Gallery Assistant Job Description

Salary £21k – £24k Permanent (Reporting to Cultural Projects Manager)

NOW Gallery is Greenwich Peninsula’s public arts space dedicated to showcasing world-class art commissions whilst providing a platform for emerging artists and designers. The gallery presents 5 exhibitions annually which span fashion, design, applied arts and photography. We are looking for diligent, self motivated and engaged graduate to be our first point of contact and support with the day to day running of the gallery space, delivering the best audience experience. The right person for the job must be good at working on their own, with feedback from the wider team, within the gallery environment.

This permanent role is based on Greenwich Peninsula (North Greenwich Tube) but may require visits to other locations as the job demands. Working hours are 5 days per week from 10am to 7pm during exhibitions and 9am to 5.30pm during installation periods.

Holiday entitlement is 25 days pro rata per annum plus bank holidays.

Other benefits include generous pension contributions and on completion of successful probation a season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme and private health insurance.

Please note in all instances you must have the right to work in the UK.



Front of House

  • Represent NOW Gallery: smart appearance and being the first point of contact for gallery visitors
  • Explaining each exhibition’s narrative to gallery visitors
  • Monitoring visitor numbers and logging visitor figures
  • Responsible for answering and logging email and phone enquiries
  • Invigilating NOW Gallery exhibitions
  • Ordering and monitoring print leaflets and exhibition catalogue stock levels
  • Responsible for operational signage and the general upkeep and appearance of the gallery

Gallery Office Management

  • Supporting the Curators annual exhibition programme
  • Procuring gallery furniture, lighting, stationery etc
  • Supporting exhibition curators and project managers with exhibition installation planning, scheduling and event calendars.
  • Creating gallery presentations
  • Scheduling weekend rotas for volunteers and invigilators
  • Scheduling exhibition project team meetings
  • Manage gallery filing, magazine subscriptions and deliveries.

Events and Marketing

  • Co-ordinating Private Views and NOW Later events
  • Managing gallery Mailchimp, Artsy profile and event guestlists.
  • Co-ordinate venue diaries
  • Liaising with Front of House teams, Operations Manager and Health and Safety representatives.
  • Liaison and community management for social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram)
  • Co-ordinating exhibition photography



Attributes and behaviours

These seven skills, attributes and behaviours capture the spirit of successful people at Knight Dragon.

Decision making and getting work done
You make sound decisions when obvious solutions aren’t clear and you get work done, on time and to the highest standard.

You listen well and seek to understand the wider picture; you are concise and articulate in verbal and written communication and you adapt your communication style to work well with people.

You collaborate effectively with people and your colleagues can rely upon you.

You challenge assumptions and suggest better solutions and you remove barriers to discover simple solutions to complex issues.

Curiosity and inquisitiveness
You learn quickly and eagerly, and you make positive connections across other areas of business.

You say what you think, being mindful of the individual, even if it is uncomfortable and you admit mistakes freely and openly but also provide rapid solutions.

You care intensely about our success and you are determined, resourceful and optimistic



Application is via CV and cover letter to

Deadline for Submissions: 25 February 2020

Interviews: w/c 4th March



On Greenwich Peninsula London is transforming. This almost-island of opportunity presents a blank canvas to imagine, create and build a canvas for a new London.

The Peninsula’s first settlers are creating a new urban neighbourhood across an area twice the size of Soho. With 15,00 new homes, 13,00 new jobs and 7 diverse new neighbourhoods the Peninsula will be the capital’s most boldly modern landscape.