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Interested in the arts, in working in music, theatre and live performance, or working with young people?

Please note, referrals for the Creative Projects Assistant role can only be made by JCP work coaches

Eligible and interested young people need to speak to their own JCP work coach who will be able to make the referral.

About the role

We are Contact – a theatre and performing arts venue on Manchester’s Oxford Road.  We create and produce our own shows, host tours from some of the best theatre companies in the world and develop the next generation of artists, performers and community leaders.

The Creative Projects Assistant position is an entry-level role. We don’t require specific experience or qualifications for this role, other than basic IT literacy (emails, Excel), but we are looking for a person with some combination of an interest in the arts, in working in music, theatre and live performance, an interest in working with young people.

Job Title: Creative Projects Assistant

Salary: £8.91 per hour (upper rate national minimum wage)

Hours: 25 hours per week

Contract: 6-month fixed term

How to apply

This advertised role is part of the government Kickstart scheme.  To apply you have to be 16 -24 and in receipt of Universal Credit.  Please contact your work coach at your local job centre plus who will refer you for the Kickstart vacancy.   Once your work coach has referred you, then you apply directly by completing an application Please email your completed application form to  We are unable to short list applications if your job coach has not provided Contact with your unique ID number for this opportunity.

Once you have contacted your work coach, please complete the application form and equality and diversity form.

Closing date for applications: Friday 10th December, 2021

Interviews taking place: In person at Contact

To complete an application, click here

To complete an equality and diversity form, click here 

Contact has a long-standing commitment to diversity in its programming, producing, staffing and community engagement.  We actively seek applications from the widest range of people and from all sectors of our community.  Candidates who are disabled who meet the minimum criteria on the person specification will be guaranteed an interview.

Contact is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  For all successful roles we require an enhanced disclosure and barring certificate as part of our recruitment checks.

Registered Charity No. 501953.