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GALLERY ACCOUNTS AND ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT

Salary: £12 per hour / £23,400 per annum pro-rata

Closing date for application forms: 22nd August 9am

Interviews: 29th August

Start date: 16th September

Please email us at info@cambridgegallery.co.uk for Application Form.

 

When hiring a new member of staff, we look for a friendly, approachable person with an interest in the visual arts. Candidates should be able to prioritise tasks and be able to work independently.

To keep the business running smoothly you will be responsible for:

·         Reporting to, and assisting the Director and Manager

·         Maintaining sales and purchase ledgers on Sage Line 50 accounts

·         Preparing debtors and creditors reports

·         Preparation of monthly management accounts

·         Sending monthly sales reports to artists (purchase notes)

·         Inputting stock data onto Epos system

·         Bank Reconciliations

·         Preparation of VAT Returns and submissions

·         Working closely with the accountant to ensure all accounts are entered/prepared to their specification. Assisting with the year-end audit and statutory accounts preparation 

·         General administration and ad-hoc tasks as required

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Excellent excel skills

  • Experience of Sage (minimum 2 years)

  • Experience as a bookkeeper and administrator (minimum 2 years)

  • Experience using Xero would be considered advantageous as we may consider moving to this system in the future

  • Experience of working within a retail environment using an EPOS system

  • Experience of working independently & good organisational skills

  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

We are a small team of staff and are looking for the right person to join our team. This person will be conscientious, enthusiastic and consider themselves a team player.

The working hours are flexible, approximately 4 days / 30 hours a week. The candidate will be based at the gallery between the hours of 9am – 5.30pm. This position could ideally suit someone who is self-employed or freelance.


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 info@cambridgegallery.co.uk 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.