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 committed to addressing inequality in the arts and ensuring equality of opportunity in employment. We consider diversity a strength and are keen to make our workforce more representative of different backgrounds and experiences. We strongly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or minority ethnic, young, disabled, LGBTQI+, working class, or living or working in areas of socioeconomic deprivation in our region.

Please see below for our current vacancies.  Details of how to apply can be found in the Job Description for each vacancy.

Trusts and Foundations Manager (full time)

We have an exciting opportunity for a Trusts and Foundations Manager to join our Development Team here at Watts Gallery.

We are looking for someone with a passion for building key relationships with new and existing trusts and foundations with the aim of making a significant contribution to increasing Watts Gallery Trust’s networks and income.

The ideal candidate will have proven fundraising experience and a desire to support Watts to achieve its ambitious fundraising targets. If you think you can help us achieve our goals we have lots to offer you in return, including friends and family tickets, discounts in our tea shop and shop, generous annual leave and a beautiful work location at our Artists Village in the Surrey Hills.

For further details please see the attached job description. 

Closing date 20th May 2022

Interviews TBC

To apply please complete the attached application form and send it to recruitment@wattsgallery.org.uk

Trusts and Foundations Manager Download
Application Form Download
Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form Download

Front of House Assistant – Casual Hours

We are recruiting for a front of house assistant to join our team. We are looking for candidates with great customer service and communication skills who enjoy working in a flexible and varied role supporting our front of house teams.

In return we can offer you a friendly and fun working environment, free entry to the Artist’s Village including exhibition previews, as well as discounts in the tea shop and the Watts Gallery shop.

This is a casual contract with no set weekly hours. We are looking for people who can work ad hoc flexible hours between 9.30am and 5.30pm, across weekdays, weekends and bank holidays.

Experience in a customer facing or retail role is helpful, but not essential as training will be provided.

Full details of the role can be found in the job description.

Please send your application to alice.offer@wattsgallery.org.uk

Front of House Assistant Job Description Download
Application Form Download
Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form Download

Opportunities in our Tea Shop

Waiting Staff – Full or part time positions

We are recruiting for waiting staff to join our thriving tea shop here at Watts Gallery. We are looking for candidates with great customer service and communication skills who are able to work under pressure in our busy tea shop. In return we can offer you a friendly and fun working environment, free lunch on shift and tips, as well as discounts in the tea shop and the Watts Gallery shop.

Applicants should ideally be able to work 5 days out of 7, including bank holidays and some weekends, 10.00am to 5.30pm. However, applications for part time positions are also welcome.

Experience in hospitality is preferred, but not essential as training will be provided.

Immediate start.

Job Types: Full-time/Part time, Permanent

Salary: £9.20-£9.55 per hour 

Please send your application to julian.bounds@wattsgallery.org.uk

Part-time Chef’s Assistant

We are looking for a part-time Chef’s Assistant to work in our 5 star rated Tea Shop kitchen. Our food is all freshly prepared on site with changing seasonal menus.

We are looking for candidates who want to work as part of a team in a thriving and newly refurbished kitchen and want to learn and develop a role in food preparation, presentation and hygiene. You should have the desire and ability to work in a busy kitchen where your contribution really counts, whilst maintaining our exceptional standards of hygiene and service.

In return we can offer you the opportunity to learn and develop your career in the hospitality sector under the guidance of our passionate and experienced Head Chef.

You don’t need lots of experience as training and guidance will be provided in this role. Some experience working within a kitchen environment, including certification in Food Hygiene Level 2 is preferable but certainly not essential. The most important is a willingness to learn, to work with others and be passionate about giving our visitors the best plate of food and an enjoyable day out. 

Part-time hours: 30 per week

Immediate start

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent

Salary: £9.20-£9.55 per hour 

Please send your application to julian.bounds@wattsgallery.org.uk




Application Form - Tea Shop Download
Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form Download

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 ellen.denison@wattsgallery.org.uk.