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Vacancies for Paid Positions

1) Part-time Accounts Administrator

To apply:

Download the application pack in the upper-right of the screen.

To apply please submit a comprehensive and current CV together with a supporting statement to marie@rbsa.org.uk

Supporting statement:

Your supporting statement should refer to the information provided in the application pack and detail:
• how your training and qualifications are relevant to this opportunity (maximum 500 words).
• how your skills and experience are relevant to this opportunity (maximum 500 words).
• any other information that could support your application (maximum 500 words).

Interviews:

Interviews will be offered on a rolling basis.  If you have not heard from us within one month of submitting your application, please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Thank you for your interest in the RBSA and we look forward to receiving your application. 

Recruitment Agencies please note that we do not accept speculative CVs and should one be submitted, we will assume the candidate is   our own.

Information about the role:

This information aims to provide details relating to this opportunity; it is not a contract of employment or role profile.

The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA) is a charity dedicated to promoting engagement with the visual arts.  We own and run the RBSA Gallery, just off St Paul’s Square in Birmingham and are looking for a Part Time Accounts Administrator to join our dedicated and energetic team.

Working Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9.00am to 5.15pm (with a 30 minute lunch break), your role will be to take responsibility for accounts and membership administration in our busy contemporary art gallery.  This will include invoice and payment processing using Sage Line 50, account and bank reconciliations, payroll processing using Sage Payroll, producing financial reports and projections and managing our membership database, as well as completing a variety of administrative tasks.  A key player in a small team, you will be educated to at least A-Level (or equivalent), have substantial experience of accounts administration, be proficient in the use of Microsoft and Sage software, demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills, and be able to work on your own initiative. It will be advantageous for applicants to have wider skill sets and a willingness to support the Society’s objectives.

This role would suit an experienced, diligent and reliable accounts professional ready to make an outstanding contribution to a thriving arts organisation. 

The salary band for this post is £20,000-£25,000 per annum, to be reduced on a pro-rata basis to reflect 23.25 hours per week.  This will be awarded subject to qualifications and experience, and paid per hour worked, on an hourly rate. 

This is a part time post (23.25 hours). Although our preference is for these hours to be worked in the three full days noted above we can be flexible about working hours to suit the individual so are happy to consider alternative arrangements.

Summary:

Download the application pack in the upper-right of the screen.

To apply please submit a comprehensive and current CV together with a supporting statement to marie@rbsa.org.uk

Your supporting statement should refer to the information provided in the application pack and detail:
• how your training and qualifications are relevant to this opportunity (maximum 500 words).
• how your skills and experience are relevant to this opportunity (maximum 500 words).
• any other information that could support your application (maximum 500 words).

Interviews will be offered on a rolling basis.  If you have not heard from us within one month of submitting your application, please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

This information aims to provide details relating to this opportunity; it is not a contract of employment or role profile.

Recruitment Agencies please note that we do not accept speculative CVs and should one be submitted, we will assume the candidate is our own.


Opportunities and Vacancies for Unpaid Volunteer Positions

There are several different positions available such as: Volunteer Archive Assistants, Volunteer Membership Researchers and ‘New Curator’ Volunteers. These types of positions are normally advertised in October/November-time each year. If you have any queries about volunteering, please send your CV and queries to natalie@rbsa.org.uk.

Please note: we receive a large number of applications but have a limited number of opportunities and resources. Therefore, the application process is competitive and we are unable to offer positions to all applicants.


What our Volunteers say...

'I have really enjoyed my time volunteering at the RBSA Gallery, I have learnt a lot about the different aspects involved in working at an art gallery. This has given me experience of carrying out creative and practical tasks, including exhibition installation, promoting the gallery and assisting during events and artist workshops. I think volunteering at the RBSA is a good opportunity for anyone who would like to learn more about working in the arts, and to gain new skills which will be useful for them in the future.'

Fay Andreas (New Curator Volunteer 2015, Gallery Assistant Volunteer 2016)