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Trainee Opportunity: Project Assistant


Diary Drawing Day 579, 2006, © Bobby Baker. All rights reserved, DACS/Artimage 2021. Photo: Andrew Whittuck

Trainee Opportunity: Project Assistant 

Entry - 0-2 years' experience

Contract duration: 6-month placement

Role: 1 day per week, days and hours negotiable although the project assistant’s presence will be required for 10 x consecutive Mondays between 23 May and 25 July 2022

Bursary: £100 per day

Start date: 16th May 2022

Application deadline: 18th April 2022

Passionate about art? Do you believe that it be used to tackle issues in society? Then don't miss out on this unique opportunity...

Daily Life Ltd. is looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual with strong organisational skills to join the team for an exciting 6-month placement. This opportunity will particularly appeal to those with an interest in one or more of the following issues: gender equality and women’s rights, mental health, or those facing exclusion due to disability or health.

You will get the chance to work closely with a team of arts professionals on the organisation and delivery of a 10-week professional development course to interpret an acclaimed body of work by the celebrated artist Bobby Baker and a virtual exhibition and related public programme for the national charity Outside In of Bobby Baker’s work. Based remotely and attending meetings at the artist’s studio in North London, where necessary, you will be supported by a team of passionate and committed colleagues.

What you will learn

  • Gain a close working knowledge of the practice of a professional artist

  • Gain experience of delivering a 10-week course to interpret a large body of work by the artist Bobby Baker with participation on that course

  • Participate on the above course gaining knowledge and insight in the handling of collections and skills required to work with them in innovative ways

  • Learn about how curatorial decisions are made and how a project is managed for the purposes of a virtual exhibition by Bobby Baker and a related public programme of events and talks

  • Gain experience of the logistics, coordination and planning of the above activities

  • Gain experience of exhibition and event marketing strategies and methods

  • Learn about budget management and funding requirements

  • Learn about project evaluation and reporting for multiple purposes and audiences

Knowledge, skills, experience

  • Be able to show a demonstratable commitment to and an interest in the project management and coordination of exhibitions and events

  • Must be disciplined with strong organisational skills

  • Must enjoy working as part of a team but able to work independently

  • A confident communicator


  • Experience of communicating and collaborating with a wider team using file sharing platforms such as Dropbox is preferable

To apply

  • Log in to your Creative Access account or register today to apply for this opportunity

  • Upload your CV and cover letter as one document (applications without a tailored cover letter will not be accepted)

  • Once submitted, you can no longer amend your application, so proof-read carefully

  • Do not contact the company directly

  • Please email any queries about this role to Creative Access at this address:

  • Application deadline: 18th April 2022

We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are from an under-represented group. This includes, but is not limited to, Black, Asian and ethnically diverse candidates, people with disabilities and individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

The successful candidate for this opportunity will also participate in a Creative Access support programme that sits alongside workplace training. This includes a programme of induction training, monthly masterclasses, wellbeing support, buddying/mentoring and more.

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