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    The Art Buyer is Hiring: New Job Vacancy

    Saturday Gallery Assistant

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

    Days: Saturdays and the option for extra ad hoc cover in holidays 

    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 believes 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 mature art student or creative individual looking for a customer-facing part-time creative role. You’ll 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. This is a key-holding role, so maturity and reliability are crucial.

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

    Working hours:

    • Every Saturday 9am – 2/3pm
    • Additional ad hoc hours may be available 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, 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.

    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.