Assistant project manager (digital)

Be part of our team, delivering exceptional digital projects for wonderful arts clients.


Salary: around £24K

We’re open to a (realistic) discussions if you feel you are worth more, or if you feel you’d need to work up to this level.

Download the job description as a PDF.


Our first priority is to find someone who really wants to work with us and grow within our team.

This is a chance to make your mark, delivering digital projects for some of the UK’s most significant (and fun) cultural sector clients.

We need someone with enthusiasm and ability, to deliver projects beyond our clients’ expectations.

You’ll be working in an experienced team, liaising between creative clients, designers and developers.

You’ll need to be clam, organised, and tenacious. We’re looking for a mix of of technical, creative, practical and personable; someone who can grow into a confident project manager.

You’ll need to be flexible and adaptable enough pick up on multiple short-term tasks as they drop in.

This is a hands-on, studio based role with a smattering of client meetings, presentations and workshops to attend.


Essential qualities

  • Enthusiasm for what we do and how we do it.
  • Highly organised and methodical with a meticulous eye for detail
  • A problem solver, calm under pressure
  • Excellent numerical, written and verbal communication skills
  • Some knowledge of CMS platforms such as WordPress
  • Self-starter with a desire to constantly improve and develop, and to help others do the same

Desirable qualities

  • Experience working in the arts and/or working in a design agency
  • Knowledge of email platforms such as Mailchimp, Dotmailer and Campaign Monitor
  • Knowledge of ticketing platforms such as Spektrix, Tessitura and Patronbase
  • Knowledge of the technical integration of third-party systems
  • A geeky understanding of the sorts of details that make our client base different to most


How to apply

Apply to:

  1. Download the job specification, look around our site and make sure we’re the right fit for you.
  2. Write to Michael Smith by post or via
    Include a covering note explaining why you’d be the perfect candidate, along with your salary expectations and your CV.

Apply by 27th January

If you decide it’s not right for you, please do still share the details 

We don’t have a particular start date in mind, we’re happy to wait for the perfect candidate.


No agencies, please. We don’t use recruitment agencies so if you are a recruiter please don’t waste time on us.


What’s it like at Cog?

Cog Design is a great place to work. Our studio has all the things you might expect (including a pool table, a well-appointed kitchen and a cupboard full of fancy teas) and some things you might not (such as an indoor garden and fishpond).

You’ll be working with an award-winning team of some of the most experienced and accomplished creative thinkers and designers in the UK.

You’ll be working with an unparalleled portfolio of clients that includes many leading arts organisations, venues and museums; you’ll be at the heart of the UK’s cultural and heritage sector.

We are a team, not just a group of individuals who share a studio. Everyone plays their part. You’ll be given the freedom to make decisions and you’ll be empowered to implement change. You’ll also receive the support of an experienced team and the opportunity to learn from those around you.

Cog culture

We are a full-time team of ten plus a wide formal network of associates with specialist skills.

We work exclusively with arts, heritage and education clients.

We are an agency obsessed with design and culture; that’s how we fill our days (and nights). We fund a monthly team outing where we review one of the capital’s cultural highlights for our website. And we publish a monthly cultural calendar via email.

We firmly believe in the power of culture to transform people’s lives, and in the role of public funding for the arts. The only work we do for free is on campaigns to raise awareness and lobby for greater recognition in education.

Our clients

One of the key reasons for working here is that you get to work with some of the most important cultural clients in the UK.

Happy clients and ongoing relationships are our most important indicator of success, and the cornerstone of our business. Our clients include the most interesting and exciting arts organisations in the UK.




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