Art Station Creative Programme work placement – six months duration.

The Art Station is an arts charity, located in an old telephone exchange on the high street in Saxmundham, Suffolk offering an exciting Art and Learning Programme and supporting the creative industries in East Suffolk. Take a look at our website to find out more about our programme.

Job description:

The Creative Programme work placement will assist the team to deliver the fun, all-ages Art and Learning programme, including exhibitions, talks, Events, walks and workshops. Art Station is focusing more on our local natural environment and how we can look after it. You will be working with the Programme Manager, Co-ordinator, Freelance Artists and our volunteers to offer high quality experiences for our participants and audience.

You will learn team working, day to day logistics re setting up and running a creative industries hub/venue, planning skills, presentation skills, managing office and booking software, basic event management, planning and delivering creative activities, promotion and marketing including social media co-ordination, basic budgeting, introduction to becoming self-employed or setting up a small business. This will support you with skills needed in further education or entry level employment in the creative industries and offer transferable skills, useful in any sector.

Person description:

We are looking for someone aged 17 to 24 who is energetic, reliable, creative and committed to working in a creative organisation and enjoys working with other people. You will be interested in learning and progressing and using initiative to solve problems as they come up. You may have some experience from working in paid employment or you might have volunteered. You will be happy interacting with people you don’t know and working with different age groups. You are interested in the natural environment, local nature and wildlife. You will be able to describe why you are interested in working for Art Station.
Hours of work: 9.30 to 5.30. Mon to Friday. Minimum 3 days per week including one day ( either Saturday or Sunday) worked at the weekend at least twice per month. We will consider someone who is studying part time.


National Living Wage (23 and over) £10.42 per hour
21-22 Year Old Rate £10.18
18-20 Year Old Rate £7.49 16-17 Year Old Rate £5.28
Length of contract: Six months from beginning of contract.


Please send a cv and one page cover letter saying why you think you are the right person for this role and including any skills and experience that might be relevant. We will acknowledge your application and tell you if you have been shortlisted for an interview. We will interview shortlisted applicants on a rolling basis as applications are made.
We will prioritise young people who aren’t currently in education, training or employment. We particularly encourage applications from groups who are underrepresented in the cultural sector including working class people, disabled people, and people from ethnically diverse backgrounds.

If you have any challenges with mobility and stairs we will arrange a workspace on ground floor in the town until Art Station has ground floor space in December 2023.

Contact: [email protected] / 07927770421

Rolling deadline until end of September 2023