Community arts

Community arts

“Community arts involves helping to plan, promote and run local events for the benefit of the community”

Community arts helps to enrich local communities by planning, promoting and running participatory events, exhibitions and projects to engage individuals and groups of all ages. As an apprentice, you’ll work to develop your business, administrative, problem solving, communication, team working, literacy and ICT skills. There are opportunities for career progression into senior jobs through further training and higher education programmes. Intermediate apprentices train as community arts administration assistants and help to organise and publicise events, engage in financial recordkeeping, look after customers, assist with the management of the building, and carry out general office work. Advanced apprentices will work as community arts administrators, responsible for assisting with the running of the organisation and ensuring that your local community benefits from its arts programmes.

Duration: 12 months

Relevant school subjects: Art, music and drama

Entry requirements: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience, particularly where organisational skills are exhibited

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C; 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels at grades A to E

Potential salary upon completion: £21,000 per annum

More information: www.afo.sscalliance.org/frameworks-library/index.cfm?id=FR03493

Apply: www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk/vacancies