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Period: 4 - 6 months
Remote Internship: Yes
Languages: English (Default)
Description: Overview 1) We ask for a commitment of six months, 2 days per week (Mon-Fri), 9.30am – 5pm (possibility to do 1 day, but ideally 2) 2) Volunteers can claim up to £20 for travel and £7.50 for lunch per day. 3) Deadline for applications; end of day Wednesday 13th July 4) Interview date Thursday 28th July 5) Start date approx. August 2022 About Claremont Project The Claremont Project is a community arts and wellbeing centre for people over the age of 55 based in Angel, Islington. We are a pioneer of high-quality services for older adults, and we have built an excellent reputation over many years. We serve members from all walks of life and have 600+ attendances each week with over 40 classes and special events, a social prescription referral programme, and a low-cost psychotherapy service. We work in close partnership with other arts organisations such as Sadler’s Wells, The National Gallery, Tate and the Royal College of Music. Claremont is a valuable community centre which offers our members opportunities to live happier, healthier, and connected lives. Please visit our website to learn more about our work. About the role This internship offers people interested in working in community arts and related fields (performing arts, events management, health, and wellbeing etc) valuable experience and insight into the running of a dynamic community arts centre in the busy central borough of Islington. You will be tasked with front of house duties such as welcoming Claremont members to the centre, taking payments, helping set up for classes, assisting at social events and engaging isolated and lonely members. There is the opportunity to deliver a creative workshop or shadow a core member of staff for insight into programme managing, social support and data entry. Tasks include; • Engage with members about the centre, making them feel welcome and listened to, with a focus on particularly isolated older people. • Manage the reception desk, be the face of the centre, taking class payments, and being a point of contact for face-to-face, telephone and email enquiries. • Assist the front of house team with operational tasks (i.e., setting up regular classes, art exhibition openings, collecting data etc). • Support with the organisation of special events and trips (Christmas and Easter parties, variety shows, cultural events, excursions etc.) through research, planning and social media. • Work as a part of a team to promote the health and wellbeing of all our members. • Research, design and teach/facilitate at least one workshop or group (optional). Who are we looking for? We welcome applications from people at any stage in their life. You may be hoping to gain experience within the charity sector, considering a career change or seeking a meaningful volunteer experience. This role can be incredibly rewarding for the right person and from years of experience, we know to look for. • A self-motivated individual with a creative flair. • A strong team player with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, who is curious and interested in people. Competent in basic administration skills, such as word, excel, and outlook. • A positive, friendly, and hardworking individual who is keen to “get stuck in” and make the most of their time here. Applying for a placement Please a CV and a covering letter outlining why you would like to intern with us, with some of your ambitions and interests and details of relevant past experience with the subject header Volunteer Application July 2022. Please state your availability and preferred day/s to volunteer. Successful applicants will be invited to an informal meeting with a member of the core team. Deadline The deadline for applications is Wednesday 13th July 2022 and interviews are scheduled for Thursday 28th July 2022. Thank you for considering joining Claremont Project and we look forward to hearing from you.