Programme Assistant (Kickstart)*
* This opportunity is part of the UK Government’s Kickstart Scheme and is only open to applicants aged 16 to 24 years (inclusive) who are currently on Universal Credit.
Mon 22 Nov 2021
— 25 hours per week, 6 month temporary contract.
— Rate: £9.50 per hour (Real Living Wage)
— Normal hours are 10am–6pm, Tues–Thurs, but you may sometimes be required to work outside these times.
— We are open to discussing the possibility of remote working, flexible start and finish times, or compressed hours. Although remote working is an option, the successful candidate will be expected to work at Pavilion’s workplace in Leeds city centre (42 New Briggate, LS1 6NU) for approximately half the weekly hours.
Supported by the UK Government’s Kickstart Scheme, we are seeking a creative, organised and enthusiastic Programme Assistant to join the organisation.
The role will support Pavilion’s Director and Administrator on the practical and creative delivery of our programme.
— Assisting in the production and delivery of events and screenings;
— Supporting artists to develop and produce new commissions with Pavilion;
— Helping to develop the network of local artists we support through our regular Artists’ Moving Image Network meetings;
— Researching and developing new artistic and curatorial projects with the Pavilion team;
— Assisting in the day to day workings of the organisation.
Pavilion (est. 1983) is a visual organisation based in Leeds, working at the intersection of art and cinema. The organisation’s work is focussed on the production and presentation of critically-engaged contemporary art, and on the development of artists in the Leeds City Region. We run a programme of screenings, exhibitions and live events, often in partnership with galleries, museums, cinemas and other community groups. We produce high quality new work that is rooted in our local context and has international impact and reach. We provide a platform for creative practitioners working with film and video to move their practise forward.
Pavilion is a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity. The organisation is overseen by a voluntary board of directors.
Essential skills, experience and qualifications
— Demonstrable interest in contemporary art and film (particularly artists’ moving image and media arts practice);
— An excellent eye for detail;
— Previous experience working or volunteering in the field of contemporary visual art;
— Ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing;
— Ability to solve problems and find solutions – Source equipment and materials, make methodical and practical plans to achieve varied production tasks;
— Confident computer-user (Ideally MacOS);
— Reliable, punctual, self-motivated and able to work to deadlines;
— Sensitivity to people’s artistic ideas and different ways of working;
— An active commitment to equal opportunities.
How to Apply
Deadline: Mon 22 Nov 2021
To apply you must receive an Introduction ID through your DWP work coach. Please contact your DWP work coach and quote the following job reference: KS76E67735.
Once you have received an Introduction ID, please provide us with the following information:
— A covering letter quoting your Introduction ID and stating why you are interested in this position and how your skills and experience are suited to its requirements. Responses should be no more than 1 side of A4 (or no more than 500 words)
— A short 1-2 page CV detailing your relevant skills and experience.
Please provide two referees, who will be contacted should a job offer be made. These can be provided as part of your covering letter or CV.
Applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted by 5pm on Thursday 25 November 2021. Interviews will take place on 30 November 2021.
Pavilion was founded with a commitment to challenging exclusions in the visual art field. We recognise and value the diversity which exists in British society and welcome applications from people of colour, individuals from ethnic minority or low-income backgrounds, disabled people, people who identify as LGBTQ+ as well as those who are currently underrepresented in our organisation.