Junior Graphic Designer - Kickstart Placement


East Street Arts are looking for a Junior Graphic Designer – Kickstart Placement who will form part of the communications team and will be involved in all aspects of publicity and promotion, communications and engagement, and signage and wayfinding.

Eligibility criteria for Kickstart applicants: Aged 16-24 Claiming Universal Credit In receipt of no other earned income.

East Street Arts is an organisation that focuses on contemporary artists. Its aims are to offer space, opportunities, services and resources to artists and those working with artists, supporting the development of a strong visual arts infrastructure locally and nationally.

The successful candidate will work with the Communicator who oversees all the organisations marketing and communications. Day to day tasks will be to ensure reports, documents, printed and non-printed publicity is formatted, designed and ready to be shared. There are other key aspects to the role such as working on the website, developing signage for spaces, supporting the production of community-led zines, and designing interpretation materials for artworks.

The work is varied and you will support the work of all the organisations teams including Artists Support, Public programme, Spaces and Places, the Art Hostel and organisational needs.

In addition, the Designer will help with the organisation’s image bank, social media and anything else that ensures the organisation’s visual interface is consistent and of a standard.

The Designer will form part of the communications team and will be involved in all aspects of publicity and promotion, communications and engagement, and signage and wayfinding.

You will be hardworking and reliable, with good timekeeping and interpersonal skills. Keen to work with a range of people and across different aspects of the organisation, learn new skills and not be afraid to roll up your sleeves and get involved.

You will always be aware of and help to promote the good image of East Street Arts.

Day to day activities will include:

  • Formatting and designing documents and reports to deadlines
  • Designing publicity and promotions and preparing for print
  • Supporting the team with social media
  • Creating graphics for social media
  • Supporting the team to design and present pages on the website
  • Maintain the look and feel of the East Street Arts website
  • Designing and preparing interpretation material on behalf of artists and commissions
  • Supporting the team to develop signage and wayfinding material
  • Generating ideas and advising the team on ways good design can enhance the organisations work
  • Supporting the development of the image bank and other visual assets
  • Work with the team on developing community-led zines and organisation’s publications
  • On-site graphics
  • Create print designs and publication layouts
  • Maintain brand consistency throughout your work
  • Good digital skillset
  • Essential skills, experience and qualifications

Desired Skills:

  • Ability to work across a variety of digital media – including email, web and social media
  • Creative with the ability to generate new ideas
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign techniques and skills
  • Understanding a branding process
  • Good knowledge/understanding of various social media platforms and websites
  • Experience of WordPress websites
  • Photography and video editing skills

Hours: 25 hours per week

To apply: Talk to your Work Coach at JobCentre Plus about being referred to apply for this placement

Applications close: 14 June 2021

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