Opportunities with V22 – Volunteer Programme

V22 is offering a volunteer programme during V22 Summer Club 2018 and V22 Young London 2018. This will be 1 to 3 days per week from July – August and August – October with the option to continue with us on other projects (London transport and lunch expenses paid).

V22 is an art organisation, with a shared ownership structure, which specialises in the collection of contemporary art, the production of exhibitions, events and educational initiatives, the provision of artists’ studios, workspace and artisans’ workshops and the running of community libraries.

The V22 Summer Club presents events, exhibitions, performances, screenings and happenings in collaboration with invited programming partners and artists, as well as new partners from local areas in which the Summer Club occurs.

Young London 2018 provides a platform for emerging artists to show their work alongside a wide group of their contemporaries in a large-scale exhibition. Previous Young London artists have gone on to produce exciting new commissions and presentations, have been offered representation by leading contemporary galleries, and many have become part of the V22 Collection.

A key element to the programme will be supporting the management team in delivering a successful events series. Volunteers will gain varied hands-on experience in aspects of organising and producing an events programme. In addition, the programme will be tailored to suit the participants’ individual strengths and ambitions, with scope for additional specialisation in areas which may include working alongside the management on research, education, marketing, audience and community development and on planning future projects. We would also welcome anyone interested in photography that would like to develop a portfolio and take photos of the events.

Skills desired:

  • Committed to the full period of the programme
  • Good timekeeping (reliable and punctual)
  • Attention to detail
  • The ability to finish tasks
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good working knowledge of Social Media platforms

Candidates must have an interest in contemporary art, excellent organisational skills and a friendly and dedicated disposition.

To apply for the V22 Volunteer Programme please send a CV and covering letter to: katie@v22collection.com

Deadline: Sunday 24th June, 12 noon

(Application limit: 50 applications – apply early for the best chance of success)

Interviews will take place the week of 25th June

www.v22collection.com

Opportunities with V22 – Curatorial Assistant Internship

V22 is offering a paid internship to assist during V22 Summer Club 2018 and V22 Young London 2018. This will be 3 days per week from July – August with the option to continue with us on other projects. The internship will be paid at the rate of the London Living Wage.

V22 is an art organisation, with a shared ownership structure, which specialises in the collection of contemporary art, the production of exhibitions, events and educational initiatives, the provision of artists’ studios, workspace and artisans’ workshops and the running of community libraries.

The V22 Summer Club presents events, exhibitions, performances, screenings and happenings in collaboration with invited programming partners and artists, as well as new partners from local areas in which the Summer Club occurs

Young London 2018 provides a platform for emerging artists to show their work alongside a wide group of their contemporaries in a large-scale exhibition. Previous Young London artists have gone on to produce exciting new commissions and presentations, have been offered representation by leading contemporary galleries, and many have become part of the V22 Collection.

A key element to the internship will be supporting the management team in delivering a successful events series. You will gain varied hands-on experience in aspects of organising and producing an events programme, working with artists in the production of their event and marketing. In addition, the internship will be tailored to suit the participant’s individual strengths and ambitions, with scope for additional specialisation in areas which may include working alongside the management on research, education, marketing, audience and community development and on planning future projects.

Skills desired:

  • Committed to the full period of the programme
  • Good timekeeping (reliable and punctual)
  • Attention to detail
  • The ability to finish tasks
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good working knowledge of Social Media platforms
  • Good working knowledge of Marketing within an arts context
  • Excellent administrative skills and use of Microsoft Office Packages (Excel, Word)
  • Experience/training within a curatorial/programming setting

Candidates must have an interest in contemporary art, excellent organisational skills and a friendly and dedicated disposition.

To apply for this position please send a CV and covering letter to: katie@v22collection.com

Deadline: Sunday 24th June, 12 noon

(Application limit: 50 applications – apply early for the best chance of success)

Interviews will take place the week of 25th June

www.v22collection.com

Work Experience Bursary – Reflective Blog

The B-KEW bursary is a great opportunity for students to claim back money on out-of-pocket travel expenses or for uniform, whilst undertaking unpaid work experience (for the first three weeks or 120 hours of work) or for a training event. If you do any unpaid work over the summer or have made an application but have not yet claimed, you can still apply / claim now.

