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Community Engagement and Public Art Assistant
UCL East

Opportunity closes: 25th Jun 2023
Type: Fixed-Term Job
Based: London
Salary: London Living Wage

Website: anewdirection.org.uk
Instagram: @goodgrowthhub

Our new UCL East campus opened in 2023 and brings together nine UCL Faculties and multiple departments to work together on brand new interdisciplinary research and degree programmes in cutting-edge new schools and centres. The campus is on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford in east London, and this role will be based there. UCL East wants to be embedded in the local, east London community, and has been working for 10 years to build relationships and collaborations here.

This role will work with the Cultural and Community Engagement Team. This is an opportunity to develop event and exhibitions planning and delivery, communication and design skills as well as learn more deeply about the role of public art and community engagement with an experienced and dynamic team in east London.

On the Bloomsbury and UCL East Campuses you will work with a wide team to develop skills and understanding in the delivery of exhibitions, public events and community engagement projects. This is a dynamic and exciting role in a busy team and the traineeship will enable you to develop a range of knowledge and skills in the delivery of cultural and public programmes, and community engagement work that will be readily transferable.

The main purpose of the job is to support the design and delivery of community engagement, public art and cultural programmes in east London. Working with us on a broad range of activities from artist-researcher collaborations, supporting exhibitions, east London school engagement activities and helping us to explore and create content to share the story of our work across the university and beyond.

To read the full job requirements and responsibilities please read the job description here: https://www.anewdirection.org.uk/training-cpd/step-8


STEP is a training programme for young East Londoners local to the Olympic Park, who are ready to bring ideas, creative energy and perspectives to the creative and cultural sector.

You must be;

  • Aged 18 to 30
  • Resident of Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest
  • Priority will be given to those that have attended school or college in these boroughs

Through STEP, you’ll get paid London Living Wage over a 12-month training programme to develop a range of skills and creative approaches and build on your network across different organisations or departments. You’ll complete a work-based placement, grow as part of a peer network, take part in regular professional development workshops, and get a budget to produce a collaborative project. We’ll also connect you with a specialist industry mentor, provide careers coaching and continue to offer support as part of our community after the programme.

How To Apply

Complete our STEP application form by 10am on Sunday 25 June, you can upload video or audio responses.

If you require information in an alternative format, or want to speak to us about any access requirements, please contact us at [email protected]

Go to the Good Growth Hub website to find out more here about the STEP programme, book in to attend one of our information sessions, hear from STEP alumni and read out application guide for some expert tips.