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Creative Assistant (STEP Programme), A New Direction


Job Summary

Secret Cinema has been thrilling audiences for 15 years, delivering award winning and unmissable experiences, fusing the world of cinema and site-specific immersive entertainment. Secret Cinema is looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking and proactive individual to join our Creative team.

Job Description

As part of the STEP programme, Secret Cinema is looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking and proactive individual to join our Creative team as a Creative Assistant.

This is an exciting entry level role, suitable for candidates passionate about the creative media/theatre/event management space with a strong desire to get stuck in and grow in a fast-paced creative environment.

The Creative Assistant will work closely with the creative and production teams providing ad hoc support on all things Creative!

Whilst the role sits within the Creative department, candidates will also work closely with the Production team, amongst others to bring our ideas to life!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Researching both new and developed ideas across a range of IPs
  • Working closely with the team to deliver copywriting tasks
  • Designing mockups and deck presentations
  • Shadowing and assisting Senior Creatives on various ad hoc tasks
  • Assist the Creative Teams on site when a show is in pre-production or live
  • Various administrative support to the Creative Team

Job Requirements

About STEP

STEP is a training programme for young East Londoners local to the Olympic Park, who are ready to bring ideas, creative energy and perspectives to the creative and cultural sector.

You must be;

  • Aged 18 to 30
  • Resident of Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest
  • We welcome applicants who have been educated outside of the above boroughs but priority will be given to those that have attended school or college in these boroughs

Through STEP, you'll get paid London Living Wage over a 12-month training programme to develop a range of skills and creative approaches and build on your network across different organisations or departments. You'll complete a work-based placement, grow as part of a peer network, take part in regular professional development workshops, and get a budget to produce a collaborative project. We'll also connect you with a specialist industry mentor, provide careers coaching and continue to offer support as part of our community.

Job Responsibilities

Skills and Experience:

  • A strong ability to work alongside a creative team, communicating effectively
  • Maintaining a calm and professional manner under pressure
  • Trustworthy - must be comfortable handling confidential project information
  • A highly organised, collaborative, pro-active self-starter
  • A creative eye for detail
  • Able to juggle multiple tasks with varying priorities
  • Desire to work with Adobe Suite and GSuite
  • A keen interest in pursuing a career in Creative Event Production
  • Passionate on all things theatre and immersive!

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How to Apply

Complete our STEP application form by 10am on Friday 29 September), you can upload video or audio responses.

If you require information in an alternative format, or want to speak to us about any access requirements, please contact us at goodgrowthhub@anewdirection.org.uk

Go to the Good Growth Hub website to find out more here about the STEP programme, book in to attend one of our information sessions, hear from STEP alumni and read out application guide for some expert tips.

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