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Vacancies at Matt’s Gallery


Stanley Picker Traineeship
Fixed-term position (6 months, October 2018–April 2019)
2 (consecutive) days per week
Bursary of £2,500

Matt’s Gallery is a contemporary non-profit art gallery, established 38 years ago in East London. During this time, Matt’s Gallery has been an independent and influential force in the visual arts sector, both nationally and internationally, championing the careers of artists such as Mike Nelson, Nathaniel Mellors, Lindsay Seers, Richard Wilson, Benedict Drew, Willie Doherty, Jimmie Durham and Susan Hiller.

In January 2018 Matt’s Gallery moved to a new temporary space at 92 Webster Road, South East London. The gallery space presents a rapid succession of short exhibitions and events, as we work towards permanent relocation in the Nine Elms development. The new Stanley Picker Trainee will work on an open ended, vibrant and responsive programme of artist presentations at the gallery including projects Rebecca Lennon, Jo Stockham, Naomi Pearce, Amikam Toren, Nathaniel Mellors and Ron Henocq. Alongside this they will support an offsite ‘Meanwhile’project at Nine Elms, Wandsworth and a major new commission by Jordan Baseman for the Wellcome Trust.

The Stanley Picker Traineeship, now in its 10th year, is a unique opportunity for a recent graduate or postgraduate to gain valuable professional development experience, working as part of a gallery team. The traineeship is offered on a part-time basis for 6 months (two consecutive days per week). A bursary of £2,500 will be paid over the course of the placement.

This professional traineeship is made possible with the continued generous support of the Stanley Picker Trust.

Applicants should have a strong desire to learn and develop within a professional gallery environment and will be required to demonstrate knowledge of the visual arts and an aptitude for research, as well as strong administrative, communication and organisational skills.

The deadline for applications is Monday 24 September 2018 at 5pm

Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 8 October 2018

Please submit a brief covering letter with your completed Application Form, Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and a 2-page CV to info@mattsgallery.org using the subject line Stanley Picker Traineeship.

Download the Role Description here:
  • Word version
  • PDF version

Download the Application Form here:
  • Word version
  • PDF version

Download the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form here:
  • Word version
  • PDF version

Shortlisted applicants must be available to start in October 2018 (final dates to be negotiated pending successful candidate’s availability).

Due to the volume of applications unfortunately no correspondence can be entered into. Matt’s Gallery is an equal opportunities employer.

This professional traineeship is made possible with the generous support of the Stanley Picker Trust and Arts Council England.


Stanley Picker Trust   Arts Council England