21 hours per week, Wednesday - Friday
£25-£27k pro rata
View the job description and person specification below
Kingsgate Workshops is looking for a new Administrator & Office Manager to work with a busy creative community of artists, designers and makers in West Hampstead.
Hours: 21 hours per week, Wednesdays - Friday (with scope for flexibility).
Salary: £25-£27k pro rata, depending on experience.
Application Deadline: Midnight Tuesday 5th December
Interviews: Wednesday 20th December
Provisional Contract Start Date: Wednesday 10th January
We encourage applicants to submit their applications early as we reserve the right to close applications before the deadline if we find the right applicant.
Working in a small, part-time team in a vibrant arts organisation with exciting and ambitious plans, the Administrator & Office Manager will divide their time between facilitating the smooth day-to-day running of the office whilst acting as primary liaison between the Office and our Studio Users.
The idea is to balance the administrative needs of the organisation with maintaining friendly and productive relationships with the Studio Users. The best approach is to apply policy and processes consistently, whilst maintaining a degree of discretion, humanity and a good sense of humour!
Our building is a beautiful but crumbly converted Victorian warehouse, comprising 43 self-contained studio units with a total of 76 artists, designers and craft makers working within them. We’re on the border of Kilburn and West Hampstead, we back onto a lovely park, and we’re close to both the bustling Kilburn High Road, and West Hampstead with their many shops, cafes and restaurants.
Our Studio Users and maintenance staff pop in and out of the office to chat with us (the door is always open). We tend to start at 10am and finish at 6pm in true arts organisation fashion; we’re very flexible with how you manage your time but the role will involve occasional evening and weekend work.
This is an exciting time for Kingsgate as we embark on important maintenance works to our building through 2024. The new Administrator & Office Manager will need to keep a calm head as this disruptive work happens, but will then benefit from the success of ensuring the studios’ longevity and sustainability as we enter our next phase of Kingsgate’s history.
We’re looking for someone in this role who can get their head round all the organisational responsibilities of the job, alongside having a relaxed and imaginative approach to problem solving, and a keenness to join in the enthusiastic conversations about the next steps for Kingsgate Workshops Trust. You’ll be working with and communicating with artists, so it helps if you are one, or if you understand them and their ways. We are committed to building a diverse workforce and welcome applications from underrepresented groups.
How To Apply
To see more about the position and working at Kingsgate Workshops, please read the person specification and job description pdf at the top of this page.
To apply for this role, please send a CV and brief covering letter describing how you meet the Person Specification to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Who we are:
Kingsgate Workshops is a multi-use art space housed within a labyrinthine Victorian factory, providing affordable workspace for an exciting mix of artists, makers and designers. Our leases are not limited, meaning we have a very established community with some studioholders who have been here since the beginning!
Kingsgate Workshops’ Public Programme encourages experimentation, production and critical discourse. We support a crossover between disciplines, an exchange of skills and the development of critical and timely conversations about process, image making and object making. Kingsgate Project Space aims to profile a diverse range of contemporary national and international artists with a focus on emerging talent.
Administrator & Office Manager