Development Manager

  • Contract: 2 years (fixed term) with potential renewal.
  • Hours of work: Four days per week (10am–6pm), occasional weekend/evening working. No overtime but time off in lieu.
  • Salary: Up to £32,000 pro rata (depending on experience)
  • Deadline: 10am on Friday 18 February 2022.
  • Interviews: Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed w/c 21 February 2022.

An exciting new strategic role within Studio Voltaire’s team, the Development Manager works closely with the Director and Head of Development to deliver the organisation’s fundraising strategies, optimising income generation via individuals, sponsors, supporters and partners.

We are looking for a highly organised, enthusiastic and friendly individual who enjoys working directly with artists, major collections, patrons and partners. You will devise and deliver an engaging programme of one–of–a–kind events, including artist’s studio visits, private dinners, collection tours and bespoke outings to build long–term relationships ensuring supporters are fully engaged with our organisation and work.

You will play a strategic role in identifying, researching and cultivating new sponsors, supporters and partners across Studio Voltaire’s expansive programmes and projects, 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.

Communications Manager

  • 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 10am on Friday 18 February 2022.

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.

Communications Assistant 

We are recruiting for two new temporary roles via the government’s Kickstart scheme: Communications Assistant.

The position is part–time (25 hours per week) for a period of six months, and paid at £10.85 per/hour, (London Living Wage).

Suitable candidates must be aged 18–24, currently claiming Universal Credit, and make their application through local Job Centres following a referral from their Work Coach.

If you’re eligible for the Kickstart scheme, please speak to your Work Coach to find out how to apply.

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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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