Aesthetica Future Now Symposium Student Placement

Aesthetica is looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals to take part in a 15-day placement in preparation with our Future Now Symposium.

The Future Now Symposium is a two-day event held on Thursday 7th & Friday 8th March in partnership with York St John University, welcoming leading arts organisations, galleries and publications. The Symposium features masterclasses, panels discussions, artist portfolio reviews and advise surgeries. It is a place that inspires learning, connections and collaborations for arts practitioners, both established and emerging.

This placement invites candidates to draw upon their knowledge of the industry gained through studies, aiding us with essential grassroots market research on the lead up to the event, as well as providing on the ground assistance throughout the two-day event.

Much of the work on the prior to the Symposium will focus on database and research related tasks so the ideal candidate will have a demonstrable aptitude for such work and will be detail orientated.

Candidates must be able to commit to a total of fifteen days. Availability and attendance is essential on Wednesday 6th March until Friday 8th March.

Please carefully read the role requirements and personal specification below.

Duties prior to the Symposium include:

Duties during the Symposium include:

  • Packing up VIP bags for attendees and speakers (Wednesday 6th March).
  • Greeting and directing guests, checking passes.
  • Providing support to the Aesthetica and York St John Staff.
  • Ensuring lecture rooms are tidy and ready for masterclasses.
  • Retrieving/replenishing refreshments and lunches for Symposium guests and speakers.
  • Assisting speakers with finding rooms and setting up for masterclasses.
  • Time keeping for portfolio review and advise surgeries.
  • Assisting with set up and pack down of the entire event.
  • Reporting technical issues to Aesthetica or YSJ staff if they arise.
  • Requirements:


    15 February.

    In order to apply for this placement, please answer the following questions and send to

    Please email Hannah Skidmore at for any questions.