We are recruiting an Operations Manager


To apply, please download the application pack below and email Fiona [email protected] with your CV and a covering letter, and completed equality and diversity monitoring form and positive action declaration

Are you the type of person who enjoys being part of a team in a dynamic, not-for-profit visual arts organisation?

Tannery Arts with Drawing Room is a unique creative partnership. Our studios have been a hub of creativity in South London for 30 years, supporting the practice of established, mid-career and emerging artists. Drawing Room is the UK’s primary institution dedicated to drawing and has over 20 years of curatorial excellence. The organisation is proudly run and supported by artists, with artists running our studio programme and some of the biggest names in contemporary art donating works to the Drawing Biennial that provides the majority of funding for the gallery programme.

Tannery is returning to Bermondsey where the studios were established in 1993, and the studios and Drawing Room operated together in Bermondsey from 2011 to 2018, into a purpose-built studio and gallery complex at New Tannery Way. We are taking this opportunity to expand capacity across the organisation by introducing new coordinating functions starting with this Operations Manager position.

The Operations Manager is responsible for coordinating the smooth running of this not-for-profit organisation, for supporting the overall team, and ensuring that artists, staff and visitors feel welcome and comfortable.  The role is critical in developing the relationship between the two parts of the organisation and their activities as they return to Bermondsey.  Along with all team members, the Operations Manager is involved in the evaluation and revision of Drawing Room/Tannery Arts’ mission and aims and its commitment to dismantling systemic barriers to participation in the arts

Salary: £40,000 – £45,000 p/a pro-rata depending on experience, plus pension contribution

Hours: 4 days per week (permanent position)

Deadline: Friday 28th July 2023

Interview date: Friday 4th August 2023

Preferable start date: ASAP