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We're Hiring! Project Assistant

Updated: Sep 27

In collaboration with Manchester School of Art we're hiring for two roles; a Project Assistant and Communications Assistant. Please submit your Expression of Interest on the MMU Rise site here by Monday 4th October at 5pm.



Project Assistant - 100hr Internship

Part time - 100 hours (Equates to 25 weeks at 4hrs p/w) - £9.51 p/h

Start date - Mid October - June 2022

300 Rise points


Get It Done are looking for a Project Assistant to join them on their creative community arts project Can You Hear Me Now? with Manchester Central Foodbank.


About us

Get It Done is a community arts organisation based in Manchester and London. Get It Done works directly with communities to facilitate creativity and to create measurable social change. They also upskill young people with the tools to lead impactful projects themselves and professionalise their creative practices. Manchester Central Foodbank is member of the national Trussell Trust network of foodbanks supporting people in central, east, and north Manchester.


About the role

Can You Hear Me Now? is a creative campaign aiming to challenge negative stereotypes around people using foodbanks. Over the past two years, we have created an online archive of stories of poverty and designed and distributed creative activity packs to over 1200 individuals living with food insecurity across Greater Manchester.


You will be joining the team at a very exciting point in the project, supporting both the Can You Hear Me Now? project as it continues and our new campaign Placemaking Piccadilly. In this second phase of our project we are currently running a creative workshop programme with our foodbank users and running a series of events discussing public spaces taking place over the next couple of months.


This role is a 100 hour internship in collaboration with Manchester School of Art primarily supporting our project work and events programme.



Key responsibilities:

  • Workshops - Support the running of workshop sessions; involving speaking with participants to encourage creativity, transporting materials to the venue, ensuring we have all the resources needed for activities, ensuring all participants feel comfortable in the tasks.

  • Events - Support our upcoming events; involving working with volunteers to ensure the smooth running of activities on the day, liaising with different partners, transporting materials to the venue, supporting the set-up and break-down of the event.

  • Admin - Support with day to day tasks such as responding to emails and other administration.


What you will gain:

  • Experience working as part of a creative project team and being an integral part of a community arts project

  • Experience supporting events and a creative workshop programme

  • A network of creative connections across Manchester

  • Professionalise your creative practice into a career in the arts


The ideal candidate would:

  • Have an interest in using arts for social good and an interest in working collaboratively with communities to inspircreative impact

  • Be enthusiastic and driven - Get It Done values the power of making things happen things, and so any new addition to the team would need to be passionate about getting things done

  • Be friendly, personable and have good communication - you will be working with different individuals, many with diverse experiences and must be able to communicate clearly and in a friendly manner

  • Be organised and punctual - working in events requires managing multiple deadlines and being able to prioritise tasks

  • A keen eye for details - we pride ourselves on producing high quality outputs within our projects

  • Want to further a career in the community arts / charity sector

  • Have demonstrable experience working in event coordination (not essential)

  • Have demonstrable experience supporting workshops (not essential)

  • Have demonstrable knowledge of Adobe Suite (not essential)


This paid internship is only open to students from MMU and Manchester School of Art. We actively encourage applications from individuals who are traditionally less represented in the creative sector, as our ethos celebrates embedding diverse creative voices into important decision-making conversations.


If you would like to include any visual examples of your work or experiences please feel free. If you have any access requirements, please do not hesitate to get in contact and we can ensure that your application is received. For further information contact info@getitdoneart.com.


Please submit your Expression of Interest on the MMU Rise site here by Monday 4th October at 5pm.