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We are recruiting for:
Arts Producer Trainee (Kickstart)

Read about our commitments to:
Anti-racist work on recruitment and retention
Access support
Equal opportunities
Policies to support staff such as Transitioning at Work and Accessibility.
Paying London Living Wage

Arts Producer Trainee (Kickstart)

This role is for Kickstart applicants who are aged 16-24 and claiming Universal Credit. You must talk to your Work Coach at Job Centre Plus about being referred to apply for this placement.
Please note: We will be recruiting for a Producer Assistant-level role that will be advertised in January and will be a year-long full-time position. You can apply for either or both roles.

Salary: £22,984 per annum, £11,492 for 6-month contract (paid at London Living Wage, £11.05/hour)
Length of contract: 6 months, January-June 2022
Attendance Hours: 25 hours per week (generally between 9:30am-6:30pm, Monday-Friday with some evenings and weekends work for events)
Leave Entitlement: pro rata 20 days per annum, plus bank holidays
Location: Toynbee Studios, E1 6AB

The Arts Producer Trainee is a learning opportunity for someone to gain training, skills and experience within the arts and creative sector. You’ll be able to sharpen your training and skills through direct involvement across Artsadmin’s arts programming and producing activity as we reactivate and reopen our building, Toynbee Studios. You will gain an insight into producing arts events and programmes, experience of working in a small, busy and creative team and the opportunity to be mentored by experienced arts workers.

This Kickstart Scheme job placement will help someone to get basic work skills, including: attendance, timekeeping, communication, teamwork and travelling to work. We will also support Kickstart participants with CV writing, interview skills, and looking for long term work. The person will gain knowledge of the range of career possibilities in the arts and creative sector.

The role is based at Toynbee Studios in Aldgate East but this also depends on restrictions and government advice on health and safety. We will provide equipment for homeworking if this is needed.

Download the application pack to find out more about role (PDF / Word document)
Deadline for applications: 3pm on 3 December 2021
Interviews will take place on w/c 12 December by video call. 
How to apply: You must talk to your Work Coach at Job Centre Plus about being referred to apply for this placement. Please ask your Work Coach to send us your CV. Our Kickstart Application ID is: KS4A715C06.

If your Work Coach is not able to send your CV, please ask them to refer you and then email your CV to and include your “Introduction ID”.

Our anti-racist work on recruitment and retention

We are a friendly team comprising around 25 people where everyone’s contribution is valued. We acknowledge both that Artsadmin is currently a majority white organisation and our need to become an organisation that reflects the diversity of the country around us. This can only be addressed through deep, ongoing, active anti-racist training and policy-making, which is now underway.  

For recruitment, we are committed to ensuring that there is:

  • At least one person of colour on the interview panel
  • A chance to meet some of the team at interview stage to give insight into the organisational culture, as well as a chance to ask questions outside the interview

Once in the role, any successful candidate who is a person of colour will have access to an external coach or mentor to provide support in a majority white community. This support will be paid for by Artsadmin.

If you have any questions please email This email account is regularly checked.

Access support

Access support is available for all applications, including alternative formats and tailored support. If, for access reasons, you’d prefer to meet one of our team to talk through these guidelines or would like to submit your application in another format like video, please contact or call 020 7247 5102.

Access support for the application process
If you need an access worker to help you to apply, we understand it is good practice that this is someone nominated by the applicant requiring assistance, as many people will regularly use the same note taker or interpreter. You can request this support by emailing We can pay for support such as: 

  • Note taking support to help a disabled applicant in meetings or to complete the application form.
  • British sign language (BSL) interpretation support for Deaf applicants in one-to-one meetings and translation of applications made in BSL into English.
  • Personal assistants for people with experience of the mental health system and for people with learning disabilities.

We will be working on the basis of up to £200 per day of support towards access. A quote for the access support services will need to be obtained and sent to then a fee agreed with us for its delivery. The access support worker should submit their invoice to Artsadmin. Once we have confirmed with you that work has been carried out satisfactorily, we can authorise payment.

The provision of access support does not require an application to be submitted. Applicants can access information on our commission and then decide not to apply. 

For open call and opportunities, awards or commissions for artists, we cannot pay for project development, such as the cost of an arts worker, development consultant, producer or bid writer to help people apply or translate from verbal languages (other than British Sign Language).

Access support for employees
If you are successful in getting a job at Artsadmin, we would do an access requirement audit as part of the induction process to identify and make a plan to meet your access needs. We have experience in supporting employees with Access to Work applications.

Equal opportunities

Artsadmin is an equal opportunities employer, and positively encourages applications from groups currently underrepresented irrespective of gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, race, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, disability or age.

This applies whether in relation to terms of employment, conditions of service or opportunities for training. Individuals are selected and treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities and no one is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements that cannot be shown to be justifiable.

London Living Wage

Artsadmin pays a minimum of London Living Wage.