Kickstart Scheme

  • Digital Marketing Assistant
  • Production Assistant
Apply before 12pm (midday) on Monday 7 March 2022

We are looking for two people to join the Middle Child team as part of the government’s Kickstart scheme, for 16-24 year olds on Universal Credit.

The scheme offers paid work for 25 hours per week over six months and we have two roles available:

Digital Marketing Assistant – flex your social media and web skills to speak with our audiences and the wider theatre industry, about the work we are doing in Hull and beyond.

Production Assistant – get stuck-in behind the scenes to keep the cogs turning on our upcoming shows and workshops, as well as help manage our rehearsal space and library in Hull.

Both roles will start by 31 March 2022, ahead of a new, outdoor family musical in the spring and the opening of our creative space to the public in the summer.

We are prioritising potential over experience and these positions will be an ideal entry point to a career in the arts.

Recruitment pack

Our recruitment pack, covering both roles, is available to download as a PDF or a text-only Word document.

How to apply

To be eligible to apply you must be:

  • on Universal Credit
  • aged 16-24

To apply for either role, please email with the subject line “[Job Title] – Application”.

Please attach a CV and one of the following, to explain why you would be most suitable for the role:

  • covering letter, no longer than one side of A4
  • video, no longer than five minutes
  • voice note, no longer than five minutes

If you need any assistance, have any additional access needs, or would like an informal conversation before making an application, please do contact our executive director (maternity cover), Hattie Callery by email.

Interviews will take place in the week commencing Monday 14 March 2022

We are a PiPA (Parents and Carers in Performing Arts) Charter Partner, striving towards creating a more family friendly working environment. PiPA campaigns to enable and empower parents, carers and employers to achieve sustainable change in attitudes and practices in order to attract, support and retain a  more diverse and flexible workforce. We are always happy to discuss solutions that allow people to balance their caring responsibilities with their working lives, for example through job shares or flexible working arrangements as appropriate.

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