Find out about working with Ben Uri, The London Museum of Jewish Art. Details of current vacancies are made available on this page.
Operations and Administration Supervisor
We're looking for an Operations and Administration Supervisor to join our team. We're currently celebrating our centenary year so this is an opportunity to join us at an exciting and evolutionary period in our one hundred year history.
About Ben Uri Gallery and Museum
- Founded in July 1915 as an art society, Ben Uri is steeped in immigrant, Jewish, British and European 20th century and contemporary art history, and is a fully registered Charity and Museum.
- We're uniquely positioned in the centre of this country’s mainstream cultural sector and treasures its rich Jewish community heritage as one of many contexts.
- We have a 1,300 plus-strong art collection, spanning the last one hundred years.
- We have no religious or political stance and conscientiously develops our programmes based on a local, national and international presence and impact.
- We are visitor led and shapes our strategies to the needs as well as interests of all the audiences around us from near and far.
- We are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates from all sectors of the community.
- Manage front of house services: answering visitor queries and all initial enquiries.
- Oversee visitor experience and maintenance of gallery space.
- Administer gallery income and expenditure alongside General Manager and Book-keeper.
- Assist the General Manger with intern management and training.Create, adapt and maintain procedural manuals to ensure all tasks are manualised.
- Plan and oversee gallery events, such as tours, talks and exhibition openings.
- Manage Friend and Patron Schemes administration and renewals
- Manage the gallery’s databases
- Maintain office supplies and all external contracts / contractors.
- Maintain Ben Uri Gallery & Museum calendar.
- Manage newsletter / e-bulletin mail-outs with the Digital Communications and Marketing Manager.
- Manage staff wages and salaries through payroll services, including HR.
- Organise Government Indemnity and commercial insurance for loans in temporary shows.
- You will be practical and efficient, used to working under constant and demanding time pressure whilst maintaining your composure.
- You will have previous experience of working within an arts organisation, preferably within a similar operational role.
- You are proactive in your approach to work, seeking out problems as well as dealing with those that present themselves.
- You will be visitor / customer led and highly marketing aware.
- Excellent interpersonal, written and presentational skills.
- Understand the needs of a charity to make every £ spent stretch and count.
- Understand the potential of Social Media and be committed to new communications.
- Highly computer literate with good experience of using Microsoft Office. Advanced knowledge of Excel is essential.
- Preferred experience in using cloud systems such as Google Drive.
- Experience in handling accounts, payments, negotiations with suppliers and, ideally, using Sage.
- Experience of working with a fine art museum / gallery.
- Experience of working with Fine Art logistics / transportation.
- Experience working with museum loans / condition reporting.
- Experience across some or all of business, grant applications and presentations.
- Experience in using database software, such as Filemaker Pro or Microsoft Access.
- Exhibition / event planning for an arts organisation.
The position is fulltime, Monday to Friday, with some weekend / evening work as and when required. Salary is dependent on experience.
To apply, please send a copy of your CV along with a cover letter detailing why you are the right person for the role to email@example.com with the email subject ‘Operations and Administration Supervisor Application’
Closing Date: Noon, Wednesday 29 April 2015.
Artist in Residence
We're looking to appoint an Artist in Residence to work with community groups and exhibition audiences to create a digital artwork during Ben Uri’s Centenary exhibition, Art, Identity, Migration: 100 Years of Ben Uri in London 1915–2015 at the Inigo Rooms in Somerset House between July and December 2015.
The Artist in Residence will work with community groups to create an artwork that uses the collection as inspiration to respond to the question: ‘What does migration mean in contemporary society?’.
The Artist in Residence will deliver formal participatory sessions with community participants to help produce project outcomes, as well as engage more informally with exhibition visitors to produce a final artwork relating to the exhibition and its engagement activities. Other key responsibilities will include delivering a presentation evening of the artist’ final collaborative work at the end of the exhibition, deliver community workshops, and take part in the evaluation and documentation of the project.
This is a part time position between May and December 2015 with flexible and occasionally evening and weekend working hours. We are interested in appointing an artist with an interest in working digitally and collaboratively and with the themes of migration and identity. Find out more about our centenary year.
Fee dependent on experience. Contact Aimée Taylor, Learning Programmes Manager with a brief statement and links to artwork. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline to apply: Friday 17 April
Museum Friends' convenor and events' organiser
Opportunity to become the ‘face’ of the museum to our Friends and grow numbers as a result of your personal interface and enthusiasm via contact and events.
