Head of Finance and Operations

We are recruiting a Head of Finance and Operations to lead the financial, operational and administrative aspects of Studio Voltaire, ensuring that the organisation achieves its objectives and that of its core funders and key stakeholders.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Senior Management Team, having responsibility for financial management and planning; reporting and evaluation; building management; office management; overall human resources; and visitor services.

We are seeking a highly organised individual with experience in implementing operational systems and the ability to plan, organise, schedule and budget effectively whilst working collaboratively, to form and sustain good working relationships internally and externally

As Head of Finance and Operations, you will make a long–term contribution to the future and sustainability of Studio Voltaire, playing a direct role in supporting artists and helping to achieve the growing ambitions of one of London’s most important not–for–profit spaces.

Contract: Fixed-term with potential renewal
Hours of work: Full time (Monday–Friday, 10am–6pm), occasional weekend/evening working. No overtime but time off in lieu.
Salary: £39,000–£43,000 (depending on experience)
The deadline for applications is 10am on Monday 30 May 2022.

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Communications Manager

This is a proactive and creative role with a focus on engaging existing and new audiences both in-person and digitally. Working closely with the Head of Development with input from the wider team, the Communications Manager is responsible for all press; digital communications; social media, print and websites.

The Communications Manager will play an important role in developing and delivering the communications and audience development strategies of the organisation in order to help raise awareness of Studio Voltaire locally and internationally and communicate its programmes and resources more widely. The Communications Manager also manages key communications for House of Voltaire, helping increase income generation for the charity.

Contract: 2 years (fixed-term) with potential renewal
Hours of work: Full time (Monday–Friday, 10am–6pm), occasional weekend/evening working. No overtime but time off in lieu.
Salary: £28–30k (depending on experience)
Deadline 10 am on Monday 30 May 2022.

Café Staff

Juliets cafe is a new project opening soon at Studio Voltaire from Juliets founders Julian Porter and Lauren Johns. Juliets opened late 2019 in the vibrant community of South London’s Tooting Broadway and is a popular cafe serving some of the most exciting and original, produce-led daytime food in the country.

We are looking for staff with an active interest in drinks, food, art and literature to join our small Clapham common team. We work with true direct trade speciality coffees from some of the best Roasters in Europe including The Barn, Berlin, Koppi Coffee Roasters, Sweden and Gardelli Coffee in Italy.

Jobs at Juliets are rewarding–our young team is fuelled by a desire to learn, be creative and we work hard to foster a positive environment that facilitates and engages our team. All roles at Juliets benefit from: 100% free chiropractic care, full tips, cost price wine, staff discounts, free meals on shift, yoga classes & supplier trips.

The past two years have been a year of creativity and energy for Juliets and, as we look to develop our offer across multiple new avenues, there is real potential for growth for senior positions within the company. If you are a passionate about quality food, speciality coffee or hospitality at large and are looking for a vibrant new project we’d love to hear from you.

We are hiring kitchen, front of house and barista staff. To apply, contact julian@juliets.london

Sales and Gallery Assistant (Casual)

Working as part of our operations team, you will play an important role in welcoming visitors to our newly refurbished building. The Sales and Gallery Assistant will be responsible for invigilating public areas (for exhibitions and events), providing administrative support and collecting surveys from visitors. This is a casual, 0 hours contract. 

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Join Studio Voltaire’s Board of Trustees

As one of the UK’s leading not–for–profit arts organisations, Studio Voltaire plays a unique role in the UK arts ecology by supporting diverse artistic talent to take risks and realise ambition. We have developed ambitious programmes that support a diversity of contemporary art practice, encouraging access and participation from a wide range of audiences. 

Studio Voltaire has just reopened following a transformative £2.8 million capital project to create more artists’ studios, renovated exhibition space and new public spaces, including a dedicated learning and events space, public garden, café and shop. This is the most ambitious transition in our 27–year history.  

Over the next year, we are looking to appoint a number of new Trustees who will bring a commitment to the organisation’s mission and values, and complement the range of skills and experience of our Board.

Trustees support and help develop a charity’s work by playing important and varied roles, including: supporting Studio Voltaire’s team; giving advice; acting as a critical friend; providing strategic leadership; and advocating for Studio Voltaire through the next stage of our development.

As a Trustee you will help us to:

  • Support emerging and underrepresented artists and practices
  • Increase access and participation within contemporary art practice
  • Encourage change within the arts sector to represent the cultural diversity of London and beyond

You do not need to have any formal qualifications or have had previous experience as a Trustee. We are looking for people who are passionate about contemporary art and the role creativity can play within our lives.

  • At this time, we are particularly keen to recruit people who fulfil any of the following:
  • Are artists
  • Have experience and knowledge of our local communities in South London, or a connection to our local area
  • Have knowledge or experience in income generation, individual giving or corporate sponsorship
  • Have knowledge or experience in retail and e–commerce
  • Have knowledge or experience in equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Have knowledge or experience in communications, marketing or audience development
  • Have knowledge or experience in human resources

We actively welcome applications from people who identify as:

  • Working class or those who experience financial precarity
  • African, East Asian, South Asian, South East Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American, Caribbean heritage and those belonging to groups who experience racism including people of Romany, Irish Traveller, Central Asian and West Asian heritage
  • Disabled, D/deaf, neurodiverse or experience long term health conditions
  • Being under the age of 28
  • Lesbian, transgender, queer, bisexual, intersex or non-binary

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