Below is the reflective blog from of a School of Arts student who did some work experience with Banyak Film.

 

Today I am going to tell you the story of how I got offered my dream job.

But first a little introduction. My story starts two and a half years ago when I first came to the University of Kent. I was keen and passionate fresher that couldn’t wait to start learning about film, but I was clueless when it came to how I was going to get it and who was going to give it to me. It is basically the endless dilemma of the chicken and the egg; you need experience to get a job, but you get a job if you have experience, which you can only get if you have a job… You understand the problem, don’t you?
But that still doesn’t explain the dream job thing does it? Well, this is how I did it. A few years ago I watched a film, I enjoyed the film and googled the production company, I promptly found them on FaceBook and liked their page. (The seed was planted.) After a year I contacted the company for an internship, I called them up on the number on their website and got the email of a producer. I emailed them and told them who I was and asked if I could intern there. I was rejected. Obviously this seemed like the end of the world at the time, but as the world has a habit of doing, it kept going. My already budding love for documentary pushed me to go to a Documentary Film Festival, the largest in the UK; looking over the program I came to a realisation, one of the films being shown was from the production company I had contacted so many months ago.

So what did I do? I emailed the producer, because rejection number one should never make you loose hope. I asked them how they were and said that I was also at the festival. They happily set up a meeting; and I realised that employers are human after all. We had a great chat and they invited me to contact them after the summer to arrange work experience. I made sure to do just that.

We set dates and I went off to London and had one of the best experiences of my life; learning the ropes, researching, pitching ideas, editing in mandarin and drinking strong coffee. I worked on two inspiring projects and got the contacts that will help me out after I graduate. In fact, one week after I got back to ‘the real world’, one of the directors contacted me to offer me a place to work on their next film; It is still in very early stages, but this is how I got offered my dream job.

Who got me the job? Well, I need to thank my family and friends for always encouraging me. I need to thank the Careers and Employability Services for giving me the confidence, improving my CV, and giving me professional and caring help and advice, I need to thank BKEW, because travelling in London is expensive, and knowing that my experience was important enough for them to fund made me work all the harder. And finally I am the one that got myself the job.You are always the harshest judge of yourself, if you put in the work and demonstrate your passion, you can do anything.

NHS Graduate Scheme

NHS Graduate Management Scheme

Looking for a graduate job? The NHS Graduate Scheme is now open! This 12 month management programme is designed to fast-track graduates into leadership roles in the ever-growing health and social care sector. By the end of the programme you’ll achieve a fully funded management qualification and a health and social care leadership qualification. Applications close on 9th April! To find out about the opportunities, click here: www.ocply.co/nhs-18-kent

If you are in your 1st or 2nd year student then register your interest here: www.ocply.co/nhs-18-kentryi to find out about the programmes available for you!

Interested in a career in secondary school teaching?

Kent’s Partnership Development Office works with a number of partner and sponsor schools in Kent and Medway, to deliver the University’s outreach programme.  We run schemes for our undergraduate and postgraduate students which are designed to offer paid, meaningful classroom work placements, both to gain experience and as a gentle introduction into the world of teaching. Please see the attached Partner Schools’ Teaching Experience Scheme leaflet for further details.

Due to the growing popularity of the scheme, and our valuable links with partner schools, we are running a conference for Kent students, designed to introduce and explain the complex routes into teaching and also to answer queries around how Kent can help you gain placements in a school environment:

Pathways into Teaching

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 10.30am

Keynes Lecture Theatre 3

(Please see the attached flyer for further details)

If you are interested in booking a place, or have any queries, please email r.c.jones-4@kent.ac.uk

Applications to the Partner Schools’ Teaching Experience Scheme are now open.  To apply, please go to: https://ap.heat.ac.uk/apply?group=University+of+Kent&InstitutionGroupId=22351#contact-details or, if you have any queries, please email rs82@kent.ac.uk

Actors required for research project!

