Call-out for Gallery Assistants (Voluntary)

Deadline: midday Tuesday 19 January 2016.

For immediate start.

This is an opportunity for individuals to join our team at Drawing Room and gain valuable practical work experience by contributing to project management, day-to-day running of a public arts organisation, strategic audience development and communications. You will be an integral part of the small team and acquire a wide range of skills and experiences. You will have the opportunity to assist in all elements of the day to day running of the gallery by providing administrative support to Directors and team members, in particular by:

  • Assisting in the realisation of exhibitions and events
  • Scanning and cataloguing of works
  • Assisting in the administration of Drawing Room website and ecommerce 
  • Contributing to our social media activity
  • Meeting and greeting visitors and dealing with visitor queries
  • General administrative support to Directors and team members

* Please note this is a call-out for 2 separate positions *

Person specification:

  • Confident individual who can work independently and within a team
  • Available to commit to 2 days per week for a minimum of 3 months
  • Flexibility to attend events on occasional evenings
  • Interested in Contemporary Art
  • PC literate with experience of Photoshop, Excel and social media platforms
  • Have exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • An interest in pursuing a career in arts organisations, such as gallery management or communications
  • Experience within retail, office and/or hospitality will be valued


We are able to cover expenses for travel within London. There is potential for additional paid work on Saturdays.

To Apply:

Email CV and cover letter expressing your interest in the role to [email protected] by midday on Thursday 7 January 2016. Please specify what days in the week you would be available and use ‘Application for Placements’ as your email subject line.

Posted: Thu 17 Dec 2015