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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

Curator

Ikon seeks to appoint a Curator to plan and create innovative exhibitions and other projects that realise Ikon’s artistic policy, reflect the range of contemporary international art practice and enhance Ikon’s profile. Candidates must have relevant experience within a contemporary visual arts environment.

£30,000 per annum
Permanent, full time

Please apply by sending a CV and cover letter (of no more than two sides of A4) along with a completed Equal Opportunities Questionnaire to office@ikon-gallery.org

Closing date: Monday 19 August 2019, 11pm
Interviews: End of August

Application Pack (pdf) 

Equal Opportunity Monitoring Questionnaire (doc)
Equal Opportunity Monitoring Questionnaire (pdf)

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PA / Office Manager

Ikon seeks a PA/Office Manager to take responsibility for the smooth running of the office and provide administrative and secretarial support to the Director and the Deputy Director. The successful candidate will possess excellent I.T. skills and be experienced in maintaining effective office and personnel systems.

£20,000 per annum
Full time, permanent contract

Please apply by sending a completed application form along with a completed Equal Opportunities Questionnaire to office@ikon-gallery.org

Closing date: Tuesday 20 August 2019, midday

Interviews: Wednesday 28 August 2019

Application Pack (doc) 
Application Pack (pdf) 

Application Form (doc)
Application Form (pdf)

Equal Opportunity Monitoring Questionnaire (doc)
Equal Opportunity Monitoring Questionnaire (pdf)

 

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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 Leila Zafar l.zafar@ikon-gallery.org

How will I be contacted regarding my application?

Ikon will only contact applicants shortlisted for interview

Ikon is a great opportunity for anyone wanting to develop skills and experience towards a career in the arts. It is really encouraging to have an institution that takes such an active interest in helping develop employable skills.

Guy Blundall, Exhibitions Placement, 2015