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Whitstable Biennale

Archived: Programme Assistant

Deadline for applications: 5pm Monday 11th December 2017
Interviews: Monday 15th January 2018, at University of Kent, Canterbury

Whitstable Biennale is offering a new position for one year starting in February 2018. The position is four days per week (0.8 FTE). The Programme Assistant will work across our programmes including our festival in June 2018.

The Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries Programme
The post is offered as part of the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries programme 2017-19, which provides talent development opportunities for recent graduates from low-income backgrounds. Through it, Jerwood Charitable Foundation and its partners seek to change the socio-economic barriers that skilled graduates entering the arts workplace are facing. The programme provides paid entry-level placements at leading UK arts organisations, supported by a structured programme of ambitious professional development and peer mentoring.

In order to be eligible applicants must:
• Have graduated from a first degree (BA or equivalent) in any subject within the past
two years (i.e. in 2015, 2016 or 2017). No minimum grade required; AND
• Have received a full maintenance grant during the full period of their course and be
able to verify it with the necessary paperwork; AND
• Be a full-time UK resident.

Please ensure that you meet ALL of these criteria before applying. Further details of eligibility and FAQs can be found on the Jerwood Charitable Foundation website. You can find a full list of other opportunities in the programme here.

The Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries Programme is designed and managed by Jerwood Charitable Foundation in partnership with the British Council. It has been made possible through the combined support of Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence Fund, Garfield Weston Foundation, Jerwood Charitable Foundation, CHK Charities Limited and PRS Foundation.

Introduction to Whitstable Biennale
Whitstable Biennale is a festival of contemporary visual art, specialising in performance, film and sound, and taking place every two years on the Kent coast. Whitstable Biennale commissions and presents outstanding new work by contemporary artists. We work with emerging and underrepresented artists and support them to take significant new steps in their practice. Our careful, attentive approach creates an environment in which audiences and participants can challenge how they see themselves and their communities. Whitstable Biennale is hosted by School of Arts, University of Kent, and has an office on the Canterbury campus.

For more information and to download the application pack, please visit the website.

Application deadline: 5pm on Monday 11th December 2017
Interviews: Monday 15th January 2018 at University of Kent, Canterbury

Salary and terms:
The post of Programme Assistant is for 12 months, 4 days per week (0.8 FTE), and offers a salary of £17,095 (pro rata).

Main purpose of the role:
The Programme Assistant will support the work of the WB Curatorial team including coordinating events for WB2018 festival and our year-round programme

Main duties:
• Event coordination – Working closely with WB’s Curatorial team on event organisation and management, working with local and national partners. Delivery will include the festival fringe (Satellite) programme, and supporting 2018 festival and learning programmes, commissions, and artist residencies.
• Front-of-house / audience development – including welcoming visitors, and being first point of contact for partners, stakeholders and audiences. The Programme Assistant will contribute to blogs and other content, and support our audience development plans.
• Programme admin – including research, web and archive work, and supporting promotion of activities and events across platforms. Contributing to administration, including booking, hiring and purchasing, attending meetings, and contributing to fundraising.

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