Gallery Manager (temporary) £10 p/hr

Gallery Manager (temporary) £10 p/hr
Employer: The Heart of the Matter
Salary: £10 p/hr
Location: Copeland Gallery, Peckham, London

The Heart of the Matter is an exhibition that brings together art and medicine to reflect on the human heart created by artist Sofie Layton and bioengineer Giovanni Biglino.

We are looking for a Gallery Manager for a temporary contract to oversee the running of The Heart of the Matter exhibition at Copeland Gallery in Peckham 1 - 11 November.


● Opening and closing the gallery and being responsible for gallery keys and security procedures.
● Switching artworks and media players on and off.
● Invigilating the gallery space and ensuring that the security of the artworks is not compromised.
● Supervising a small rota of volunteers.
● Providing excellent and proactive front of house experience and customer service.
● Providing visitors with information about the artworks and the project.
● Helping with the set-up and running of accompanying events and private views
● Adhering to health and safety policies
● Supporting visitors with access requirements
● Keeping in regular contact with the Producer and exhibition team.
● Managing financial transactions (catalogue sales)
● General cleaning and maintenance

Person Specification:

Experience of working independently in a responsible position
● Experience of working with the public
● Excellent communication and customer service skills
● Experience of reception, retail, front of house or venue management, ideally in a gallery or museum context.
● Interest in and knowledge of contemporary visual arts and/ or arts in health
● Awareness of access issues and disability awareness
● Awareness of health and safety issues and ability to assess risks
● Calm, confident, can-do attitude
● High levels of presentation and professionalism
● Previous experience of managing volunteers or staff

Conditions of Work:

● Temporary contract period: Wed 31 October - Sun 11 November
● Regular working hours are Mon to Sat 10.30 - 7pm, Sun 10.30 - 5pm.
● Special event hours (on Wed 31 Oct and Wed 7 Nov) are 7-10pm
● One day off to be taken within the period; date to be agreed.
● Rate of pay: £10 per hour

To Apply:

Send your CV and a covering letter detailing relevant experience and explain why you think you are a suitable candidate for the role. Also confirm your availability between 31 Oct and 11 November and whether you have any pre-existing commitments/ holidays.

Deadline: Friday 12 October at 6pm.

Email your application to Nicky Petto at

Interviews will take place Friday 19 October 2018.

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