Arts & Culture

Gallery Manager






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Commensurate with experience

 Gallery Manager, Tanya Leighton Gallery

Requirement: Full-time, minimum 2 years

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Tanya Leighton seeks an experienced Gallery Manager to oversee the smooth and efficient operation of the gallery and its programme. A successful candidate will speak both English and German fluently, proving experience of working in a fast-moving office environment. Reporting to the directors, they will fulfill a key role supervising all office and front of house activities as part of a busy team of full and part-time staff.

 Candidate specifications:

•  Minimum of 2 years experience working as a Gallery Manager or similar position

•  A comprehensive understanding of the parameters of working in a commercial gallery

•  Ability to support team members and artists in all areas of the production, exhibition and promotion of artwork

•  Proven ability to work to tight deadlines and budgets.

•  Excellent organisational skills with proven experience of staff management

•  Confidence to delegate tasks and supervise their progress and timely completion

•  Confident independent worker, who follows guidelines and instructions closely without oversight

•  Excellent written, copy-editing and presentation skills in both English and German is essential

•  Proficiency with Mac operating systems, Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop and InDesign

•  Experience of managing a cloud-based database system

•  Fast learner able to pick-up the operation of new systems in an efficient and timely manner

•  Smartly presented with a polite and positive demeanor

•  The Gallery Manager will work closely with the Directors, Project Manager, Registrar, Finance Manager, Technician and Gallery Assistants

 Tasks and Responsibilities:

•  Manage the Gallery front of House, ensuring exhibitions are open, running smoothly and gallery spaces always have sufficient staff coverage during opening hours

•  Manage all preparations for exhibition openings and events

•  Field inquiries from institutions, curators and private clients

•  Respond to and fulfill all image and press requests

•  Provide general assistance to the Directors and Project Manager

•  Update and maintain the gallery archive, database and rolodex

•  Field incoming calls in English and German, allocating them to the correct member of staff

•  Manage the delegation of office tasks including mail, scanning and filing

•  Liaise with external providers and suppliers (internet, phone etc) to arrange repairs and maintenance as necessary

•  Collation of presentation documents and files

•  Ensure the office is always clean, tidy and most productive

•  Ensure stationary and office supplies are maintained

•  Attend weekly team meetings and take notes of actions

•  Maintain office diary and shared calendar

•  Make travel and accommodation bookings for staff, artists and guests

•  Project management of off-site events including dinners and parties

•  Undertake and supervise any necessary research required

•  Prepare schedule and information for visiting artists and guests

•  Organise training and induction sessions for new staff members

•  Devise and implement the gallery press strategy for each exhibition or event

•  Maintain the artist CVs, press packs and portfolios, updating in a timely manner

•  Manage all gallery social media channels and public exhibitions listings

•  Uphold the gallery standards in all communications, both internal and external

•  Support all other members of the team as required


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Community Producer




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28-30k per annum (pro rata)
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Friction Arts are seeking a unique individual to help them develop and deliver their responsive programme of socially-focused arts. We are looking for an energetic and inspiring person who can shapeshift and communicate from the strategic to the grassroots and can show commitment to the arts, equality and social justice. This post is highly demanding and diverse and is only partly desk-based and would be ideal for practitioners who want to help facilitate art that makes a difference. For details, see below. 

Title: Community Producer

Salary: £28-30k per annum (pro rata)

Reporting to the Lead Artists and the Board

Contract terms: This is a full time position, hours to be negotiated (Flexible working)

Initially fixed term for 24 months (with option to extend)

Annual leave: 28 days (pro rata)

Office/Hours: Usually 11-6 Mon-Fri with occasional evening and weekend work (compensated by TOIL)

Application deadline: Midnight 31st May 2019

Interview dates: 21st/22nd June



About Friction

We are a small, yet highly respected community arts organisation, an ACE NPO and a grass-roots multidisciplinary artist-led organisation working locally and internationally.

Friction believe

that art should be at the centre of everyday life

that everyone should get the chance to enjoy art and the making of art

that art is a powerful tool for personal and societal change

that inequality and climate change are the most important issues facing us today

that if you’re not doing what you say you are doing, then change what you’re doing or change what you’re saying

Friction’s current programme of work includes;

A Word From The Wise – celebrating and documenting the work of underappreciated artists over the age of 60

Walking Over Coals – a Continuing Personal, Practice and Professional Development programme for emerged and submerging artists 25 and over

MMM (multicultural music-making) – changing the way music is taught in schools to reflect the world we live in

YP Drama – anti-‘jazz-hands’ performance training at inner-city schools, seeking to grow confidence and connect

Creative Reach – working with Afro-Caribbean elders to develop their artwork and share it with the world, working with photographer Vanley Burke

International – working on a long-term project with the Jostedal region of Norway on a climate change festival and connecting young people from the UK and Norway on climate change projects. MESH – 5 nation partnership looking at connecting migrants to the cultural heritage of their adopted home and sharing their own.

