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Apprentice Performing Arts Coach The Imaginarium Creative Studios Ltd

Being part of the Imaginarium team on an apprenticeship as a Community Activator Coach is a privilege with rare opportunities to engage in the creative industry leading onto future employment opportunities.

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Closing date: 26 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 4.00pm - 8:30pm Admin work, Monday - Thursday 1.00pm - 3.00pm Fridays at college Occasional weekends

    Total hours per week: 32.50

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    28 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    5 available

Each apprentice will be training, assisting, and teaching students in performing arts and specifically within dance theatre, fitness and musical theatre within the Imaginarium Creative Studios according to the timetable given.

General duties include

  • Complete the final delivery to the highest quality possible 
  • All administration tasks 
  • Assisting with lesson plans
  • Schemes of work
  • Resource planning 
  • Work creatively within project work to enhance the finished product within the team
  • Attend photo shoots in order to support the project and give permissions for all photographic and video evidence taken throughout the project to be used for the project within marketing material and online
  • General cleaning
  • Serving customers
  • Manning the tuck shop
  • Assisting in the kitchen when required
  • Making notes in meetings

Other duties:

  • Business advertising
  • Marketing
  • Website development and maintenance
  • Film making,
  • Social media development
  • Evidence logging such as photos and filming linking in evaluation processes from funders 
  • Compiling case studies of the young people we work with 
  • Interviewing participants
  • Assisting project delivery and acting as a role model to the young people we support 
  • Researching and identifying suitable funding opportunities for the organisation and assisting in application processes including general business support for community arts programmes

Additional training: Working alongside a staff handbook apprentices will learn about policies, procedures, basic teacher training pre-qualification and the processes in which the Imaginarium specifically delivers this is focusing on teamwork, dynamics and communication skills.

As part of the role all apprentices will complete training in first aid, mental health first aid, child abuse and neglect awareness, child protection, fire safety, health and hygiene.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Clear communication
  • Excellent timekeeping
  • Leadership skills
  • Good administration
  • Competent preparation skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Dance experience 
  • Experience of working with children and young people
  • Experience working with vulnerable children, young people and within the health, mental health and wellbeing sector is an added bonus although not essential

Personal qualities

  • Positive and inspiring attitude
  • Dedication to the role
  • Strong team player
  • Patience
  • Understanding of vulnerable participants
  • Empathy
  • Taking the initiative to adapt to various situations within teaching and community arts

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE Maths & English A*-C/9-4 or equivalent
  • Driving license isn’t essential however independent travel is

Future prospects

  • Progression routes for training: Level 3 RSL Creative and Performing Arts, Level 4 Creative Practitioners, Level 3 – 5 Creative Industries Practitioners, LCM Acting, Musical theatre grades 1-8, PTTLS & DTTLS Teacher training
  • Progression career option examples: Performing arts teacher, dance coach, community artist, youth worker, festival artist, community engagement officer, cultural engagement, funding officer, community project lead, charity worker

Things to consider

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week)

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW):

About the employer

Based in our beautiful studios in the heart of Redcar and Cleveland we deliver a highly inspiring Community Arts Programme with weekly sessions in performing arts. All our classes are brought to you by our amazing staff, apprentices and performers who work very hard to give you an outstanding range of creative opportunities throughout our academic year. 

All our performers train in their chosen artform and then perform in our annual major production alongside spin off performances within our community including the Stockton International Festival, Festival of Thrift, Primrose Bell Market just to name a few. 


The Imaginarium Creative Studios Ltd


4-6 Coatham Road


TS10 1RJ

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Stockton Riverside College


Anna Harper 07436 795883

  • Level 2 Community Activator Coach Apprenyticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills maths & English, if required

Apprenticeship standard

Community activator coach

Level 2 (GCSE)

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