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Gallery Assistant (BALTIC Crew)

£9.90 per hour

Deadline: Tuesday 16 August 2022, 09:00 BST

Interviews: 23 & 24 August 2022

We are recruiting for Gallery Assistants (BALTIC Crew) who can combine an appreciation of contemporary art with the skills, passion and enthusiasm to communicate effectively with our audiences.

The ideal candidate will have excellent customer service skills gained through working with the public in a front-line service position and enjoy working in a team.

Please note: All positions involve working on a rota basis across our opening days Wednesday – Sunday, and you must be available to work evenings and weekends.

We have a variety of contracts available on a permanent or temporary basis. The contracts available will be split into 8 hour working days to reflect BALTIC’s hours of operation. Applicants should indicate any preferences in terms of desired weekly working hours on their application i.e. 16, 24, 32 or 40 hours per week.

Successful candidates will be required to attend a 3-day induction where full training will be provided. This role is subject to a suitable enhanced DBS check.

Key Information:

  • Reports to: Visitor Experience Managers
  • Pay: £9.90 per hour
  • Working hours: Working 8 hour days on a rota basis across our opening days Wednesday – Sunday, 09.45am – 6.15pm, you must be available to work evenings and weekends.
  • Place of Work: Your usual place of work will be BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA
  • Benefits: 30% discount at BALTIC’s shop and discounted menu at BALTIC’s Café/Bar, Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme
  • View our Mission, Vision and Values

How to apply:

You can download the Job Profile and Person Specification for more information on the role. View our Equal Opportunities Statement to find out how BALTIC is working towards achieving diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

To apply, fill in the form via Submittable


Curatorial Assistant

£20,307 per annum / 37 hours per week

Deadline: Friday 19 August 2022, 12:00 BST

Interviews: 24–26 August 2022

BALTIC is looking for a Curatorial Assistant to assist and support Baltic’s Programme Team in the delivery of exhibition and public programmes.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to provide organisational and curatorial support on our programme of exhibitions, events, Artists Development Programme and Artists Residencies.

You will have a strong interest in curatorial practice and working with artists and a post-graduate degree in visual arts, art history or related subject combined with relevant experience, or demonstrable experience of working in an art gallery or curatorial work.

Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people both internally and externally and to build collaborative relationships with colleagues.

A highly organised and calm approach to work with the ability to plan and prioritise a varied workload and deliver agreed outputs to deadlines is essential. Clear thinking and solutions-focused – able to manage competing demands and conflicting objectives with the ability to think creatively to come up with solutions to problems.

You will have an understanding of the principles of equity and inclusion, and experience of proactively applying and promoting these in practice at work.

Key Information:

  • Reports to: Curatorial Assistant
  • Salary: £20,307
  • Working hours: Full time role (37h per week). Monday to Friday with occasional evening and weekend work compensated with time off in-lieu – we offer a flexi time scheme
  • Place of Work: Your usual place of work will be BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA
  • Annual leave: You will be entitled to 25 days paid annual leave plus standard bank holidays
  • Benefits: 30% discount at BALTIC’s shop and discounted menu at BALTIC’s Café/Bar, Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme
  • View our Mission, Vision and Values

How to apply:

You can download the Job Profile and Person Specification for more information on the role. View our Equal Opportunities Statement to find out about how BALTIC is working towards achieving diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

To apply, fill in the form via Submittable.


HR Co-ordinator

£23,197 per annum / 37 hours per week

Deadline: Sunday 14 August, 23:59 BST

Interviews: Week commencing 29 August

We are recruiting for an HR Co-ordinator to act as key point of contact to manage all HR enquiries for BALTIC staff, and to provide full administrative and payroll support to the Human Resources function.

This is a broad and varied role, ideal for someone with previous experience in a busy Human Resources Department. Full training will be provided on all systems and procedures.

The successful candidate will have experience in an HR administrative role, including providing advice and support to staff and managers. They will also have some experience of payroll administration.

They will require excellent organisation and communication skills, and the ability to work with accuracy and attention to detail.

We are looking for someone with a positive attitude, commitment to continuous improvement and the desire to work specifically in Human Resources.

BALTIC currently employs around 80 people on a mixture of full time, part time, casual and fixed term contracts, as well as engaging the services of numerous freelance artists, technicians, professional services and volunteers.

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art has exhibited the work of over 500 different international artists and has welcomed over 8 million visitors since opening in 2002. BALTIC is housed in the former Rank Hovis Flour Mill built in 1950. Ellis Williams Architects, London oversaw the redevelopment into BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.

The internal floor area covers 9979m² including a shop, café, rooftop restaurant, library, archive, viewing terraces alongside four galleries and performance and event spaces.

Key Information:

  • Reports to: Head of HR
  • Working hours: 37 hours per week – we offer a flexi-time scheme.
  • Place of Work: Your usual place of work will be BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA
  • Benefits: 30% discount at BALTIC’s shop and discounted menu at BALTIC’s Café/Bar, Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme
  • View our Mission, Vision and Values

How to apply:

You can download the Job Profile and Person Specification for more information on the role. View our Equal Opportunities Statement fo find our about how BALTIC is working towards achieving diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

To apply, fill in the form via Submittable.


Charity Trustees

Closing date: Sunday, 21 August 2022 at 11pm GMT

The roles are unpaid, although reasonable travel expenses are reimbursed

The Trust wants to strengthen and diversify its Board-level governance with the appointment of a number of new charity trustees with a wide range of skills and experience.

The Trust is looking for individuals who have the skills and interests to help us identify and exploit new opportunities, as well as the ability to support the Director and senior management team to take Baltic to the next stage of its development.

If you would relish such a challenge and share our commitment to building Baltic’s contribution as a sustainable artistic, economic and social force for good on a local, national and international stage, particularly in challenging economic times, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

We are particularly looking for expertise in: Artist Practice, Corporate Development, Facilities Management, Higher Education and Accountancy but are open to a wide and varied skill set.

For more information contact: governance@balticmill.com or telephone +44 (0)191 440 4970.

If you are interested in fulfilling a voluntary role and becoming involved with the governance of Baltic but cannot commit to the term of office or the frequency of attending board meetings, we also have roles for Independents who sit on our Finance & Audit Committee and Baltic Trading Board. When applying, please tick the box in the Submittable form to indicate if you are applying for a Trustee position or an Independent position. Thank you.

We would like to achieve greater diversity within our boards and committees, and welcome applications from all members of the community.

How to apply:

You can download the briefing pack for more information on the role. View our Equal Opportunities Statement to find our about how Baltic is working towards achieving diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

To apply, fill in the form via Submittable.