RIBA Gallery & Programmes Trainee

5 days left

RIBA 1834
£14,365 per annum pro-rata (full time equivalent £20,111)
24 Nov 2021
12 Dec 2021
Job (Function)
Contract Type
Part Time

Be part of the vision; be part of the RIBA.

The RIBA is a global professional membership body, and a cultural organisation, driving excellence in architecture.

Salary: £14,365 per annum pro-rata (full time equivalent £20,111)
Location: London
Hours: Part time, 25 hours per week, 6-month fixed-term contract

Do you like engaging with the public, and are passionate about architecture? Do you have an ambition to build a career in the arts/cultural sector? 

The Gallery and Programmes Trainees deliver a high-quality audience-friendly service as part of RIBA’s overall programme of exhibitions, talks and workshops about architecture. They ensure the safety of artwork in the Architecture Gallery and provide administrative and organisational support for public events, learning workshops, library services and technical gallery installations. 

RIBA delivers inspiring exhibitions and public programmes, providing a platform for rigorous debate and visual experiences about historical and contemporary architecture. Since opening our Architecture Gallery in 2014 we have hosted historical exhibitions from Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Palladian Design, to contemporary site-specific installations such as the critically acclaimed The Brutalist Playground by Assemble and Simon Terrill; and Freestyle – Architectural Adventures in Mass Media by Space Popular. Our purpose is to connect the RIBA collections with contemporary practice to create engaging and thought-provoking programmes for people of all ages and backgrounds. 

As Gallery and Programmes Trainee, you will work within the wider front of house team at 66 Portland Place, RIBA’s Grade 2 Listed HQ Building in the heart of London. You will gain an invaluable insight into the development, production, and installation of exhibitions, working closely with architects and artists. You will also assist with the planning and delivery of events and workshops and provide administrative support within the library. On discussion with the Gallery Manager, there is scope to tailor this work experience to your interests and desired area of personal development. 

You should bring an understanding of and commitment to equal opportunities and to making the arts accessible to all, as well as a flexible approach to working hours with ability to work occasional evenings. Gallery and Programmes Trainees will be expected to work 25 hours per week within the Architecture Gallery at 66 Portland Place, including regular evening and weekend shifts.  


The RIBA offers employees a range of staff benefits including 26.5 days of annual leave + half-day for Christmas shopping, paid closure between Christmas & New Year, season ticket loan and generous pension scheme. For more details on our benefits click here

If you would like to apply for the position, please submit your CV and covering letter using the form below (for this position, “Work Examples” are not required so please submit your CV or covering letter again in this field). Additionally, please ensure that you complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form which will be submitted separate from your application.

Please read job description: RIBA Gallery & Programmes Trainee 
Closing date: Sunday 12 December 2021
Interview date: TBC

The RIBA aims to be an inclusive employer, committed to developing a varied and mixed workforce where all are encouraged to be themselves. We value applications from all sections of society and welcome requests for flexible working across our organisation.

Registered Charity No. 210566

Apply for RIBA Gallery & Programmes Trainee

Already uploaded your CV? Sign in to apply instantly


Upload from your computer

Or import from cloud storage

Your CV must be a .doc, .pdf, .docx, .rtf, and no bigger than 10MB

Upload from your computer

Or import from cloud storage

Your Work examples must be a .doc, .pdf, .docx, .txt, .rtf, and no bigger than 10MB

4000 characters left

All questions are required

Do you have the right to work in the UK?

Marketing Communication

We'd love to send you information about Jobs and Services from RIBA Jobs by email.

All emails will contain a link in the footer to enable you to unsubscribe at any time.

By applying for a job listed on architecture.com/RIBAJobs you agree to our terms and conditions and privacy policy.

Similar jobs

More searches like this

Similar jobs