Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society: Community Engagement and Learning Assistant

Closing date: Mon 17 Apr 2023: 10am

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society are seeking to appoint a Community Engagement, Access and Learning Assistant. The CEAL team exists to make the Fringe as inclusive and accessible as possible.

Purpose of the Role
The CEAL Assistant will work across the CEAL team with the Community Engagement Officer, Learning Officer and Access Projects Officer to provide administrative and practical support with a variety of projects. The role is line managed by the Learning Officer.

Role and Responsibilities
They will perform a wide range of duties, including but not limited to:

– Providing administrative support across the CEAL team, including issuing artist contracts for the Fringe Venue Access Award, the sensory backpack scheme, the loan of access equipment to Fringe venues and artists, community events, schools work, any other relevant CEAL projects.
– Providing administrative support for our work with schools and teachers, including answering artist queries about our learning work and supporting schools to access the festival.
– Providing administrative support for our work with community groups, including artist contracts, invoices, risk assessments and reports, plus sending letters, assisting with printing and other practical tasks.
– Maintaining a database of professionals who can provide access services at the festival, e.g. theatre captioners, audio describers and BSL interpreters, and ensure that this is communicated to Fringe venues and Fringe artists.
– Ensuring web pages relating to CEAL work are kept up to date. Maintaining email inboxes, answering artists and audience enquiries relating to CEAL work promptly.
– Representing the Fringe at community events.

Person Specification

– Excellent organisational and time management skills.
– Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
– Good MS Office skills.
– Creative thinking and problem-solving abilities.
– Ability to work independently and on own initiative.
– An understanding of the barriers which affect participation of -marginalised groups within the arts sector, particularly D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent people.

– Experience of working for a cultural or arts organisation in a similar role.
– Knowledge and understanding of working with underrepresented arts audiences.
– Experience of writing copy for the web.
– Experience of working in a festival environment.
– Knowledge of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the work of the Fringe Society.

For further information, please contact recruitment@edfringe.com (Olivia Aarons), call 0131 226 0026 or visit https://www.edfringe.com/learn/jobs/475

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Closing date: Mon 17 Apr 2023: 10am