Creative and cultural sector job vacancies in East London — November 2021

This November sees more jobs in East London, with our East Bank partners London Legacy Development Corporation and Sadler’s Wells, and sector colleagues A New Direction, Emergency Exit Arts, Museum of London and Numbi Arts and The Trampery recruiting new staff. Funded organisation The Line is recruiting trustees, while Echo is offering a free entrepreneur programme for 18-30-year-olds.

Read on to learn more about these interesting roles, find out about the thriving East London creative and cultural sectors and communities surrounding the new East Bank and apply.

Check back as we’ll add new jobs to the post.

A New Direction

We’re looking for a Communications Co-ordinator to join our team & support on the delivery of a wide range of communication activities across our Education, Culture and Place work. This is a varied role, offering great opportunities to develop skills across a number of different areas of communications. The successful candidate will be supported to grow and progress in the role and will have the opportunity to creatively input into the wider ambitions of the organisation.

A New Direction is an award-winning non-profit organisation working to enhance the capacity and agency of children and young people in London to own their creativity, shape culture, and achieve their creative potential. We’re a small, tight knit organisation who pride ourselves on our open and supportive working culture. We aim to provide a positive and welcoming working environment where all staff can bring their whole selves to work. A New Direction is committed to equal opportunities and values diversity in its workforce.

The Education, Culture and Place strands of our work encompass a number of our key programmes, including Artsmark, Arts Award, Teaching for Creativity, and Local Cultural Education Partnerships. Through this work, we engage teachers, cultural sector representatives and a variety of other stakeholders – helping them to develop, improve, and showcase their work with children and young people aged 0-18.

Full-time, 35 hours per week

Contract: 12 months, fixed-term

Salary: £21,504 – £27,053 (dependent on experience)

Reports to: Communications Manager (Education, Culture & Place)

Deadline: 10am, 13 Dec 2021


Echo is excited to launch YEA! Young Entrepreneurs Alliance. The programme brings together 20 youth-led enterprises from East London to share knowledge and skills, build a supportive network and celebrate each other’s successes. The 6-month programme will kick off in January 2022 with a jam-packed schedule of 12 weekly in-person sessions, workshops and support from business experts, one-to-one coaching, access to workspace, and a chance to win £2,000. This programme is powered by Echo, delivered in partnership with New Ground Creations and
supported by Lendlease.

The programme is designed for early-stage 18-30-year-old entrepreneurs based in Newham, Tower Hamlets, Hackney or Waltham Forest, open to sharing and learning with others. The selected applicants will learn how to perfect a business plan, attract their first customers, implement sales and
marketing strategies, file tax forms, maintain a healthy work/life balance, and more! From working closely with more than 300 entrepreneurs, Echo knows that starting a business can be very isolating leading to increased loneliness. According to YouGov research, nearly 88% of Britons
aged from 18-24 said they experience loneliness to some degree. Continuing the important work of the Loneliness Lab to tackle loneliness through urban design and placemaking, we believe our approach of working collaboratively in a peer group setting can reduce the effects of loneliness, isolation and burnout experienced by many business leaders.

Deadline: Friday 22 Dec

Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted and places will be allocated on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply sooner rather than later to secure a place.


Emergency Exit Arts

EEA’s vision is to inspire change through creativity and the power of the imagination. We aim to enhance places by making dynamic art in the public realm. We help communities to be creative and confident and we astonish audiences with moments of wonder. Could you be a key part of that?

EEA is one of the country’s leading outdoor arts companies working on spectacular events across London, the UK and internationally. We need a dynamic Project & Events Manager to work on the development and delivery of a large participatory arts programme.

EEA strives for equal opportunities. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from people from different backgrounds, education and abilities, including ethnically diverse people.

If you have queries about the role, please contact us. We are committed to supporting our employees in learning new skills and developing in the sector. Therefore, if you feel like you could be wonderful for this job, but don’t have every single one of the points of the person spec, please get in touch and we will be happy to talk it through with you.

Full time, 40 hours per week.

