• JOB OPPORTUNITY: PROGRAMMES ASSISTANT APPLICATION PROCEDURE To apply for this position candidates must email a full curriculum vitae with covering...




    To apply for this position candidates must email a full curriculum vitae with covering letter outlining your interest in the role and details of all relevant experience (no more than two pages) and details of two references to: hello@queercircle.org





    Fixed Term - 6 months (with possible extension depending on funding)

    Start date: JAN 2023

    Part-Time: Minimum 8 hours per week. (Including evenings and weekends)

    Shifts on Rota: Mon-Friday Evenings 5-10pm, Saturday and Sunday 10-6pm 

    £25,000 per annum (pro rata)

    5% employer pension contribution

    6 days pro rata plus bank holidays

    Reporting to: Learning & Participation Manager, Gallery Manager


    The Programme Assistants will play an important role within the QUEERCIRCLE team at an exciting moment in our development. The role is suitable for people who have gallery experience and are keen to progress into learning and participation programming as you’ll be supporting the delivery of our learning and health programmes. 

    We are looking for individuals who have excellent communication skills, enjoy working directly with the LGBTQ+ community and can support the safety and security of our visitors.


    We want QUEERCIRCLE to be representative of all sections of society and particularly welcome applications from people from low-income backgrounds, people of colour, trans* people,  and/or those with disabilities. If you wish to discuss reasonable adjustments for this role please indicate this on your application form and we will be in touch with you.


    The appointment is subject to a satisfactory DBS check.


    Learning and Health

    • Work with colleagues to support the implementation of the gallery’s audience development plan, broadening the gallery’s audience base;

    • Monitor and evaluate the learning and participation programme (including working with UCL to collect data for an impact case study) in order to inform the programme’s future development and feed into measuring success for the overall learning and participation programme;

    • Ensure appropriate documentation, reporting and evaluation of all elements of the learning and participation programme.


    Front of House

    • Provide a friendly and informative welcome to all visitors to QUEERCIRCLE including Gallery audiences, groups and those attending participation events, as well as invigilation of the gallery;

    • Ensure that QUEERCIRCLE front of house areas are tidy, presentable and comply with Health and Safety standards for the public and staff at all times;

    • Being responsive to issues as they occur, reporting technical faults to the manager;

    • Provide occasional introductory tours of exhibitions to student groups and members of the public;

    • Contribute to ensuring the gallery and exhibition interpretation materials are accessible to as wide an audience as possible;

    • Audience research, collecting surveys and data entry;

    • Support with fundraising events 


    Shop and Finance

    • Manage the storage and presentation of the shop (artist editions and merchandise) and maintaining shop systems 

    • Carry out stock take and be first point of contact for all sales enquiries in the shop

    • Assist with handling and storage of editions as well as wrapping and shipping of editions 



    • Responsible for opening and closing the building and its exhibitions, to the public.

    • Feedback to the senior management team on any issues or feedback.



    • Actively implement QUEERCIRCLE’s Equal opportunities policies, financial procedures and health and safety policies. 

    • Participate in training and development activities as required and assist with the training and development of the education team.

    • Take responsibility for own administration, devise and implement appropriate processes and procedures to achieve agreed objectives;

    • Be an advocate and effective representative of QUEERCIRCLE at private views, previews,
      other evening and weekend events as appropriate and at external professional events;

    • Operate in accordance with QUEERCIRCLE’s safeguarding, access and diversity, employment, health and safety, equal opportunities and other practices, policies and procedures;

    • Act as a keyholder as appropriate and required; and undertake other duties as may be reasonably required.