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 Visitor Services Manager on 01483 813 580 or email visitorservices@wattsgallery.org.uk.


Careers

About Watts Gallery – Artists' Village

Watts Gallery - Artists' Village is located in Compton, near Guildford, in the Surrey Hills. Founded in 1904, Watts Gallery Trust promotes the enjoyment and understanding of the art of George Frederic Watts and Mary Watts who established a home and studios here in the 1890's. Watts Gallery - Artists' Village encompasses a unique group of Arts & Crafts buildings: Watts Gallery, Watts Studios, Watts Chapel and the Pottery Buildings which house a thriving Shop and Tea Shop.

Vacancies

Watts Gallery Trust is fully committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We actively encourage BAME and disabled applicants and value the positive impact difference has on our teams.  Please see below for our current vacancies.  Details of how to apply can be found in the Job Description for each vacancy.

Ceramicist in Residence

Watts Gallery Trust are seeking a Ceramicist in Residence who is interested in developing their creative practice and responding to our permanent collection and heritage of working with clay.  The residency period is October 2021 - March 2022.  The application briefing can be downloaded below.  The closing date for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 10 August 2021.

Head of Collections and Exhibitions

Watts Gallery Trust has an exciting opening for a Head of Collections and Exhibitions.  Please see below for the Job Description and application forms.  The closing date for applications for this position is 5pm on Thursday 12 August.  Applicants should please note this is a revised Job Description (updated 20.7.21).

Executive Assistant to the Director (Chief Executive)

Watts Gallery Trust has an exciting opening for the role of Executive Assistant to the Director (Chief Executive).  Please see below for the Job Description and application forms.  The closing date for applications is 12pm on Monday 23 August.

Community Learning Officer

The Learning and Public Programmes team have an exciting opening for a part-time Community Learning Officer for an initial fixed term contract of one year who will be working with the Community Programmes Curator to deliver Watts Gallery Trust’s community and outreach programme for adults and young people.  Please see below for the Job Description and application forms.  The closing date for applications for this position is 12pm on Friday 27 August.

Collection Online Early Career Research Fellow (Mythological Subjects)

The Curatorial team have an exciting opening for a Collection Online Early Career Research Fellow (Mythological Subjects) for a six-month research project. The post-holder will have the opportunity to develop their academic profile while gaining significant experience of a gallery environment and to work directly with an important collection of British art. Please see below for the Job Description and application forms. The closing date for applications is 12pm on Friday 6 August 2021.

Collections Assistant

The Curatorial team have an exciting opening for a full-time Collections Assistant for a six-month fixed term contract to support our collections management activities across Watts Gallery - Artists' Village.  Please see below for the Job Description and application forms.  The closing date for applications is 12pm on Tuesday 24 August.



Ceramicist in Residence Application Briefing Download
Head of Collections and Exhibitions Job Description Download
Executive Assistant to the Director (Chief Executive) JD Download
Collection Online Early Career Research Fellow Job Description Download
Community Learning Officer Job Description Download
Collections Assistant Job Description Download
Application Form Download
Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form Download