Opportunities Board

g39 Intern

Opportunity closes: 6th Jun 2023
Type: Internship
Based: Wales
Salary: min £19,838.00

Website: g39.org
Instagram: @g39cardiff

g39 Intern

July - December 2023

£19,838 per year pro rata

3 days a week (£11,903)

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 6 June 2023, 11:59pm

g39 is seeking to appoint an Intern to support the delivery of the busy and exciting 2023 programme. You will be in the early stages of developing a career in the visual arts sector. As the g39 Intern you will gain training, experience and insight to the creative and operational processes involved in running an arts organisation. This will equip you with skills, knowledge and connections that can support your career ambitions beyond the internship.

Period of employment: 5 July - 22 December 2023

Salary: £19,838 (0.6 = £11,902) per year

Hours of work: Part-time, 22.5 hours per week, 9:30am-5:30pm, Wednesday – Saturday (when we are open to the public you will be expected to work every Saturday)

Location: g39, Cardiff

Benefits: Pension scheme, professional development and training opportunities, 7.5 days’ holiday (plus bank and public holidays on a pro rata basis where applicable), flexible working

Start date: 5 July 2023

Interviews will take place on: Wednesday 21 June 2023

g39 2023 Programme

We start off the summer with the season Commonplace, shaped around the OPEN presented in partnership with Made in Roath and focussed events through PRIDE month. It is a celebration of artists’ work at every age, career level, experience and engagement level. This season will bring lots of events with the aim to activate the space with conversation and collaboration. This is followed by a project with Artangel; they collaborate with artists who defy boundaries to give form to extraordinary ideas.

The art they produce boldly responds to the environment in which we live. Alongside this programme we have the fourth cohort of g39 fellows in residence at g39.

The role

You will work with Caitlin Davies (Public Programmer) and the rest of the g39 team to support the research and delivery of public events, workshops and socials, these will all aim to boost g39’s community engagement.These activities will complement and extend our exhibition and residency programmes and help g39 in its mission to act as a bridge between communities, the public and artists.

As g39 Intern you will be responsible for:

  • Being an artistic and creative ally for artists
  • Being a facilitator for conversation between artists and our communities
  • Administrative support for the programme
  • Programme marketing

As g39 Intern, your duties will be:

  • Marketing - Contributing to marketing content for g39’s social media platforms, Bulletin and website, according to g39’s marketing policy.
  • Research - Supporting the programme’s vision and goal by developing an informed understanding about each person or group we work with.
  • Upholding wellbeing - Managing access riders to ensure suitable measures are in place to meet individuals needs as required throughout their work with g39 (e.g. support workers, interpreters, large print documents, childcare, accommodation). Assisting with the monitoring of these needs on an ongoing basis.
  • Engaging with the public - Being the first point of contact for visitors while working at the front desk, as well as, assisting with the organising and hosting of social events for g39’s community.
  • Programming - Working with the rest of the g39 team in supporting delivery of programme content including: liaising with guest contributors; scheduling events and activities; booking one-to-one sessions; ensuring physical / virtual space is available, prepared and accessible for events and activities; supporting hosting as required (physical and virtual).
  • Evaluation - Collecting evaluation material and data throughout the programme according to a provided framework / system (eg. Equal Opportunities forms, informal conversations about how events went, written evaluation forms).
  • General - Assisting in other duties required for the day-to-day running of the organisation.

What you can expect from g39

  • Shadowing experience in the creative and operational processes involved in running an arts programme.
  • Hands-on experience of planning and facilitating activity.
  • A workstation.
  • Weekly check-in meetings with the Public Programmer.
  • Access to the full g39 programme including workshops, 1-1 sessions, talks, group crits, social events and staff training
  • Training in Health and Safety and organisational procedures.

Person Specification (and where this criteria will be assessed)

  • An enthusiasm for working in and engaging with the visual arts in Wales. (CV, application form and interview)
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of contemporary visual arts practice. (interview)
  • Experience of marketing and social media promotion. (CV and application form)
  • A desire to listen, understand and support artists’ and the public's access needs. (application form)
  • Ability to work as part of a team. (application and referees)
  • Previous experience in either an art related role (e.g. gallery invigilation, gallery admin, freelance arts practice), public facing role (e.g. retail, caring) or events related role (e.g. community event planner). (CV and application form)
  • Adaptability and responsiveness to the needs of contributors and participants. (Interview)
  • A willingness to gain new knowledge, experience and skills. (Application form and interview)
  • Excellent communication skills. (CV, application form and Interview)
  • IT skills. (CV)

Is it for me?

This opportunity is for you if you are in the early stages of developing a career in the visual arts sector.

This opportunity is not open to people in formal education during the period of employment.

We work with people irrespective of disability, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, family responsibility, age, race, ethnic origin, nationality (subject to issue of work permit where required), trade union membership and activity, political or religious beliefs.

We are committed to supporting more artists and arts workers whose background and/or identity is under-represented in our programme, resources and the g39 team. This includes, but is not limited to, people from Black, Asian and ethnically diverse backgrounds, people from lower socio-economic backgrounds, d/Deaf people, neurodiverse people, people with disabilities or long-term health difficulties and people with LGBTQIA+ identities.

We will reserve two interviews for people from lower socio-economic backgrounds, within the application form we will ask if you identify as someone from a lower socio-economic background, please answer as honestly as you can, we will not ask for proof of this in any way.

How To Apply

To Apply

  • Complete each section of the Application Form* (found below)
  • Send your most up to date CV (no more than 2 A4 sheets)
  • Submit the application and supporting material to [email protected] by Tuesday 6 June 2023.
  • Complete and return g39’s Equality Monitoring form (a link will be supplied when you submit your application).

* You have the option of submitting your application as an audio or a video file instead of a written application. Please use the audio or video format to answer the questions provided in the Application Form.

Audio or video applications should be no more than 12 minutes long. Max 20MB file size.

Deadline for applications: Tuesday6 June, 11.59pm