Arts Emergency


About us

Arts Emergency is a charity and national support network for young people who don’t have influential contacts of their own. Arts Emergency engages a network of over 7,000 volunteers and supporters, professionals in the cultural and creative industries; from humanities professors to dancers, from journalists and best-selling authors to indie musicians and theatre makers. This network offers 16-24 year olds from less-privileged backgrounds the work experience, mentoring, support, knowledge and real world connections they need to make the right choices for them in higher education, and break through into a related career. Our Programme Team is the beating heart of the charity working directly with young people and volunteers to help create opportunity, build confidence and develop creative networks.

Project Coordinator, Manchester

Arts Emergency has been working in Manchester since 2016 supporting young people through our mentoring programme. During that time, we’ve seen a community of mentors from across the creative industries come together to support over 60 marginalised local young people to pursue higher education, creativity and careers. As Project Coordinator, your work will be at the heart of our mentoring project in Manchester and you will be responsible for sustaining and developing the programme. This will include recruiting, matching and supporting new mentor pairs throughout 2019/20. It’s a busy, fun and rewarding role where you’ll work closely with our Programme Team Coordinator in Manchester and the wider Arts Emergency team around the country.

Contract: Freelance, 12 months, averaging 16 hours per week (equivalent of two working days)
Salary: £10 an hour

Download the full Job Description

Please apply by sending an up-to-date CV and cover letter of no more than one side of A4, telling us why you think you fit the role. Please email your CV and cover letter to by midday Tuesday 27 August 2019. Please ensure you include ‘PCMCR2 Project Coordinator’ in the subject line.