The Children's Bookshow is a small arts charity, funded by Arts Council England, passionate about inspiring a love of literature and reading in young children. Each Autumn we put on children's literature events at 15 theatre venues around England: children's authors, illustrators and poets from all over the world perform for an hour to an audience of primary school children and their teachers. Alongside these events we run in-school author workshops and give thousands of free books to children.
We are looking for a home-working administrator, preferably based in the London/Surrey area, (with access to their own computer, printer and phone) to ensure the smooth running of our organisation. The successful applicant needs to be an excellent communicator, proactive, self-motivated, diligent, organised and have excellent attention to detail: you will be at the very centre of our charity, ‘mission control’ for a fantastic team who all work from home in different parts of the country! You will need to be able to communicate effectively and share information with the team and create accessible systems to make this possible.
You will need to manage a database (Mailchimp), organise travel and accommodation for this year’s tour, write detailed schedules for artists, order books from publishers, manage a budget and do general admin. There may be the opportunity for occasional travel to some of our theatre performances. Some of the work can be done within the school day and during term-time, but much of it involves working throughout the summer holidays. This is a part time position totaling 36 days at £105 per day. Most of the work takes place between March and November.
Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK, willing to work flexibly and have the following skills:
Excellent written and oral communication skills;
High proficiency in Dropbox, Mailchimp, Excel and Word.
Excellent time management skills and ability to work fast and to deadline
Excellent financial management skills, working to a tight budget
An attention to detail and excellent organisation are essential.
The Children's Bookshow is committed to creating a workforce that is representative of our society. We encourage applications from all sections of the community and are particularly keen to hear from BAME and disabled candidates.
Deadline for submitting applications is Friday 21st February
Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by telephone before 1st March 2020
Interviews will take place in London on Tuesday 3rd March
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.