Gallery Assistant, The Turnpike


Location          Leigh, Greater Manchester

Type                Part time

Salary              £18,000pa



 The Turnpike is seeking a part time Gallery Assistant to join our growing organisation.

As a key member of our small team you will work alongside the Director, Learning Coordinator and Events & Facilities Officer to help us create and important space for art. We are seeking a team player with a positive, flexible outlook, capable of working within a fast-paced environment.

The role is for three days per week. Working pattern to be discussed but anticipated as three full days, with occasional weekend working.

Duties include:

  • Answering enquires and taking room bookings
  • Assisting with exhibition installations and events
  • Supporting workshops and outreach activities
  • Processing invoices and maintaining financial databases
  • Maintaining The Turnpike’s diary of events
  • Organising volunteer rotas
  • Raising orders and arranging deliveries
  • Helping to maintain the venue

Experience, knowledge and skills required:

  • A confident, assured and personable manner
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with Excel, Word and Outlook email systems
  • An ability to prioritise and be proactive
  • An ability to work independently and as part of a small friendly team
  • A high standard of literacy and numeracy
  • An interest in contemporary art

Completed applications should be emailed to by 4pm Saturday 15 April.

Applications should comprise of:

  • Relevant CV
  • Covering letter addressing all points of the job description (no more than 2 A4 pages)
  • Please title your email ‘Gallery Assistant’