Job vacancy: Freelance Gallery Supervisor

Please note that applications for this role are now closed

In 2020, the Migration Museum is making an exciting move, for at least nine months, to a large retail unit in south-east London, enabling us to bring our offer to new, mass audiences.

We now require a gallery supervisor, with special responsibility for overseeing the museum’s shop, for an initial period of three months, potentially extendable for a further six months.

This is an exciting opportunity for an engaging, well-organised person with an interest in retail and excellent communication skills to join the highly motivated and ambitious Migration Museum team as a key member of the museum’s front of house staff in their new temporary home. Working with the Museum Operations Manager and volunteers, the successful candidate will be the first point of contact for members of the public with the Migration Museum. The role will involve welcoming and engaging a very wide range of visitors to our exhibitions, workshops and events, so that they feel at home and valued, and that the museum is relevant to them.

Our new venue will also have an enhanced shop, retailing a variety of books and other merchandise. Part of the gallery supervisor’s role will involve actively managing the shop and helping to ensure its success as a revenue generator for the museum. Working with the museum’s director and other members of staff, the post-holder will ensure that the shop is fully stocked, merchandise is attractively displayed, and will consider commercial possibilities including new and seasonal lines of merchandise as well as other ways of maximising sales and visitor engagement. The successful candidate will ideally have a flair for design and some commercial background or interest.

In common with all members of the museum’s staff, the post-holder must be genuinely prepared to undertake routine and administrative tasks as required, and relish working as part of a small team within a fast-paced environment, as well as having a truly flexible approach to work with an understanding that the demands of this new role  may evolve over time.

This role is 5 days per week (Wednesday to Sunday) for three months, from mid-February 2020, potentially leading to a salaried six month contract of employment, subject to funding and satisfactory performance.

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To apply for this position, please e-mail a copy of your CV and a covering letter, of no more than 500 words to our director, Sophie Henderson:

The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 22 December 2019

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interviews the week beginning 6 January 2020.