Job Opportunity: Jamaica Street Artists

0117 9345667

Deadline Wednesday 10 January 2018

Salary £10.50/hr
Hours 15 hrs /week freelance
Interview Date 25 Jan 2018

Jamaica Street Artists are looking for a Studio Manager to take over the day-to-day management of the Studios and deliver our public events. The role requires an all-rounder: good with numbers and good with people, meticulous attention to detail and creative free-thinker, a self-motivated person good at working alone and in a team.

We are looking for a hard-working administrator, with excellent communication skills, knowledge of accounting, marketing, events management, building management and everything in between. You will have a knowledge of the Arts in Bristol, and be prepared to work independently alongside a large number of people. Above all, you will be good at problem solving and using your initiative.

This is a challenging and busy role, with the opportunity to become a key part of Bristol’s Arts community, and contribute to the cultural life of the city.

Job description

Studio management

·      Managing the Studios’ waiting list, induction of new studio holders.

·      Communicating with studio holders.

·      Regular meetings with Studio Directors, reps, with the whole studio group and the building landlords. Taking minutes.

·      Building management including maintenance, managing the Studios’ cleaner, refuse collections, cleaning supplies.

·      Strategic development of the organisation.


·      Accounts management for the Studio with our accountant.

·      Managing efficient rent payments, deposits, bill payments and invoicing, payment of business rates and insurance.

Event and exhibition management

·      Planning and delivering the Studios’ public events including Open Studios (attracting over 1500 visitors over the weekend), a Christmas event and others.

·      Gaining sponsors and finding venues.

·      Managing studio holders, volunteers, security staff and other staff for events.

·      Ensuring events contribute to the Studios’ fundraising needs.

·      Ensuring smooth running of events.

Press and marketing

·      Day-to-day promotion of the Studios and artists via social media.

·      Event promotion.

·      Preparation of a monthly email newsletter.

·      Preparation and distribution of printed publicity material.

·      Press releases and press articles.

Person specification


·      Excellent communication skills, written and in person

·      Hard-working and efficient time management

·      Project or organisation management experience

·      Experience of marketing and publicity tools: Wordpress, mailchimp, twitter, facebook, instagram, website management, printed publicity

·      Experience of managing budgets and accounts

·      Knowledge of the Arts in Bristol and beyond

·      Your own computer with word, excel etc.


·      Experience of managing a small arts organisation

·      Experience of building management

·      Experience of delivering public art exhibitions and events

·      Knowledge of health and safety requirements

·      Knowledge of Photoshop and/or InDesign


·      A driving license and car

The role is freelance, part time. The role is usually 15 hours a week, but can be more hours at busy times, and less hours at quiet times. £10.50/hr.

Occasional weekend and evening work required.

Deadline for applications: 5pm on Wednesday 10 January 2018.

Interviews: Thursday 25 January 2018.

Start date: asap

Please apply to, including your cv and no more than 500 words detailing your experience, why you want the job and why you want to work with us.


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