Salary: £28,000 – £31,000 depending on experience

Deadline:  10am on Monday 6 Dec 2021

Interviews: First interviews will be held on Thursday 9 Dec 2021 on Zoom.

Second interviews will be held on Wednesday 15 Dec in person.

We anticipate the role will start in Jan 2022 but there is flexibility around the exact start date.


London Legacy Development Corporation

We are looking for a talented Senior Designer to join the innovative Design Team at London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) and to assist at all stages of projects connected to the London 2012 legacy, from concept design to the delivery of projects on site. The main purpose of the role is to advise the planning authority on design and architectural aspects of third party applicant’s proposals within the LLDC area including taking part in negotiations at all stages of the planning process. We are looking for someone with experience delivering projects from concept through to completion, with a particular emphasis at detailed design stages (RIBA Stage 3 and 4). This position would suit an individual with a keen interest in new, mixed use, high quality urban neighbourhood’s and experience in architecture, urban design or construction. This is a twelve-month part-time fixed term contract to cover a peak in workload.

This exciting role will involve overseeing multiple projects at any one time often with competing objectives so a proactive, collaborative approach is important alongside technical skills. You may be required to provide contributions to other pieces of work involved in securing design quality through the planning process therefore experience researching, writing or preparing design guidance such as planning policy, urban design frameworks or strategies would also be welcomed.

LLDC is the organisation that the Mayor of London has set up to drive the regeneration of the area of east London around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. To do all this we work with our wider family within the GLA group (including the Greater London Authority and Transport for London) and use our shared resources across our group.  Your role will therefore be central to our mission as an organisation as well as the other group organisations.

LLDC is also working with its partners in delivering East Bank – a new powerhouse of culture, education, innovation and growth – bringing Sadler’s Wells, BBC Music and the V&A as well as UAL’s London College of Fashion and University College London to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

As a Mayoral Development Corporation, our powers and responsibilities will evolve, and from the end of 2024 continuing responsibilities will be picked up by successor arrangements, this could be an existing organisation, or one set up specifically to take this work forward (this is referred to as Transition).

Full time (37 hours per week)

12 Month Fixed Term Contract

Salary: £48,805 per annum

Deadline: 23:59pm on Sunday 5 Dec 2021

Interviews: one stage interview process with interviews taking place w/c 13th December 2021.  


Numbi Arts and Museum of London

Are you a budding Creative Producer or curious to know more? Are you between 18 and 24 years old and you want to gain hands-on experience in the heritage sector? If so, we want to talk to you!
Numbi Arts and the Museum of London have come together to offer an exciting new PAID opportunity: Black Heritage London – A Project for Young Producers!

Young people will reveal the hidden histories of Black communities in London and receive specialised training to start their careers as Creative Producers. 

The global protests around anti-black racism and the Black Lives Matter movement have highlighted the missing Black histories and cultural heritage in public life. Numbi Arts invites you to share your experiences and ideas about how you would like to see these issues be addressed. You will be given the space, mentoring and resources to produce a final creative project at the Museum of London, with support from fellow Black artists, archivists, curators and heritage professionals.

We are looking for people who are interested in discovering more about their own Black identities, who want to develop their creative production skills and who enjoy working collaboratively.

What you will get out of it

  • Discover and retell the stories of Black London.
  • Gain mentoring from Black voices in arts and heritage.
  • Learn how to create public events
  • Investigate different approaches to collecting and sharing Black heritage.
  • Explore the inner workings of museums and reimagine how they can look in the future.

Please come along to our FREE in-person Placemaking Sessions where you can meet the team, find out more about the project and how to apply!