Time requirement: Minimum half day a week an the Ben Uri gallery and the same again (+) working from home.
To apply please contact: Laura Jones
‘The BU Centenary Year Phone Team’
The task is to build a new ‘BU Phone Team’ to make contact with lapsed and potential new ‘Friends’, to re-engage and win their support to become Paid Friends and Members in this important Centenary Year. The ability to talk on the phone easily and confidently is essential as is the ability to convince and engage!
Time requirement: 4-8 hours a week principally calling from home at the museum’s expense. Monthly and on occasions fortnightly meetings at the Ben Uri gallery.
To apply please contact: Laura Jones
Museum Centenary Year Volunteer Manager
The opportunity is for an experienced people manager to re-enter or gently withdraw from the hectic full time executive life in London. 2015 will see the museum operate full programmes at the Ben Uri gallery, at the Inigo Rooms, Somerset House East Wing, King’s College London from July-December and many other locations across London.
Volunteer groups are essential to the operating and funding success and the caliber, training, development and management has to be of the highest standard. The appointee will have the opportunity to play an important role in the management of the museum in its Centenary year.
Time requirement: Two half days a week at the Ben Uri gallery and a further one hour most days from home, addressing and leading the various volunteer functions.
To apply please contact: Laura Jones
Exhibition Visitor Guide
Focusing on our exhibitions and education programs on Art, Identity and Migration contextualizing the Jewish experience within the universality of émigré experiences to London from 1900 to the present day.
Time requirement: Saturdays and/or Sundays from 10:50 am to 5:10pm – weekly – at the Ben Uri gallery.
To apply please contact: Laura Jones or Aimée Taylor
New active executive and support Board members ready to transform the already planned vision to an extraordinary reality
Ben Uri is actively planning a new, exciting 50,000 sq. ft. Museum of Art, Identity and Migration in the heart of London's established museum locales. We are now ready to recruit a new set of Boards to extend our reach and support across London and internationally.
A Centenary Board (Ben Uri will celebrate its centenary in July 2015), a Patrons Board, an Arts Events Board, a Young Professionals Board, an International Supporters Board and an enlarged Executive Trustee Board are key parts of the strategy to establish a significant permanent gallery in London, strengthen our programmes and engage larger and wider audiences from across London's diverse and large in number émigré communities and all those around us.
We are looking for colleagues across all ages, professions and communities who passionately share our vision of a large centrally-located gallery and museum for 'everyone' telling the stories of immigrant communities' journeys to London and challenges of identity and integration through their artists and their art.
We seek a broad range of skills and experience in our new board members as detailed here:
- Property – Involved or in the close surrounds of the London market.
- Finance – Create innovative secure opportunities for supporters and investors to commit to the needs of the museum – revenue and capital. Drive the management accounting presentations at Board.
- Secretarial / HR – Ensure all regulatory returns are made on time – lead on any legal issues and add experienced HR input.
- Marketing, PR, Web & Social Media – Professionalise our current often successful campaigns to maximise opportunities.
- Wellbeing – Assist and guide our team in developing our programmes to maximise impact and funding within new Health Service and local government structures.
- Learning and Outreach – Bring a wide knowledge and expertise to expand our already successful local and national programming.
- Business to Business – Help refine and expand our Preferred Partnerships where Ben Uri develops a productive marketing campaign for the preferred partner company in return for varying levels of payment.
- Fund Raising – Lead the Board’s capital and revenue campaigns through building a network of ambassadors, support committees and institutional and business partners.
- Art – We seek to appoint both a distinguished artist and a curator / scholar / museum professional to ensure the creative voices are heard and listened to.
If you are interested in discussing further please email the Chair, David Glasser to email@example.com with a short resume and detail your specific areas of interest and expertise.
Ben Uri operates an on-going intern programme across all disciplines in the museum including:
- curatorial planning and research
- collections management and research
- operations, development and grant applications
- web management, IT and social media
- Learning for schools and adults, Art as Therapy
- plus other support opportunities.
Intern development programme
All interns have their own development programme and an Intern Mentor and Advisor. To let Ben Uri invest in your future, please contact us and tell us your area of interest.
Social Media Internship (closes 22 Feb 2015)