Join the Team: Programme Assistant

We have an exciting new opportunity to join our busy team as Programme Assistant.

Please click here for further details and to apply.

As an equal opportunities employer, all vacancies (including internships, work experience and placements) are advertised online and we would require you to apply through our current recruitment process.


Role: Programme Assistant.

Responsible to: Engagement Producer.

Contract: Fixed Term (12 months with the possibility to extend for a further 6 to 12 months).

Salary: £19,760 per annum.

Hours: 40 hours per week.

The role will involve assisting all members of the programme team to create and deliver Arnolfini’s exciting and ambitious cultural programme which includes exhibitions, workshops, talks, film screenings, community events, an art school, live art and performance, concerts, dance, schools activities, public art, projects, online content, and much more. The role will have a particular focus in supporting the exhibition and engagement strands of the programme with a variety of key tasks including:

• Helping to keep up to date records for the exhibition programme including artist and artwork information.
• Supporting the delivery of their exhibition interpretation including helping to create gallery guides, family guides, audio descriptions, exhibition publications and tours.
• Coordinating schools visits, workshops and events.
• Developing schools resources such as teacher packs and student activities.
• Developing exhibition and engagement materials to share online.
• Helping Arnolfini to evaluate their audiences’ experience of engaging with Arnolfini in a variety of ways.
• Helping to prepare copy and images for marketing their events to audiences.
• Collating data (for example audience figures) to share with funders.
• To work alongside their marketing and front of house teams, to promote the programmes and gather and organise feedback from audiences.

• Either an interest in / or experience in learning about contemporary arts practice.
• Some experience of basic office skills including use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook).
• Some experience / or ability to develop skills in Adobe creative suite softwares e.g Adobe Indesign, photoshop or illustrator.
• Good communication and interpersonal skills.
• Strong attention to detail with an accurate standard of written communication.
• Ability to prioritise tasks and manage time effectively.
• Ability to work effectively and flexibly as part of a team.

Further notes to potential applicants:
We are keen to encourage new routes into working in the arts and cultural sectors and is working to address and dismantle barriers many people experience to accessing jobs in the arts. This position is to support applications from motivated and ambitious individuals that have the right skills and abilities.

If you haven’t worked in a cultural organisation before, we are extremely keen to encourage applicants from underrepresented backgrounds such as ethnic minorities, low-income households and those who are disabled, among other protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010.

We recognise that you may have faced barriers to work or education previously, taken alternative routes into employment or had breaks in your career, and encourage you to think about transferable experience you have gained in any number of ways, including: education, volunteering, self-employment or on the job training.

Perhaps you have worked in some aspect of project management, front of house, duty management, events production or producing capacities, shift supervisor or similar roles, all of which would offer very transferable qualities.

We particularly welcome applications from those from non-traditional backgrounds. We have structured the role to allow for additional training and support.

If you would like to apply, please click here to complete the Programme Assistant Application form, detailing how your skills and experiences match the criteria of this role.

Please click here to complete an Equal Opportunities Form.

Please complete the online application form and equal opportunities form by 9am  Monday 7 February 2022.

Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 14 February with a view to an immediate start.

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