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    New Job Vacancy Gallery Assistant at The Art Buyer Gallery

    Saturday Assistant

    The Art Buyer Gallery Thames Ditton


    New Job vacancy: Saturday Gallery Assistant, The Art Buyer Gallery & Consultancy

    Saturdays, Holidays and Ad Hoc additional hours

    The Art Buyer launched online in 2020 and currently has four strands:

    • Gallery & Consultancy at 16A High Street Thames Ditton
    • Online art gallery theartbuyer.co.uk
    • Art consultancy
    • Art Exhibitions (gallery hosted) & Art Fairs

    The Art Buyer is driven by the belief that amazing, affordable, original contemporary art should be accessible to all. We also believe in giving back and donate a percentage of our profits to charity all your round, we call it ‘Art With Heart’.

    Job Description:

    The Art Buyer is looking for a mature, friendly, outgoing and highly organised Gallery Assistant to cover the gallery on Saturdays. This opportunity is perfect for a candidate looking for a customer-facing part-time flexible creative role. You will be an art lover, tech savvy, enthusiastic and love speaking to people. Alongside working in the gallery, you’ll have the opportunity to gain additional experience: updating works of art on websites and supporting the day to day logistics of the business.

    We’re a young growing business, so flexibility and the willingness to get involved is embraced.

    Working hours example:

    • Every Saturday 9am – 3pm
    • Additional ad hoc hours in school holidays (NB we close from Christmas to New Year)
    • There may be additional opportunities to help at shows and art fairs, if desired

    NB. Please note Saturdays are a key ongoing requirement. Only apply if you can work every Saturday.

    Overview of role:

    • Working in the gallery welcoming customers and providing knowledgeable information on our art and artists
    • Uploading website content and maintaining relevant websites
    • Day to day running of the gallery: tidying, hanging & labelling works
    • Packaging artworks for delivery as required

    With the opportunity to take on extra responsibility if desired, such as:

    • Supporting ongoing web and marketing projects
    • Supporting content creation for web, print & social media (occasional)

    The ideal candidate will:

    • Have experience with customer facing roles
    • Be a mature and confident communicator
    • Have held previous positions of responsibility (this is a ‘sole charge’ key holder position)
    • Have a current understanding of and passion for contemporary art

    Beneficial experience:

    • Have experience in website management (WordPress/Woo Commerce/CMS)
    • Have experience managing social media (Instagram/Facebook/Pinterest)
    • Have experience using excel/google sheets
    • It would be a huge asset to the business if you have graphic design skills. A working knowledge of Photoshop/Adobe Suite will benefit your application.
    • Creative skills including photography would also be an asset.

    Salary £10 per hour (subject to review at 6 months)

    This position would ideally suit someone who is self-employed or freelance.

    Apply: Send CV and cover letter to info@theartbuyer.co.uk  

    In your cover letter please clearly state relevant experience and what it is about the opportunity that interests you.

    Posted 10th January 2024


    Job Vacancy Gallery Assistant The Art Buyer Gallery