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Museum – Creative Programme Assistant (Kickstart 6 Month Paid Placement)

At a glance

Museum of the Home
National Minimum Wage
Closing date
6 Month Placement
25 hours per week

This advert is to express your interest in this Kickstart placement, not to apply for it, an advisor will be in touch to discuss the next steps.

The Role

  • Be part of a team that is positive, energetic, creative and mutually supportive, and provide efficient and considerate support to all those involved in the Creative Programme.
  • This includes artists, participants of all ages and from all backgrounds, creative practitioners, partner organisations, members of the public and any others.
  • Assist members of the Creative Learning and Curatorial teams on individual projects and events as assigned by the Creative Learning Officer, attend events as required and proactively and flexibly support the day to day needs of the teams.
  • Carry out aspects of arts administration in line with department systems, such as arranging meetings, writing minutes and following up action points, making catering arrangements, booking rooms and spaces, making travel arrangements, processing invoices and payments, collating and analysing feedback.
  • Deal with enquiries and be the first point of contact for the team through email and telephone.
  • Liaise with artists, performers, speakers, etc, in advance of events and understand their needs.
  • Source materials and equipment for projects and events and keep an overview of the day-to-day upkeep of the resources store to ensure that it is neat and tidy and its contents in working order.
  • Set up rooms, furniture, materials and equipment ready for events and clear away afterwards.
  • Meet and greet individual artists, visitors and groups of participants to the Museum of the Home ensuring a welcoming, friendly and informative reception as required.
  • Contribute positively and constructively to meetings as required, inputting creative ideas and helping with team problem-solving.
  • Undertake research for the Creative Learning and Curatorial Teams as required, such as local organisations.

About You

  • An interest in arts and culture.
  • Enjoys working as part of a team and is able to build and maintain good working relationships with colleagues.
  • Is self-motivated, with a flexible and proactive approach to work.
  • Takes a practical hands-on approach to event delivery, some lifting will be involved.
  • Is able to communicate well with a wide range of people, including artists, partners and participants.
  • Has a flexible, creative approach to work and can stay calm under pressure.
  • Is well organised and able to multitask, with strong time management skills.
  • Has high accuracy and attention to detail in work produced.
  • Demonstrable experience of working effectively within a team
  • Experience in supporting, working or volunteering on events.
  • Experience working with families or children.
  • Experience of working in an arts venue.
  • Demonstrable experience in completing administrative duties.
  • Experience of working in a front-facing role engaging with different audiences and participants.
  • Experience in working with Office systems.

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