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Spike Island is recruiting for Visitor Assistants

Spike Island is recruiting for Visitor Assistants



Spike Island is looking for friendly, motivated and organised individuals to join our lively contemporary arts organisation. 

  • Role: Visitor Assistants
  • Term: Part time, On a casual basis.
  • Hours: Variable hours per week.
  • Wage: Hourly rate £10.90 per hour

Visitor Assistants play a vital role in the everyday running of our gallery and events programme. We seek enthusiastic, committed and conscientious individuals to deliver a high-quality visitor experience for all types of audiences. You will be responsible for opening and closing the gallery, safeguarding the work on display and enriching the experience of all those who engage with us. 

This role requires excellent communication and people management skills, a strong visible presence and a responsive, can-do approach to meet the diverse needs of our building users and the wider public. If you are passionate about contemporary art, feel comfortable talking about exhibitions and enjoy delivering exceptional customer service, we would love to hear from you. 


  • Download and view the person specification and job description
  • Download and complete the application form
  • Apply using the form below (CV’s will not be accepted).
  • Complete the online anonymous equal opportunities monitoring after submitting.

If you have any access needs, please list any requirements or reasonable adjustment requests in the submission form below, and we will work with you to see they are met at the interview stage and in the event of the offer of employment. This includes Access to Work and other reasonable adjustments, for example if you need a BSL interpreter at interview, or if you would need an adapted workstation. If you’re not sure, please get in touch.

Spike Island is a Disability Confident Committed employer, who values equity, diversity and inclusion, and is committed to anti-racism and to addressing inequality in the arts sector. We strongly encourage applications from people who identify as D/deaf, disabled or neurodivergent, come from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds and/or people of the Global Majority.

Application form: Visitor Assistant

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Spike Island is a Disability Confident Committed employer. We offer guaranteed interviews to applicants who meet the essential criteria for this role who identify as having a disability.


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