March 2015

SVA Internship recruitment:
Website, social media, membership and technical support

This paid internship has been created as part of the Creative Employment Programme. The Creative Employment Programme is an Arts Council England fund to support the creation of traineeships, formal apprenticeship and paid internship opportunities in England for unemployed young people wishing to pursue a career in the arts and cultural sector. You can find out more at:

There are certain criteria you must meet in order to be eligible to apply for a Creative Employment Programme funded internship. At the time of applying you must be aged 18 to 24 years old and you must be registered as unemployed with Jobcentre Plus. These eligibility criteria have been approved by the Department of Work and Pensions.

If you wish to apply for this position please contact your local Jobcentre Plus.

Stroud Valleys Artspace is an equal opportunities employer, who is actively seeking to employ people currently under-represented in the creative and cultural sector. This includes young people, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities.

Stroud Valley Artspace (SVA) is a cultural hub created by and for artists in the heart of Stroud. For the last 18 years it has offered studio and exhibition space, opportunities for artists’ professional and creative development and a year round artistic and educational programme for local, regional and national audiences.

Type of person you are looking for
We need a bright, enthusiastic and articulate young person who is very committed to developing their skills, self motivated and has a really strong desire to gain arts management, website and marketing skills. Artistic skills and experience are desirable but not essential.

Rate of pay: £6 (18-20) £7 (21-24)
Contracted hours: 30 hrs per week to fall within SVA’s office and programme hours. This may include some evening and weekend work.

Duration of contract: 6 months

Responsible to: Jo Leahy , SVA co-director

Closing Date For Applications: March 16th
Provisional Interview Date: March 19th
Start Date: March 23rd

Purpose Of The Role
To support the SVA’s team with developing new audiences and members through the website, database and social media.This is an opportunity to be closely involved in a many aspects of SVA and to learn from experienced people about art, marketing and event management.

How to apply
If you wish to apply for this position please contact your local Jobcentre Plus. We will require a CV and a covering letter outlining why are you applying for this post and what experience do you have which you feel would qualify you for this post?

Contact: Jo Leahy

Address: SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 2HA



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