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Overview

Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery Trust is looking for a talented and ambitious person to provide support to the Director at Sir John Soane’s Pitzhanger Manor, and develop skills in communications and managing a range of projects across the organisation.  Ideal for a recent graduate or someone with three years’ work experience who is interested in a career in arts, heritage or general management.  If you are someone who wants the chance to work in a flexible and dynamic team with great potential to make a real difference, and if you are someone who would find it interesting to get a grounding in how to navigate the range of challenges that face arts organisations, please get in touch.   The chosen candidate will get a real variety of experience, particularly in managing key contacts of the Trust, business development, communications, governance, events and project management.  

Pitzhanger Manor is the Grade 1 listed ‘country’ home of renowned British architect, Sir John Soane, designed and built by Soane 1800-1804 in what was then rural Ealing, West London.  Pitzhanger reopened to the public in 2019 following an award-winning £12m HLF and ACE-supported conservation project to restore Soane’s original design and upgrade the adjacent Gallery so it now stages ambitious and acclaimed contemporary exhibitions ranging from Anish Kapoor and Es Devlin to Rana Begum, Annie Morris and Idris Khan.  With an exciting and diverse programme of exhibitions, events and outreach, the team are setting ambitious targets to extend and develop Pitzhanger’s audience and further increase its impact.  

The Pitzhanger team is small and entrepreneurial with very high ambitions: it is passionate about heritage and the arts and developing Pitzhanger into a thriving and sustainable venue that has really positive impact within its communities.  This role will act as right-hand support to the Trust’s Director in all of her activities, getting involved in strategy, business, practical and administrative matters. In addition they will support the communications operation, reporting to the Communications Manager, playing a pivotal role across marketing and digital communications to develop Pitzhanger’s audiences and reach.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to build a wide range of skills through on-the-job training: they will get high level exposure to the management of Pitzhanger and learn all aspects of the operation of an arts organisation. Once suitably trained, they will have the opportunity to oversee their own projects.

If you would like to arrange an informal telephone conversation with the Director to find out more about the role please contact Isabelle on isabelle.carey@pitzhanger.org.uk

For further information and job description see: https://www.pitzhanger.org.uk/support/jobs/ 

Please download the full job description below.

To apply please send your CV plus a covering letter (max 2 sides A4) summarising how your skills and experience meet the job description and person specification to applications@pitzhanger.org.uk

Deadline: Friday 1st March 2024 at 1pm. Interviews of selected candidates will take place in Ealing, London W5 on Friday 8th March 2024

Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week

Reports to: Director, Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery Trust

Salary: £24,000 p.a.

Additional benefits: the role comes with certain additional benefits, including Pitzhanger contribution to a personal pension scheme, staff discounts in Pitzhanger’s shop and two cafes, free attendance at certain Pitzhanger events: details can be provided upon enquiry.

Contact Us

PITZHANGER MANOR & GALLERY
Ealing Green, London
W5 5EQ
Reception: 020 3985 8888
Venue Hire: 020 3994 0966
Office: 020 3994 0967
pitzhanger@pitzhanger.org.uk

Wednesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00
First Thursday of the month: 10:00 - 20:00
Monday - Tuesday: Closed
Bank Holidays: 10:00 - 17:00

Last admissions one hour before closing

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