We are recruiting


2 days per week – £26,400 pro rata ( freelance)

This is an exciting time to join our small not-for profit organisation in this new role figure-heading our membership scheme and delivering a strategic programme of events. In this role you will work closely with the Gallery Directors to up-scale our current membership scheme and implement a new programme of ticketed events. This is a new role supported for three years by Arts Council England Catalyst Evolve funding.

Drawing Room is a public gallery with contemporary art exhibitions that expand the parameters of drawing, from the traditional to the experimental. Occupying an old industrial space, we also have a shop and Outset Study library.

We currently present 4.5 exhibitions per year and a limited public programme that responds to the exhibition programme. Our membership and patrons schemes are small bespoke programmes offering privileged access and catering for a wide range of individuals including artists at all stages of their career and high net worth individuals.

In this role you will:

  • Devise and lead on a strategic membership development programme
  • Programme and deliver high quality events for members and patrons ( approx. 8 per year)
  • Research and implement a strategic programme of income generating events and workshops
  • Administrate membership and patron schemes via online database i.e. renewals and access to benefits
  • Liaise with artists and other freelancers employed to deliver the new events and workshops programme
  • Support the directors in the development of patron scheme
  • Assist on event and membership promotion in collaboration with Communications Manager
  • Assist with event bookings and logistics in collaboration with Gallery Manager

Drawing Room is run by a small team of staff with support from a team of gallery assistants who work weekends. You will be expected to be a team player with the ability to work independently and creatively with limited resources.

Person Specifications:

You must have:

  • Experience of working on membership and patron schemes
  • Experience of event delivery
  • A keen interest in contemporary art and drawing
  • Experience of engaging with a wide range of people from art specialist to non-art specialists
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills with great attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • A friendly, confident, ‘can do’ attitude
  • A relevant degree in curating, fine art or similar
  • Willing to work evenings and weekends


  • Strategic development and fundraising experience
  • Experience of devising events including membership specific events
  • Budget management experience
  • Experience of project management

To apply please send a letter expressing your interest in the role ( one side of A4), cv and 2 references to [email protected] 

Deadline: EXTENDED DEADLINE Monday 3 October 2016 at 10am (Interviews will take place on Monday 10 October and we expect the appointed individual to begin November 2016).

Posted: Tue 06 Sep 2016