Join our team

Join our passionate team at Watts Gallery - Artists' Village and help us deliver our mission of Art for All by All.

Our team are at the centre of all that we do. They include full-time and part-time staff and volunteers, as well as freelance and casual staff. We all play a valuable part in the success of our organisation.

We are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity in employment.

We consider diversity a strength and are keen to make our team 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.

For an overview of our departments and people, please visit our Meet the team page.

Could you be a part of our team?

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Why join us?

Mary Watts employed many staff at both her home in Limnerslease and through her Compton Potters' Arts Guild which provided employment in the village of Compton until 1956. Mary had cottages built in Compton to house her employees and was passionate about supporting those who worked for and with her.

Today we continue Mary’s impact; Watts Gallery - Artists' Village continues to grow but our people remain at the very heart of our organisation. Our staff and volunteers all share a passion for keeping the historical importance of George and Mary Watts life and work alive and working towards our mission of Art for All by All.

Our staff and volunteers enjoy a range of benefits:

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Free admission to Watts Gallery - Artists' Village

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Discounts in our Tea Shop and Shop

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Flexible and supportive working environment

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Tickets for friends and family

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Working in an inspiring setting, surrounded by the beautiful Surrey countryside

What working for Watts Gallery Trust means to three members of our team

"My favourite part about working at Watts Gallery is the people! Everyone is so passionate about their work here and very friendly too!"

- Laura MacCulloch, Head of Collections and Exhibitions