Recruiting a Gallery Production Assistant
£24,700-£32,500 Pro-Rata (£95-£125 PD) depending on experience
Part-Time 3 days per week guaranteed freelance contract
Thursday, Friday & Sunday during public opening hours
5 days per week during 2-week installation periods Monday- Friday
(there are 4 installation periods per year)
15 days holiday leave (25 days pro/rata) during seasonal periods.
December/ January & August with additional National Bank Holidays.
Reports to: Director
Application Deadline: Sunday midnight GMT - 11h February 2024
Start Date: 26th February 2024 (negotiable)
Download Application HERE
Cell Project Space is seeking to recruit a passion-driven and production-focused practitioner to become the Gallery’s Production Assistant. This is an exciting early career role within the organisation that would suit a candidate with hands-on practical experience working across various disciplines within project management, exhibition delivery, utilising a broad set of skills from communications and media and/or a general technical support for installation, demonstrating an aptitude in at least one of the three following areas.
fabrication and carpentry
communications and digital design
and/or audio-visual presentation
You must be able to demonstrate a proven skill-set in at least one of these areas
With at least two years of experience within a gallery, visual and media arts events organisation or a professional artist’s studio all candidates must have knowledge and proficiency in Adobe Suite & Microsoft Office and should be confident using In Design/ Photoshop/ Illustrator / Word and Excel. Sketchup skills are a bonus but not essential.
The primary function of the Production Assistant’s role is to support the gallery team with production and delivery of Cell Project Space’s exhibitions and events programme.
There are two primary strands to the role:
1. Liaising with the small gallery team at Cell Project Space, you will be required to practically support the development of exhibitions by supporting artists and their requirements, through research and project management, realising ideas by practically assisting and supporting exhibitions installation.
2. During public opening hours at Cell Project Space, you will be required to support all aspects of communications along with the rest of the team and demonstrate an excellent interface with gallery visitors by maintaining impeccable front of house and liaising with the general public.
The role requires excellent self-management and practical skills and a passion for technical problem solving alongside well-developed interpersonal skills essential to working closely with artists and applying knowledge to support exhibition installation. The Production Assistant will work closely with experienced fabricators and gallery technicians to support a diverse range of technical problems.
In addition to installation duties, you will provide efficient multi-tasking administrative support to the curatorial team whilst sharing and fulfilling front of house duties in the office being the first point of contact for visitors during public opening hours along with the gallery’s Curator & Director. An ability to prioritise work, to meet deadlines and maintain attention to detail under pressure is essential to the role. This work includes researching installation and logistics for exhibiting artists, updating Cell’s website, and responding to information requests from various media channels, whilst contributing to the administrative planning and timelines for exhibition production. The role comes with a high level of professional development to expand the position within the organisation and is a key member of staff within Cell’s small gallery team.
All candidates must apply via our Application Pack HERE
Please note that the team will not accept CVs from candidates