programme design to publicity, Health and Safety, production logistics, and audience support.

If you are a young person (upto age 24) in receipt of Universal Credit, please to speak to your Job Coach to apply. If you’d like to speak to one of the team about this role, please email morag@artillery.org.uk and suggest some times you’re available for a brief chat. Create Jobs are hosting a series of weekly Information and Applicant Support Workshops about this and other roles for young Londoners wanting to develop a career in the creative, culture and tech sectors. You can find out more about Create Jobs and the Kickstart Scheme here.

The Festival Assistant will receive an enhanced offer of induction, training, workshops and careers coaching through Create Jobs, as a part of a network of young Londoners. They’ll also become part of the Create Jobs Community, accessing exclusive events, training and mentoring opportunities.

To apply for Kickstart roles you must be aged 16-24 and receiving Universal Credit. If this applies to you, and you want to find out more, including the full job description, please speak to your Work Coach at Jobcentre Plus. You may need to quote our postcode: E17 7HA

We cannot accept applications directly, please direct enquiries to your Work Coach at Jobcentre Plus

Hours: 25 hours
Salary: £10.85 p/h (London Living Wage)
Deadline: 10am Wed 24 Mar

About Artillery CIC

Artillery is a creative micro-business, led by Co-Directors, Laura Kerry and Morag McGuire based in Waltham Forest.

We are a grassroots arts development organisation. We specialise in creative project management combining event production in non-arts spaces with artists mentoring and community development.

Our place based co-created cultural programmes support and mentor artists and residents to successfully realise their creative ideas and public interventions for parks, streets, workplaces, learning settings and high streets. Our projects mobilise creativity in neighbourhoods bringing people together across generations and cultures.

We create supportive spaces for people to explore and question collective and personal stories.

As creative change-makers residents grow in confidence to address crises collectively at a local level incl. isolation, social cohesion, inequalities, lack of cultural democracy, climate emergency.

Our inclusive approach results in every contributor - whether established artists, local businesses, community groups and neighbours - to rightfully claim a stake in a project’s achievements.