David Roberts Art Foundation: Programme Coordinator

Full-time, based in central London

Salary: £27k

DRAF is seeking a Programme Coordinator who is passionate about developing and delivering an ambitious programme of contemporary art exhibitions, performances and public events in London and across the UK. The Programme Coordinator will work closely with a small, busy team to provide logistical and production support to ensure DRAF’s programme is delivered on time, to budget and to a high standard. The right candidate will also support other aspects of DRAF’s work, including undertaking tours and talks and contributing to funding and audience development strategies.

DRAF is an independent, non-profit organisation for contemporary art in London founded in 2007. It presents an international programme of exhibitions, commissions, performances, discussions and events. Following 10 years of successful programming in its London gallery spaces, DRAF is evolving. The next phase of the organisation will include delivering a UK-wide collaborative programme, continuing to present projects in London and increasing the visibility of a contemporary Collection comprised of over 2,000 works.


Event production

• Overseeing event logistics including booking travel and accommodation as needed

• All aspects of event coordination from inception to delivery

• Researching and writing proposals for potential venues and partners

• Making and keeping track of timelines and production schedules

• Planning hospitality and catering

• Collecting biographies, images and captions

• Organising documentation (video and photography) of events and projects

• Liaising with venues and partners

• Front of House for events

Artistic Programme

• Support Curator to research, organise and realise temporary exhibitions, projects and public events

• Provide logistical organisation, including production and installation quotes

• Assisting with registrar functions as needed to support Registrar

• Liaising with artists about the production and logistics of their work

• Preparing, negotiating and issuing contracts to partner organisations, artists and other third parties

• Assisting in exhibition (de)install alongside technicians

• Assisting in planning exhibition layouts

• Monitor and maintain budgets for exhibitions, including obtaining estimates, processing invoices, maintaining digital and physical budget files and liaising with the Finance Department and budget holders

• Copy-editing curatorial texts (captions, wall texts)

• To maintain up to date exhibition records;

• Conducting collection research to support the programme

• Providing support with funding applications

• Contributing to final reports for funds

Communications and publications

• Assisting with the production of publications, mailings and press releases

• Collecting texts, images and copyright permissions

• Coordinating design of invites and publications

• Liaising with designers and printers

• Copyediting publication texts

• Creation of documents using Photoshop and InDesign




Excellent experience of managing and delivering events and projects on time and on budget

Proven track record of working with budgets and accounts

Previous experience working with artists to support the production of commissions, exhibitions and performances

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Excellent multi-tasking skills, with the ability to work on more than one project concurrently

Friendly and proactive team player who responds to challenges with flexibility and positive solutions

Supportive and professional attitude towards all colleagues and collaboration partners and experience of working in a small team

Strong interest in contemporary art, including performance

Ability to operate MS Word, Excel, Mac and Adobe Indesign and Photoshop software


Knowledge of cataloguing, collection management, condition reporting or archival skills

Experience of audience development and engagement

Good design skills



Please send a CV and cover letter (500-750 words) with job title to info@davidrobertsartfoundation.com

Deadline: Monday 2 December 2019, 10am



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