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December 1, 2021

We are looking for a Junior Graphic Designer and a Production Assistant!

Image copyright © Bumi Thomas

Hours: 25 hours a week
Salary: National Minimum Wage 
Duration: 6 months (February – July 2022)

How to apply: For further details and to be referred for either of these roles, please contact your Job-centre Work Coach.

Deadline for applications: Friday 4th February 2022

Are you based in London or surrounding areas, aged 16-24 and on Universal Credit? As part of the government’s Kickstart Scheme, Counterpoints Arts is looking to hire two new roles.


Junior Graphic Designer: supporting the Counterpoints Arts team with digital communication, websites, newsletters, social media and digital media production.

Your role

  • Assisting the team with planning and delivery of digital media content, events and campaigns tailored to specific projects;
  • Providing support with websites, newsletters, social media and other administrative tasks as required;
  • Producing visual graphic media as required;
  • Liaising with the Social Media Officer to ensure digital media content is aligned with CA’s broader social media strategy; 
  • Explore and identify new available platforms and opportunities for reaching audiences digitally;
  • Other reasonable duties, as required.

Skills and experience
Essential:

  • Experience of using graphic design software to produce high quality graphic content for website and social media;
  • Good working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Creative Suite, InDesign, Illustrator, Microsoft suite, Google Drive and digital engagement platforms such as Zoom and Slack;
  • A good understanding of how to create engaging, visual content for different audiences.
  • Excellent organisational, planning and creative design skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively as part of a team that works flexibly in-person and remotely;
  • Ability to prioritise tasks, work under pressure and manage your own workload, adapting to needs and shifting priorities as they arise;
  • A commitment to the aims and overall mission of Counterpoints Arts.

Desirable:

  • Existing networks and relationships built across the creative and culture industries. 
  • Knowledge of website design and tools including experience with HTML, WordPress, Mailchimp.
  • Experience working around issues of social justice, migration and/or diversity.

Further details on this role can be found by downloading the job description.


Production Assistant: supporting on our Clapham Park Creative Co-op neighbourhood project and other projects across Counterpoints Arts, such as PopChange and Refugee Week 2022.

Do you want to learn how to produce exciting projects that bring artists and communities together to make impact?

Your Role

  • Assisting with programme delivery including event planning, production and monitoring;
  • Digital outreach producing social media and newsletters, and updating websites, and monitoring outcomes;
  • Community outreach including postering, phone calls, liaising with local groups and organisations;
  • Supporting workshop delivery such as setting up, registration and artist support;
  • Administrative tasks such as meeting notes, organising digital archives and multimedia, updating project documents and contacts database;
  • Participating in Counterpoints Arts team meetings and supporting team-wide administrative tasks when required.

What you will gain

  • Learn skills in the entire creative production process working with socially-engaged artists and projects for a high profile arts organisation;
  • Develop a strong understanding of how the creative sector can contribute to social and narrative change particularly around themes of migration, displacement and racial justice;
  • Develop experience in community-based projects and bringing the arts into neighbourhoods, learning how to design a creative commission and develop audience engagement;
  • Develop contacts and networks with artists and organisations in the arts and social change sector;
  • A training budget to develop skills in a particular aspect related to your job at Counterpoints Arts, to be decided together;
  • Mentorship and monthly feedback sessions to reflect on progress and achievements.

Skills and experience
Essential:

  • Demonstrated experience and interest in developing skills in digital outreach and audience engagement (e.g. Instagram, Mailchimp, WordPress websites);
  • Previous work or volunteer experience working on a community or creative project;
  • Good working knowledge of Word, Excel, Google Drive and comfortable using digital team platforms such as Zoom and Slack;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively as part of a team that works flexibly in-person and remotely;
  • Ability to prioritise tasks, work under pressure and manage your own workload, adapting to needs and shifting priorities as they arise;
  • Flexibility to support workshops on evenings and/or weekends when required;
  • Committed to a career in creative production, social change or community work;
  • A commitment to the aims and overall mission of Counterpoints Arts (see our website).

Desirable:

  • Multimedia production skills such as photo/video/audio, graphic design, illustration. 
  • Existing networks and relationships in the Clapham Park and/or South London area.
  • Knowledge of and contacts with creatives and artists based in South London.
  • Experience working around issues of social justice, migration and/or diversity.

Further details on this role can be found by downloading the job description.


Applicants will have the opportunity to learn about Counterpoints Arts work and also benefit from mentoring/training throughout both positions.

Counterpoints Arts aims to recruit talented people from all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from migrant and refugee communities and black, Asian, ethnic minority and disabled applicants as these groups are currently under-represented in the cultural sector.

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