Executive Assistant, Institute of Art and Ideas (IAI)


Please note you MUST be in a 20 mile radius of Hay-On-Wye to apply for this position.

This is a rare opportunity for someone with exceptional organisational and managerial skills to support the dynamic founder of a leading arts and media organisation with various property interests and projects near Hay-on-wye. 

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an ability to initiate and oversee projects, keeping them to time and budget. You will also have had experience of managing others and ensuring that individuals are motivated and efficient.

You will have a natural eye for and interest in design, and have a talent for sourcing special items. You will enjoy making things happen and ensuring that they are carried out to a high standard. Having direct experience of a building project would be an advantage. Our founder is often away in London and you will be very capable of working on your own and driving forward your own projects without close supervision. 

You will also play an important part in helping him run his local office near Hay. This is likely to involve arranging meetings, overseeing personnel, helping recruit new members of the team from time to time, and generally enabling our founder to run a diverse and dynamic group and have time for his own writing and creative projects. 

From time to time you may be required to travel to other locations, Bristol for example, but you will be primarily based in a rural location in the Black Mountains a few miles from Hay.

All applicants should have a strong educational background, be highly focused and organized, have excellent writing and communications skills, and the charm and force of personality to make things happen.