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City Events Assistant


Location:  Harris Museum
Salary:  £26,421 to £27,803 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term - Ends 31/03/2025
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 03 December 2023
Reference:  COEV01030

Preston City Council’s Cultural Service now has an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and creative City Events Assistant to join the Programmes and Collections team.  As City Events Assistant you will support the planning and delivery of a programme of inspiring creative and cultural events across Preston. Including festivals, events and arts development, the role will support the successful delivery of the city events programme in spaces such as, the Mobile Event Tent, Flag Market, Parks and wider city. 

The role will help to deliver the day-to-day operations of the cultural city events programme, as well as contribute to programme planning, providing both administrative and operational support. During the delivery of select events and activities, the role will have delegated responsibility of staff and volunteers coordination and safety supervision. 

Preston has a dynamic and growing independent cultural sector including artist led studios, youth led arts organisations, place making experts and innovative community practice.   With a partnership in place between Preston City Council. Lancashire County Council and the University of Central Lancashire Preston is fast becoming a focal point for the arts, culture and leisure.  A bold and transformational approach is emerging, focussed upon culture and regeneration, and concentrated in the Harris Quarter area of the city centre, our city’s cultural and civic heart. This will place culture firmly as a key catalyst for change in Preston, with the Harris at the heart of new Harris Quarter.

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