Grampian Hospital Arts Trust is looking for someone who wants to develop their art practice with a role in working with the arts sector in an acute hospital setting, we have an opportunity for a Gallery Assistant for 6 months in The Suttie Arts Space and The Small Gallery.

The Suttie Arts Space and The Small Gallery:
GHAT runs two arts venues situated within Aberdeen Royal Infirmary (ARI), The Suttie Arts Space and The Small Gallery. The Suttie Arts Space is a purpose-built art space that leads off a corridor, with a daily footfall of over 4,000 people, that connects two major hospital buildings within ARI. The Small Gallery is situated in one of the busiest ARI corridor spaces with a daily footfall of over 6,000. The function of both art spaces is to make all patients, staff, and visitors feel welcome, introduce existing and new audiences to contemporary art, and increase the range of arts and artists that GHAT can support to create new work for exhibition.

The Gallery Assistant will work with the Senior Manager to prioritise the following tasks:

Welcome visitors, answer questions and field sales enquiries
Monitor and evaluation of feedback and visitor numbers
Assist maintenance of exhibitions and gallery spaces
Assist with promotional events and exhibition installations
Provide administration support to the Senior Manager

Training will be given in all areas.

Please download the Role Specification and Task List for the full breakdown of the role and how to apply.

This is an Intern post and the Gallery Assistant will report to the Senior Manager.

Please note:
The Gallery Assistant role can be physically demanding in its nature. As well as standing or sitting for long periods of time you may be asked to help lift and carry equipment. The assistant may work alone and in isolation for some of the time. Please make the Senior Manager aware of any challenges which the physical nature of this job may present to you. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments for access and equality.

GHAT is looking for someone who has;

Training or professional qualifications to degree level in a relevant creative subject.
Demonstrable experience of working with people.
Understanding of contemporary art in Scotland and the UK.

Desired skills:
Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues.
Ability to work as part of a team and work on own initiative.
Professionalism at all times.
Excellent time management.
Is physically able to move artworks.
Has basic experience in using power tools.
Is able to work unsupervised.
Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel.

This is a part-time post for a fixed term of 6 months.
16 hours a week across 3 days (Mon – Fri), extra hours will be available to assist with exhibition installations and events.
Further training opportunities across all GHAT projects will be made available to all on request.

GHAT is a Living Wage Employer. Rate per hour – £10.90.

How to apply:
Email, with ‘Gallery Intern Application’ in the subject line, a current CV, and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and suitability for the post, expanding on;

Why you are interested in the post?
What you hope to learn from the post?

Tamsin Greenlaw
Senior Manager – Projects

Deadline: Sun 29th October 2023 Midnight