Spike Island

Opportunities

Deputy Director

Spike Island seeks an experienced Deputy Director to support the new Director to lead this dynamic arts organisation into its next phase of development.

The Deputy Director will lead on the administrative, legal, commercial, operational and financial management of Spike Island.

A strategic thinker with ambition and drive, you will manage some key stakeholder relationships and will be expected to oversee and further develop our policies and procedures, income generation and fundraising strategies.

Reporting to the Director, you will be responsible for a staff team including the Finance Manager, Operations Manager, Office and HR Manager, and Spike Design Coordinator. You will also deputise for the Director as required and play a leadership role both within and outside the organisation.

Flexibility regarding working hours is required in order to attend events and meetings at Spike Island and elsewhere.

The position is offered full time (35hrs p/week) at £38k - £42k p.a, dependent on experience.

The deadline to apply is 5pm, Friday 8 February 2019

Interviews to be held on Thursday 21 February 2019

How to apply:

Job Description

Person Specification

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form

Please return your completed application form, along with a completed equal opportunities form, to recruit@spikeisland.org.uk.

All information given will be treated with the strictest confidence and will be held for statistical purposes only. This information does not form part of the selection process.

Spike Island is an equal opportunities employer.

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Front of House Assistant

We are looking for friendly and engaging Front of House Assistants (part time).

The Front of House Assistant represents the face of the organisation and plays a key role in providing a warm welcome to all users and visitors to the building.

A professional and well informed approach is vital, and a willingness to work flexibly within a dynamic environment.

The role requires someone with strong organisational and administrative skills and a commitment to delivering the highest possible standards of customer service.

We have one part time position available of 13.5hrs per week to work the following hours: 

  • Tuesday: 12.45pm–5.15pm
  • Wednesday: 8.30am–1pm
  • Friday: 8.30am–1pm

Furthermore we have two part time positions available for weekend working.

Hourly rate of £8.50 per hour. 

The deadline to apply is 5pm, Monday 21 January 2019

Interviews to be held on Thursday 24 January 2019

How to apply:

Please submit a CV and covering letter demonstrating your suitability for the role and how you meet the skills and experience required to recruit@spikeisland.org.uk.

Please indicate which hours you are interested in (weekday or weekend).

Please also complete an equal opportunities form and submit it together with your application. All information given will be treated with the strictest confidence and will be held for statistical purposes only. This information does not form part of the selection process.

Job Description

Equal opportunities Form

Spike Island is an equal opportunities employer.

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Volunteering Opportunities

Our team of Volunteers make a significant contribution to the work we do. We are currently inviting applications from individuals who would like to join our Volunteer Invigilator team. We are looking for enthusiastic people who have a keen interest in engaging with contemporary art, interacting with our visitors, and who have a positive and helpful attitude.

We are currently looking for volunteer invigilators to support our exhibitions and events programme.

To apply:

Could you spare one afternoon per week, Tuesday to Sunday, 11:45am–5pm? If so, please contact Beckie Upton, Volunteer Coordinator: volunteer@spikeisland.org.uk.

Benefits of volunteering at Spike Island:

  • Making a significant contribution to the work of Spike Island
  • Network with other creative individuals at special social events
  • Gain valuable work experience within the arts
  • Enjoy exclusive exhibition previews and Q&A sessions with artists and curators
  • Free entry to talks and events
  • Develop your professional skillset through tailored training
  • Further opportunities to lead tours, assist with workshops and more
  • Apply to longer term placements in specific fields (only offered to current volunteers)

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Please note, we can only accept applications for advertised vacancies and are not able to accept speculative CV’s for employment.

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