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Job: Kiosk Coordinator

Edinburgh Art Festival is the largest annual festival of visual art within the UK. The Festival Kiosk is the central public information resource for Edinburgh Art Festival, providing information about the Festival programme, and a one-stop shop for event and festival information and to buy festival merchandise. It also hosts the Platform exhibition - the Festival's dedicated opportunity for artists at the outset of their careers. We are currently seeking to appoint a dedicated and efficient Kiosk Coordinator to manage the Festival Kiosk and Shop for the duration of the Edinburgh Art Festival for the 2017 festival (27 July to 27 August). The ideal candidate will have a keen knowledge of, and interest in, contemporary art and engagement. He/she will have experience of public facing roles within the events, arts or non-profits sector, and experience of working with volunteers. Retail experience is desirable (but not essential). Main activities and responsibilities; The Kiosk Coordinator will work closely with the Volunteer Coordinator and Festival Assistants in the management and delivery of the Kiosk operation, associated volunteer team, overseeing the festival commission venues, and assisting with the promotion and delivery of festival events and activities.

Posted 4 days ago
By Edinburgh Art Festival

Job: Volunteer Coordinator

Edinburgh Art Festival is the largest annual festival of visual art within the UK. Volunteers play a key role in the festival, being the first point of contact for audiences and supporting the dissemination of festival activities and public commissions programme. We are currently seeking to appoint a dedicated and efficient Volunteer Co-ordinator to develop and deliver a successful volunteer programme for the 2017 festival, from 27 July to 27 August. The ideal candidate will have a keen knowledge of, and interest in, contemporary art and learning and engagement. He/she will have experience of people management within the events, arts or non-profits sector, and experience of working with volunteers. Main activities and responsibilities; The Volunteer Coordinator will work closely with the Kiosk Coordinator and Festival Assistants in the management and delivery of the volunteer programme, overseeing the festival commission venues, and assisting with the delivery of all festival activity and events.

Posted 3 days ago
By Edinburgh Art Festival

Job: Information Assistant

Information Assistants work as part of a team to ensure the safety of art in the building and to ensure that each visitor’s experience of the Gallery and the exhibition on show is the best it could be. Information Assistants form part of the Gallery’s layered approach to interpretation, offering information to visitors at the level they require, giving them the tools to enable them to access art at the level that is appropriate for them. Information Assistants carry out regular cover in the Bookshop, serving customers and acting as the first point of contact with the Gallery for the public. Information Assistants also work supporting the delivery of events at the Gallery, including set-up and take-down of temporary chairs and equipment. Involving direct contact with the public, the role is demanding, and a friendly, confident and appropriate manner is vital. Deadline for applications: 9am, Friday 2 June Interviews will take place between the 21 – 23 June, with an ideal starting date of Friday 30 June, for the induction and preview of our next exhibition.

Posted 3 days ago
By The Fruitmarket Gallery

Job: Gallery Assistant (Fixed Term)

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is seeking to engage four motivated and organised Gallery Assistants. The Gallery Assistants will work in a small team to contribute to the smooth daily running of Inverleith House galleries and programme for the duration of Plant Scenery of the World. You will be responsible for gallery invigilation, front of house duties, administrative support and supporting the events and education programme. You should be personable and confident in welcoming visitors, engaging visitors in conversation, answering questions about the exhibition, and conducting visitor surveys. You should be experienced in administrative support, desirably in an art or museum context, and confident working as part of a small team. You will have a can-do attitude, positive disposition and enjoy engaging with audiences. For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.rbge.org.uk/about-us/vacancies.

Posted 9 days ago
By Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh