Job Opportunity: Jamaica Street Artists
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Deadline Wednesday 10 January 2018
Hours 15 hrs /week freelance
Interview Date 25 Jan 2018
Jamaica Street Artists are looking for a Studio Manager to take over the day-to-day management of the Studios and deliver our public events. The role requires an all-rounder: good with numbers and good with people, meticulous attention to detail and creative free-thinker, a self-motivated person good at working alone and in a team.
We are looking for a hard-working administrator, with excellent communication skills, knowledge of accounting, marketing, events management, building management and everything in between. You will have a knowledge of the Arts in Bristol, and be prepared to work independently alongside a large number of people. Above all, you will be good at problem solving and using your initiative.
This is a challenging and busy role, with the opportunity to become a key part of Bristol’s Arts community, and contribute to the cultural life of the city.
· Managing the Studios’ waiting list, induction of new studio holders.
· Communicating with studio holders.
· Regular meetings with Studio Directors, reps, with the whole studio group and the building landlords. Taking minutes.
· Building management including maintenance, managing the Studios’ cleaner, refuse collections, cleaning supplies.
· Strategic development of the organisation.
· Accounts management for the Studio with our accountant.
· Managing efficient rent payments, deposits, bill payments and invoicing, payment of business rates and insurance.
Event and exhibition management
· Planning and delivering the Studios’ public events including Open Studios (attracting over 1500 visitors over the weekend), a Christmas event and others.
· Gaining sponsors and finding venues.
· Managing studio holders, volunteers, security staff and other staff for events.
· Ensuring events contribute to the Studios’ fundraising needs.
· Ensuring smooth running of events.
Press and marketing
· Day-to-day promotion of the Studios and artists via social media.
· Event promotion.
· Preparation of a monthly email newsletter.
· Preparation and distribution of printed publicity material.
· Press releases and press articles.
· Excellent communication skills, written and in person
· Hard-working and efficient time management
· Project or organisation management experience
· Experience of marketing and publicity tools: Wordpress, mailchimp, twitter, facebook, instagram, website management, printed publicity
· Experience of managing budgets and accounts
· Knowledge of the Arts in Bristol and beyond
· Your own computer with word, excel etc.
· Experience of managing a small arts organisation
· Experience of building management
· Experience of delivering public art exhibitions and events
· Knowledge of health and safety requirements
· Knowledge of Photoshop and/or InDesign
· A driving license and car
The role is freelance, part time. The role is usually 15 hours a week, but can be more hours at busy times, and less hours at quiet times. £10.50/hr.
Occasional weekend and evening work required.
Deadline for applications: 5pm on Wednesday 10 January 2018.
Interviews: Thursday 25 January 2018.
Start date: asap
Please apply to firstname.lastname@example.org, including your cv and no more than 500 words detailing your experience, why you want the job and why you want to work with us.
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