Emergency Exit Arts

Production Assistant

EEA is looking for a creative and highly organised individual with a passion for technology and the arts.

The Production Assistant will work closely with the Head of Production, Project & Events Manager and events team to ensure the smooth running of EEA’s spectacular outdoor events and ensure they are delivered in a professional manner to a high standard. The role would include a period of training with the Head of Production and some of our freelancer artists on the workings of some of EEA’s unique creations, use of pyrotechnics and fire as well as the writing of risk assessments.

EEA is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. Candidates who define as ethnically diverse or disabled are particularly encouraged to apply for this role.

We offer additional phone & email support for anyone who would like to talk through the role before applying or would like further guidance on the application process.


Emergency Exit Arts


London/ Remote


28 hours/ per week


£10.85 London Living Wage

Number of Positions



10 am Mon 27 Sep 21

Founded 1980, Emergency Exit Arts (EEA) began as an artists’ collective born out of a desire to radically transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.

At a time of social and political change we aspired to make a positive difference to people’s lives, particularly those who were discriminated against and those living in economically excluded communities across London and the UK.

Now a registered charity and one of the Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisations, EEA has evolved into the reputable outdoor arts company it is today, still pioneering and still inspiring change through creativity.

EEA are clear about what it is we want to achieve and how we are going to achieve it. Our vision is to inspire change through creativity. We will do this by:

Enhancing places by making dynamic and surprising work in the public realm

Enabling people to be creative and confident

Astonishing audiences with moments of wonder

The main duty of the Production assistant is to support the technical team on the safe provision of all technical aspects relating to EEA’s productions and events. This can often involve assisting with the making of art works for a project, risk assessing events and supporting the onsite delivery of EEA’s events.

Other duties would include administrative support of the Head of Production and Project & Events Manager by booking transport and accommodation for touring shows, researching, obtaining quotes and procuring services of various suppliers, as well as carry out any other duties that may be reasonably requested by the Head of Production or Projects & Events Manager.

You would also provide support and practical assistance to technicians and artists either loading vans, painting, cleaning and assembling art works or assisting with settingup of electronic equipment.

You will learn to produce kit lists, production schedules and all other related paperwork, such as risk assessments, and technical specifications. This will help you in supporting the Head of Production ensure compliance with all legislation, industry standards and best practice relating to the risk assessment of events and safe operation of equipment.

You must be aged 16-24 years old, and unemployed and claiming Universal Credit.

No previous experience or qualifications are needed for this position.


It is essential that you have an interest in at least one of the following: Lighting; Sound; Electrical systems; Technology. You would also have the capacity to operate or learn IT packages and databases (especially with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook).

A knowledge or interest in arts or events would be desirable but not essential.


Ideally you would have some experience in the arts or events industry, or worked with technical equipment before but this is desirable not essential as we will offer training.

Skills & Ability

You will be a highly organised and motivated person with a willingness to learn new skills. You will be a a good communicator, a passion for technical problem solving and be able to work flexibly. It is essential that you can present a professional demeanor and be reliable.

It would be desirable if you had the ability to pay close attention to detail and maintain accuracy while handling a varied and demanding workload, but this can be learnt.

This programme is being delivered as part of the government’s Kickstart Scheme.

To be eligible to apply you must be aged 18 – 24 and claiming universal credit.

Read more about the Kickstart scheme here.

If interested please talk and inquire about this specific role to your job coach before the 10:00 am 27th of Sep

Part of Kickstart

This role is offered as part of the government's Kickstart Scheme.

Find out more here