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Our Jobs and Opportunities

CURRENT VACANCIES

Due to staff progression and team development, the RWA is currently seeking to recruit the following:

HEAD OF PROGRAMME/EXHIBITIONS CURATOR
Full time, £30,000 p.a.

The RWA is seeking an outstanding individual to replace Gemma Brace as Head of Programme/Exhibitions Curator, following her recent appointment at the University of Bristol. 

The Head of Programme will lead the programme team to devise and deliver a distinctive and coherent artistic and learning programme that is international in scope and simultaneously engages with the remarkable history and cultural vibrancy of the RWA and the south west region.

As Exhibitions Curator, the post-holder will work with our Academicians, external curators, museums and galleries and private collectors in the delivery of a programme of first-class exhibitions, encompassing both contemporary and historic visual art.

Leading a team of highly professional and dedicated staff - the Learning and Participation Manager, Drawing School Manager and Curatorial Technician - the Head of Programme will oversee the development of the RWA’s ongoing vision and strategy for exhibitions, learning and outreach activities, including the RWA Drawing School. 

As a member of the Senior Management Team, the post-holder will also work with the Director to develop the strategy and delivery of the RWA’s artistic and learning programme in line with the Business Plan – with specific focus on generating increased and sustainable audience relationships and world class artistic activity. 

For further information, please download the full job description and person specification below.

Application is by CV and covering letter which should be sent by email to alison.bevan@rwa.org.uk or write to Alison Bevan, RWA, Queens Road, Bristol BS8 1PX, marking the email or envelope 'Head of Development'.  

Closing date - noon on 31 July 2017.

DIGITAL MARKETING MANAGER
Part time (19 hours pw), £24,400 pro rata

Working within the remit of the RWA’s artistic vision, the Digital Marketing Manager will be responsible for the strategic marketing of the RWA across all digital platforms.

Responsibility includes planning, managing and delivering the digital marketing strategy for the organisation, and to work with the Marketing Manager to consolidate the RWA’s position as one of the key galleries in the region, and towards a stable and highly visible future. In addition, the Digital Marketing Manager will be responsible for developing and maintaining the RWA’s profile through creative use of its own, recently redeveloped website and of social media, encouraging new audiences, deepening media relations, consolidating networks and reaching revenue targets through e-commerce, including overseeing the implementation of Shopify.

For further information, please download the full job description and person specification below.

Application is by CV and covering letter which should be sent by email to alison.bevan@rwa.org.uk or write to Alison Bevan, RWA, Queens Road, Bristol BS8 1PX, marking the email or envelope 'Digital Marketing Manager'.  

Closing date - noon on 31 July 2017.

BOOK KEEPER
Part time (18 hours per week), £24,400 pro rata

We are looking for a skilled Bookkeeper to maintain our financial records, including purchases, sales, receipts and payments.

The role is to support the Head of Finance to deliver the required financial information for the charity in an accurate and timely manner; the prime responsibility being the recording of all information in relation to the financial operations of the organisation. 

Bookkeeper job duties include working closely with our Head of Finance to create financial reports and ensure legal requirements compliance, process accounts payable and receivable and manage invoices and tax payments. Although not essential, our ideal candidate holds a Finance degree (preferably followed by accounting CPE courses) and is familiar with accounting software packages (in particular SAGE50) and excel.

Ultimately, the Bookkeeper’s responsibilities are to accurately record the day-to-day financial transactions of our organisation.

For further information, please download the full job description and person specification below.

Application is by CV and covering letter which should be sent to Suze Eyles, Head of Finance, by email to finance@rwa.org.uk or write to Suze Eyles, RWA, Queens Road, Bristol BS8 1PX, marking the email or envelope 'Book Keeper'.  

Closing date - noon on 31 July 2017.

VOLUNTARY POSITIONS

TRUSTEES TO JOIN BOARD

The RWA currently has vacancies for Trustees to join its board.

We are particularly looking for a Chartered Accountant with business experience and awareness of the non-profit sector. We are also seeking trustees with experience in Property management; Architecture; Fundraising; Education or youth work; Human Resources, and/or Media/PR.

The Board meets six times a year with subcommittee meetings in between. Trustees are also invited to RWA events and work closely with the Director and her senior staff. The board may be up to 15 people (currently ten) including three Academicians. We are committed to attracting and recruiting diverse candidates.

If you have a passion for art and you can bring experience to the Board – in the stated areas or others – then please send an expression of interest to the Director, Alison Bevan.

VOLUNTEER ROLES

Volunteers are essential to all that we do at the RWA. We aim to empower, engage and equip everyone who takes part in our volunteering programme.

Find out more about volunteering at the RWA.

To apply to volunteer, please download the Volunteer Application Form below and return your completed form by email or post to:

Sarah Parkes
Volunteer Coordinator
Royal West of England Academy, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1PX
volunteer@rwa.org.uk

WORK EXPERIENCE PLACEMENTS

The RWA offers a number of one-week work experience placements each year.

We accept applications for work experience placements at specific times during the year, to best align with the school, college and university term.

If you would like to find out more about applying to do a work placement please contact:

Sarah Hickie
Visitor Experience Manager
Royal West of England Academy, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1PX
sarah.hickie@rwa.org.uk

We proudly promote cultural diversity and equal opportunities for all.

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