With over 700 requests for application packs and nearly 100 applications, we are overwhelmed by your response.

With this level of interest, it is impossible for us to respond to everyone individually, so we’d like to take this opportunity to thank every one of you for taking the time to contact us.

Unfortunately, we will only be able to respond to those of you who have been shortlisted for interview. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by 21-11-18. at the latest.

Many thanks

The Modernists

The Modernist Society: Team Assistant (Part time/fixed term)

An opportunity to be part of a small team delivering a unique project celebrating modernist architecture and design.

Based in Manchester, The Modernist Society CIC is a creative project dedicated to celebrating and engaging with twentieth century architecture, through publishing, events, exhibitions and creative collaborations. The Society has expanded over the past five years and now has chapters in Sheffield, Liverpool, Birmingham, Croydon and further city chapters in planning.

The Modernist Society has remained a voluntary organisation but has evolved organically over time, adapting its remit, activities and legal framework. In 2009 it became a community interest company (CIC). In 2011 the organisation established its publishing arm 'The Modernist' to publish printed magazines alongside an increasingly regular programme of talks, tours, exhibitions and special events.  

This is an exciting opportunity to join a small, resourceful and dynamic team at The Modernist Society, funded for a fixed term by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Team Assistant will play a central role in the team.

The Team Assistant, with the direction and support of the Development and Fundraising Officer, will undertake a variety of tasks to support the team in a number of ways (including but not limited to administrative support, managing the online shop, dispatching products, assisting with events, exhibitions and activities).

We are now looking for an excellent Team Assistant to support the delivery of our events, creative projects and publishing.

Main purpose

You will need to have great attention to detail and a willingness to undertake a range of tasks across a variety of projects. With great organisational skills, you must be able to juggle a variety of responsibilities and respond positively to challenges. Experience of working in a cultural organisation/publishing/heritage/architecture and an interest in Modernism is desirable.

Team Assistant- Part time / Fixed term contract:

18 months

17.5 hours per week

£16675 p/a pro rata (actual £8,288 pa)

To find out more about the role request the job details from the email below.


Application Deadline 14th November 2018

Interviews 30th November 2018

This post is supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund