Learning and Participation Assistant

The Learning and Participation Assistant is a new, part-time role that will support the administration and co-ordination of participatory music making workshops and concerts as part of Wigmore Hall’s learning and participation programme. The Learning and Participation Assistant will work closely with colleagues in the learning and participation team as well as artists, partners and participants.

For full details of the role as well as the experience, skills, qualities and interests we are looking for, please see theJob Description

Application deadline: 9.00am, Monday 1 July 2024

About Wigmore Hall Learning

Since 1994, Wigmore Hall's renowned learning and participation programme has been giving people of all ages and backgrounds opportunities to take part in creative music making, engaging a broad and diverse range of people through in-person and online creative projects, concerts, workshops and resources.

We are passionate about the impact music can have on our lives and on our society, and three core values lie at the heart of our programme: care, collaboration and equity. We aim to embody these values through co-designing and leading inclusive music making that improves wellbeing by enabling and nurturing creative agency, self-expression and social connection.

We collaborate with a range of community, education, arts, health and social care organisations, working in partnership to engage people who have experienced adversity, trauma, isolation and marginalisation, and who face barriers to participating in creative arts activity.

We work with schools, families, young people and older people, and our programmes include a Partner Schools Programme; projects with families who have experienced domestic abuse; Come and Create, a band of young autistic people aged 15+; a programme with young people impacted by the criminal justice system; Music for Life, a programme for people living with dementia and their families and carers; and a range of one-off events for families, schools and young people at Wigmore Hall. For more information on these programmes visit the Learning section of our website

Who can apply?

We would love to hear from you if you have the skills, qualities and interests listed in the Job Description.

Wigmore Hall is committed to being a fair and inclusive employer. We recognise the positive value of diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination, and we welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from people from the global majority* as well as trans and non-binary candidates, as they are currently under-represented in our workforce.

*This includes, but is not limited to people of Black Caribbean, Black African, South Asian, East Asian, South East Asian, Middle Eastern, Arab, Latinx, Native American and First Nations heritage as well as people indigenous to the global south

How to apply

If you would like to apply for this role please complete an application form here by 9.00am on Monday 1 July 2024.

If you don’t have access to a computer/the Internet please contact Daisy Swift (Director of Learning and Participation) on 07881 588903.

If you prefer, you can also submit your answers to the questions on the application form via a video or audio recording; please include a link to an online video or audio file (on YouTube or similar) of no more than 15 minutes in duration, in the field provided on the form. If you also complete the optional diversity and equality monitoring form via video or audio recording, this should be provided via a separate link.

For any accessibility questions related to the application process please contact Daisy Swift on 07881 588903 or dswift@wigmore-hall.org.uk.

The selection process

We are committed to inclusive recruitment practices, and take steps to ensure unconscious bias is minimised as far as is possible. Following an anonymised application grading process through which we create a longlist of candidates who have reached a qualification threshold, we then reference equalities data as part of the shortlisting process to ensure a diverse range of applicants is invited to interview.

Interviews will be held in person at Wigmore Hall on Wednesday 17 July 2024, when there will also be a chance to look around the venue and meet members of the Learning team. Please note the interview room is up several flights of stairs; if this is a barrier please let us know so we can make alternative arrangements. Candidates can choose to meet online via Zoom if preferred/needed. If you are unable to join us on this date we will endeavour to make alternative arrangements where possible.

We want to make the process as accessible as possible, so will provide shortlisted candidates with interview questions in advance so you can prepare before we meet.

We are committed to the safeguarding of all the people with whom we work; their wellbeing and safety is of paramount importance. We expect all our staff to respect the rights and dignity of participants, colleagues and partners, and to work in a way that promotes the safety and wellbeing of everyone involved. In accordance with Wigmore Hall’s Safer Recruitment Policy, appointment is subject to references and an enhanced DBS check (which we can issue for you and pay for), and the successful candidate will be required to take part in safeguarding training as appropriate.

Wigmore Hall will process (audit, store, use, transfer, keep updated and destroy) applicants’ personal data in accordance with applicable data protection legislation and our Privacy Policy.

For any questions regarding the scheme or recruitment process, please contact Daisy Swift on dswift@wigmore-hall.org.uk or 07881 588903.