Current opportunities at The Turnpike

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    Salary               £18,000 pro rata

    Type                 Part Time

    Hours                22.5


    The Turnpike is seeking a part time Programme Assistant to join our growing and dynamic organisation. As a key member of our small team you will work alongside the Director, Programme Curator, Learning Manager and Events & Facilities Officer to help us create an important place for art. We are seeking a team player with a positive, flexible outlook, capable of working within a fast-paced and creative environment.


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


    The position is funded by an award from The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation


    The deadline for applications is 4pm Friday 12 June 2020



    Supporting the Director and Curator in the coordination and organisation of the Turnpike’s exhibition programme, including;


    • Assisting with commissions, projects and events

    • Raising orders and arranging deliveries related to artists' projects

    • Liaising with technicians and artists and managing their schedules

    • Booking travel and accommodation for visiting artists

    • Coordinating production schedules

    • Assisting with the organisation of transportation and insurance of artworks

    • Organising volunteer rotas and providing occasional invigilation and workshop support cover.

    • Supporting with marketing and promotion of exhibitions and events


    Assisting the team with the administration and coordination of a busy programme of events and activities, including;


    • Answering telephone and email enquiries

    • Maintaining The Turnpike’s diary of events

    • Setting up for hires, meetings and workshop activities.

    • On occasion, representing The Turnpike at external events.

    • Supporting with general duties as needed and helping to maintain the venue

    • Contributing to social media and general marketing administration


    Experience, knowledge and skills required:


    • An interest in contemporary art

    • A confident, assured and personable manner

    • A high standard of literacy and numeracy

    • 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



    Application process


    To apply, please send your CV and supporting letter outlining your suitability for this role to Helen Stalker, Director at by 4pm Friday 12 June 2020.


    Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.


    Please note that feedback will not normally be provided to those applications who are not shortlisted for this post.



    Staff Benefits


    Employees are entitled to 25 days holiday, plus Bank Holidays and Christmas Eve (gallery closed), pro-rata for part-time employees.



    Hours of Work


    Full-time employees are required to work no less than 37.5 hours per week and the standard working day is 9am – 5pm which includes a daily 1 hour break. Hours for part-time employees are pro-rated accordingly. Some weekend and evening work will be expected.



    Diversity and Inclusion


    The Turnpike is an Equal Opportunities Employer; no job applicant or employee shall receive less favourable or more favourable treatment on the grounds of age, care of dependants, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage & civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, race, religion & belief, sexual orientation or socio-economic background & status.


    We will make all reasonable adjustments to meet the access and support needs of applicants and employees within the terms and conditions of their employment. If you require this job description in an alternative format please call 07957351327