The Paul Mellon Centre is a small organisation committed to hiring and nurturing excellent people. Professional opportunities are listed here.

Digital and Marketing Assistant (Graduate Trainee)

The Paul Mellon Centre is looking for someone who can communicate effectively visually and in writing about their passion for British art, architecture and culture. You will support marketing and communications across the Paul Mellon Centre’s activities and learn how to work within a small team on ambitious initiatives.

This role would suit a recent graduate looking to begin a career in the arts sector and who thrives on engaging with audiences and learning about digital marketing techniques. It requires someone with attention to detail, enthusiasm and excellent communication skills.

Salary will be £25,000 per annum.

This post is fixed term for 18 months, full time and the hours of work are 35 per week. We are happy to talk about flexible working arrangements offered by the Centre but will expect you to work full time in the office for the first three months of your contract.

Full details of the training offered can be found in the Job Description document at the end of this page.

Person Specification

Eligibility to Apply

If you can answer ‘Yes’ to these two statements, you are eligible to apply:

  • I have an undergraduate degree.
  • I have an interest in pursuing a career in a not-for-profit arts organisation.

Essential Skills

  • excellent organisational skills
  • keen eye for detail
  • excellent written and verbal English
  • experience of working in a team
  • enthusiasm to learn about digital marketing and communications

Desirable Skills

  • a keen interest in the gallery, library, archive and museum sector
  • experience of creating content for social media
  • an interest in understanding people, behaviour and actions
  • experience of working with data or a database is desirable but not essential

Application Process

Please email your completed application form to recruitment@paul-mellon-centre.ac.uk

Closing Date

The closing date for applications is midnight BST Sunday 10 July 2022.


Interviews for the post will be held on Monday 25 July 2022.


Queries about the post should be addressed to Alice Read, Digital Marketing Manager at aread@paul-mellon-centre.ac.uk


  • Application Form
  • Job Description and Person Specification plus Training Details
  • Applicant Privacy Notice
  • Staff Benefits