Culture Night Belfast 2017 Programme Assistant Intern

Closing date: 
30 Mar 2017
The Cathedral Quarter Trust invites submissions for a fixed-term six month internship for a Programme Assistant for the period May 2017 – November 2017. The Programme Assistant will work as part of a team to deliver CNB17 on 22 September 2017.

The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic, outgoing person with a positive attitude and a desire to build a career in the arts, especially in programming. They will be keen to developing additional skills to support development of their career, and enthusiastic in learning new skills and experiences. Working alongside Culture Night’s programming team, they will gain experience in elements of a busy, multi-disciplinary, multi-venue event that takes place indoors and outdoors. This will provide the candidate with a unique insight into the preparation and delivery of Culture Night 2017.


Hours of work: approximately 30 p/w Monday – Friday (occasionally after hours)
Pay: £7.05 per hour.
Period: May 2017 – November 2017.


Interested candidates should email the following:

  • A cover letter, articulating your interest in the post, how you will benefit from it.
  • Application form
  • Monitoring form

The deadline for submission is 5:00pm on Thursday 30 March. All submissions should be emailed to [email protected]

Contact Details

In the case of a query please contact:

Patricia Freedman

Tel: (028) 9031 4011; 07501 469009

Email: [email protected]

Please be advised that the Cathedral Quarter Trust reserves the right to interview only those who demonstrate on the application form that they fully meet the essential criteria and if application numbers warrant, then also the desirable criteria. The Cathedral Quarter Trust also reserves the right not to recruit if no candidate is deemed to be suitable for the post.

Culture Night Programme Assistant – Scope of Work

The Cathedral Quarter Trust presents the annual Culture Night Belfast event in September. Now in its ninth year, Culture Night Belfast has grown to become one of the city’s biggest and most anticipated cultural celebrations. In 2016, over the course of ten hours, it attracted an audience of 85,000 to the Cathedral Quarter for over 270 family friendly free events including dance, live music, visual art, circus, theatre and everything in between. If current growth continues, we would anticipate an audience of over 100,000 in 2017.

Culture Night Belfast is a dynamic platform for artists and cultural organisations to showcase work and experiment with new ways of engaging partners, sponsors and audiences. CNB encourages audiences to explore new art forms and activities. Cultural organisations, historic buildings, businesses and more open their doors to offer performances, events, talks and tours. Many activities also take place in public squares and streets. Most programme content is contributed by participating organisations, creating a vibrant celebration of Belfast cultural life.



The candidate will:

  • Work alongside a small team and will see the event from start to finish from project planning to evaluation.
  • Develop events and support artists and CNB staff for Culture Night Belfast 2017.
  • Take part in the early planning stages from May/June, and share ideas with the team on key partners and contribute creatively to the programme.
  • Be supported and mentored throughout the process by CNB programme manager, programme officer and production manager
  • Have the opportunity to work on projects relevant to their interests.
  • Set personal goals and have regular meetings with their line manager to help them achieve these aims
  • Attend key networking events to enhance career opportunities and personal development



Essential Criteria

  • GCSE Maths and English – Grade C or above;
  • University Graduate or Level 4 equivalent qualification;
  • Unemployed or on a zero hours contract at time of application;
  • Aged 18 – 24 yrs (Creative and Cultural Skills requirement);
  • Good knowledge and understanding of Microsoft office;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to work as part of a team;
  • Ability to plan and organise own workload and meet schedule deadlines;
  • A genuine interest in production as a career;
  • Hands on and strong initiative.

Desirable criteria:

  • Admin experience;
  • Experience in setting up arts events;
  • Multimedia experience (film, photography, editing);
  • Blogging.


Closing date:
30 Mar 2017 5 pm
Job Information
Full time
30 hours per week
Contact Information
Patricia Freedman
Royal Avenue 109-113
Application Form / Job Information: