The Operations & Finance Coordinator role will be an anchor to East London Dance's operational and producing teams, supporting the development of our operations with creative problem solving as we open a new building near the Olympic Park.
The role will include coordination of some of our day-to-day finance and systems, under the guidance of the Operations Manager and Executive Director. Some days will be dynamic and on your feet, guiding many different groups such as artists and young people, while others will be quiet and desk-based.
The ideal candidate will have attention to detail, enjoy organising things, can help connect the dots and is reliable, in order to help the charity operate efficiently.
Aptitude will be more important than arts or culture sector experience, and financial training or experience is not a requirement as financial skills can be taught.
However, we are interested in a little exposure to Excel and a strong interest in learning about the detail and big picture of running an arts organisation.
This role is offered as part of STEP
STEP is a training programme for young East Londoners local to the Olympic Park, who are ready to bring ideas, creative energy and perspectives to the creative and cultural sector. You must be:
- Aged 18 to 30
- Resident of Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham or Waltham Forest, and lived in the boroughs whilst at school or college
Through STEP, you’ll get paid London Living Wage over a 12-month training programme to develop a range of skills and creative approaches and build on your network across different organisations or departments. You’ll complete a work-based placement, grow as part of a peer network, take part in regular professional development workshops, and get a budget to produce a collaborative project.
We’ll also connect you with a specialist industry mentor, provide careers coaching and continue to offer support as part of our community after the programme.