Current Opportunities

Lighthouse is a Brighton-based arts charity, specialising in connecting new developments in art, technology and society. We provide an accessible programme of training, talks, exhibitions, commissions and education initiatives, and for over 30 years have sought to stimulate inspiration and an enduring interest in art and culture. Lighthouse hosts Brighton Digital Festival as a part of our biannual programme.

Job Opportunity: Festival Administrator


Role: FESTIVAL ADMINISTRATOR for Brighton Digital Festival

Duration: 6 months work placement
Working days
: 26 hours a week (3.5 days a week)
: £9.50 per hour (based on the Living Wage)

Role advertised:
Friday 3 September 2021
Closing date:
ask your Work Coach at the Job Centre

This position is part of the government's Kickstart scheme, and is open to 18-24 year olds who are currently claiming Universal Credit. Read the job description below:


This position is part of the government's Kickstart scheme, and is open to 18-24 year olds who are currently claiming Universal Credit.

Festival Administrator will play an integral role in the delivery of the 2021 edition of Brighton Digital Festival, helping to drive it into an exciting new chapter in the year of its tenth anniversary. They will support the BDF Festival Producer and Lighthouse team in the successful delivery of the core programme, and the coordination and promotion of the festival’s grassroots & community activity.

The role will be focused on providing administrative, logistical and promotional support, to include:

• Gathering and managing information and maintaining an organised filing system;
• Assisting with audience monitoring, such as producing spreadsheets and hand-outs;
• Assisting with reporting and evaluation for stakeholders and funders, including collating audience attendance figures and inputting data;
• Filing financial documents such as invoices, receipts and expenses;
• Acting as a point of contact for partners, venues and staff involved in the festival programme;
• Making travel and accommodation arrangements for guest speakers and providing briefing packs;
• Assisting with research tasks;
• Supporting the BDF comms team with obtaining text, biographies, images, audio-visual content, relevant links, etc.;
• Undertaking editorial and picture research for promotional purposes, as required.

The selected candidate will also be provided with professional development support from Lighthouse, to improve their employment prospects and help them move into long term sustained employment.

To find out more about the role and to apply please talk to your Work Coach at the Job Centre, as the role is only available to 18-24 year olds currently claiming Universal Credit.

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