Carnival Arts Worker at Brouhaha, Liverpool – Curious Minds

Carnival Arts Worker at Brouhaha, Liverpool

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During the course of the job the individual will work alongside a number of local, national and international carnival artists and assist them in their work. They will also begin to create their own small and large-scale costumes. Within the last month of the project the individual will have the opportunity to take part in national and international carnival arts events increasing their capacity and capability to deliver work in different contexts within different communities.

Title: Carnival Arts Worker.
Reports to: Brouhaha International’s Project Manager.
Based at: Brouhaha International’s Office@ John Archer Hall, 68 Upper Hill Street, Toxteth, Liverpool L8 1YR
Salary: £4.17 or £5.13 dependent on age 6 hours per day, one day per week.
Contract: 12 weeks (May-July 2015). Fixed term PAYE.

Purpose The Carnival Arts worker will assist Brouhaha in setting up and making carnival in locally, nationally and internationally.

New skills gained will include:

• Understanding carnival in the community
• Coordinating a project
• Carnival costume design and making

Key responsibilities:

Assisting in getting local community groups involved in Liverpool carnival
Creating a database of new and existing community groups engaged in the Carnival Creating a timetable of workshops for carnival groups
To be a contact point for organisations and individuals wanting to get involved in Carnival To work alongside local national and international carnival artists developing new costumes

Qualifications: Na

Essential skills & Abilities:
Ability to work to tight deadlines
Ability to work with a wide range of people

Other Requirement:
Ability to be flexible with hours (some evening and weekend working)

To apply: Please send your CV and a short covering letter by the 13th March 2015 to giles@brouhaha.uk.com stating your reasons for applying.
This post is funded by Curious Minds as part of the Trailblaze programme.

As a result of funding restrictions, the post can only be offered to 16 to 18 year olds, we are particularly interested in hearing from you if you are not in education, employment or training, or you are currently studying an entry level or level one college course.

The Trailblaze programme provides additional personal support when gaining employment and during the job itself. Please note you may be required to give evidence of your circumstances as part of the application process. All applications will be treated confidentially.
If you are interested, but uncertain as to whether you are eligible or not, then please contact holly.ball@curiousminds.org.uk for an informal chat about the placement.

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