I’m a 2nd year PhD student in Psychology and part of the team “Autism Research at Kent”.

https://www.kent.ac.uk/psychology/research/ark/

I am working on language, imagination and autism.

My supervisor (Dr Heather Ferguson) and I are currently setting up a study where participants (with and without autism) will listen to short spoken sentences while we record their brain activity using EEG. As part of this, we are looking for some actors to record some simple spoken sentences that we can use as stimuli. They would of course be paid for their time.

Contact: Mahsa Barzy                                                                                                     mm951@kent.ac.uk

Jobshop!

Jobshop is a recruitment service provided by Kent Union to help students studying at the University of Kent in Canterbury and Medway to find part-time employment. Jobshop’s mission is to ensure that as many students as possible gain valuable work experience and develop employability skills whilst at Kent. We are located next to the Essentials in the central part of campus. We advertise part-time, temporary and seasonal work and some graduate jobs around Easter, which are both on and off campus. Last year we advertised a staggering 5,746 vacancies.

To not miss on any of the opportunities, make sure you subscribe to our weekly email newsletter. The easiest way to do it is to:

1) Go to the Kent Union’s website (https://kentunion.co.uk/);

2) Click ‘Student Sign In’ at the very top of the page (right under the website address bar in your browser);

3) Press ‘Yes, continue’ for Kent Union to access your profile;

4) Click ‘My Profile’ at the very top of the page (exactly where ‘Student Sign In’ was located);

5) On the left hand side, under Kent Union’s logo, choose ‘JobShop’ (located below ‘Activities’);

6) Tick alerts that apply (Make sure you tick ‘Weekly Newsletter’, otherwise you will not receive it);

7) Click ‘Save Changes’. If you followed all the steps correctly, you can expect a newsletter arriving straight in your inbox on Friday with all the latest jobs!

Also, follow us on our Facebook page (Jobshop@kent) where we post ‘spotted in Canterbury & Medway’ posts with job offers from various employers.

If you have any questions, we are open Monday to Friday from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM (term time).

You can also contact us through:

Email: jobshop@kent.ac.uk

Phone: 01227 824251

Follow our updates on:
Facebook: Jobshop@kent
Twitter: Jobshop_Kent

Instagram: jobshopkent

 

BBC show looking to recruit runners

BBC Flog It are looking for event runners to join us for a one day shoot at Dover Castle, Castle Hill, Dover, Kent, CT16 1HU on Thursday 8th Febuary 2018

You will be offered a casual contract and paid the NMW – you must be over 18 to apply and have the legal right to work in the UK.

You need to be available for the whole day (7.45am – approx. 7:00pm) and provide your own transport to and from the venue. We will not consider any applications if you are located more than one hour drive from the location. Travel expenses will not be reimbursed.

We will provide lunch and refreshments for you on the day. You must also have a current passport OR an official tax document stating your National Insurance number (P45/P60) with your long birth certificate for registration purposes.

To apply please email me (robert.spanring@bbc.co.uk) with your:

  • Name
  • Cover letter & CV
  • Current Postal Address
  • Date of Birth
  • National Insurance number
  • Telephone number

Success Project – Inspiring Speaker

Inspiring Speaker – Colin Colas. Thursday 18th January 12:30 – 14:00 in the Moot Room, Wigoder building.

Title: What I wish I knew at university: Thinking Globally and Never say Never

https://inspirationalspeakers.eventbrite.co.uk

Colin will speak about fresh, new and effective approaches to attract, capitalise and create career opportunities, including the power of networking. He will share his tips for overcoming challenges to achieve success and for transitioning from university into a successful career.

Colin is in the Civil Service Fast Stream at the Ministry of Justice and is heading to the Foreign Office next, to work on international development projects across Asia-Pacific and East Africa. Previously he spent two years studying Mandarin in China having won a scholarship from the Chinese government, where he launched an entrepreneurship event sponsored by the British Consulate in Shanghai and he has valuable experience in business development and marketing communications.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/colin-colas-55a76083/