LU Arts Event Co-ordinator 2024/25

Join the LU Arts Student Team for 2024/25 as an events co-ordinator and help curate and deliver a creative and wellbeing programme for staff and postgraduate students.

We have a Student Team to help deliver our programme of arts events and activities each year. Student team members are all employed on a casual basis and roles include Photographers, Events Assistants and Technicians. For 2024/25, we are recruiting for a new role of Event Co-ordinator as we launch a programme for staff and postgraduate students.

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop key skills and gain experience in planning and running events and working for an arts organisation.

You can find out more about the role below. If you have any questions about this role then please email

What will I do?

You will curate and deliver a range of creative and wellbeing activities and events during the year, which are specifically aimed at staff and postgraduate students on the Loughborough Campus.

The events should include practical workshops, talks and activities. We are very open to a range of ideas, and they can be very broad in their focus. They could be fun, hands-on arts and crafts activities, intellectually engaging talks or initiatives. They could support different awareness days or months.

To give you an idea of the range of things that could be programmed we have given some examples below:

  • Using a craft workshop as a platform to discuss an issue or theme
  • A photographic workshop capturing the architecture of the campus
  • Inviting an interesting guest speaker to campus for a talk, which could be linked to a particular awareness week or theme that is relevant/current
  • A cider club harvesting the campus apples
  • A workshop involving technology – maker club
  • A creative competition
  • Producing a collaborative work of art

You will be required to deliver a minimum of six events throughout the academic year at a range of locations across campus (both indoors and outdoors). These events should appeal to a wide range of staff and Doctoral students and take place either at lunchtimes or early evenings.

You will not be required to lead the sessions yourself. You will have a budget to spend on booking workshop leaders and guest speakers for the events you wish to programme.

What skills and experience do I need?

You should have some prior experience of delivering workshops or events. You will need to be able to generate ideas and work independently. You should be able to demonstrate an interest in the arts.

You should also have good communication and interpersonal skills as you will need to liaise with a range of people in carrying out this role. This may include Loughborough University staff, students, workshop leaders, artists and speakers.

LU Arts staff will be on hand to provide guidance and support.

How much will I be paid?

You will be paid a fee of £600 for the year (October 2024-June 2025). You will have a production budget of up to £1,500 to spend on this programme. This will include things like artist and speaker fees, workshop materials and any other costs associated with the activities and events you organise.

Who can apply?

This opportunity is open to Loughborough University Doctoral researchers only who are based at the East Midlands campus. It does not matter what area your research is in but it would be an advantage to have a demonstrable interest in the arts.

Your research at Loughborough should be expected to continue until the end of the academic year 2024/25.


We want this opportunity to be accessible to all doctoral researchers. We welcome applications in different formats e.g. audio, if this is more appropriate for you.

If you would like to discuss any accessibility issues in advance of applying, or to discuss how the opportunity can be made inclusive for you, then please email or call 01509 222948.

How do I apply?

Please complete the Microsoft Form to apply for this position.

Deadline for applications: Sunday 11th August

You may be asked to attend a short, informal online meeting to discuss your application.

If you have any questions in advance of applying, then please email

Application deadline: Sunday 11 August 2024.

If you have any questions about this role, please email