Administrative Assistant

  • Job title – Administrative Assistant
  • Role type – Permanent full time (with option for role to be 4 days per week)
  • Based – In our office in Clerkenwell, London (please see our office access statement) (although we will be moving office within the next 6 months, location tbc)
  • Reporting to – Managing Director
  • Hours – 40 hours per week 10am to 6pm Monday to Friday with daily one hour lunch break (with option to work 32-39 hours per week)
  • Start date – ASAP

Salary and benefits

  • Salary – £24,579 per annum (pro rata if less than full time)
  • Annual leave – 20 days, plus bank holidays, plus one additional day's annual leave for each year worked at Artangel. The office is closed between Christmas Day and New Year's Day, these days do not come out of your entitlement
  • Employer pension contribution – 5%
  • Reciprocal agreements with many galleries and museums for free entry, including special exhibitions, in the UK and internationally
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Hybrid working – this role will be largely based in the office but with some flexibility for hybrid working

Application dates

  • Deadline for applications – Monday 1 November 2021, 10:00 GMT
  • Interviews will be held on 11 November 2021 - please let us know in your application if you are unable to attend on that date. You can choose whether to be interviewed on Zoom or in person at our office in Clerkenwell.

About Artangel

Artangel has been producing exceptional art experiences in unusual places for over three decades, find out more about what we do here.

The team that makes these projects happen is small, creative, and driven. We all meet regularly and every opinion is heard and valued. Our roles are clearly delineated, but collaboration, respect, and mutual support are essential for the success of the extraordinary projects we produce.

We are receptive to tailoring roles to the working styles and strengths of different people and supporting our employees as their career develops at Artangel. As an organisation, we learn from our team's perspectives and experience and we work to recruit people from diverse backgrounds to maintain this valuable insight.

Image: (left to right) Artangel's Head of Production Sam Collins, Producer Marina Doritis, and Co-director James Lingwood visiting Afterness on Orford Ness.


Purpose of the Role

The Administrative Assistant plays a central role supporting a team of 12 people and managing the daily functions of a busy office.

With multiple tasks and deadlines to manage, they must be able to effectively prioritise their work, communicate confidently and be efficient and organised.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative support to the Co-Directors and other members of the team

  • Act as the first point of contact for enquiries and perform general office duties such as dealing with phone calls, post and deliveries and managing office cleaning, maintenance and stocks of consumables such as stationery

  • Provide basic IT support, liaise with IT support company and manage team-wide services such as Adobe, Google, Zoom, Trello and Slack

  • Maintain GDPR-compliant database (Raisers’ Edge) and Mailchimp lists

  • Set up ticketing on platforms such as Eventbrite and TryBooking and manage bookings and enquiries from the public

  • Assist Co-Directors with research and development of projects and provide additional support for specific projects

  • Assist Development Manager with events, guest lists and invitations

Skills and Experience


  • Working in a supporting capacity in an office setting
  • Undertaking research in a professional setting
  • Ability to manage or learn to manage databases
  • Ability to use or learn to use ticketing platforms
  • Computer literacy and ability to provide basic IT support
  • Ability to organise and prioritise multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Ability to learn new skills quickly and independently
  • Confident communication skills
  • Willingness to collaborate and work closely with a team
  • Attention to detail
  • Interest in working in the arts


  • Working for arts organisation of similar scale
  • Knowledge of database such as Raisers’ Edge or Mailchimp
  • Knowledge of ticketing platform such as Eventbrite or TryBooking
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Dropbox, Google Suite, Zoom, Trello and Slack
  • Experience of working in a paid or unpaid capacity in the arts

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please complete the application form below.

  1. All applications will be shortlisted using the information given in Part 1 of the form only.
  2. Part 2 will only be accessed by the selection panel if you are shortlisted for interview.
  3. Part 3 is not accessed as part of the recruitment process at all.

You cannot begin the form and then complete it at a later date. To ensure your application is not lost due to connectivity issues or similar, please write your answers on your own backed-up document and paste them over into the form when you are ready to submit it.

You should use the form to demonstrate clearly and fully how you meet the essential skills and experience required for the job. The desirable skills and experience outlined are ones that it would be beneficial for a candidate to have.

We will not make assumptions about your achievements or abilities – you must make it clear in your application exactly how you feel they match our requirements.

If you would like to find out more about the role, the current Administrative Assistant will be offering individual Zoom meetings for any questions you want to ask - please email by Monday 25 October and you will be sent a link to book a meeting.

We know that recruiting people from diverse backgrounds encourages our team to be vibrant, creative and think differently. Our goal is for our staff to be reflective of the demographics of London. We welcome difference, be it ethnicity, religion, age, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation or disability. Any candidate who identifies as D/deaf, disabled or neurodivergent and who can demonstrate they have the essential skills and experience required for the role is guaranteed an interview. If you feel that this applies to you, please indicate this in Part 1 of the application form.

Please see our office access statement and contact us at to discuss any adjustments you might need as part of the application process. We are happy to reimburse your travel costs for attending an interview at our office. Artangel collects and processes your personal information in order to assess your application and to provide aggregated, anonymous monitoring data to our main funder, Arts Council England.

Please see our full privacy notice at for details on what personal information we collect, how we process it and how it is stored and deleted securely.