Job Title: Gallery Assistant
Contract: Initial 12 month contract, with view to a permanent role.
Hours: Full or Part Time (TBC)
Reporting to: Gallery Manager
Responsible for: NA
Location: Walton St, Oxford
Holiday: 20 days excluding Bank Holidays
•Develop thorough understanding of the Gallery’s roster of artists, programme of exhibitions and philosophy and objectives.
•Staff the ‘front desk’ and proactively welcome and liaise with visitors to the gallery.
•Maintain excellent understanding of current exhibitions in order to convey to visitors the concepts behind each show.
•Hold keys to gallery and open and close gallery as appropriate.
•Switch-on and off exhibition, monitor exhibition working, alert people when things need fixing and fix as appropriate.
•Responsible for social media updates, news on the website and creating events through Facebook and Eventbrite.
•Responsible for archiving all press relating to gallery artists and exhibitions and updating press packs and artist portfolios.
•Maintain website database.
•Responsible for general admin tasks.
•Assist Gallery Manager with deliveries.
•Assist with collections and deliveries from on and off-site storage units.
•May assist with installation and de-installation of exhibitions.
•Assist all colleagues with occasional general tasks as necessary.
•Assist with private views and events management for gallery programming.
•Ensure office, kitchen, toilets and common parts are tidy
•Ensure office, kitchen and cleaning supplies are monitored and ordered.
•An interest in and knowledge of the Studio Pottery scene, both historical and contemporary.
•Excellent oral and written communication skills.
•Energetic, committed, flexible team-player with a self-starting, ‘can do’ approach and a strong sense of initiative.
•Comfortable with the sales process.
•Computer and Internet skills.
•A degree in applied arts, design, art history or a related discipline is preferable.
•Ability to work Tuesday-Saturday and weekends/evenings during programmed events.
PLEASE SEND A FULL CV to email@example.com & INCLUDE A 200 WORD STATEMENT ON WHY YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN OUR TEAM, BY 6:00:PM, 8TH DECEMBER 2017.