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Gallery Assistant

freelance contract


ROLE
To assist with exhibitions and invigilate the gallery spaces and any off-site exhibition spaces, providing excellent service to all visitors. Working hours will vary and Gallery Assistants may be offered work on any day of the week including Saturdays, Sundays, evenings and public holidays. The services provided to Blitz are on a casual basis for an hourly rate.


TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Invigilating all Gallery spaces and off-site spaces - ensuring that the security of the art works are not compromised.
  • Providing visitors with information about the current exhibitions and all aspects of Blitz including the building and facilities, forthcoming exhibitions, and events, membership & sponsorship, and information about the local area.
  • Informing the Director immediately in the event of damage to the building or to any artwork, any health and safety or security issues arising, and of any other emergencies that may occur.
  • Attending meetings as appropriate and providing feedback and comments to maintain the high standard and assist with the continuous improvement of the organisation.
  • Assisting with exhibition installation, basic set up of events, private views and venue hire.
  • Assisting with the opening and closing of the gallery and off-site exhibition spaces.
  • Dealing with collections and deliveries.


ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS

Essential Criteria
  • Experience of working with the public
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Interest in, and knowledge of, contemporary visual arts
  • Understanding of the aims and objectives of Blitz
  • Awareness of access issues and disability awareness
  • High levels of presentation and professionalism
  • Basic technical ability with equipment such as projectors, screens, media players etc

Desirable Criteria
  • Experience of working at an arts or arts aligned organisation
  • Previous gallery or museum work
  • Multilingual
  • Experience with newsletter software, InDesign and Photoshop


CONDITIONS OF WORK

Contracts are on a casual basis, to be renewed at the beginning of each exhibition
Rate of pay: €7 per hour
Exhibition opening hours are Tuesday to Friday 1–6pm and Saturday 10am – 1pm
Specific working hours may be adjusted with the onset of new exhibitions and depending on events and installation schedules

Interested applicants are to send a CV and covering letter to contact@thisisblitz.com

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