London Children’s Ballet is an exciting performance company and charity that uses dance to inspire children and change lives through dance. The company stages original West End productions with an all-child cast each year, and runs extensive dance outreach programmes in primary schools, special needs schools and care homes.
For immediate start, we are looking for bright and personable individual interested in gaining experience in events, fundraising or arts administration. The role can be full time or part time, but should be a minimum of 3 days a week. Through this 2-3 month internship, you will gain exposure to all aspects of running an arts company. With LCB’s West End production coming up in April, as well as the exciting Premiere fundraising evening and number of outreach programmes, this is an ideal time to see the inner workings of the charity.
This rare opportunity would be best suited to a recent graduate or as a work placement as part of a relevant degree course.
ABOUT THE ROLE
The work of LCB is varied and no two days are the same. The intern will be working on some or all of the following:
• Communications (assist with newsletters and updates to key supporters)
• PR (helping us to place stories to promote our annual production)
• Advertising (helping us to sell advertisements in our theatre programme)
• Fundraising support (prospect research)
• Event Coordination (assistance with key events)
• Production coordination (backstage at the Peacock Theatre)
• Administration (office skills)
The internship is for 3-5 days a week, dependent on study requirements or other commitments.
This is a voluntary internship, and LCB will pay up to £100 a week towards expenses.
Please send your CV and a covering letter ASAP. If you have any questions.
Application deadline: ASAP or at latest by Monday 12 March
Interview date: Thursday 15 March
We are looking for someone who is efficient, organised and personable. You should be interested in the arts, and dance in particular, and no specialist knowledge is required but a background in journalism, public relations or arts management is desirable. It is especially important that you have excellent writing skills and a confident phone manner, and as we are a small team we are also looking for people who are creative thinkers and problem solvers.
• University degree, or in final year of university studies
• Excellent written and spoken communication
• Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes, especially Word and Excel
• Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop or Indesign
• Interest in theatre or dance