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Programme Assistant

Career stage: Mid-Level

How would you like to develop your event administration skills at ‘Kings Place – that most adventurous and forward-thinking of London’s venues’ (Telegraph)? Join our team and help us present ‘some of the most innovative programming on the British music scene’ (Evening Standard)!


Kings Place is an arts centre in King’s Cross with a critically-acclaimed programme of music and spoken word.  It’s home to an array of festivals which embrace a range of different communities, including its own London Podcast Festival and Luminate Festival, as well as collaborative events from Songlines Encounters to the EFG London Jazz Festival to the Jewish Literary Foundation’s Book Week. Kings Place collaborates with a family of regular partners and Artistic Associates, including resident ensemble Aurora Orchestra, Alan Bearman Music, The Sixteen, The Guilty Feminist and Marsm, the organisation promoting musicians from South West Asia and North Africa. It is a place where many people connect with their passion and no one is lost in the crowd.

We are independently-funded and generate income through ticket sales, our development work, and the staging of world-class conferences and events.

Kings Place is a committed equal opportunities employer. We strive to provide our employees with a work environment free from discrimination where everyone can succeed and excel. We recognise that our organisation is enriched and strengthened by a diverse workforce and we welcome applications from everyone.


The Role

We are seeking a Programme Assistant to join us in a full-time, permanent role. During that time, you’ll provide support to the whole Programme team, learning about all areas of programming, production, marketing and finance in a dynamic environment.

The role exists to lead on the administration of the Kings Place programme of shows and events, from managing the diary systems, liaising with artists, communicating event details to the marketing, box office and production teams, contracting, coordinating settlements, to attending shows and connecting with artists and industry members.


The Person

This is a great opportunity for a creative person with basic administrative skills and a keen interest in music arts and culture, who would like to further their experience in a venue environment. You will have excellent organisational and communication skills, be computer-literate (from Excel spreadsheets, email communication to larger-scale diary management systems), have some experience in an arts centre/media environment and the ability to manage short-term and long-terms tasks simultaneously.


Salary £24,000 per annum

Closing Date: 8th April 2024

Contract: Full Time – Permanent

To apply, please send CV and Covering letter to 

Full Job Description and Requirements at 

Kings Place operates a hybrid working model. The role is partially venue-based, for meetings and collaborative working. Administrative work can be done remotely with line manager approval. Staff work approximately 60% on site and 40% WFH, and our standard office hours are 10-6, but this is open to flexibility.

This role is open to flexible working arrangements.

Kings Place Music Foundation

Administration, Live Events, Production, Programming, Venue
Hybrid, London
£24,000 p.a
Apply by
Sat 20 Apr, 2024

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