New Contemporaries is a small organisation committed to hiring and nurturing excellent people. This webpage will list new opportunities. If you cannot see a suitable opening at present, please do look back.

Everything we do reflects our core mission: supporting emergent art practice from British Art Schools. We achieve this by facilitating extraordinary experiences through an inspiring programme of exhibitions, events, and professional development opportunities.

Recruitment: Programme Assistant

Established in 1949, New Contemporaries continues to be the leading and longest-running open submission, touring exhibition for emerging artists. New Contemporaries identifies, nurtures and promotes emerging artistic talent and remains as relevant today to emerging artists through its ability to be proactive, resilient and adaptable to an ever-changing art world.

New Contemporaries is currently looking to recruit a new Programme Assistant to join its staff team.


New Contemporaries is led by a Director and supported by a Programme Manager and Development Manager. The Programme Assistant works closely with the Director and Programme Manager providing support for: submissions to and the selection process for our annual open call; the resulting touring exhibition and publication; other activities such as studio bursaries, educational symposia and artists’ mentoring. The post also encompasses communication through New Contemporaries online platforms including website and social media.


Job Title: Programme Assistant
Responsible to: Programme Manager
Salary: £22,000 to £25,000 (pro rata, depending on experience)
Hours of work: 3 to 4 days per week (negotiable)
Conditions: Permanent

Applications via
Deadline for applications: 10am 4th December 2017

For Full Job Description and Equal Opportunities Forms see links below.