Current vacancies

Media and Team Assistant 

Location: London
Salary: around £28,500 pa depending on experience and skills
Company: Malcolm Reading Consultants
Job Type: Fixed term contract of over one year – opportunity to progress to permanent role
Date: 17/04/2019

Ref: 108-10

Malcolm Reading Consultants is the leading independent organiser of international architectural competitions.  We believe in the power of design to create new perceptions and act as an inspiration.

Working with MRC offers the opportunity to encounter some of the world’s leading designers and to work with high-profile cultural and educational clients dedicated to excellence.  Our competition juries include thought-leaders from the worlds of design, media, politics and business. 

Recent clients include: St Catharine’s College, Cambridge; the British Library; MK:U; the Cabinet Office; the Illuminated River Foundation; the Royal College of Art; Exeter College, Oxford; the Cambridge to Oxford Connection; Qatar Museums; the Museum of London; Media City Taiwan; Mumbai City Museum; Arts South Australia and University College Dublin among many others.

The Media and Team Assistant role involves drafting briefs, media and marketing materials; researching project and bid opportunities; liaising with clients; providing accurate minutes; arranging meetings; handling telephone and email enquiries; and providing general support to the team and Directors (see Job Description for further details).

You will need to be educated to degree level (minimum 2:2), preferably in one of the humanities (or equivalent) and have:

  • strong writing skills, including awareness of tone of voice and grammar
  • attention to detail
  • team-attitude, commitment and work ethic
  • an enthusiasm for design and architecture
  • good organisational skills
  • numeracy
  • initiative and self-reliance
  • good working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Outlook

We are a small, friendly team with a passion for quality and the zeitgeist.  We are based in an 18th-century building overlooking Lincoln’s Inn Fields and a few doors along from the Sir John Soane Museum.

To apply, please read the full job description then send your CV with a covering letter.

Please explain in your letter – with reference to the competitions on our website – why you would like to work for us.  Please outline any relevant skills and experience and why you believe you would be a good fit for our team.  Tell us about your enthusiasm and interest in design or architecture.

Send your application to:

Mrs Catherine Reading, Director, at [email protected] 

Closing date: June 4 or when position filled.

No agencies please.