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Job Title : Performing Arts Administrator Apprentice
Employer : Biddenham International School and Sports College
Location : Bedford, MK40 4AZ
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Sector : Admin/ Office / HR
Vacancy Reference : VAC-12254
Brief Description : A new and exciting apprenticeship as a Performing Arts Administrator Apprentice is now available to apply for! The role will include providing full administrative and technical support within all areas of Performing Arts including Dance, Drama and Music.

 

Qualifications Required : To be considered for this role you will need GCSEs at grades 9-4 (A*-C) or equivalent including English and maths.
Vacancy Detail : A new and exciting apprenticeship as a Performing Arts Administrator Apprentice is now available to apply for! The role will include providing full administrative and technical support within all areas of Performing Arts including Dance, Drama and Music. The apprentice will play a key role in assisting with the evolution of Biddenham as a vibrant Performing Arts community. The work will be divided between the three areas of performing arts.

Main duties and responsibilities:
To provide administrative assistance for all:
 Performances
 Productions
 Concerts
 Celebration Evenings
 Assemblies
 Performance Examinations

Administration duties:
 Assisting with the advertising of Performing Arts events and extra-curricular activities
 Photocopying and resource production requests
 Assisting in the organisation of trips (eg: bookings, including coaches and advertisements)
 Co-ordinate with other technicians in the school in ensuring that hall space is organised and safe for use (shared space)
 To assist with the organisation of performance recordings
 To provide assistance in designing and upgrading the Performing Arts Block (A Block)
 Log and organise all the video recordings of practical work and departmental lesson plans/ resources on the google drive
 Order, collate and catalogue drama resources, including DVDs, CDs, videos, costumes, props and technical equipment (including gantry)
 Develop display materials and assisting in updating displays, including taking photographs of lessons performances and extra-curricular activities
 Maintain equipment in the drama studio - quick sweep of all spaces including break off areas to ensure all equipment is returned to stock areas
 Collating and cataloguing dance resources, including resource packs, DVDs, CDs, videos and books
 Developing display materials and assisting in updating displays, including taking photographs of lessons, performances and extra-curricular activities
 Completing the dance studio checklist daily
 Maintaining equipment in dance areas
 Compiling and editing audio CDs for curriculum purposes
 Transfer/log recordings to google drive
 Displays; create/renew and take down old posters
 Check all instruments are accounted for and functioning; re-order parts if necessary
 To implement health, safety and COSHH regulations

To maintain and organise equipment in the Music, Drama and Dance departments:
 Create inventories
 Complete repair and maintenance schedules
Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 37 hours per week, term time only Monday to Thursday 07:30 to 15:30 and Friday 07:30 to 15:00
Salary : £ 159.10 (Weekly)
Application Deadline Date : 16/05/2021
Possible Start Date : 28/06/2021
Personal Qualities : Eagerness to learn, be enthusiastic and helpful
A passion and interest for the Performing Arts (Drama, Dance, Music and/or film)
Empathy with children and young people
Skills Required : Good interpersonal and written communication skills
The ability to solve problems on a day to day basis
Must be organised and have good time management skills


Future Prospects : The potential of a full time position in the school upon completion of the apprenticeship.
Training to be Provided : You will gain the following qualifications:
- Business Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship
- Level 2 Fuctional Skills in maths and English (if required).

You will also study a range of topics, including: IT, Record and document production, Decision making, Planning and organisation, Project management, Policies, Relevant regulations, Stakeholders, Processes and external environment factors.
Other Information : The successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check, Children’s Barred List check, References and other checks.

The apprentice will need to be available for pm/evening concerts and rehearsals to set up sound equipment (notice will be given and extra hours awarded via time in lieu). The apprentice will need to attend five training days per year.

Candidates must carry out an initial interview with a member of the Bedford College Apprenticeship Recruitment Team and complete an online maths and English test which will be sent out prior to your initial interview if you meet the entry criteria. Please note this is part of the recruitment process and must be completed in order for your application to be progressed to the next stage.

Only candidates who have fully completed the application will be considered. Please be aware that the closing date is subject to change without prior notice.
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