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Programme Organiser, Holiday Fun

Colchester, Essex
£22,000 gross per annum

Firstsite is a contemporary visual arts organisation based in a stunning, award
winning Gallery in Colchester, Essex. Since opening in 2011, Firstsite has
established its reputation for being an art Gallery of regional and national
importance especially through its work bringing internationally significant
artworks to very diverse audiences.

Firstsite was awarded Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2021.

We are looking to appoint a full time Programme Organiser to support our Holiday
Fun Programme on a 6 months fixed term contract.

In this role you will contribute to Firstsite’s school holiday programme which was
set up as a response to food poverty in the school holidays (‘Holiday Hunger’).

The programme celebrates the positive impact of creativity on self-worth, problem solving and mental wellbeing, welcoming families to Firstsite to enjoy a free meal,
sport, artist-designed activities and the sense of safety and community generated
by the gallery.

You will be based at our site in Colchester, with occasional travel to Harwich.

Please see the Job Description for more information.

Firstsite’s commitment to inclusion

We pride ourselves on being a place where your individuality is valued; you can be
yourself and still achieve your potential. We believe that your individuality helps
us to deliver the best results to our objectives. Diversity of background, diversity
of experience, diversity of perspective, are important to us.

At Firstsite, we recognise that returning to work after an extended career break
can be daunting. We understand and appreciate that those with experience who
have taken a career break still have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer
our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support
you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive
network across the organisation to help you best integrate into the working

Applying with a disability

Firstsite is proud to be an inclusive employer and we seek to attract and retain the
best people from the widest possible talent pool. We are a Disability Confident
Committed Employer.

We are committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout the recruitment process. We aim to offer an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum requirements of the role, and we look to anticipate and provide reasonable adjustments, as required.

Please speak to your recruitment contact for more information.

How to apply for this role

To apply for the role, please send your cv and a brief covering letter that states
how your experience and skills match the criteria listed in the job description to
[email protected], together with a completed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Monitoring Form.

Deadline for applications is 8am, Monday 5th September 2022

Click here for the full job description
Welcome area at Firstsite. 'Big Hello' (2018) Peter Liversidge. Photo by Jayne Lloyd.

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