|Reports to:||Manager of ArtsEd Extra and Outreach|
|Working pattern:||Full Time (5 days per week including Saturday Morning)|
|Hours:||Tuesday to Friday 9am – 5pm (flexible) and Saturday 8am – 2pm|
|Salary:||£24000 – £26000|
ArtsEd is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff (permanent and visiting) and volunteers to share this commitment; all staff are required to undergo background checks in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021 regulations and to hold an enhanced DBS.
ArtsEd originated from two schools, one founded in 1919 by Grace Cone and one founded in 1922 by Olive Ripman. These two educational pioneers believed passionately in the value of combining a general academic education with specialised training in dance, drama, music and art. They were committed to preparing young people for professional careers in or related to the theatre. In 1939, Grace and Olive joined forces to create the Cone Ripman School, subsequently named the Arts Educational Schools. Dame Alicia Markova and Sir Anton Dolin drew almost exclusively on ArtsEd students to help them create their revolutionary company London Festival Ballet, which eventually became the English National Ballet. Ballerina Dame Beryl Grey became Director of the Schools in the 1960s. ArtsEd continued to innovate, introducing both professional acting and musical theatre courses and in I986 moved to its present home in Chiswick. In 2007, Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber became President, heralding an auspicious new era for ArtsEd. The School of Musical Theatre and School of Acting offer full-time BA and MA courses. Our Musical Theatre course is recognised as the best in the UK, while the Acting course is praised for its innovative 50:50 split between stage and screen acting. Our outstanding record of graduate success sees nearly every one of our Musical Theatre graduates and over three-quarters of our Acting graduates make their professional debuts within six months of graduating.
ArtsEd Extra provides short courses, at weekends (ArtsEd Extra Saturday Skills Academy) and during evenings and school holidays (ArtsEd Extra Holiday Courses) for students from ages 4-17. The courses provide many opportunities for students to work with performing arts industry professionals. Students learn to develop their skills and confidence in acting or musical theatre: beginners learn to discover new techniques at their own pace, and more experienced students can improve existing skills and find new ones.
The Administrator is required to provide administrative support to staff, students and parents for the smooth operation of the weekend and holidays courses.
All Job Descriptions are reviewed annually and will change to reflect the needs of the School and the post.
|Skills and Abilities||
Excellent I.T Skills
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
Empathy & ability to engage with young people.
Excellent organisational and planning skills
Confident working independently with little supervision
Capable of building working relationships and networks with people from a range backgrounds and cultures
Strong customer focus, committed to ensuring delivery of excellent service standards.
Ability to operate at all levels of the organisation and be an ambassador for ArtsEd.
Willing to undertake First Aid Training
Motivation to work with children and young people.
Ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people.
Positive attitude to use of authority and maintaining discipline.
A strong commitment to educating young people.
The all-round ability to discharge all professional duties properly.
Ability to work as part of a small team and communicate effectively.