Visitor Assistant (Part Time)

University of Cambridge
July 28, 2024
Offerd Salary:£21,828
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Visitor Assistant (Part Time)

Kettle's Yard is looking for a Visitor Assistant to join our fantastic Front of House Team. Visitor Assistants (VAs) are a public facing team that oversee the day-to-day security of the exhibitions and collections while also ensuring visitors' experience of Kettle's Yard is safe, enjoyable, accessible and informative.

This role functions across both the historic cottages and the newer exhibition galleries. VAs are required to fulfil their dual function of safety and visitor engagement across both locations. No prior knowledge of Kettle's Yard, Jim Ede, or fine art is required. Successful candidates will be given training and will also be expected to learn on the job through research, active engagement with the collection and exhibitions, and through self-guided study. The VAs report to the Duty Manager and Operations Manager and work as part of the Front of House team.

This particular contract pattern is to provide lunch cover for the wider Visitor Assistant team working 12.00 - 3.00pm, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. There will be opportunities for additional hours to cover occasional evening events and sickness/holiday cover.

Additional information on the role and the person specification can be found in the attached further information pack. To apply for the vacancy please complete an online application form via the link below including examples of how you meet the essential requirements for the post.

About Kettle's Yard

Kettle's Yard is the University of Cambridge's modern and contemporary art gallery. It was founded in 1957 by Jim and Helen Ede. It consists of a beautiful house with a remarkable collection of modern art and a gallery that presents a diverse programme of modern and contemporary art exhibitions. It has an international reputation for its programmes which includes concerts of new and classical music and an extensive and diverse programme of learning and community activities.

Kettle's Yard's mission is to contribute to society by inspiring and engaging audiences through art, learning and research of the highest quality.

We believe that great art should not be the privilege of the few, but for everyone. Our values reflect Kettle's Yard's creator Jim Ede's support for artists and belief in art's power to make us look again and change how we act in the world.

We believe that diversity strengthens and enriches us. We are committed to helping to make the arts and cultural sector a more diverse and equal place. To this end we are actively seeking to diversify our staff and would particularly encourage global majority candidates and people with disabilities to apply for this vacancy. If you wish to self-identify please do so in your personal statement.

Closing date: 11.59pm, Sunday 28th July

Interview date expect to be: Thursday 8th August

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Any queries regarding this position should be directed to [email protected]. Please bear in mind that due to limited staffing and a large number of applications, we will only be able to provide feedback to shortlisted candidates.

Please quote reference DC42405 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information
  • Visitor Assistant - Further Info
  • Department/Location

    Kettle's Yard


    £21,828 pro rata




    Assistant staff


    10 July 2024

    Closing date

    28 July 2024

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