Programme Assistant Trainee Roles at South London Gallery

The South London Gallery is recruiting two new full-time project assistants as part of a 12-month training programme for people beginning their careers in the arts and cultural sector.

Deadline for applications: 10am, 16 September 2019


Open Until:

Posted: 09/05/2019

The two candidates will benefit from practical work experience as well as an individually tailored training programme which will include external courses, one-to-one time with an industry mentor, membership of a peer support network, independent research time and a range of in-house training opportunities.

Residents’ Programme Assistant
The Residents’ Programme Assistant will support the Open Plan project on three local housing estates: Elmington, Pelican, and Sceaux Gardens. Your primary role will be working with children and young people at Art Block, our free space for local children to make things, be creative and play on Sceaux Gardens estate. Alongside this role you will also assist with the development and production of new public work by artists on both Pelican and Sceaux Gardens estates.
Heritage Programme Assistant
The Heritage Programme Assistant will support the SLG’s wide ranging community-centred programme of heritage focused and archival activities. This includes projects and workshops with community groups of all ages, exploring their own stories and history as part of SLG’s central heritage programme, Evidence of Us. Alongside this role you will assist with the running of the SLG’s publicly accessible archive room which opened in September 2018 with exhibitions and digital materials about the history of the gallery, its buildings and the local area.

You will find these roles rewarding if you are enthusiastic and proactive and enjoy working with children, families, older residents and visitors and would like to support them to access the SLG’s wide range of resources and projects.

What we are looking for

You need to be enthusiastic about new challenges and excited about learning new things. Some previous experience of working with your local community (through schools, community centres, youth clubs or charities) or in a customer-facing role would be helpful. You do not need to have a degree or previous experience working in the arts or cultural sector.

We are particularly interested in applicants from low income backgrounds and those from black and ethnic minority communities, who are underrepresented in museums and galleries.

Read more and download an application form from the South London Gallery’s Website

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