Artist Support Assistant

Salary: GBP £90 per day

Application Deadline: August 7, 2018 12:00 pm

Company: Viki Browne

Job Details

We are looking for a new collaborator who will work closely to support professional artist Viki Browne on the Research and Development phase of her new project, Hyper Fem.

Job Title: Artist Support Assistant

Location: Gloucester and Bristol

Fee: £90 pd plus expenses for up to 19 days (Freelance)
All travel expenses & accomodation  outside of Bristol will be covered and arranged.

Closing Date: 12PM 7th August

Interviews: 10th August

Start Date: 13th August


About Viki Browne / Hyper Fem

Viki Browne makes solo performance about topics that are uncomfortable, risky or taboo. She uses autobiography to begin a dialogue with audiences uniting us in the time and space of the performance to share feelings of vulnerability.
Hyper Fem explores the performance of femininity through drag. It is interested in subverting restrictive gender norms dictated by the patriarchy, using a female body as the site for this satirical performance. Viki will be working in residency at the University of Gloucester, Arnolfini and Trinity in Bristol to develop this work. This will be the first time she will be working with a large range of collaborators including artists, drag queens, directors, producers and a mentor. Hyper Fem R&D is funded by Arts Council England.

You can find out more about her work at


About the role


Viki Browne identifies as disabled, queer and neurodiverse, and lives with a long term mental health condition and receives support to make her work through supervision and mentoring. The Artist Support Assistant will be a key part of Viki’s team and will be responsible for providing practical support for her in the rehearsal and performance spaces and implementing a range of strategies and approaches to addressing her access needs, which are still in development.

Tasks include:

Doing check ins and debriefs with Viki.

Implementing Viki’s support and access plan.

Assisting with communication with collaborators and partners where needed.

Ensuring Viki has breaks, drinks and food throughout the day.
Working long days and flexible hours, staying away from home when necessary.

Collecting Viki from home and driving her to rehearsals and performances.
Maintaining confidentiality & safeguarding.


Person Specification:

You do not need formal qualifications and training, but you should have some experience of supporting people with mental health needs.
Emotionally intelligent, comfortable with expressions of emotion. Patient, empathetic,  kind nurturing personality.
Ability to self-manage and take initiative.

Excellent communication and listening skills, clarity around boundaries and confidentiality.

Interest in and enjoyment of the arts, and the project’s themes.
Ability to work flexible hours, long days, split shifts and stay away from home.

Has own car, and clean driving licence
Ideally based in Bristol.


Key Dates:

Working dates are as follows. Due to the short notice for the role some flexibility is possible, please don’t be put off if there are occasional dates that you are unavailable for.


13th-17th August 2019 in Gloucester.

18th August in Bristol.

10th,12th- 14th September in Bristol

3 days in week commencing 17th September in Bristol.

22nd September in Bristol. (afternoon and evening)

24th- 28th September in Bristol

There will be some evening and weekend work.

To Apply

Please send us a letter of approximately 2 pages outlining your work history, relevant experience demonstrating how your skills and experience fit the role, tasks and person specification.

Please send us your application by 12PM 7th August 2018 to [email protected] 07740867982.




Contact Details

Viki Browne
[email protected]

Job Posting title: Artist Support Assistant
Closing Date: 2018-08-07T12:00:00+01:00