We are recruiting

We are recruiting for a Youth Arts Apprentice

Hone your creative skills working with children and young people in an artist-led environment in Crook, County Durham on the delivery of our Youth Music programme ‘Sounds Around the World’ and our young peoples Cree Project funded by Durham County Council Public Health Department.Jack Drum Arts are an artist-led company who are seeking a creative youth arts apprentice to work at our base in Crook and around the local area supporting our Lead Youth Music Worker in all workshop delivery and project administration as well as supporting our new Cree Project, set up to support young people at risk of or suffering from mental health issues.

You will undertake training at Sage Gateshead 2 days per month, working towards an NVQ qualification in Live Events at Level 2.

If you have a passion for the arts, are keen to develop your skills working with children and young people, whilst gaining real insight into creative working practices, then we’d like to hear from you. We’re looking for a reliable, self-motivated creative individual preferably with experience of using music and drama in a workshop environment, good social media and communication skills.

We will only accept applications from young people aged 16–18 years and only for individuals who are NEET (not in education, employment or training) at the time of application.  This is due to funding criteria as part of the Creative Employment Programme.

For more information on the post please visit the Apprenticeships website herePlease submit your CV and a letter of application (no more than 2 sides of A4) by email to helen@jackdrum.co.uk before the closing date below.

Our Big Gig – Brass Samba Blow Out

IMG_8531Our Big Gig day as part of our our Brass Samba Blow Out event started this morning with some drumming workshops for local primary school children facilitated by Jack Burton and Adam Heslington.  Fantastic start to the day’s events.  We are now getting ready for the music event this evening which kicks off at 7pm.  Featuring Runaway Samba, Hannabiell and Midnight Blue along with Oompah Brass.


Big Brass Bash_crook_2We are thrilled to be able to be part of the fantastic Durham County Council’s Brass Durham International Festival this year playing host to an evening of FREE music at the St Cuthbert’s Centre in Crook on Friday 11th July, 7pm – 9.30pm.

So bring your family and friends to this fun community event where you can expect funky live music from Oom-Pah,  one of the amazing BRASS street bands and award winning Hannabiell Sanders. Performing with Hannabiell will be our very own band Runaway Samba who have created for BRASS new tunes featuring young performers from across the Durham Dales.

Tickets for this event are FREE but it is wise to get them in advance.  You can do this by calling the office on 01388 765002 or emailing helen@jackdrum.co.uk with your name, phone number and number of tickets.  Alternatively please drop in to the office and pick them up – we are open from 8.30am until 3.30pm, monday to friday.

Please note there will be a licenced bar available so do not bring your own refreshments!

This project was made possible with funding from The National Foundation for Youth Music as part of Sounds Around The World delivered by Jack Drum Arts, Councillor Eddie Tomlinson via the 3 Towns AAP and Durham County Council.