Opportunity / 8 Feb – 17 Feb 2019

SANTANDER / CARDIFF MET: Exhibitions & Events Assistant (Visitor Interaction & Engagement)


Internship opportunities. 1 March – 10 May 2019


Diffusion 2019's theme of Sound+Vision will explore the relationship between sound, photography and lens-based media, and how the transmission, presentation and reading of images in contemporary visual culture is influenced by sound, and likewise how music is experienced visually as well as aurally. Diffusion brings new international art to Wales whilst showcasing Welsh talent, and as has been the case for the first three festivals Diffusion 2019 will draw on a significant pool of talent and contacts developed by Ffotogallery over the last decade.

As with previous editions, Diffusion 2019 will feature a month long citywide festival of exhibitions, interventions, screenings, performances, events and celebrations in both physical and virtual spaces and places. The excitement of directly participating in the festival, and the international reach and visibility of the event, is further enhanced through bilingual printed and online publications, websites, mobile content and discussion on social media platforms.

Internships and Work Experience Opportunities

Diffusion is a Ffotogallery project, and for each of the four biennial editions we have expanded our core team in the run up to the festival to provide many real work opportunities for interns, volunteers and freelancers, working with the artists we have commissioned and partnerships we have formed in Cardiff, Wales and internationally. Previous interns and volunteers have used the opportunity as a platform to launch successful careers in the arts and creative industries, or in the case of some individuals to re-engage with their passion for arts and media as part of the dynamic and creative team behind the festival.

As well as volunteering, we have a limited number of paid internships which are full-time positions, for a period of between 8-10 weeks (depending on start and finish date). They cover the preparation, installation, festival delivery and de-install phase of the project, between 1 March and 10 May 2019. Each bursary is calculated on the basis of £300 pw, so to a maximum of £3000 (for 10wks).

Exhibitions and Events Assistant (Visitor Interaction and Engagement)*

Focuses on interaction with artists, international guests and visitors to Diffusion exhibitions and events. The post holder will contribute to preparing of the exhibition spaces and running of them during the festival, working with the artists, engagement team and volunteers on public facing activities and events, and delivering front line invigilation and ‘live guide’ services. Tasks will include:

  • Preparation of displays and reception/workshop areas
  • Painting and re-instatement
  • Providing a welcome and ‘live guide’ experiences for visitors
  • Delivering events and activities to engage audiences and participants
  • Invigilation, sales and operational support in various venues
  • Collecting audience data and feedback for evaluation purposes
  • The post holder will be expected to be comfortable interacting with members of the public, working as part of the team


*Please note, this role is for students or graduates from Cardiff Metropolitan University, through the Santander Scheme. Successful applicants receive a fixed bursary of £3000 for ten weeks (35 hours/week).