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Current employment opportunities at The Turnpike are listed below:




Location           Leigh, Greater Manchester

Type                Part time

Salary              £18,000 pa

Contact            info@theturnpike.org.uk




The Turnpike is seeking a part time Gallery Assistant to join our growing organisation.

As a key member of our small team you will work alongside the Director, Learning Coordinator and Events & Facilities Officer to help us create and important space for art. We are seeking a team player with a positive, flexible outlook, capable of working within a fast-paced environment.


The role is for three days per week. Working pattern to be discussed but anticipated as three full days, with occasional weekend working.


Duties include:


  • Answering enquires and taking room bookings

  • Assisting with exhibition installations and events

  • Supporting workshops and outreach activities

  • Processing invoices and maintaining financial databases

  • Maintaining The Turnpike’s diary of events

  • Organising volunteer rotas

  • Raising orders and arranging deliveries

  • Helping to maintain the venue


Experience, knowledge and skills required:


  • A confident, assured and personable manner

  • Computer literacy and familiarity with Excel, Word and Outlook email systems

  • An ability to prioritise and be proactive

  • An ability to work independently and as part of a small friendly team

  • A high standard of literacy and numeracy

  • An interest in contemporary art


Completed applications should be emailed to info@theturnpike.org.uk by 4pm Saturday 13 June 2020


Applications should comprise of:

  • Relevant CV

  • Covering letter addressing all points of the job description (no more than 2 A4 pages)

  • Please title your email ‘Gallery Assistant’

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