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 Friday 28 March at midnight.
Supporting the Director and Curator in the coordination and organisation of the Turnpike’s exhibition programme, including;
Assisting with exhibition installations and events
Raising orders and arranging deliveries related to exhibitions
Liaising with technicians and artists and managing their schedules
Booking travel and accommodation for visiting artists
Assisting with the organisation of transportation and insurance of artworks
Organising volunteer invigilation rotas and providing occasional invigilation 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
Taking room bookings
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.
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
To apply, please send your CV and supporting letter outlining your suitability for this role to Helen Stalker, Director at email@example.com by midnight, Friday 28 March.
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.
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 telephone 01942 404469.