PART TIME GALLERY ASSISTANT FOR CAMBRIDGE CONTEMPORARY ART AND
CAMBRIDGE CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS - SATURDAYS
This position would ideally suit someone who is self-employed or freelance.
Salary: £8.25 per hour
Closing date for application forms: 21st August
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for Application Form.
When hiring a new member of staff, we look for a friendly, approachable person who will be able to give guidance to a customer looking for a particular work of art, discuss how it has been made and be able to gauge what the customer is looking for. You will need to be comfortable talking to customers about their preferences, advising them of what may be a good piece to buy and have the confidence to recommend alternatives when they aren’t sure about your choice.
You will be responsible in ensuring that you deliver excellent customer service in the gallery, on the phone and over email, alongside taking payments, wrapping purchases, and constantly monitoring and tidying the displays.
To keep the business running smoothly you will help to close the till at the end of the day, maintain accurate sales sheets as well as creating price labels, cleaning, dusting, painting walls and plinths to keep the gallery looking smart. Once you are trained, you will be confident in using excel and a POS till.
The displays in the gallery and craft shop change regularly, showing artists from all stages in their career. You may be part of the team that hangs the new exhibition and meets the artist(s) delivering their work.
We pride ourselves in promoting our artists extensively through our website and social media pages, this requires very good attention to detail to ensure that artists get the best possible exposure.
As both premises are open to the public 7 days a week, you will need to be vigilant and security minded at all times.
You must be flexible with working hours, we plan the rotas one month in advance but occasionally offer hours at short notice to cover staff sickness and other eventualities which may arise in both our premises, Cambridge Contemporary Art (Trinity Street) and Cambridge Contemporary Crafts (Bene’t Street).
We are a small team of staff and are looking for the right person to join our team. This person will be conscientious, enthusiastic, able to work in a team and also by themselves.
The working hours are Saturdays 10-5.30pm (10-6.30 at busy times of year), going up to 3 days a week to cover for staff holidays.