This is an opportunity for a disabled person to work with CAPS on their collective advocacy project ‘Out of Sight Out of Mind (OOSOOM)’ in Edinburgh.
Role: Exhibition Assistant Internship
Payment: £9.33 per hour
Accountable to: CAPS Independent Advocacy
Contract: Up to 455 hours. Between August and 20 December 2019, with most hours being worked during October. Hours can be flexible to suit needs of the post holder, and also to meet the needs of the project. Contracted hours will be 21 per week with overtime possible during October.
Location: This post will be primarily based at Argyle House, in Edinburgh and occasionally from our Musselburgh office. We offer flexible working, and the post holder can work from a combination of office and home. They will be required to attend meetings at specific times and locations and during October they will be required to be primarily based at the exhibition venue.
Closing Date: Monday 22 July 2019 at 10.00 a.m.
Interview Date: Monday 29 July 2019 at the CAPS Office in Musselburgh.
CAPS is an independent advocacy organisation for people who have or have had experience of mental health issues. We provide individual and collective advocacy in East Lothian and Midlothian. We also host several experience-led projects across Lothian. The main purpose of CAPS is to assist people who have experience of mental health issues to set their own agenda, make their wishes and needs known and to have a say in how they live and what services they use.
This internship relates to CAPS collective advocacy project ‘Out of Sight Out of Mind (OOSOOM)’, an exhibition of artworks made by people who have experience of mental health issues. It is an open call exhibition and takes place at Summerhall, Edinburgh each October.
Please see job description for further information.
The internship involves assisting with the delivery of Out of Sight Out of Mind (OOSOOM) exhibition. It is an opportunity for someone who would like to experience the delivery of an arts-based project. The internship will suit someone who enjoys being busy, organised, likes variety in their week and working with people.
The intern will join a community of people who are passionate about the project and are invested in its success, including volunteers, exhibitors, venue staff, project partners and CAPS staff.
The internship involves assisting the Development Worker with tasks involved in the planning, delivery and post exhibition phase of the exhibition, and working collaboratively with volunteers, exhibitors and project partners.
The intern will carry out a range of administrative and practical tasks. They will be supported to work within a framework of Independent Advocacy. They will be supported by the Arts As Advocacy Development Worker, as well as the wider CAPS staff team.
The internship will begin during the busy pre-exhibition phase. The successful applicant will contribute to the smooth running of all phases of the project which broadly are: pre-exhibition (final planning and coordinating), week-long install, evening launch event, three week-long exhibition and post-exhibition. Tasks will vary throughout each phase. There is scope for the intern to input their own skills and ideas.
Main duties and tasks
- General project administration (e.g. print documents, book meeting rooms and basic research, such as finding out costs of materials and equipment)
- Carry out designated tasks (e.g. collate the exhibition submissions using Word and Excel, coordinate the invigilator rota, prepare exhibition labels)
- Interact with people who have lived experience of mental health issues
- Attend and assist with Planning Group meetings
- Liaise with the wider team and the public and project partners, in person and by email
- Assist in supporting volunteer involvement (e.g. organise and supply volunteer lunches and drinks)
- Work collaboratively with volunteers, exhibitors and project partners
- Assist with the practical tasks (e.g collect deliveries from reception, carry items such as artwork, keep space clear and tidy, dismantle exhibition).
- Assist in the post exhibition phase (e.g. gather evaluation material)
- Assist with invigilating the exhibition
- Assist in the exhibition launch and event preparation (e.g. work with others to set up the spaces and answer public questions)
- Excellent organisational skills
- Have a strong interest in event planning and/or arts-based projects
- Experience using Microsoft Word and Excel
- Experience of working flexibly as part of a small team
- Good interpersonal skills
- Good written and verbal communications skills
- Have a good understanding of the issues facing people who experience mental health issues. Personal lived experience in this area would be an advantage.
- Ability to work positively with people from different backgrounds in a sensitive and respectful way
- Ability to use own judgement and initiative and work to deadlines
- Have a clear need for the opportunity, and be able to show how it will help you overcome barriers to achieving your career goals. (this is assessed in the sections motivation for applying, skills development, and current employment status.)
- Must define as Deaf or disabled which includes physical, sensory and mental impairments, autistic spectrum, learning disabilities, learning difficulties such as dyslexia or long term health conditions. (You do not need to give details in the supporting statement unless you wish to. If you do, this will not be removed from the application before the shortlisting panel sees it.)
To apply for one of the WeCanWork Internships you must define as disabled as under the Equality Act 2010 which defines disability as: someone who has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.
This may include:
- A physical impairment
- A sensory impairment
- A mental health condition
- A learning difficulty such as dyslexia or dyspraxia
- Learning disability
- Any other disability or impairment
- Diagnosed as HIV positive, or with cancer, multiple sclerosis or other long term chronic condition
You must also be unemployed, under-employed (meaning that your current employment does not match your skills or required working pattern) and demonstrate a genuine need for the internship opportunity. For more details please see the application pack.
Please note that the successful candidate would need to apply for a Basic Disclosure Certificate which can be obtained from Disclosure Scotland.
If you would like to discuss this opportunity with the employer prior to submitting your application, please contact Glen Faulkner firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 0131 273 5116
Completed applications to be forwarded by Monday 22 July 2019 at 10am to:
By email: email@example.com
22-24 Earl Grey Street,
Telephone: 0131 370 6708
Please download and save the following documents:
Job Description: CAPS Internship job description
Candidate Privacy Notice: 2.5 Internship Candidate privacy notice
Equalities Monitoring Form: 2.4 Equalities-Monitoring-Form-2018
Internship Application guidebook: Accessing-Work-Guidebook-PDF