Executive & Administrative Assistant

Job description

Salary: £21,000

Posted: 23/01/2020

Closing date: 17/02/2020

The Pleasance Theatre Trust seeks to recruit a personable, driven and highly organised Executive & Administrative Assistant to provide support to the organisation’s Director and Senior Management team for the 2020 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Executive & Administrative Assistant plays a vital role in ensuring the Director’s busy festival workload is well organised - through diary and inbox management, travel booking and meeting preparation. However, their duties expand far beyond basic administration and are often responsive to the demands of a busy festival environment. This can see them planning parties, meeting artists and working closely with sponsors, partners and VIPs - often all in the same afternoon. They will work closely with Productions that the Pleasance is supporting as part of its artistic programme and interact with a number of Arts Industry professionals, including producers, directors, venue managers and press.

Between April and May, the Assistant will provide support to the Pleasance’s festival recruitment process - working closely with Heads of Departments to manage incoming applications, schedule interviews, coordinate offers and oversee the distribution of information to team members.

Whilst administrative experience is important for this role, a ‘can-do’ attitude with the ability to tackle any project - no matter how big, small, or bizarre - is essential. The successful candidate will be able to thrive under pressure when working on time sensitive projects and stick to tight deadlines, but also work reactively to respond to the day’s requirements. 

Above all, they will be a sociable and passionate member of the team who enjoys the challenges of a creative environment. 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION 

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APPLY 

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter by email or post to: jobs@pleasance.co.uk

Carpenters Mews, North Road, Islington, London, N7 9EF

We also ask applicants to complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form at: http://bit.ly/PleasanceEqualOps

Deadline: Monday 17th February 2020

Interviews: w/c Monday 24th February 2020 (subject to confirmation)

 

ABOUT PLEASANCE THEATRE TRUST

As a registered charity, the Pleasance Theatre Trust aims to create a compelling platform to discover, nurture and support fresh artistic talent from across the globe. 

Operating year-round in London and in Edinburgh during the Festival Fringe in August, the Pleasance has become renowned for delivering an inspiring programme year on year that uniquely embodies the spirit of the Fringe.

Our London base houses 3 theatres, rehearsal rooms and development space, whilst Pleasance Edinburgh is home to 29 performance spaces across 3 sites with an audience of over 550,000 across 27 days.

Pleasance is a hub of creativity where artists at the pinnacle of their careers share the stage with those just starting out.

Join us.

 

The Pleasance Theatre Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter by email or post to: jobs@pleasance.co.uk

Carpenters Mews, North Road, Islington, London, N7 9EF

We also ask applicants to complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form at: http://bit.ly/PleasanceEqualOps

Deadline: Monday 17th February 2020

Interviews: w/c Monday 24th February 2020 (subject to confirmation)

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