Working for us

Vacancies for Paid Positions

 

1. Gallery Director

To apply:

Please complete and return the application form included in the application pack (download in upper-right corner of this page) and return it, by email only, by 8am on Monday 19 November 2018, to Viv Astling RBSA, Hon Secretary, at hon.secretary@rbsa.org.uk. If you require a Word version of the application pack, please request one from Viv via e-mail.

Brief description of role (see application pack for full details):

The role of Gallery Director is integral in delivering the Society’s charitable agenda and driving forward with activities to improve access, inclusion and diversity. The Gallery Director is responsible for delivering the exhibition and events programme and for income generation including fundraising, as well as the day-to-day running of the Gallery.  The Gallery Director will also be instrumental in shaping the future of the Society’s Gallery facility.

This role would suit a highly-motivated individual who has venue and team management experience and a demonstrable track record in fundraising, together with an understanding of the challenges and opportunities of the arts sector, and an empathy with our work as a visual arts charity. 

The successful candidate will have excellent communication, networking, negotiating and project management skills, display a rigorous attention to detail and a commitment to the efficient completion of administrative tasks, be absolutely trustworthy and capable of handling confidential information with care and sensitivity, as well as being able to evidence a history of working independently whilst managing multiple priorities and deadlines.

Working closely with the membership of the RBSA, the successful candidate will also demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and will be expected to encourage and support volunteer involvement. The post also demands a flexible approach, recognising the realities of working in a small but complex organisation with a very tight budget, together with an enthusiasm for all aspects of the role.

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


1. Friends Administration Volunteer

We are currently seeking a RBSA Member, Associate, or Friend to help with membership and subscription administration. This role involves volunteering one day a week to process and update information into a database on a computer. If you would like to discuss the role, please e-mail natalie@rbsa.org.uk.

2. RBSA Collection and Archive Database Volunteer

We are currently seeking a RBSA Member, Associate, or Friend to help with Collection and Archive administration. This role involves volunteering one day a week to process and update information into a database on a computer. If you would like to discuss the role, please e-mail natalie@rbsa.org.uk.

3. General volunteer roles throughout the year

We recruit at certain points each year for a range of volunteer roles, including: Mailing and Shredding Helpers, Volunteer Archive Assistants, Volunteer Membership Researchers and Art Blog Volunteers. These are normally posted on social media and on this website page when they become available. However, 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. We are also unable to respond to all prospective enquiries.


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)