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Current Vacancy:

Stanley Picker Traineeship

Fixed-term position
(5 months, September 2022 – February 2023)

2 consecutive days per week
(to be agreed, Tuesday – Friday)

Bursary of £3,712
(equivalent to London Living Wage)

Matt’s Gallery will prioritise applications from candidates from Black, Asian and ethnically diverse backgrounds, currently underrepresented in the Arts sector.

Matt’s Gallery is a contemporary non-profit art gallery, established over 40 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 Melanie Counsell, Willie Doherty, Benedict Drew, Jimmie Durham, Susan Hiller, Melanie Jackson, Rebecca Lennon, Mike Nelson, Nathaniel Mellors, Lindsay Seers, Marianna Simnett and Imogen Stidworthy.

In April 2022 Matt’s Gallery opened at its new location in Nine Elms. The new Stanley Picker Trainee will join us as we continue in the next phase of our journey. They will support us on delivering an open ended, vibrant and responsive programme of exhibitions and projects with artists including Nicola Bealing, Nathaniel Mellors and Michelle Williams Gamaker.

The Stanley Picker Traineeship, now in its 13th 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 two days per week over 5 months.

The bursary is paid over the course of the placement. The trainee will also be offered the opportunity to pick up additional work at London Living Wage in a Front of House capacity during gallery opening hours, and has access to the gallery’s Employee Assistance Programme.

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, an aptitude for research, as well as strong administrative, communication and organisational skills.

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

The deadline for applications is Sunday 10 July 2022 at 11:59pm
Interviews will be held w/c Monday 1 August 2022

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.

Shortlisted applicants should be available to start in September 2022 (final dates will be agreed pending the successful candidate’s availability).

Download the Role Description here:

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Download the Application Form here:

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Download the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form here:

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Due to the volume of applications unfortunately no correspondence can be entered into.

Matt’s Gallery is an equal opportunities employer.