Opportunities

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: £29,000 to £31,000 per annum (depending on experience)

The deadline for applications is 1 September 2022, 10am.


General Manager

The General Manager holds a vital and important role within the organisation, enabling the organisation to fulfil its key role of providing support to artists and enabling access to the arts for a wide variety of audiences and participants.

Working closely with the Head of Finance and Operations, the General Manager oversees Operations Coordinator and Gallery Assistants and is responsible the day–to–day operational, financial, administrative and buildings/facilities management ensuring the smooth running of the organisation and that our buildings are welcoming, accessible and well maintained.

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: £29,000 to £31,000 per annum (depending on experience)

The deadline for applications is Monday 8 August 2022, 10am.
First round of interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held w/c 15 August 2022 via Zoom


Operations Coordinator (Visitor Experience)

The Operations Coordinators hold a vital and important role within the organisation, enabling the organisation to fulfil its key role of providing support to artists and enabling access to the arts for a wide variety of audiences and participants. Working closely with the General Manager, the Operations Coordinator (Visitor Experience) and Operations Coordinator (Building Facilities) supervise Gallery Assistants.

You will support the day–to–day operational, financial, administrative and building/facilities management ensuring the smooth running of the organisation and that our buildings are welcoming, accessible, and well maintained. Operations Coordinators (Visitor Experience) has a focus on supervising and leading the Gallery Assistants and temporary events staff to ensure a high level of visitor experience.

Contract: 1 year (fixed term) with possible extension
Salary: £24,000 to £26,000 per annum, pro rata (depending on experience)
Conditions of work: 32 hours per week

The deadline for applications is 15 August 2022.
First round of interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held w/c 29th August 2022.


Retail Supervisor (House of Voltaire)

The Retail Supervisor (House of Voltaire) is an exciting, newly configured role that will support both the newly appointed House of Voltaire Manager and Head of Commercial. You will play a key role in leading the day-to-day running of House of Voltaire. Drawing from our reputation as industry leaders, you will provide a warm and engaged sales environment with excellent customer care, whether in-store, online or over the telephone. Supporting the House of Voltaire Manager to reach our ambitious income and sales targets, you will be sales-driven and instrumental in the retailing of our bespoke artist editions and merchandise helping to raise key funds to support Studio Voltaire’s programmes.

House of Voltaire provides an important commissioning platform introducing emerging practices alongside more established figures. You will be responsible for maintaining a refreshed in store experience, and have sound and engaging knowledge of both the House of Voltaire inventory as well as the wider Studio Voltaire programmes and activities.

Contract: 1 year (fixed term) with possible extension
Salary: £23,000 to £24,000 per annum, pro rata
Conditions of work: 4 days per week, from 10am – 6pm, including a one–hour lunch break. (At least one weekend day per week)

Deadline for applications is Monday 22 August
Interviews are w/c 29 August 2022


Programme Assistant (Placement)

Studio Voltaire is recruiting for a six-month Programme Assistant with the support of Lambeth Council’s ELEVATE Careers scheme. 

Please note: Suitable candidates must be aged 18-30, and live, work or study in Lambeth. 

The Programme Assistant will work with Studio Voltaire’s programme team and take a key role in supporting the delivery of the organisation’s artistic programmes. You will work across all strands of Studio Voltaire’s artistic programmes including Exhibitions; Studios & Residencies; and Participation, Learning and Offsite.

This placement is an excellent opportunity for someone to gain a well rounded experience in arts administration, curating and event production.

Contract: 6 months placement (fixed term contract)
Hours of work: Part-time; 2.5 days or 20 hours per week, between 10am and 6pm. Occasional weekend/evening working with time off in lieu
Salary: £11.05 per/hour, London Living Wage

The deadline for applications is Monday 8 September 2022, 10am.
Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held w/c 19 September 2022


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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