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.

Watts Gallery - Artists' Village seeks members for new Community Forum

Would you like to be part of a small group who shapes and influences the work of one of Surrey’s leading arts and heritage organisations?

Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village is committed to making art accessible to everyone, and we are inviting people to join us on this journey as members of our new Community Forum. This is an exciting opportunity to work with us in an advisory capacity, inspiring and guiding future projects, events and exhibitions.

The forum will meet 4 times a year, and you will be paid for your time and expenses. You will also enjoy free family membership and free entry to selected events and private views for the duration of your time as a forum member.


Please take a look at the Job Profile and Terms of Reference below.  We would love to hear from you, the deadline for applying is 5 December 2021.

Job Profile - Watts Community Forum Download
Terms of Reference - Watts Community Forum Download
Application Form - Watts Community Forum Download


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.


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.

Visitor Services Supervisor

We have an exciting opening for a Visitor Services Supervisor who will be part of a team of three who share Duty Managing responsibilities, ensuring Volunteer Stewards receive a supportive and enjoyable volunteer experience and ensuring the safety and enjoyment of visitors, and the security of the collection.  The Job Description for this part-time role, together with the recruitment timeline and details of how to apply, can be found below.  The closing date for this vacancy is Monday 25 October (9am).

Opportunities in our Tea Shop

Full-time Front of House Assistant

Full time waiting staff required to work in busy tea shop at Watts Gallery in Compton, near Guildford.  Applicants will be required to work 5 days out of 7, including bank holidays and some weekends, 10.00am to 5.30pm.

All applicants will be required to communicate effectively with both customers and staff, able to work under pressure, and ensure that customer service standards are met at all times.  Experience in hospitality is preferred, but not essential as training will be provided.

Immediate start.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £8.40-£8.95 per hour

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

Part-time Kitchen Assistant

Part-time Kitchen Assistant required to work in busy tea shop in Compton, near Guildford. Applicants will be required to work 4 days out of 7, including bank holidays and weekends, 9.30am to 5pm. The position will involve working within the kitchen, assisting the Head Chef with upwards of 250 covers per day. All applicants will be required to communicate effectively with their colleagues, able to work under pressure, and ensure that company standards are met at all times. Experience working within a kitchen environment, including certification in Food Hygiene Level 2 will be preferable.

Part-time hours: 30 per week

Immediate start

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent

Salary: £8.40-£8.95 per hour

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

Visitor Services Supervisor Job Description Download
Application Form Download
Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form Download