We are the artists’ advocate. Join us as we embark on an exciting period of transformation and growth.

About the role 

As the Programme and Communications Assistant at a-n, you’ll play a crucial role in supporting the work of our Marketing and Communications Manager and Head of Programmes. You’ll manage key administrative tasks including programme planning, event administration and processing bursary applications, and help execute our Marketing and Communications strategy. This role requires a creative thinker with an organised approach to deliver marketing tactics that enhance brand visibility, drive growth and boost member engagement, as well as ensure the smooth running of our programme.

About you

  • You’re inquisitive. You have experience in email marketing and social media. You enjoy exploring new trends and tracking insights. 
  • You like to do things right. You’re well organised and have excellent attention to detail when managing multiple projects, processing information, taking minutes and creating copy and assets. 
  • You’re a team player. You have excellent communication skills and are confident working collaboratively with a wide variety of people (whether face to face or on Microsoft Teams). 
  • You’re proactive. You’re good at multitasking. You can effectively manage your own time and like to use your initiative to problem solve. 
  • You’re connected. You’re interested in UK visual arts practices and would love to be part of an organisation that empowers artists to thrive.  

Why choose us 

  • Impactful work: We’re a small but strong team. Your work makes a difference. 
  • Future-facing: You’ll contribute to exciting initiatives, such as developing our new website, improving our membership offer and bringing our new brand strategy to life.  
  • Perks of the job: We offer a range of great benefits, from flexible ways of working to 24/7 access to legal advice, health and wellbeing resources and a workplace pension scheme. You’ll engage with a diverse range of artists and cultural professionals, and occasionally enjoy a trip away or two! 

Be part of a team that champions artists.

How to apply 

If you’re ready to make a difference, then we’d love to hear from you.  

We particularly encourage applications from Disabled, D/deaf and/or neurodivergent people and those from Black, Asian and Ethnically Diverse backgrounds, as these groups are currently underrepresented in the cultural sector. 

To find out more about the job and how to apply, please read the Job Description and Person Specification and Guidance for applicants.

The closing date for applications is 10am on Tuesday 23 July 2024.  

Summary of terms

Job title: Programme and Communications Assistant 
Reporting to: Marketing and Communications Manager
Contract: Full time, permanent
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary:  £22,438 to £30,694
Pension: Access to workplace pension scheme
Annual Leave: 34 days p.a. (including statutory public and bank holidays) rising to maximum of 37 days relative to length of service.
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne