Gallery Supervisor | Upfest

Gallery Supervisor

We’re looking for an aspiring gallery manager to join the Upfest team, working in our flagship Bedminster gallery.

The Upfest team run Europe’s Largest Street Art Festival, create art interventions and public projects and operate a gallery on North Street in Bedminster. The gallery hosts around 5 exhibitions each year, accompanied by an ever evolving selection of artworks from our festival artists, alongside books, merch and clothing. 

We are looking for a gallery supervisor, responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Upfest gallery, including managing exhibitions and events, leading on merchandising and liaising with our marketing team to promote all aspects of the gallery. We would like this supervisor position to evolve over time to a wider gallery management role. 

Working with our Artist Liaison lead and Directors, you will be part of a small team, in the constantly changing and exciting world of street art. 

Working hours are 9.30am- 5.30pm, Tuesday to Friday and working on one weekend day, alternating Saturday and Sundays. With the addition of overseeing exhibition openings, in the evenings or occasionally at the weekends, as part of a small team, there is a need for some flexibility and adaptability regarding responsibilities and working hours. 

We are looking for a person who is passionate about art, with a natural love for interacting with the public and a drive for excellence in running this vital part of our business. 

Starting salary: £20,000 with an initial six months review.

Operational responsibilities 

  • Undertake the day-to-day running of the shop. 
  • Ensure a safe and welcoming environment for customers.
  • Help customers and provide exceptional support with purchases with an excellent knowledge of our artists and their work.
  • Create merchandising and window displays that continually keeps the gallery fresh for regular customers.
  • Be the key holder for the shop alongside directors, ensuring security and safety of our gallery.
  • Monitor and manage daily shop sales, monitor stock levels and manage the Upfest stock room.
  • Ensure the gallery is clean and tidy at all times.
  • Take control of online sales, administrating and dispatching purchases, managing the website and facebook page according to stock levels.
  •  Help customers specify, order and collect framing orders.
  • Address social media and email enquiries, as well as answering telephone calls.
  •  Assist in daily maintenance, facilities and technical troubleshooting.
  • Support the business’s project work and festival planning with the team.


 

Skills

 

  • Highly organised with great attention to detail.
  • ​​Competent in Microsoft programmes.
  • Photoshop skills preferred.
  • Natural flair for customer service.
  • An artistic background or passion for street art.


 

Please send a cover email and your CV to Emma@upfest.co.uk by 11th Feb 2022.

 

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