Natasha A. Kelly, Milli’s Awakening,  2018, installation shot from Only Nothing Exhibition, Rhubaba Gallery, 2019. Photography by Thomas Flannigan.

Open Call: Rhubaba is looking for a Project Assistant



Deadline: 5pm Monday 1st March







We are looking for a Project Assistant to work across our upcoming Maud Sulter project, working collaboratively with the Committee and project lead as we begin to plan a programme of events, publication and exhibition.  

Alongside the programming role, we are including a fee and materials budget for the successful applicant to use to develop their own artistic practice in a way that feels relevant to them.

There is room within the Project Assistant role to expand upon your interests, and get involved in Rhubaba’s other ongoing projects, which are engaged in Diasporic Histories, Frequencies, and Food.  Rhubaba takes a conversational and collaborative approach to creative work, this theme overflows into our programming, publishing of works, choir group, and online activity.

The candidate must identify as Black* and consider themselves to be an Early Career Artist, with an interest in Programming/Arts Administration looking to develop a practice within the visual arts sector to assist on this project.  No prior experience needed in producing a project needed – we are especially interested in hearing from people who have not had similar opportunities before.  We are open to applications from students.




Although we are working remotely at the moment, the applicant must be based in Edinburgh/Lothians.

*Not political Blackness.  This role has been created as a paid training opportunity to address the lack of Black people in arts organisations in Scotland.  More information on positive action in the workplace here.

Engage is the lead advocacy and training network for gallery education. We support arts educators, organisations, freelancers and artists to work together with communities in dynamic, open exchanges that give everyone the opportunity to learn and benefit from the arts. Through our advocacy work and programming, Engage makes the case for access to and resources for visual arts and gallery education across the UK. We believe that, regardless of location or social circumstance, everyone should have access to the visual arts. Engage Scotland represents the Scottish body of Engage members, responding to training and networking needs within gallery education with a Scottish focus.


Supported by Creative Scotland through Engage Scotland.


*Rhubaba’s Maud Sulter Project is an independent project and has no affiliation to the Maud Sulter Estate and Advisory Board.*