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Campus Internship: Cultural Institute Communications Assistant

Are you a current University of Leeds undergraduate student, with an interest in working in communications and the cultural and creative industries sector? Would you like to gain valuable experience of supporting partnerships between universities and cultural organisations? 

The Cultural Institute has three main aims: to increase pioneering research collaborations with our partners, to widen cultural engagement and participation, and to create more opportunities for – and build the skills of – our students.

The Communications Assistant will play a key role in planning and delivering Cultural Institute communications to key groups, such as external partners, public audiences or University of Leeds staff. Working within the Cultural Institute team and alongside the Communication Coordinator, you will have the chance to engage with our cultural and creative industries partners across the region.

You will write, edit, co-ordinate and publish content across various digital and print communications channels, and work on delivery of key events both on and off campus. You will also play an important role in developing a communications strategy to promote the campus’ cultural offer, working closely with on-campus cultural venues and producers. Through these activities, you’ll learn about partnerships between universities and cultural organisations, and their impact on society, as well as developing communications, administrative and project management skills.

As part of the internship you will have the opportunity to work directly with one of our cultural partners on a bespoke placement embedded within their organisation, providing you with off-campus experience and the opportunity to develop your professional network in an area aligned to your own particular interests. 

With an interest in pursuing a career in communications and/or the cultural and creative industries sectoryou will have excellent organisational and planning skills and the ability to complete tasks to agreed deadlines. You will also have strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team; with a positive and proactive approach to problem solving and making improvements. Strong IT skills and proficiency in the use of MS Office products are essential.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Nichola Casse, Communications Coordinator, Cultural Institute

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3143, email:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute:  Cultural Institute
Category:  Administrative and Clerical Support
Grade:  Grade 3
Salary:  £17,079 to £18,688 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (from August 2019 to July 2020)
Release Date:  Monday 10 June 2019
Closing Date:  Monday 24 June 2019
Interview Date:  Monday 08 July 2019
Reference:  AHCLC1091
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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