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Opened in 2013, Media Space is an exciting collaboration between the Science Museum and the National Media Museum in Bradford, home of the National Photography Collection. A new London venue for world quality photography exhibitions and events, Media Space includes a 525m² major exhibition gallery and the flexible 300m² Virgin Media Studio.
This is an exciting opportunity for anyone with a passion for art or photography wishing to develop a career in art galleries or museums.
As our Media Space Assistant, you will be immersed in the day-to-day running of Media Space, responsible for provision of full administrative support to the team.
Your role will be highly varied, including such duties as updating the gallery schedule, financial administration, arranging and supporting meetings, maintaining mailing lists, and handling public enquiries. In addition to this, you will have a unique opportunity to see first-hand how world-class photography exhibitions are developed and delivered.
You will also support event and project organisation, and promote effective communication about the work of your team across the Museum.
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How to apply
Please take time to read all the following instructions carefully, together with the full job description below.
When you apply you will be asked to upload a covering statement in Microsoft Word format (the document must be in .doc .docx .txt or .pdf format and the maximum file size is 2 MB). You are advised to prepare this document in advance of making your application online. Please also ensure that you have uploaded your CV as a separate document which you can do when you create an account or log in.
In your covering statement you are asked to respond to the following questions. Please number your responses individually. Your covering statement should be no longer than two pages in total.
If you don't respond to these questions, we will not be able to consider your application.
If you are applying for more than one role please upload your CV and then prepare your covering statement for each role as separate documents.
SMG Job Description
Job Title: Media Space Assistant
Department: Media Space
Location: Science Museum
Reports to: Head of Photography
Date: December 2014
Purpose of the Job
To provide administrative support to the Media Space team who originate and produce an annual programme of world-class photography exhibitions, commissions, publications and events.
Working Relationships and Contacts
Head of Photography
Media Space team
Colleagues across Science Museum Group
External stakeholder and VIPs
Line Management and Budget Responsibility
No direct line management
Supervision of volunteers and interns as required
Budget Holder of £0
Skills, Knowledge and Relevant Qualifications
Scope for Impact
As first point of contact for the Media Space team, the post holder will be an ambassador for the department, giving a strong and professional first impression
Plays a key role in keeping the team running smoothly
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