  • Thursday 2 Dec – 2pm – 5pm – Black Archival Practices Through Film Workshop with Imruh Bakari
  • Thursday 9th Dec – 2pm – 5pm – Investigating The Archive Workshop with Kinsi Abdulleh
  • Thursday 16th Dec – 2pm – 5pm – Black Archival Practices Through Text Workshop with Imruh Bakari

Contract from November 2021 to May 2022

Salary: £1450 on completion of the project


Sadler’s Wells

Sadler’s Wells is a world-leading creative organisation dedicated to dance in all its forms. Our mission is to make and share dance that inspires us all, and our vision is to create, through dance, a depth of connection beyond borders, cultures and languages, so we see ourselves in each other. As our new Marketing and Communications Assistant, you will act as the administrative backbone for the newly formed Marketing and Communications department. You will coordinate the department’s activities, supporting the team with achieving their aims and targets and working with a wide range of stakeholders. If you are highly organised, thrive among a fast-paced and varied workload, and enjoy working as part of a close-knit team, this role is for you!

We are committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and actively encourage applications from Black, Asian and those belonging to ethnic groups that are currently underrepresented within the Arts. Applications from deaf and disabled communities and low socio-economic backgrounds are also welcome. As a user of the Disability Confident Scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled candidates who meet the minimum essential criteria for the role as set out in the Job Pack. Sadler’s Wells also works collaboratively with Parents in Performing Arts (PiPA) in efforts to support parents and carers within the industry.

Permanent, full-time

Salary: £22,500 per annum, plus benefits

Deadline: 11.59pm on Sunday 12 Dec 2021

Interviews: end of the week commencing Monday 13 Dec 2021


The Line

The Line is looking for four new Trustees from a variety of different backgrounds, including finance, education, health and wellbeing, or community engagement. The Line would also like to encourage applications from individuals who live or work locally to the route of The Line as it is its wish for the expanded Board to include community representation.

The Line Art Walk is London’s first dedicated public art walk. It connects the natural and built environments of East London through an outdoor exhibition programme that allows everyone to explore art, nature and heritage for free. The Line’s route runs between Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and The O2 and connects three of London’s most disadvantaged boroughs – Newham, Tower Hamlets and Greenwich – which have some of the capital’s poorest health outcomes and lowest levels of cultural engagement, and whose communities have suffered disproportionately from the impacts of Covid-19. There is an urgent need for The Line’s programmes that support local communities to recover from the pandemic – connecting local people with culture in the urban landscape.

Finance: The ideal candidate must be financially qualified as they will be overseeing, approving and presenting budgets, accounts and financial statements to the Board. Experience of charity finance would be welcome.

Education: The ideal candidate will have an understanding of the specific needs facing families and schools in the boroughs along The Line. This may be from experience teaching or operating at a managerial level within a primary or secondary school / college in East London.

Health and wellbeing: As The Line is involved with social prescribing programmes between local residents and GPs, it is looking for a local GP / NHS staff member who serves East London and understands the needs and issues facing residents in these boroughs.

Community engagement: The Line is seeking someone who has experience of active involvement in their community and / or working in a local organisation that runs initiatives to support people locally. The ideal candidate will be a local resident.

Deadline: 3 Jan 2022

Candidates can expect to be contacted by: 17 Jan

Candidates can expect the process to be completed by: 10 Feb


The Trampery

The Trampery is seeking an Assistant House Manager for its The Trampery Poplar Works workspace, training centre, and factory.

The Trampery is a purpose-led enterprise that provides support to entrepreneurs from under-represented backgrounds, offers training for businesses seeking to target social and environmental goals, and works to advance the wellbeing of its team. Since its creation 10 years ago founding Tech City’s first startup workspace, The Trampery has cultivated an ecosystem of six shared workspaces and sector-focused facilities across London. More than 1,000 entrepreneurs, innovators, and creative businesses have called The Trampery home.

The Trampery is proud of our supportive and inclusive culture, and we are committed to making it a welcoming place for everyone who comes to work with us. The Trampery is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes all applications. We do not discriminate based on, but not limited to, the following; age, education, disability, gender identity, partnership status, parental status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. The Trampery is a purpose-led business. All profit is reinvested to advance our mission.

Fixed Term, 20 hours per week 

Contract: 6 months

Salary: £22,000 per annum, pro rata (£11,660/annum)

Location: The Trampery Poplar Works, 384 Abbott Rd, Aberfeldy Village, London E14 0UX

Reports to: Poplar Works House Manager

Deadline: None — applications close when position is filled.


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