Job Opportunity: Programme Assistant

Aura Satz, 'Preemptive Listening (part 1: The Fork in the Road)', 2018. Courtesy of LUX and the artist.

We are looking for a creative, committed individual who is interested in the work of LUX Scotland and wants to learn more about how we support, develop and promote artists’ moving image across Scotland.

The Programme Assistant, a 6 month role supported by the Kickstart Scheme, will work closely with the LUX Scotland team to understand how a small-scale, non-profit arts organisation works and learn about the different skills and roles involved in delivering our programme dedicated to artists’ film and moving image.

Deadline: 10am on Monday 28 February 2022. We are unable to consider applications after this point.

Interviews will take place on Monday 14 March, via Zoom.

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Job Details

The Programme Assistant will assist the LUX Scotland team with the organisation of a range of events, including understanding event management and delivery, administration, communications and marketing across our diverse programme of screenings, events, talks, workshops, and online content.

Hours: 25 hours per week

Monday 9.30am‑1.30pm

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9.30am‑5.30pm (includes 1 hour lunch break)

Pay: £9.75 per hour (Living Wage)

Contract: fixed term contract, 6 months

Responsible to: Kitty Anderson, Director

Based: LUX Scotland, CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

Note: The LUX Scotland team are currently working from home, and plan to do so until the end of March. We hope to return to the office in April, but if working from home is still recommended beyond this point, then the Programme Assistant would need to adhere to this guidance too.

Desirable Skills and Interests

  • Interest in developing and delivering public programming and curatorial projects
  • Interest in artists’ moving image practice and an interest in the visual arts and film contexts in which LUX Scotland operates

  • Active engagement in the contemporary visual arts sector

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Well-organised with exceptional attention to detail

  • Knowledge of film and video technologies; and editing software

  • Self-motivated approach to working and experience of multi-tasking

  • Strong interpersonal skills, and ability to work effectively as part of a team

  • Mac-based computer literacy and working knowledge of Google Drive and Google Docs

  • Experience of working in a small-scale arts organisation or equivalent

Eligibility & How to apply

This post is supported by the Department for Work & Pensions KICKSTART Scheme. It provides funding to employers to create jobs for 16 – 24 year olds on Universal Credit for 25 hours per week for a total of 6 months. Please contact your Work Coach to check your eligibility.

The visual arts sector in the UK currently does not reflect the communities in which it works. LUX Scotland is committed to addressing this through all aspects of its work and we particularly welcome applications for this position from individuals from Black and other global majority backgrounds, from low income backgrounds and disabled people.

Please download and read the Application Pack that contains all the information you need to apply.

Please download and complete the LUX Scotland Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and send this in with your application.

To apply, please send your CV together with a one page covering letter explaining why you are interested in the position and the skills and experience you could bring to the role to email hidden; JavaScript is required with the title PROJECT ASSISTANT [YOUR NAME]’.


This post is supported by the Department for Work & Pensions KICKSTART Scheme.