Birmingham Sunday Market – co-running a street market for the city’s least advantaged, providing wellbeing and cultural activities among the bargains

Art Club – long-running free contemporary arts club for young people

The Edge – our studio space is also used for events, exhibitions, performances, rehearsals and generally making a wonderful mess

We run a rolling programme and, while projects are running, others are being developed alongside

Friction work from their self-owned building, the Edge in the Deritend area of central Birmingham, where we have been based for over 25 years, and are closely connected to the nearby low-income district of Highgate, as well as the burgeoning creative quarter of Digbeth and Deritend. We work hyperlocally, across the city, regionally and internationally with all kinds of communities and communities of interest. The successful applicant will be based at the Edge, but much of the work will also be out in the field.

You can find out much more about us by using the search engine of your choice (we recommend DuckDuckGo). If you’d like to speak to us, in the first instance contact

About the Role

This is a new position we have created as support to the Lead Artists, and is a management role with responsibility for helping to deliver our ambitious programme of work as we head into our second year as an ACE National Portfolio Organisation. Working closely with the board and the Lead Artist you will be responsible for the delivery of our programme and the management of our people. Alongside our finance officer you will be responsible for helping to manage the company’s finances and will be required to support company fundraising, so experience in this area is essential. More info in the full job description and application form.

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Weekend sales associate and event photographer




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Special Special is an art production brand, and exhibition/retail space in the East Village of New York. We produce in-house art editions, and collaborate with a wide range of artists and designers to produce and host exhibitions.

We are looking for a part-time team member to join our growing creative production studio to assist with ongoing and upcoming projects. Get involved in a wide range of exciting projects and work with our intimate and talented team of creatives in our daily operations. Must be motivated, responsible, and trustworthy. We would like for this to be a permanent role, following a 60-day, trial period (paid).



  • Knowledge and general sense of the artistic and creative markets.
  • Currently enrolled or graduated with a Bachelor's degree.
  • Ability to thoroughly present concepts and processes involved in exhibited artworks to generate interest and sales.
  • Ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines, and work under pressure.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative suite for photo editing and simple design.
  • Experience in art and/or fashion photography/videography for the purpose of documentation and promotion.
  • Experience in photo editing for documentation, advertising, and editorial purposes.
  • Experience in video editing with software such as iMovie/Premiere Pro.
  • Prior experience in a gallery, e-commerce and/or retail environment.
  • Knowledge and experience using Microsoft Office suite, with a specific emphasis on Word documents and spreadsheets.
  • Must have valid visa status to work in the United States.


  • Act as Gallery Attendant on weekends (likely Sunday) and events on nights and weekends (2-3 per month)
  • Event photography and video documentation
  • Some product photography
  • Photo and video editing for documentation and promotion
  • Administrative duties relating to inventory and order fulfillment.
  • Assistance in executing and implementing social media strategies.
  • Assistance of the core team members in daily administrative responsibilities.


Terms and Commitment:

  • Minimum commitment of 10 hours per week; 6-7 hrs per week in-store consistently, flexible to assist during all events and work functions, occasional remote work involving photo/video editing.
  • 12 month commitment preferred
  • Competitive hourly salary


Visit for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!


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Managerial Associate




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May 10th 2019

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An entry-level position to assist in the management of Artists and manage the day-to-day administration to enable the Artist Manager to develop the careers of Artists ensuring their success in a commercial world. 

Key Accountabilities:

  • Work directly with a list of artists, arranging logistics such as travel and housing, issuing and processing contracts, preparing itineraries and applying for work visas.
  • Update and maintain accurate calendars for each artist.
  • Liaise with opera companies, orchestras and other presenters to ensure that all future contract details are correct.
  • Work with PR and Presenters to schedule and administrate interviews and appearances.
  • Maintain frequent direct contact with artists to ensure that schedules are accurate.
  • Maintain accurate recording of all financial information for each engagement;  process invoices and other financial documents in conjunction with the finance department.  Produce financial statements and assist with bi-monthly income projections.
  • Liaise with artists, accountants and/or personal assistants regarding tax documents, and statement questions; ensure that any fees to be received directly by the artist have been paid.
  • Act as first contact for contracts and other engagement documents.
  • Assist the artist management team in their daily work, providing administrative and secretarial support (incl. filing, minute taking).
  • Research, produce and update press materials for each artist, including first drafts of updated biographies.
  • Research, compile and proof program materials, notes, and texts and translations for artist engagements.
  • Update and maintain certain areas of the IMG Artists website in relation to artist roster.
  • Attend concerts and performances, often during evening and weekend hours. 


