Volunteering

Volunteers give vital support to the Artists' Village, contributing in many different ways from engaging with visitors as stewards in the galleries to supporting our Curatorial Team to assisting at events and workshops. Discover all the Artists' Village has to offer while acquiring new skills and meeting likeminded people.

Watts Gallery Trust is an independent charity, and we rely on the commitment of over 300 volunteers from a diverse range of backgrounds and age groups. Join us at an upcoming volunteer open morning to meet current staff and volunteers and to learn more about joining our team.

For more information, contact our Acting Visitor Services Manager on 01483 813 580 or email visitorservices@wattsgallery.org.uk.

Artist in Residence

June - October 2018

We are looking for a carpenter, artist, maker or creative collective to respond to Watts Gallery Trust's forthcoming exhibition, James Henry Pullen: Inmate – Inventor – Genius by making new work and participating in our learning and public programmes.

Applications should be sent by email to learning@wattsgallery.org.uk

Deadline: 9am Thursday 19 April, 2018.

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Learning Assistant

Watts Gallery Artists' Village is a unique museum, gallery and estate in Compton, Guildford, founded by G F and Mary Watts in the late 19 th century. Today, it promotes the art and ideas of G F and Mary Watts through an ambitious and popular cross disciplinary learning and public programme. Watts Gallery Artists' Village recently received the status of National Portfolio Organisation by the Arts Council England. This is an exciting time to join Watts Gallery Trust as it embarks on the final stages of implementing an estate masterplan, opening up new buildings and landscape, delivering a diverse learning and public programme of exhibitions and events and engaging new audiences with the art and ideas of G F and Mary Watts.

The Learning Assistant (Schools, Families & Young People) supports the Learning Curator (Schools, Families & Young People) in coordinating and delivering school visits, developing schools projects and partnerships, and delivering the family and young people's public programme and seasonal events. The Learning Assistant has special responsibility for the young people's programme, including developing and overseeing the Art Forum youth panel.

With experience of working in a museum/gallery or heritage organisation, and of working with schools, families and/or young people, the Learning Assistant will have excellent organisational and communication skills.

To apply, send a CV and supporting statement outlining your suitability for the role to Clare Brunner, Learning Curator (Schools, Families & Young People)

learningofficer@wattsgallery.org.uk by 9am, Monday 30 April, 2018.

Watts Gallery is fully committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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Heritage Work Placement

Watts Gallery - Artists' Village is a unique museum, gallery and estate in Compton, Guildford, founded by G F and Mary Watts in the late 19 th century. Today, it promotes the art and ideas of G F and Mary Watts through an ambitious and popular cross disciplinary learning and public programme. Watts Gallery Artists' Village recently received the status of National Portfolio Organisation by the Arts Council England. This is an exciting time to join Watts Gallery Trust as it embarks on the final stages of implementing an estate masterplan, opening up new buildings and landscape, delivering a diverse learning and public programme of exhibitions and events and engaging new audiences with the art and ideas of G F and Mary Watts.

The successful candidate for the Heritage Placement will work across different departments - Visitor Services, Learning, Estates, Curatorial and Commercial and will have the opportunity to develop the skills and experience in a busy art gallery.

To apply, send a CV and supporting statement outlining your suitability for the role to Ellen Love, Community Programme Curator learningcoordinator@wattsgallery.org.uk by Thursday 26 April, 2018.

Watts Gallery is fully committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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Retail and Admissions Manager

Watts Gallery Trust is looking for an experienced manager to lead the Retail and Admission operations. This is an exciting time in the development of Watts Gallery Artists' Village and the successful candidate will play a key role in the development of the Pottery Building which is the home of our commercial activities.

You will have the drive and commitment to continue our excellent track record in welcoming visitors and offering an exciting shopping experience that maximises sales and enhances our reputation. You will lead an experienced team of part time staff (currently six) and volunteers.

You will be commercially minded, sales driven, have an eye for detail, have experience of managing retail and ticketing systems, and be passionate about delivering excellent service. You will work closely with the Commercial Manager and will play an important role in developing an outstanding front of house operation across the Artists' Village.

Please send your CV and with supporting statement to Jo Wilks, Commercial Manager.

commercial@wattsgallery.org.uk

Closing date: Monday 7 May 2018.

Interviews will be held on 10 May at Watts Gallery – Artists' Village.

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