1. JOB DETAILS
Job Title : Intern, Arts and Society
Department : RSA Projects
Reports to : Director of Creative Learning, Jocelyn Cunningham
Indirect reports : Programme Manager, Georgina Chatfield
Status : Fixed term for 2 months starting February 2012
2. PURPOSE OF JOB
To support the RSA Arts and Society programme.
3. KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Undertaking desk research in the areas of arts and social change, participatory arts and ideas around the
‘value’ of the arts.
Assisting with the evaluation of Arts and Social Change, part of the Citizen Power Peterborough programme.
Assisting with the development of project proposals.
Writing blog posts.
Various administrative tasks as required.
4. PERSON SPECIFICATION: KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED
A good understanding of the arts and cultural sector.
Knowledge of funding in the arts and cultural sector.
Experience of carrying out desk research and using different evaluation methods.
An awareness of network theory e.g. social network analysis (desirable).
Experience of organising small-scale events.
Strong communication skills including producing reports and writing blogs.
Able to use own initiative.
Able to travel to Peterborough.
5. NATURE AND SCOPE
The focus of the arts at the RSA is within a programme called ‘Arts and Society’, which emphasises and explores the role
the arts can play in social change and encourages the arts to be bold about its contribution to society. An internship
opportunity has now arisen within the Arts and Society team.
This internship will provide an exciting opportunity to become involved with the RSA. Specifically, this role will support
the Arts and Society team to carry out evaluation of the Arts and Social Change programme in Peterborough and develop
new pieces of work to help establish the arts and society programme. The successful candidate will be expected to work
on desk research, engage with seminar proposals in the field of arts and value, write blog posts and help with the
administrative establishment of the team.
This internship would most suit someone with a real interest in how participatory arts can play a role achieving a better
society. We would most like to hear from capable, self-motivated and enthusiastic individuals who are committed to the
ethos of the RSA, and who will benefit strongly from this opportunity. Sound IT and communication skills will be
This internship is for a period of two months.
This job description is not exhaustive and is liable to review following discussion with the job holder. The job holder will
be expected to undertake any other reasonable duties as requested by their line manager and commensurate with the
The attention of the job holder is drawn to the following:
1. All employees have a duty under the Health and Safety at Work Act to ensure that their working environment is
kept free of hazards that may prove injurious to themselves, their colleagues and all those engaged in Society
business as well as any visitors to the Society.
2. All employees have a duty to comply with the Society’s Equal Opportunities Policy in their contacts with other
staff, Fellows and visitors.
3. All employees have a responsibility to ensure that their use of the RSA’s computer systems does not jeopardise
the security, integrity or legality of that system. Users must:
maintain password confidentiality and not provide access to the system to those not employed by RSA
Opening Minds or RSA or in any other way unauthorised;
not load any software onto the system themselves nor permit anyone other than a member of the RSA’s
IT department to load software onto the system;
not use any unlicensed software and report any suspected breaches of software licensing to the RSA’s
IT Manager (the Chief Operating Officer) or another member of the Executive Team;
take the same care with e-mails as with any other written communication from or on behalf of RSA
Opening Minds and the RSA; and
restrict their usage of the Internet to that allowed by RSA Opening Minds and the RSA.
Signed by Job Holder……………………………… Date……………………………
Signed by Manager…………………………………. Date…………………………….
To apply for this position please send the following to email@example.com :
A copy of your current CV
A covering letter clearly addressing how you meet the criteria for the role as set out in the person specification
500 words on: What role can the arts play in helping to bring about social change?
The deadline for completed applications is Tuesday 10 January 2012. Interviews are likely to be held during the week
commencing 23 January 2012. Start date, early February 2012.
If you require any reasonable adjustments to the application or interview process (e.g. communication support, personal
support or physical access), then please contact a member of the HR team in confidence by calling 020 7451 6861.