Essential skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with a strong interest or passion in opera and/or classical music; previous experience in the music industry a plus.
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and internet.)
  • Strong knowledge of vocal and/or classical music repertoire.
  • The ability to remain calm and efficient under pressure, and the ability to follow through on multiple projects at once.
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to prioritize work flow.
  • The ability to be a self-starter and to complete projects within specified deadlines without supervision.
  • Enthusiastic, positive approach to work.
  • Strong writing skills; the ability to express yourself clearly both in person and in writing.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Commitment to providing a high quality service to each artist and presenter.
  • Ability to interact effectively with colleagues and clients at all levels, showing a high degree of empathy.
  • Ability to work successfully and efficiently in close collaboration with others and as part of a team.

Desirable skills:

  • Languages in addition to English would be beneficial.


This is a full-time position with an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary.

Candidates must have eligibility to work in the USA.


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Growing Research Hub Seeks Technology Junior Research Assistant




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6 weeks $15/hr 10 hrs/week to full time position $25,000/year
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May 1, 2019

Growing Research Hub Seeks Technology Junior Research Assistant

The Marks Project, Inc. (TMP) is looking for a technology-savvy paid junior research assistant for an 6 week part time training period in preparation for fultime staff position working independently within a small collaborative group. We are looking for a team member who will learn website quality control, become familiar with documented artists, research tools and approaches, the mission and ethics of TMP. The right applicant will have the ability to move quickly into research assistant position, adapt to different research project responsibilities from analyzing, organizing and dispersing incoming data to ultimately publishing content on our website. Applicant must be able to field technology questions and develop technology protocols as needed.

TMP is dedicated to young scholars and developing talent, it is looking for an applicant who is enthusiastic and interested in building the skillset needed to create solutions to TMP’s daily challenges. The applicant will assist the Database and Work Flow Manager. Preference is given to ceramists and those with an interest in the history of Decorative Arts, acquiring knowledge of American post-war ceramics as well as its technical aspects and terminology.

The Marks Project, Inc. documents post-war American studio and contemporary ceramists, their work and marks on its website.

Applicant should have:

• Minimum 4 year degree: Art history, History of Decorative Arts, library science, database management and/or ceramics.

• Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, database management, and cloud storage with an ability to develop research resources. Expertise in Microsoft Excel or other workflow programs is important.

• Excellent work habits and time management skills.

• Work from home within 90-minute drive of Riverside, CT, Westerly, RI or Springfield,MA.

• Applicant must provide own secure high-speed internet access.

TMP is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit publically supported by contributions.

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Assistant Event Coordinator for UNITY Arts Festival





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£10 per hour
Application Deadline: 
30 th April 2019

We are looking for a full-time or part-time assistant event coordinator to join our creative team at Trinity Art Gallery and help to develop second edition of UNITY Arts Festival.

UNITY Arts Festival focuses on arts, specifically: visual arts, painting, sculpture, photography, film, dance, performance and spoken word. Through the unity of artists and arts organisations, the festival strives to bring quality content through a series of exhibitions, performances and workshops. The aim being to encourage and inspire visitors to both observe and to participate in the arts of UNITY.

The opportunity involves following tasks:

- assist with events management for UNITY Arts Festival programming
- responsible for social media updates
- responsible for website updates
- responsible for creating events through Facebook, Eventbrite, Arts Council website - plan, organise, present and market events that are part of UNITY program

- document and catalogue acquisitions and keep records of archives
- assisting to curate program of events
- good understanding of Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Word and Excel
- responsible for creating press release and newsletters (good understanding of Mailchimp)
- must be adoptable to the nature of the festival as it evolves in its content
- needs to be able to attend meeting with artists, designers and producers
- assist with shipping and deliveries
- basic bookkeeper skills would be very useful
- problem solving skills
- excellent oral and written communication skills
- committed team player with “can do” approach
- qualifications in similar job positions, someone from arts or event sector would be preferable - best candidate will bring creative elements to this role

About UNITY Arts Festival

Unity Arts Festival was created in response to the rapid development of new housing and influx of new people to Leamouth Peninsula. Its purpose to bridge communities through the arts. In this first year it is the established arts community of Trinity Buoy Wharf and the expanding community of London City Island to which the festival gives focus. It is also a year where foundations are being laid to welcome Goodluck Hope and its new residents to the festival program.

Over the weekend of 21st & 22nd September we will hold our second UNITY Arts Festival, opening our doors to share what we do. Through the unity of artists and arts organisations, the festival strives to bring quality content through a series of exhibitions, performances and workshops. The aim being to encourage and inspire visitors to both observe and to participate in the arts of UNITY.

Find out more on our website:

Instagram: @unity.arts.festival Facebook: @UnityArtsFestival Twitter: @UnityArtsFestiv

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