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Casual Gallery Front of House and Events Assistant

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

  • Are you looking for working arrangements that enhance your work-life balance?
  • Do you enjoy delivering excellent customer service in thriving cultural venue?
  • Do you like working as part of small team to complete a varied list of day-to-day operational duties?

If you answered yes, we want to hear from you!

Who we are:
The Front of House Team for Orleans House Gallery and Richmond Arts Service provide a crucial role in ensuring visitors have an enjoyable and safe visit to a beautiful cultural space situated just off the banks of the Thames in Twickenham.

About the role:
The Richmond Arts Service is looking for Gallery Front of House and Events Assistants (Casual) to work as customer service professionals at it’s contemporary, riverside arts venue, Orleans House Gallery. You will be helping to safely open the gallery to the public and deliver its public programme. You will also have opportunity to support in the delivery of a busy programme of commercial events and weddings.  This will include evenings and weekends

You will:

  • Maintain day to day safe, secure operations that also allow for the delivery of focussed high quality and innovative creative engagement activities.
  • Ensure that the Front Desk, gallery spaces and other key points are staffed, wherever necessary, and all personnel maintain safe communication and follow policy best practice on personal safety issues.
  • Be responsible for the presentation of the Orleans House site and building, and to assist with functions and hires as necessary.

About you:

  • You will have experience of working in a customer focused environment, ideally within a public or cultural building.
  • You must understand the importance of working within agreed operating procedures and be an ambassador for onsite Health and Safety.
  • You will be willing to receive training in Health and Safety procedures.
  • Open to receive further training in areas such as customer service.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date:  13th June 2022

Shortlisting Date: W/C 20th June 2022

How to apply?
Please register, submit your CV and a supporting statement addressing how you meet the requirements of this role. If you are having difficulty in applying online, please contact the Recruitment Team at to see if we can offer alternative arrangements for you to apply.

Useful Information:

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our teams,

Important Information:

 This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).



Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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