The Deadline for this job opportunity has now passed

We are looking for a Programme Assistant Intern to join the SSW team from the 4th June – 30th July 2018.

This is an eight week professional development opportunity for someone looking for experience in arts management. We are seeking a motivated individual who wishes to gain experience in all areas of arts management, including arts administration, PR and marketing, event planning & delivery, and programme development.

As the Programme Assistant you will be providing support to the SSW Programme Manager; assisting with daily management and administration tasks, whilst focusing on delivering the Residency Programme and a number of SSW Projects. During this internship, there will be a particular focus on assisting with the management and delivery of our Residency and Public Programmes; these include, the Summer Residency Programme, the Lumsden Residency as well as our ongoing Open Access and Project residencies and events.

This internship is offered on a part-time basis (32 hours per week/ 4 days), for the duration of eight weeks. Interns are paid a stipend of £150.00 per week, and provided with self-catering accommodation and access to facilities, including studio space. One day a week (outside of the 32 hours) is allocated for personal practice. This  internship is aimed at supporting and providing opportunities for recent graduates (up to three years out of college/university) or a similar level of experience. SSW particularly welcomes applications from those who have a proven interest in our area of work but need to gain more experience before entering full employment. SSW welcomes applications from a broad range of backgrounds, ethnicities, ages and those who identify as disabled.


To provide general assistance in:

  • The management of SSWʼs residency programme and facilities.
  • The delivery of SSW projects and the wider programme.
  • Management and delivery of events.
  • Management of workshops / courses and open access.
  • PR and marketing (including social media and website/blog updates).


  • Willingness to learn
  • Good communication skills and ability to work with artists, staff and other stakeholders.
  • Excellent team worker.
  • Good organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to listen and follow instructions, but to also take initiative where appropriate.
  • Ability to prioritise workload according to tight deadlines.
  • Flexible, with ability to accommodate changes in working days including some evening and weekend events if necessary
  • IT literate
  • Familiarity with social network platforms
  • Capacity to advocate and represent the organisation

Deadline for applications is 12 noon Wednesday 2nd May 2018.

The Deadline for this job opportunity has now passed

All applicants should use our online application form (link is below) to apply and we advise you to complete your application offline until it is ready to be submitted, as the contents of the form cannot be saved before submission. You will be asked to submit:

  • A recent CV
  • A statement of interest (no more than 500 words) outlining of why you think you are suitable for this role.
  • The name and contact details of a referee.

If you have any queries please contact: yvonne@ssw.org.uk

Interview Process

This position is available to start Monday 4th of June. The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 2nd May 2018. Skype interviews will be held on Monday 7th May and the successful applicant will be informed by the following day.

About SSW

The SSW website contains information about SSW’s various projects, residency programme, schools and community activities to date and as such, will provide you with a good general overview of the organisation. www.ssw.org.uk

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