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Working at Ikon

Ikon, one of the UK’s leading international contemporary art galleries, regularly recruits for a variety of employment and volunteer opportunities.

Details of any existing opportunities can be found in these pages, alternatively be the first to know when we are recruiting by visiting the website and following us on Facebook and Twitter

You may also find the Arts Council recruitment website Arts Jobs a useful tool in your job search.

Current Vacancies

Shop Assistant

Salary: £19,968 (pro rata)

Fixed term until 31 March 2023

Deadline: 9am, 8 December 2021

Start date: January 2021

Key objectives:

  • To deliver a high level of customer service in Ikon Shop and to enhance visitor experience.
  • To play an active role in the development of Ikon’s retail operations and maximise sales to support Ikon’s income generation targets.
  • To accurately receive inbound stock, merchandise and promote new stock lines both instore and online.

We are dedicated to continue the diversification of our staff and leadership team, and particularly would like to encourage those who have lived experience and identify themselves as disabled, are Black, Asian or LGBTQ+.

To apply please send a completed application form to office@ikon-gallery.org and complete an Equal Opportunities online form.

Job Description (PDF)

Application form (PDF)

Application form (Word)

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Ikon Gallery Trustee

Voluntary Positions
Closing date: Midday, 13 December 2021

Ikon Gallery Ltd seeks new Trustees to join our Board at an exciting time for Ikon Gallery. We are seeking individuals who will help to support the Chair of the Board, Director and other staff in our future programme and company development.

We are dedicated to continue the diversification of our Board of Trustees and leadership team, and particularly would like to encourage those who have lived experience and identify themselves as disabled, are Black, Asian or LGBTQ+.

To apply please send a covering letter and CV for the attention of Ian Hyde, Company Secretary, to office@ikon-gallery.org and complete the online Equal Opportunities Monitoring form here.

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Information Assistant

Part Time – Temporary
Salary: £9.50 per hour

Deadline: 23:59pm, 3 January 2022
Start date: 14 February 2022

Key Objectives:
• To provide an excellent visitor experience and the highest possible standards of customer service
• To act as keyholder, providing timely and security conscious opening and closing of the galleries and building
• To provide a safe and secure environment for staff and visitors

We are dedicated to continue the diversification of our staff and leadership team, and particularly would like to encourage those who have lived experience and identify themselves as disabled, are Black, Asian or LGBTQ+.

To apply please send a completed application form to office@ikon-gallery.org and complete an Equal Opportunities online form.

Job Description (PDF)

Job Description (Word)

Application Form (Word)

More details

Information Assistants

Ikon regularly recruits for Information Assistants. Be the first to know when we are recruiting by visiting the website regularly and following us on Facebook and Twitter.

“The Information Assistant role gave me an insight into how Ikon operates and allowed me to learn about the artists on exhibit, which I was able to share with visitors. Furthermore, it helped me to develop a variety of experiences assisting with engagement activities, as well as a firm support network of peers. An invaluable experience for anyone looking to start a career in the arts.”  Lauren Hall, Information Assistant, 2017

Work Experience

Ikon offers a limited number of unpaid work experience placements. Visit our Work Experience section for more information.

Equal Opportunities

Ikon is an equal opportunities organisation and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

In its management structure and as an employer, Ikon is pledged to ensure equal opportunities for all, regardless of age, race, gender, disability, marital status or sexual orientation.  With respect to its provision of services, its policies and procedures, Ikon seeks not to discriminate, either intentionally or unintentionally, against any group or  any individual.  Equal opportunity of employment applies to the recruitment, training, pay and conditions, work allocation and promotion of all Ikon’s staff and occasional workers.

Ikon, as accessible as possible within the environment of a listed 19th century building, received an Open for All Award for Access in 2000. Ikon continues to be proactive in its endeavour to be an equal opportunities organisation.

FAQs

Are there any job vacancies at the moment?

Any current paid employment vacancies will be listed on this page

Can I send my CV?

We only accept applications through completed application forms unless otherwise stated

Do you offer work experience?

Yes, Ikon hosts many unpaid work experience placements each year. You can apply for placements through the Work Experience page

Can I email my application form?

Yes, you can email your completed application form in PDF format to office@ikon-gallery.org

How will I be contacted regarding my application?

Ikon will only contact applicants shortlisted for interview