Sunday, 19 June 2016

Volunteer Coordinator (Materinity Cover) Spike Island

Pay: £16,814 - £18,391 p.a. pro rata, dependent on experience.
Part Time: 19hrs per week
Deadline: 5pm, 1st July
Interviews: w.c 11th July 
Contact: Isabel Jones (
Spike Island is looking for a friendly, motivated and organised Volunteer Coordinator to join our lively contemporary art and design organisation, based on Bristol’s historic harbourside.
We seek an enthusiastic Volunteer Coordinator to recruit, train and support our team of volunteer gallery invigilators (currently 70 in the team.)  Volunteers play a vital role in the everyday running of the public programme at Spike Island.
The role requires someone with excellent communication and people management skills and a passion for volunteering.
This contract is offered for a minimum of six months, with possibility of extension up to twelve months.
To download an application pack please visit:

Jamaica Street Artists Studio Manager - Maternity Cover

This is a maternity cover post, offered for one year.
The role is freelance, part time 15 hours a week over 2 or more days,Occasional weekend and evening work required.
Pay:  £10.50/hr.Deadline for applications: 5pm on Wednesday 6 July 2016
Interviews: Thursday 14 July.
Start date: mid August or as near as possible
Jamaica Street Artists are looking for a Studio Manager to take over the day-to-day management of the Studios and deliver our public events. The role requires an all-rounder: good with numbers and good with people, meticulous attention to detail and creative free-thinker, a self-motivated person good at working alone and in a team.
We are looking for a hard-working administrator, with excellent communication skills, knowledge of accounting, marketing, events management, building management and everything in between. You will have a knowledge of the Arts in Bristol, and be prepared to work independently alongside a large number of people.
This is a challenging and busy role, with the opportunity to become a key part of Bristol’s Arts community, and contribute to the cultural life of the city.
Job description
Studio management
  • Managing the Studios’ waiting list, induction of new studio holders.
  • Communicating with studio holders.
  • Regular meetings with Studio Directors, reps, with the whole studio group and the building landlords. Taking minutes.
  • Building management including maintenance, managing the Studios’ cleaner, refuse collections, cleaning supplies.
  • Accounts management for the Studio with our accountant.
  • Managing efficient rent payments, deposits, bill payments and invoicing, payment of business rates.
Event and exhibition management
  • Planning and delivering the Studios’ public events including Open Studios (attracting over 1500 visitors over the weekend), a Christmas event and others.
  • Gaining sponsors and finding venues.
  • Managing studio holders, volunteers, security staff and other staff for events.
  • Ensuring events contribute to the Studios’ fundraising needs.
  • Ensuring smooth running of events.
Press and marketing
  • Day-to-day promotion of the Studios and artists via social media.
  • Event promotion.
  • Preparation of a monthly email newsletter.
  • Preparation and distribution of printed publicity material.
  • Press releases and press articles.
Person specification
  • Excellent communication skills, written and in person
  • Hard-working and efficient time management
  • Project or organisation management experience
  • Experience of marketing and publicity tools: WordPress, mailchimp, twitter, facebook, website management, printed publicity
  • Experience of managing budgets and accounts
  • Knowledge of the Arts in Bristol and beyond
  • Your own computer with word, excel etc.
  • Experience of managing a small arts organisation
  • Experience of building management
  • Experience of delivering public art exhibitions and events
  • Knowledge of health and safety requirements
  • Knowledge of Photoshop and/or InDesign
  • A driving license and car
Please apply to, including your cv and no more than 500 words detailing your experience and why you want the job.

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Administration, Research & Social Media Apprentice - Diplomats of Sound

Remuneration: £5,148 per annum.
Deadline: 5pm on June 24th.

Diplomats of Sound is a fast growing booking agency based in Bristol that currently book for a range of upcoming and established UK music acts in addition to a fast increasing roster of international acts spanning golden era hip hop, roots reggae, world fusion, electronic jazz cross over, folk, electro swing and all the dots in-between. Job Title: Administration, Research & Social Media Apprentice Duration: Starting mid July 2016. A 3 month probationary period within a 13 month contract; an average of 30 hours per week. The 30 hours will be taken as an average – some week might be 40 and some might be 10 hours with evening and weekend work also a possibility. Apprenticeship: The successful candidate will undertake a Level 3 Diploma in Live Events and Promotion. Training will be provided by boomsatsuma. Job Description: We are looking for a hard working apprentice to fill an Administration, Research & Social Media Apprentice role. This role has great potential to build into a long term, full – time career in the music industry. This role is suitable for someone who is: á Proactive á Efficient á A quick learner á Strong Administrator á Good Researcher á Good communicator – via phone and email á Proficient with Microsoft Office á Strong working independently or as part of a team á Knowledgeable about the music industry á Loves music Key Responsibilities will include: á Fulfilling general ad hoc administration duties á Fulfilling the role of a bookings assistant - sending out and ensuring the completion of booking forms, contracts and chasing up payments; sending out promotional and technical materials. á Preparing itineraries, accreditations and travel bookings á Researching Venues, Festivals, Promoters, and compiling databases and target lists. á Liaising with Venue Managers, Sound Engineers, Outside Promoters and Acts pre & post events and on show days á Fulfil social media duties – general up keep and targeted posts If this is something you are interested in please email with a CV and Cover Letter attached to Stuart Wood – before 5pm on June 24th.

