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Expired Vacancy
Academic Programmes Intern

Royal Academy of Arts
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   Location: London
   Salary: £7.85 p/h
Experience: Junior
Deadline: 08 April 2018

Please note that this vacancy has expired and you can no longer apply.

Academic Programme Internship

The Royal Academy’s Academic Programmes Department is offering two paid internship opportunities. If you are a current postgraduate student or a recent graduate and you are looking for an interesting, paid role, this may be for you. The closing date is 8 April (11:59 pm) and interviews will be held week commencing 30 April 2018.

Academic Programmes
Our Academic Programmes Department aims to establish the RA as the centre for debate and adult education in London. The team creates a varied and innovative programme of short courses and and symposia that engage core audiences and attract new ones. The programme encompasses three strands – art practice, art business and art history & theory, and explores a range of subjects from life drawing to the history of landscape, and is led by expert tutors and practicing artists.

The role
The intern will assist the Academic Programmes team, consisting of the Head of Department, the Academic Programmes Manager, the Academic Programmes Programmer and the Academic Programmes Administrator, and support the delivery of the programme of academic courses, classes and events for adult audiences.

We are looking for a bright, motivated and resourceful recent graduate, or current postgraduate student, who is eager to gain experience of working for a thriving academic programme in a world-renowned arts institution.

A willingness to learn and contribute positively, first class attention to detail, a professional and friendly telephone and email manner, along with an organised and pragmatic approach to tasks are essential. Candidates should also have a demonstrable interest in acadaemia and knowledge of visual art.

The RA provides a half-price discount at the RA restaurant (not between 12-2pm), half price at the cafe and 20% discount at the RA Shop. Other benefits include free access to all RA Exhibitions and free entry to many exhibitions in major London galleries.

Skills and experience that you need

Interest in acadaemia and adult learning
A passion for delivering educational experiences
Knowledge and enthusiasm for visual art
Strong research and analytical skills
Excellent telephone and email manner
Aptitude with MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as databases
Professional but friendly nature

Skills you can develop

Knowledge of academic programming; event planning, logistics and management
Data collection and analysis
Proofreading, fact-checking and picture research.#

To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter within one document (in Word .doc / .docx format, not PDF), outlining your suitability for the role.


DEPARTMENT: Academic Programmes
REPORTS TO: Head of Academic Programmes

To assist the Academic Programmes team and in particular the Academic Programmes Manager and Academic Programmes Programmer in delivering the programme of academic courses, classes and events for adult audiences

1. Assist the team with the delivery of the programme of courses, working particularly closely with the Academic Programmes Manager and Academic Programmes Programmer. It is vital that you have a flexible and enthusiastic approach to event delivery.

2. Contribute to the organisation, logistics and implementation of the ongoing programme of courses and classes

3. Act as a point of contact for enquiries by phone, fax, email and in person

4. Work with a range of colleagues to ensure the smooth running of events, delivering a warm welcome to participants and ensure a high standard of customer service and participant experience throughout

5. Collect data and update databases regarding individual events; contribute to the collection, input and management of both qualitative and quantitative data. A proficiency with Excel is important.

6. Contribute to the analysis and systematic presentation of quantitative information relevant to courses and classes

7. Take photographs during courses, recording the courses, taking responsibility for the posting of information about courses on the RA’s social media platforms, before, during and after the event.

8. Proofread text for publications, check for accuracy and gather images as required

9. Work effectively with colleagues across the Academy and inform them of any changes or updates to events

10. Regularly review internal calendars and external events; contribute to the timetabling of meetings

11. Carry out post-event administration, including recording evaluation data and trascribing lectures

12. Ensure that Health and Safety policies, procedures and regulations are known, understood and complied with

13. Undertake any other task which may reasonably allocated by the Academic Programmes Manager or Head of Academic Programmes.

14. Be willing to work regular weekends and evenings as required.


• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills – first- class written and oral skills, attention to detail, patience, tact and a confident manner

• Demonstrable aptitude with MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint and experience of databases and data management

• Good team player – willingness to work closely with colleagues in providing a high quality service

• Proactive in approach and resourceful

• Hard work ethic, willingness to go the extra mile and take pride in output

• An interest in visual arts and an understanding of the work and objectives of the Royal Academy of Arts.



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