We are now looking to appoint a part-time Administrator to join our small team one day per week until January 2020. This is initially a six-month contract, with the possibility of extension.
Harlow Art Trust (HAT) was formed in 1953 with the intention of beautifying the town of Harlow, Essex, by purchasing, commissioning and maintaining public art for its publics. The collection has since grown to over 90 sculptures, and includes work by Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Elisabeth Frink and Lynn Chadwick. Today, the Trust’s overarching aim is to cement Harlow, one of the original post war new towns located between London and Cambridge, as the UK Sculpture Town.
Since 2011, the Trust has also been responsible for the management of the Gibberd Gallery, Harlow’s largest space dedicated to showing contemporary visual arts. The Trust delivers four special exhibitions per year, and displays the significant Sir Frederick Gibberd 20th Century Watercolour Collection on behalf of Harlow Council. There are also spaces dedicated to the exhibition of student work, and promotion of local artists and projects.
Summary of the role
To provide administrative support one day per week to Harlow Art Trust. This is initially a six-month contract, with the possibility of extension.
- Undertaking all Trust administration and supporting the management of the sculpture collection: coordinating committee and sub-group meetings and taking minutes, and dealing with day-to-day enquiries.
- Supporting the Artistic Director as required with the temporary exhibition programme and creating forms, contracts and procedures for use within the gallery.
- Overseeing the Gibberd Gallery general inbox, dealing with day-to-day enquiries relating to the 20th century watercolour collection, artists’ opportunities and school visits.
- Managing sales and petty cash administration
- Supporting the promotion of Harlow Sculpture Town and the Gibberd Gallery: updating and writing content for the website, driving social media, designing and drafting monthly email newsletters.
The ideal candidate will have a strong background in administration and be highly organised, able to work on their own initiative and prioritise effectively. Experience of the arts would be an advantage but not essential.
Terms: 7.5 hours per week at £10 per hour. The role does require some flexible working as well as the ability to attend bi-monthy Trustee and Gallery meetings held in Harlow and in London. Travel expenses to and from London meetings will be provided.
Deadline for applications: Monday 29th July
Interviews will be held the week beginning 5th August