Wigmore Hall 

Trainee Learning Assistant

Wigmore Hall is a music venue specialising in small-scale instrumental music and song. It's Learning programme offers creative music making opportunities across London, in partnership with education, health and social care organisations.

The Trainee Learning Assistant will be part of a collaborative, experienced and supportive team in the Wigmore Hall Learning department. 

You will be working closely with the Producer/Administrator, Programme Managers and Learning Director to develop skills in the administration and co-ordination of creative music making projects. 

Employer

Wigmore Hall

Location

Remote / London

Hours

25 hours per week

Salary

£10.85 (London Living Wage)

Number of Positions

1

Deadline

10.00am Fri 10 Dec 21

Wigmore Hall is a music venue specialising in small-scale instrumental music and song.

Since 1994, Wigmore Hall's renowned Learning programme has been giving people of all ages and backgrounds opportunities to take part in creative music making, engaging a broad and diverse audience through innovative creative projects, concerts, workshops and digital content.

We are passionate about the impact music can have on our lives and on our society, and three core values lie at the heart of our programme: creativity, collaboration and equality. These values reflect the spirit of chamber music, and we embody them through quality, co-created music making, through which every voice is heard and equally valued.

We collaborate with a range of community, education, arts, health and social care organisations, working in partnership to engage people who might not otherwise have the opportunity to take part.

You will be supported to develop skills in and contribute to the following areas of work: 

  • Event co-ordination; liaison with colleagues, partner organisations and freelance artists
  • Writing marketing and website copy
  • Processing artist DBS checks, invoices and contracts; collecting and recording evaluation data; monitoring department emails
  • Arranging and securely storing photography and other digital assets in line with our safeguarding policy.
  • You will learn about the place of creative music making in social justice, mental health, trauma-informed practice and safeguarding, and develop skills in using arts-specific organisational software, through individual and team training and through the placement itself.

Programme areas you may be involved in are:

  • Our Partner Schools Programme and schools events at Wigmore Hall
  • Come and Create (ensemble for young people with Autism Spectrum Conditions)
  • Chamber Tots (early years music workshops)
  •  Music for Life (a range of projects for people living with dementia)
  • Family workshops and concerts, at Wigmore Hall and with our partners Solace Women’s Aid, working with women and children who have experienced domestic abuse, and Cardinal Hume Centre, engaging families and young people who have experienced homelessness and poverty.  

You will be supported to progress through the placement as is comfortable for the individual, so you can take on more responsibility as you / we feel is appropriate and desirable. 

Our practice is rooted in reflective practice; we support one another to learn and grow, and strive to engender a culture of openness and mutual support. 

The role involves a combination of office work (which can be undertaken from home or at the Wigmore Hall offices) and working at events at Wigmore Hall – with the possibility of working at events at partner settings across London – attendance at other venues would be optional, depending on the interests of the Trainee. 

Travel outside of journeys to and from Wigmore Hall will be reimbursed, and a laptop can be provided for at-home working.  

You must be aged 18-24 years old, and unemployed and claiming Universal Credit.

There are no essential skills and experience required for this role, but we would love to hear from candidates who have:

  • An interest in music and/or arts more broadly
  • An interest in working in the administration / co-ordination of participatory music and/or arts more broadly
  • An interest in Wigmore Hall Learning’s programme and values
  • Commitment to inclusive practice and social justice; and a willingness to learn from others, to share their perspective with others, and to engage in reflective practice within a supportive environment.

We are committed to the safeguarding of all the people with whom we work; their wellbeing and safety is of paramount importance.

We expect all our staff to respect the rights and dignity of participants, colleagues and partners, and to work in a way that promotes the safety and wellbeing of everyone involved. In accordance with Wigmore Hall’s Safeguarding and Safer Recruitment Policy, as this role involves regulated activity, appointment is subject to an enhanced DBS check and the successful candidate will be required to take part in safeguarding training as appropriate.

Wigmore Hall is committed to being a fair and inclusive employer.

We recognise the positive value of diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination, and we welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

We particularly welcome applications from people of African, Caribbean and Asian heritage, and other ethnically diverse groups, as well as Deaf, disabled, trans and non-binary candidates, as they are currently under-represented in our workforce.

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 you're interested in this position, please talk and inquire about this specific role to your job coach, before the 10:00 am 1st December.

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

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