Recruitment

Take Two Coordinator: Creative Learning

Cambridge Junction fiercely believes in the transformative power of the arts, and the life-long impact that creativity can play in the development of children and young people, especially those who are most at risk of being left behind.

Cambridge Junction is committed to enriching and empowering all young people, with a focus on those who feel excluded and voiceless. We regularly cocreate arts-based projects with disabled young people, young offenders, hospitalised young people, those excluded or who self-exclude from mainstream education, the LGBTQIA+ community, and young people who face socio-economic barriers.

We are delighted to have received funding from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation that will enable us to continue developing arts-based practice with, by and for young people with complex needs.

We are looking for an engaged, organised and creative person to join our team and coordinate the successful delivery of Take Two, a Paul Hamlyn Foundation funded, 3-year programme of work across four alternative educational settings in Cambridgeshire.

Take Two is an arts-based programme with multiple creative engagements with partner organisations. The programme will include, but isn’t limited to:

  • Intensive theatre and filmmaking projects
  • Creative career events with industry professionals
  • Work experience
  • Attending events
  • CPD for all staff at partner organisations
  • A celebratory event to complete Take Two and share learning with industry professionals, educators, and other stakeholders

DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION PACK HERE

Application Deadline: Friday 7 January 2022, 5pm

If you would like a confidential chat about the post or have any questions, please email Beth Bailey, Acting Head of Creative Learning beth.bailey@junction.co.uk.

*We are aware of some issues when trying to download the application pack from a phone. Please email Beth Bailey (email above) to request the items to be sent directly to your email or for a hard copy.
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Apprentices

Applications now open!

Come and discover your passion for Events and the Arts at Cambridge Junction!

We offer multiple different routes for young people between the ages of 16 – 24 to become a highly skilled and employable member of the Arts. All of our apprenticeships are non-graduate entry routes into the arts and are in partnership with the National College of Creative Industries.

Here are some details of our apprenticeship programmes, explained by former apprentices:

Operations Apprenticeship
Qualification: Customer Service Practitioner Level 2

Job Description: In this operations job role, which is available to people aged 18 - 24, you will be able to learn a multitude of different skills across our three operations departments at Cambridge Junction. These departments are:

  • Events - where you will learn how to manage events, liaise with Artists and their crew, steward events and shadow Duty Managers during events.
  • Box Office - where you will be the face of Cambridge Junction day-to-day, setting up events, put them on sale and dealing with customer enquires in person, over the phone and via email.
  • Bar - Effectively learn how to operate our bars across all 3 venues.

On top of fulfilling your roles across the three Operation departments, you will be able to book and program your own day Festival at Cambridge Junction called Junkyard. Where you will be able to book your own Artists, plan the events, create a marketing strategy and manage the entire day.  

Finally, this apprenticeship is a unique opportunity to explore other career avenues in a working arts venue; including programming, marketing, creative learning, finance and development.

Application Deadline: Friday 3rd December 2021, 5pm

To apply for the operations apprenticeship, you:

  • Must be at least 18 years old on 17th January 2022.
  • Must not have a degree which relates to this apprenticeship.
  • Must have the right to work in the UK.

DOWNLOAD THE OPS APPLICATION PACK HERE

*We are aware of some issues when trying to download the application pack from a phone. Please email Beth Bailey (email above) to request the items to be sent directly to your email or for a hard copy.
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Technical Apprenticeship
Qualification: Creative Venue Technician Level 3

Job Description: The Technical Apprenticeship is a unique opportunity for you to venture into the creative world of live sound and lighting. In this role, available to anyone aged 16 - 24, you will join, and learn from, a committed and engaging team of full time and casual technicians in working the multitude of events at Cambridge Junction, including live gigs, theatre, and comedies. You will be given the opportunity to operate a variety of sound mixers and be encouraged to get creative with lighting whilst building up your skills and knowledge of all the technical aspects in the industry.

Alongside the practical work at the Junction, the course offers the theory and knowledge you need to work in the industry, and offers various external training such as the Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT) Bronze – a recognised industry certification, Computing Aided Design (CAD) training, and set/stage design.  

Working with your fellow Cambridge Junction apprentices, you are given the chance to produce your own day festival held at Cambridge Junction. This gives you an important insight into all the elements of planning an event such as booking acts, hiring equipment, planning budgets, and more.  

This apprenticeship is a unique opportunity to explore the technical world of the entertainment and events industry, opening up future careers such as lighting designer, AV technician, rigger, or sound operator.  

“This apprenticeship gave me the opportunity to push my skills to a professional level and gain an insight into the industry I have been interested in since secondary school. I particularly enjoyed the freedom I was given to get creative with the lighting rigs for the folk gigs in J2. I highly recommend this apprenticeship to anyone who is interested in getting into the industry – whether you have limited technical knowledge (from school etc.) or no knowledge at all, you won’t regret it!”
– Tim Powers, former Technical Apprentice.

Application Deadline: Friday 3rd December 2021, 5pm

 To apply for the technical apprenticeship, you:

  • Must be at least 16 years old on 17th January 2022.
  •  Must not have a degree which relates to this apprenticeship.
  • Must have the right to work in the UK.

DOWNLOAD THE TECH APPLICATION PACK HERE
*We are aware of some issues when trying to download the application pack from a phone. Please email Beth Bailey (email above) to request the items to be sent directly to your email or for a hard copy.

We are aware that people of colour are underrepresented in the creative and cultural sector. Therefore, in line with our commitment to inclusivity and diversity, Cambridge Junction will be prioritising people of colour for the apprenticeship positions.

Cambridge Junction celebrates neurodiversity and accepts applications in the form which works best for the applicant. If you need any reasonable adjustments throughout the application or if successful, interview process, then please email beth.bailey@junction.co.uk or call 01223 511 511.