Jobs

Opportunities at Firstsite

There are currently the following job opportunities at Firstsite:

1
Duty Manager
Reporting to: Hospitality Manager
Salary: £8.50/hour
Status: Casual part time, including evenings and weekends
Closing Date: 12 noon, 27 June 2017
Interviews: 4, 5 and 6 July 2017

The Duty Manager is responsible for the smooth running of Firstsite’s day to day public facing operations. Including daily operations relating to exhibitions, screenings and events. The role requires a genuine commitment to customer care and service excellence, working with and serving all visitors and clients from all backgrounds. The post holder will contribute to Firstsite’s vision to be a thriving art gallery and vibrant cultural organisation making a positive contribution to the creative industries and engages with local people, business and the international contemporary art community.

Reporting into the Hospitality Manager, Duty Managers are responsible, in particular,  for working with the Director and Hospitality Manager to contribute to the development of a highly effective, imaginative and impactful Visitor Experience Strategy, which is shaped and delivered to encourage greater footfall, and increased levels of income to the organization.

As well as preparing all public areas of the building to be open and closed to the public according to our advertised opening times – including ensuring it is clean, safe and all the required Fire, Health and Safety, and security checks and processes have been carried out in accordance with a building of its size and nature.

A full Job Description is available by following this link: Duty Manager Job Description

To apply for the role, please send your cv and a covering letter – no more than two sides of A4 – that states how your qualifications, experience and skills match the criteria listed in the job description.

Please send applications to paul@firstsite.uk, together with a completed Equal Opportunities Form, available by following this link: Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Deadline for applications is 12 noon, 27 June 2017

 

2
Gallery Assistant
Reporting to: Hospitality Manager
Salary: £7.50/hour
Status: Casual part time, including evenings and weekends
Closing Date: 12 noon, 27 June 2017
Interviews: 4, 5 and 6 July 2017

The role of Gallery Assistant is involved in all customer facing activities at Firstsite, playing an essential part in welcoming visitors to the building and enhancing customer experience. Tasks are varied and include dealing with customer enquiries, invigilating exhibitions, ushering films, maintaining appropriate records, taking ticket bookings and preparing rooms for workshops and corporate hire events.  The role requires someone who is proactive in meeting and greeting visitors to contribute to an excellent customer experience at Firstsite. While also ensuring security and safety of the galleries, visitors and artworks.

A full Job Description is available by following this link: Gallery Assistant Job Description

To apply for the role, please send your cv and a covering letter – no more than two sides of A4 – that states how your qualifications, experience and skills match the criteria listed in the job description.

Please send applications to paul@firstsite.uk, together with a completed Equal Opportunities Form, available by following this link: Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Deadline for applications is 12 noon, 27 June 2017

3 Artist Brief – Britishness Project at Firstsite, Colchester

Firstsite is recruiting a number of artists, from diverse disciplines and at varying stages in their career, to help make The Britishness Project, an ambitious programme of exhibitions, events and workshops for young people of school age regarding cultural identity reflecting on the EU Referendum and Brexit.

About the Britishness Project
The Britishness Project will work with a selection of schools and education organisations in Essex to make a series of residencies, led by professional artists based directly in schools. These residencies will create content for a major exhibition at Firstsite opening February 2018. It is envisaged that the exhibition will include artworks loaned from national collections alongside the work produced by young people projects.

The aims of The Britishness Project are to:

• Engage a range of young people, from 5 to 17 in producing high quality art.
• Engage young people in curation, drawing on works from national and regional collections.
• Use engagement with visual arts to enable young people to explore issues of identity and Britishness in the context of the recent European Referendum.
• Showcase work made by young people in the context of a gallery with an international profile.
• Encourage a wide debate on issues of identity, citizenship and Britishness through a talks and education programme linked to the project.
• Support teachers in their professional development and create a high profile opportunity for work in schools to be appreciated outside of schools
• Enable Firstsite to strengthen its relationship with a rage of education institutions, strengthening its learning programme for the long term future.

Role of the Artist
Each project artist will work with students to explore issues of identity and Britishness, producing or curating work in a range of media including sculpture, photography, painting, mixed media, film, sound, dance, spoken word. The pattern of each project will be designed to meet the needs of the educational institution and to ensure maximum engagement.

Firstsite would like to work with a range of artists, from diverse disciplines and at varying stages in their careers. Your application should focus on how relevant your practice is to the project and demonstrate the following points:

Experience of working with children and young people or an aspiration of professional development in this area

An ability or interest to engage children and young people in exhibition making

Awareness of the differing needs of schools and educational establishments

We anticipate each artist will work for approximately 10 days and the majority of delivery will take place between September 2017 and January 2018.

Fees
Artist fee (minimum 10 days planning and workshop delivery) £2000
Materials and travel expenses: Additional, to be negotiated

Submission Details
Up to 200-word outline proposal of how you would approach this project
Curriculum Vitae, including two references
A maximum of three images/links of your work

Applications to be sent to info@firstsite.uk or by post to:
Programme Team, re: Britishness Project
Firstsite, Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 1JH

Application Deadline: Monday 3 July, 5pm

Project delivery time September2017 – January 2018
Proposed exhibition dates Feb-May 2018