Friday, 10 June 2016

Life Models Wanted - Hugo Grenville

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Pay: £12 per hr

Location: Gloucester Road, Bristol 

Hugo Grenville is a leading British Romantic painter, looking for female life models, starting this summer. Applicants should be aged between guide 20 and 40, and be sizes 10-16 with curves. 

Sittings take place from Mondays to Fridays and working hours vary between 9.30am to 5pm. Payment is £12 per hour. 

Sitters will be required to pose incredibly still for half an hour stints with 5 minute breaks in between, either in silence or with classical music playing. The modelling is a mixture of clothed and life, so the sitter should bring some clothes that they look flattering in, although some clothes are available in the studio. 

If you are interested please send some lines about your motivation for this job and one or two photos (portrait and full length) to: assistant(at)hugogrenville(dot)com. Please mention your age. A CV is not required. 

Hugo is currently represented in by Wally Findlay Galleries in New York and Palm Beach, Studio 2000 in Holland, and has a solo exhibition at Panter and Hall in Pall Mall starting June 7th. 

Because of the high volume of applications it may take some time to reply to you. 

We are looking forward to your email (send via Gumtree) Thank you.

Arts Experience Plus: Events Experience and Au Pair for Director of Arts org

Pay: £1700 per month plus food, accommodation and related living expenses
Deadline: ASAP 

An unusual and exceptional opportunity assisting the director of an arts organization and father of two young children - with your own studio cottage in a magical mountain setting. Your time will be split between helping to contribute to an exciting and fast growing arts venue and an organizational role in the home and helping with the development of two happy, energetic young children (a boy 8, and a girl 5) who are both at school. 

The successful applicant will have a strong educational background and be able to demonstrate an interest in arts events. Events, web, or video experience would be an advantage. You will also be highly organized and practical as well as being independent, and outgoing and have experience of and enjoy looking after children. We live in a house at the top of a valley in the Black Mountains (the studio cottage is a few hundred meters away) so it is essential that you have a car, a full driving license, and a genuine love of the countryside. The house is only ten minutes from the famous book town of Hay, and an hour and a half from Bristol. 

We are looking for someone available to start from mid August and are offering £1700 a month, free accommodation and all related living expenses. Please provide a full cv with your reply via Gumtree

Part-time Gallery Guru - Edgar Modern Art, Bath

Pay: £20,000 per annum pro rata plus artwork sales commission.
Deadline: 15th June 2016 
Contact: Rachel Read:

Part-time Gallery Guru? We are looking for an expert (or new graduate) in Marketing and Social Media with experience in Design and Blogging (also an essential part of the role!).   
You’ll join our small team in Bath and be working with established and emerging contemporary artists. We are looking for a charismatic person with a track-record in arts marketing /brand building, who can help us devise our Social Media strategy and create interesting news for press.  
Hours are part-time, so two days per week,  based at the gallery in Bath (with a potential for moving to a full-time position).   
Job description
to develop a marketing campaign and social media strategy.
manage all aspects of marketing and social networking.
improve SEO. 
design ads, write blogs and press releases. 
Liaise with artists,  edit biographies.
update the website. 
Ideally you will be;
free-lance and living locally to bristol / Bath,  as the position is initially part-time and based at the Bath gallery.a team player. 
an excellent communicator and a confident person,  able to chat to artists and collectors alike.
Interested in arts networking and building relationships with local business as well as the local and national press.
Organized and able to use own initiative to help further develop the gallery’s presence in the contemporary art domain. 
essential prior experience in
  •        marketing campaigns /brand building.
  •        developing a social media strategy.
  •        knowledge of Photoshop and InDesign and Excel
  •        Blogging / creating press releases.
  •       enthusiasm for contemporary art.
  •       experience in art sales, web design/copy design, or work experience in an art gallery setting an advantage.

Please e-mail your CV and covering letter with examples of media campaigns and/or blogs you have written.