WE’RE RECRUITING – x2 Community Arts Trainees


We’re looking for our next cohort of Community Arts Trainees to join the Magic Me team from January – May 2024 as part of our Artworks Trainee Programme. 


  • Aged 18-30?
  • Living in Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Newham or Waltham Forest ?
Interested in:
  • A career in the arts?
  • Working with the community of East London?
  • Learning about the arts in a community setting?


About the Artworks Trainee Programme

Artworks is a training Programme that has been running at Magic Me since 2020 for those aged 18 –30. The programme supports young adults to gain knowledge, skills and confidence to access a career in the arts.

For the first time, Magic Me is extending this opportunity to young adults living in the neighbouring boroughs of Hackney, Newham and Waltham Forest as well as Tower Hamlets. The Traineeship offers practical skills and experience supporting creative projects in your community through on-the-job training. Between January – May 2024, you will have the chance to work alongside artists and staff on our new project Creative Mix – a project bringing together older adults from local sheltered housing schemes and young people from a Secondary School.


Here are some quotes from previous Trainees about their experience working on community arts projects:


“I learned both very hands-on practical skills, and learned more about myself as an individual, my strengths and shortcomings and how I can make those shortcomings strengths.”
– Yasmin (June – July 2023)


“I really discovered my passions and dislikes and I’m grateful for the doors it’s opened for me, it’s really given me that head start I needed for my journey in the arts.”
– Nazifa (2020)

“Working with the team, the Project Manager, participants, artists and two other trainees has made a huge difference in my life… They have given me happiness in my gloomy days, professional experience and a chance to develop new skills within the Arts industry, which before I had struggled to progress with, in my career.”
– Isobel (January – July 2023)

How to apply

For more information and to read the full job description please check here.

Complete the online application form at the bottom the page where you will be asked to answer 3 questions.

Complete the Diversity and Inclusion Monitoring Form (please note this form is always anonymised)

The deadline for applications is Thursday 30th November, 12pm.

Interviews will take place at Magic Me’s office in Bethnal Green on Thursday 14th December. Each interview will be no longer than 30 minutes and if you are invited for an interview, you will be sent the questions in advance.

We aim to tailor each Trainee role to suit the strengths of the individual and recognise that some individuals may need additional support. If you would like to have a friendly chat to discuss this role further, we invite you to log into our Zoom drop in on Friday 17th November 2-5:30pm with Audrey Aidoo-Davies by clicking here. Alternatively, you can get in contact on audreyaidoodavies@magicme.co.uk

Community Arts Trainee Application


You must be a Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Newham or Waltham Forest resident to apply.
You must be aged 18 - 30 to apply.
This role is three days a week, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9am - 5pm. Starting from Tuesday 9th January to Thursday 23rd May.

This trainee role has been designed to help address inequalities in the arts sector. We would particularly like to hear from people who identify as working class and from ethnic minority backgrounds.

Diversity & Inclusion Monitoring Form

Magic Me is committed to the principles of equal access and opportunity for all, as outlined in our Diversity and Inclusion and other policies available on our website. We aim to ensure that no participant, job applicant or employee is discriminated against on the grounds of gender, race, nationality, ethnic or national origins, marital status, sexual orientation, age, trade union activity, disability or religious belief. Please complete the details below to help us monitor the effectiveness of our Diversity and Inclusion policy. Completion is voluntary. If you’d prefer not to answer some questions, please feel free to leave the box blank or tick prefer not to say. All data will be anonymised.

This section is about the income in your household when you were growing up. If you click 'other', please specify. (Click box to tick)