Community music making and performing arts activities across North Yorkshire and the Dales.

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Professional productions for theatres, voluntary and community arts venues.

Kickstarter Job Placement Opportunities

The Kickstart Scheme is a Government initiative supporting employers to provide quality work placements for six months to young people who are aged between 16 and 24 years old. As a small organisation, BlueBoxt has been able to access the scheme through Richmondshire District Council who are acting as a Kickstart Gateway.

From April 2021, we will be offering four quality professional homeworking placements with mentoring support and opportunities to develop transferrable skills. Each role will be for an average of 25 hours per week. Good communication and IT skills will be essential to get the most out of the opportunities available.

Placement 1 - Administrative Assistant (BBPL-W01) 

Placement 2 - Marketing and Media Assistant (BBPL-W02)

Placement 3 - Website and Digital Content Creative (BBPL-W03) 

Placement 4 - Music Production and Sound Creative (BBPL-W04)

The roles will be an ideal match for graduates seeking creative industries experience to develop their career portfolio or young creatives considering their future training options, an apprenticeship or seeking to establish their chosen career pathway.

To apply for a placement you must be claiming Universal Credit and be referred to the scheme by the DWP (Department for Work and Pensions). Talk to your Work/ Employment Coach for more details. The application process is open now and submissions will be considered on a rolling basis, subject to available vacancies. If selected, candidates will be invited to attend a virtual Zoom interview, which will be recorded for internal use only.

Frequenctly Asked Questions...

This will be my first job so I don't have a lot of experience - is it worth me applying?
Yes, we understand how difficult (and terrifying) it is when starting to build your career. Our placements include regular mentoring and support so we can help you every step of the way. We want you to succeed and enjoy your time with us.

I don't drive - is this a problem?
Not at all. Our placements are perfect for working from home. For some activities it can be better to meet in person but we can look at the best way to do this together as the need arises.   

I didn't do very well at school so I don't have great qualifications - does this matter?
It is never too late! School isn't for everyone and should not stop you achieving great things. We can help provide the training and support you need to complete a placement with us.

I am a graduate looking to develop specific skills - can you help?
Yes, each of our placements are designed to develop you as an individual and boost your future employability. Together, we will agree what areas of work you will undertake that help us as an organisation and provide the experience you need to build your portfolio of evidence.

What kind of projects might I be working on?
Current examples include,

> Giving our websites a fresh look. Helping to update the content and structure of the site.

> Managing our facebook and Instagram pages for the different activities and events we offer.

> Creating a contact directory for theatre and arts venues who host productions.

> Designing our next Newsletter.

> Preparing music tracks for performance.

> Recording and editing our next CD.

I'm not really sure what job I am interested - is there someone I can talk to about my options?
Yes, our placements really are that flexible so you can experience what it is like to work in the performing arts and creative industries. We are happy to mix and match the job roles to best fit your career goals and aspirations.

It sounds too good to be true - what's the catch?
There are none. Our requests are simple - we are looking for trustworthy individuals who want to succeed and who are as excited as we are about the performing arts and the work placements we have available.

We have helped lots of young people to improve as performers and individuals, decide on their study and career options and we want to help you too.

So the question is "Do YOU want to develop a great working relationship with US and see where it leads?"

Current Vacancies

Administrative Assistant (BBPL-W01)

Help us to run the organisation! You will gain communication, finance and marketing skills.

LAST UPDATED: 07/09/21


Website and Digital Content Creative (BBPL-W03)

Help us keep in touch with our online audience and participants. You will gain web design and social media skills.

LAST UPDATED: 07/09/21


Marketing and Media Assistant (BBPL-W02)

Help us promote our events and activities. You will gain communication, jouranlism and marketing skills.

LAST UPDATED: 07/09/21


Music Production and Sound Creative (BBPL-W04)

Help us create our concert and theatre productions. You will gain experience in music production and live sound.

LAST UPDATED: 07/09/21


How to apply...

  • Send a text message to: Colin Bailey - 07711211169

  • Send a message using the contact box opposite

  • Email your CV to:

We can then arrange to have a chat and decide which placement might be a good opportunity for you.

Got a query? You can contact using the form below or email

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