Head of Commercial
The Head of Commercial is responsible for driving the sales and commercial activities of Studio Voltaire. In line with the artistic vision of our Director, the Head of Commercial leads on the development of the internationally recognised brand House of Voltaire, venue hires, working with our onsite café provider and commercial partnership opportunities, as well as being a member of the Senior Management Team, contributing to setting and delivering organisational strategy.
This is a unique position that is commercial-focused but artistically driven, supporting Studio Voltaire’s mission to support artists in commissioning and producing exhibitions, education and learning projects, artist development programmes, live events and providing much-needed affordable studio space.
We envision the role could be suitable for a diverse range of experiences, including those from a sales-driven environment of any sector; artwork and edition production; curatorial and artistic production; sponsorship and development; and marketing and branding.
If you feel you may not have all of the necessary experience, but are excited by the role and that you could offer something to Studio Voltaire that we are missing, please do get in touch. Training opportunities can be provided to support your learning and growth.
- Deadline for applications: Sunday 18 June
- Contract: 2-year (fixed term contract) with a view to renew
- Full-time (Monday to Friday, 10am to 6pm). Occasional evening and weekend work required. TOIL in line with Studio Voltaire’s policy.
- Probation period: 3 months (probation notice period is 4 weeks)
- Salary: £39,000 to £43,000 per annum, pro rata (depending on experience)
Join Studio Voltaire’s Board of Trustees
As one of the UK’s leading not–for–profit arts organisations, Studio Voltaire plays a unique role in the UK arts ecology by supporting diverse artistic talent to take risks and realise ambition. We have developed ambitious programmes that support a diversity of contemporary art practice, encouraging access and participation from a wide range of audiences.
Studio Voltaire has just reopened following a transformative £2.8 million capital project to create more artists’ studios, renovated exhibition space and new public spaces, including a dedicated learning and events space, public garden, café and shop. This is the most ambitious transition in our 27–year history.
Over the next year, we are looking to appoint a number of new Trustees who will bring a commitment to the organisation’s mission and values, and complement the range of skills and experience of our Board.
Trustees support and help develop a charity’s work by playing important and varied roles, including: supporting Studio Voltaire’s team; giving advice; acting as a critical friend; providing strategic leadership; and advocating for Studio Voltaire through the next stage of our development.
As a Trustee you will help us to:
- Support emerging and underrepresented artists and practices
- Increase access and participation within contemporary art practice
- Encourage change within the arts sector to represent the cultural diversity of London and beyond
You do not need to have any formal qualifications or have had previous experience as a Trustee. We are looking for people who are passionate about contemporary art and the role creativity can play within our lives.
- At this time, we are particularly keen to recruit people who fulfil any of the following:
- Are artists
- Have experience and knowledge of our local communities in South London, or a connection to our local area
- Have knowledge or experience in income generation, individual giving or corporate sponsorship
- Have knowledge or experience in retail and e–commerce
- Have knowledge or experience in equality, diversity and inclusion
- Have knowledge or experience in communications, marketing or audience development
- Have knowledge or experience in human resources
We actively welcome applications from people who identify as:
- Working class or those who experience financial precarity
- African, East Asian, South Asian, South East Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American, Caribbean heritage and those belonging to groups who experience racism including people of Romany, Irish Traveller, Central Asian and West Asian heritage
- Disabled, D/deaf, neurodiverse or experience long term health conditions
- Being under the age of 28
- Lesbian, transgender, queer, bisexual, intersex or non-binary
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