We’re Hiring: Freelance Gallery Supervisor – Leeds

Please note: The application deadline for this role has now passed and we are no longer accepting applications.

The Migration Museum is seeking a Freelance Gallery Supervisor to support the delivery of our touring exhibition Heart of the Nation: Migration and the Making of the NHS in Trinity Leeds Shopping Centre. 

The Gallery Supervisor will be the first point of contact for visitors to Heart of the Nation, ensuring that they feel welcomed and valued in our space. This will involve being tactful and diplomatic.

Alongside public engagement, the Gallery Supervisor will have shared responsibility for overseeing the museum’s mini pop-up shop. This involves ensuring that the shop is fully stocked, merchandise is attractively displayed, and commercial possibilities to maximise sales and engagement are being pursued. It will also involve encouraging donations, where appropriate.

Key responsibilities:

  1. Supervise the Migration Museum’s exhibition in Leeds, proactively welcoming and engaging with visitors.
  2. Together with the Freelance Engagement Lead, supervise the museum’s shop, encouraging visitors to make purchases. Stock support: unpacking and recording merchandise, stocking and making it attractive for visitors.
  3. Support the museum team by collecting evaluation data and encouraging visitors to make donations, where appropriate.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a creative, self-directed and organised person who is passionate about engaging a diverse range of people with this timely exhibition for diverse audiences. It will suit someone with an interest in the cultural sector, keen to support the Migration Museum’s time in Leeds.

The role will involve supervising the exhibition 2 days a week, on Saturdays and Sundays, from 11 November 2023 until 18 February 2024 (excluding 23–24 and 30–31 December 2023). It therefore requires availability and willingness to work weekends.

Please click here to view the full job description and person specification for this role

How to apply

To apply for this position, please e-mail a copy of your CV and a covering letter of no more than 500 words to info@migrationmuseum.org.

Please also complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. These monitoring forms will be stored and assessed separately and will not be linked to your application.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 25 October 2023, 23:59.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview online on 1–3 November 2023.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact info@migrationmuseum.org

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