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Volunteer with an interactive artist group with Blast Theory

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Portslade South

About this volunteering opportunity

Our volunteer programme is an opportunity for those embarking on a career in the arts to have first-hand experience working with an artists company.

Blast Theory is a small team of 11 people who work closely with each other to deliver a wide range of projects in a fast paced environment. We run two volunteer programmes for three months each.

Our programmes give volunteers the opportunity to work in some of the following areas:
• Art production and touring
• Technical development
• Filming and editing
• Archiving
• Creative development
• Technical and user testing – including preparing equipment and feedback
• Administration
• Marketing and publicity
• Event installation and management

About this organisation

Blast Theory is a pioneering artist group creating interactive art to explore social and political questions, placing audience members at the centre of our work. Find out more at https://www.blasttheory.co.uk/

Induction, training and support offered with this opportunity

Our Production and Volunteer Coordinator Sarah, manages volunteers and as we are a small team you may have the chance to work closely with other members of staff or the artists, Ju, Matt and Nick.

Blast Theory staff and artists offer experiences tailored to each individuals’ needs – this may include mentoring sessions, providing advice and support with career direction and professional development, close up experiences of working in a professional arts company, learning about editing and video production or talking through one of your own projects, to name but a few.

Skills or experience needed for this opportunity

We are looking for ambitious volunteers who are eager to expand their skillset and learn about working in the creative industry in a variety of roles. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, with a variety of interests and at any stage of their career.

During your time with us, you will be given a clear focus to support the development and delivery of a diverse range of projects. You become a part of the Blast Theory team and it is vital that you are good at both working with others and independently.

We appreciate adaptable volunteers who work hard, take initiative and have a keen eye for detail.
Desirable Skills:
• Video production skills
• Photography skills
• Use of Adobe Creative suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Premiere Pro)
• Use of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word)

Volunteer Programme Dates
Our volunteer programmes are full-time but we are open to discussing part-time or flexible placements.
2019 programme dates:

1. Monday 5th March – Friday 1st June 2019
2. Monday 4th June – Friday 31st August 2019

Volunteers are able to claim a daily stipend of £20 to support travel costs and general expenses.


The contact person for this opportunity is Abby Middleton, 01273 413455

  • Expenses are paid for this opportunity.
  • This opportunity is NOT fully wheelchair accessible.
  • Assistance with childcare is NOT available for this opportunity.

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