I’m Hannah; I look after Community Engagement at Wales Millennium Centre.  This, in a nutshell, means I look to engage with those who don’t or rarely engage with the arts. It’s my job to make sure that all we do here is accessible, to get our communities involved and to listen and respond to what they want from their national arts Centre. So, I just wanted to share the news that Wales Millennium Centre are advertising for two new Interns to join the Community team – which means you’ll be working with me and alongside a super talented Creative Learning team.

The jobs are yearlong, paid internships and as well as working at the national performing arts Centre, successful candidates will also get to go on a further 3 placements, one local (Wales) one national (anywhere in the UK) one international (anywhere on the Globe) The focus and responsibilities of the roles will be to help me develop our community programme both at the Centre and our outreach work. I’m looking for passionate and motivated people who have a good working knowledge of the communities of Cardiff and a passion for the arts.

With regard to experience it can be qualifications or practical hands on / life experience. I’ve always been really passionate about the arts, in particular theatre, but career wise I’ve taken many turns, from working in a care home for the elderly, working with young people with learning disabilities to a landlady for various Cardiff pubs.  All of which, in one way or another, have helped me in my current job.  I truly believe in the positive effects of the arts in the community - its therapy, escapism and open to everyone…or at least it should be.  That’s where the Community team at the Centre come into the equation; our job is to make sure that art, in all its forms, the Centre and all it produces, is accessible and relevant.

You’d be working on projects like Refugee Week, Black History Month and welcoming community groups into the Centre to use our spaces for performances, meetings or gatherings. Probably most importantly it’s about making sure that  people know – this is Wales’ national arts Centre, it belongs to all of us, so come and be part of it and help us make changes for the better, for the benefit of the Communities of Wales

This job is open to anyone who is interested; you could be at the start of your career, half way through and looking for a change or just looking for a new challenge.

Anyway – go to our Jobs and Opportunities Page (link below) – they’re posted as Community Assistants x2 please do share this message.

Closing date is 22 April (I know not much notice – sorry) but it’s supposed to rain on Sunday so… https://www.wmc.org.uk/AboutTheCentre/OpportunitiesandCareers/

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Comment by Hannah Wynn Jones on April 22, 2014 at 12:20

Thanks for our comments Megan - I'll pass on to HR team to discuss.  We'll be posting about more freelance opportunities soon.

 

 

Comment by Megan Merrett on April 22, 2014 at 11:49

Shame that they were both full time posts. All jobs at the Centre seem to be either 39 hours or zero hour contracts. Refreshing that being able to speak well wasn't a 'desired' quality for once. (Roughly translated as "if you speak Welsh you're far more likely to get the job") but disappointing to still see the 'behavioural competency framework' referenced in the application form. I've not applied for a Centre role for a long, long time (as they're all full time) but many friends and industry contacts have found the form befuddling in the past.   

Comment by Hannah Wynn Jones on April 18, 2014 at 21:00
Of course, open to all. Follow the link to get more details and application form.
Comment by Rowena Louise Bernice Scurlock on April 18, 2014 at 11:07
Can I apply

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