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Programming and General Assistant

Job Description


Contract: Full time (40 hours per week), Fixed Term (12 months)

Salary: £24,000

Apply by: 5pm, 1st July 2021

Interviews: w/c 5th July 2021 (via Zoom)

The WOW Foundation was established in May 2018 to run the activities of WOW - Women of the World. WOW is dedicated to building, convening and sustaining a movement of people of all genders who believe a gender equal world is both desirable and possible.

The WOW Foundation produces festivals, events and programmes independently and in partnership - they are catalysts for change, celebrating what women, girls and non-binary people have achieved, having frank conversations about the obstacles that still exist and creating solutions together.

As a team we are about to embark upon a six month Equality and Diversity training course, the newly appointed Programming and General Assistant role will be expected to participate.


The WOW Foundation is recruiting a Programming and General Assistant to support the Director of Programmes and Festivals in creating world class WOW festivals and events, and provide administrative support to ensure great administrative practice and efficiency across the organisation.

As Programming Assistant, this role will support with research, ideas development, administration, booking, attending and minuting meetings and following up on actions; across the whole range of WOW’s projects. The role will work with other team members including the Senior Producer and Projects Assistant in project planning and delivery.

As General Assistant, this role will gain an understanding of the breadth of the organisation, and provide a cornerstone of general administrative support, working alongside and complementing other Assistant roles in the organisation and supporting the Executive and Operations Manager.

The role will be an integral part of a small dynamic team. The ideal candidate will be aligned with the WOW Foundation’s values and beliefs that a gender equal world is possible and desirable - and be better for everyone - and have an interest in the arts, diversity and intersectional feminism. The role will play an active part in a creative organisation, and will bring new perspectives and experiences into the team.


Please download and read the job description. Please send a CV, plus a covering letter (no more than two pages) or a video (no more than three minutes) outlining why you are a good candidate for the role to recruitment@thewowfoundation.com by 5pm on 1st July 2021. We also ask applicants to complete an anonymous Equality and Diversity Form here. Please note that you are not obliged to complete any or all sections of this form.

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