Events Assistant with Spark Arts


DMU Student Project 1 – Event Assistants

The Spark are offering volunteer opportunities for 4 people in the area of Event Management in November and December.

The Spark Arts for Children is a registered charity which offers children the opportunity to discover and enjoy the arts as audiences, as learners and as creators of their own art.

The Spark creates an annual festival for children hosted by venues across Leicester during the summer. Throughout the year we also facilitate and commission a range of events & projects which complement and extend the work of the festival.

Opportunity 1 World War 1 project

We will be producing two new plays as part of our “Imaginative Spaces” project in two libraries. (Southfields and Braunstone). These will be launched in the week of 10 November. We need two event assistants to help with two VIP receptions that we will be holding on 11 and 12 November.

Duties: Preparation of guest lists and badges. Receiving guests at the event. Liaising with catering. Stewarding the performances as necessary. Setting up and de-rigging the event.

Dates:            Must be available Tuesday 11th November 1pm – 8m

Must be available Wednesday 12th November 10am – 3pm

Available for up to 2 session in the week beginning 3rd November

Suitable for students with an interest in event management or arts marketing. Desirable: experience in managing small events, strong administration skills and attention to detail.

Opportunity 2 – I Believe in Unicorns

We will be presenting “I Believe in Unicorns” in two libraries over the weeks 1and 8 December. We are looking for two people to share the role of supporting the Artists in Residence managing the performances.

Duties: Contacting schools to confirm arrangements. Meeting school parties on arrival. Stewarding performances. Supporting the needs of the visiting performing company, especially with set up and strike on Monday and Saturday.

Dates: Must be available for at least Monday 1 or Monday 8 December (daytimes)

Must be available for at least 5 performances each week (Tue 2-Sat 6 Dec andTue 9 – Sat 12 Dec)

Available for one session week beg 24 November

Suitable for students with an interest in event management or performance for children and young people. Desirable: experience working with children of primary school age.

All volunteers should be friendly and approachable, with good verbal communication skills, and willing to engage with the public. They should be good at working in a team and be reliable and good time-keepers.

Applicants will be selected on the basis of their application and an interview. Please also include the name and contact details for a reference.

Applicants are not required to have a DBS check but will be asked to sign a Disclosure form.

If you are interested, please get in touch with Lynette Williams  or call 0116 250 6226.