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We Are Hiring: General Assistant

Looking Forward is a forward-thinking curatorial office headquartered in Canary Wharf, London. We work with a network of international partners (institutions, independent organisations and curators) to develop new models of ethical curating and shared resources in the global context.

We are currently seeking to hire a London-based general assistant to assist with the delivery of our upcoming programme in London, Luxembourg and Italy, and support the expansion of our international network.


Person specifications


  • Strong interest in visual arts and social causes

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent project support and strong organisational skills

  • Experience with social media (Instagram, Facebook)

  • Good IT skills (Google Suite, Office Suite, Canva)

  • Flexibility and initiative


  • Photo and video editing skills

  • Working knowledge of at least one more language besides English

  • Fundraising experience in the not-for-profit sector

  • Experience in arts programming

The ideal candidate has a background as a curator, producer or artist and a keen interest in socially engaged art practices. This is a freelance position of 1-2 days per week, depending on the volume of work on any specific week. Therefore, the role would suit someone engaged in their own research or practice and wanting to expand their experience and network in a dynamic and exciting environment.

Responsibilities include:

  • Dealing with correspondence and phone calls

  • Managing and coordinating diaries and organising meetings and appointments

  • Managing databases and filing systems

  • Updating website and social media

  • Liaising with artists, partners and contractors

  • Miscellaneous tasks related to daily activities


Location: Looking Forward, Canary Wharf office and hybrid working

Hours: circa 10 - 15 hours per week

Type of Contract: Freelance

Fee: To be negotiated depending on experience

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and CV to by Friday 1st July 2022. Interviews will be held on week commencing 11th July.


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