Job Opportunity: City Events Assistant
Preston City Council’s Cultural Service now has an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and creative City Events Assistant to join the Programmes and Collections team.
|Location:||Harris Museum (Guild Hall)|
|Salary:||£26,421 to £27,803 per annum|
|Post Type:||Full Time|
|Contract Type:||Fixed Term – Ends 31/03/2025|
|Closing Date:||23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 03 December 2023|
Preston City Council’s Cultural Service now has an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and creative City Events Assistant to join the Programmes and Collections team. As City Events Assistant you will support the planning and delivery of a programme of inspiring creative and cultural events across Preston. Including festivals, events and arts development, the role will support the successful delivery of the city events programme in spaces such as the Mobile Event Tent, Flag Market, Parks and wider city.
The role will help to deliver the day-to-day operations of the cultural city events programme, as well as contribute to programme planning, providing both administrative and operational support. During the delivery of select events and activities, the role will have delegated responsibility of staff and volunteers coordination and safety supervision.
Preston has a dynamic and growing independent cultural sector including artist led studios, youth led arts organisations, place making experts and innovative community practice. With a partnership in place between Preston City Council, Lancashire County Council and the University of Central Lancashire, Preston is fast becoming a focal point for the arts, culture and leisure. A bold and transformational approach is emerging, focused upon culture and regeneration, and concentrated in the Harris Quarter area of the city centre, our city’s cultural and civic heart. This will place culture firmly as a key catalyst for change in Preston, with the Harris at the heart of new Harris Quarter.
Harris Your Place
Harris Your Place is a £16 million project set to restore and reimagine the Harris for 21st-century audiences as a cultural learning space. The aim of this project is to protect the building and the architecture for future generations whilst enhancing accessibility options and positioning the Harris as a community hub for Preston and Lancashire.
The capital project is more than simply preserving this much-loved building; Harris wants to ensure that it remains a vibrant heart of the community. A place where people want to spend their time.