Glasgow Life is the charity providing the support, inspiration and opportunity for Glasgow’s citizens to access the services that matter most to them. We are recruiting a Gallery Assistant, to join our 3,000 strong team of dedicated staff and volunteers. You will play a vital part in making a difference to Glasgow’s economy and profile, to local communities, and to the people who live, work, visit and play in the city. At the heart of everything we do is our vision: to inspire Glasgow’s citizens and visitors to lead richer and more active lives through culture and sport. So, if you’re inspired by the opportunity then we urge you to apply. As a Gallery Assistant you will have responsibility for delivering excellent customer service, public safety and collections security. You will develop specialist knowledge of one or more areas of the collection, developing gallery tours and object talks, and support Learning Assistants in delivering formal and informal learning programmes. You will be enthusiastic and able to demonstrate strong people skills and an ability to communicate effectively at all levels. You will be responsible for the security of the collection and the provision of a safe environment for visitors and colleagues alike. In your role, you will be required to set up and monitor equipment, promote goods and services, carry out surveys and keep and update records as required. The role involves working week days, alternate weekends and occasional evenings, and is peripatetic across a venue hub and the museum service as a whole.
To be successful in this role you have the following skills and experience:
•Experience working as front of house staff.
•Flexible attitude to working hours and location.
•Strong people and communication skills.
•Basic literacy and numeracy and IT skills.
We believe in the transformational power of the services we provide for the citizens and visitors of Glasgow, and if you want to be a part of it, we’d love to hear from you.
In return we can offer a generous holiday allowance of 29 days (rising to 34 days after 5 years), plus 6.5 public holidays. You will also be eligible to join the Strathclyde pension fund, one of the largest local authority pension providers in the UK. Additional staff benefits include staff discounts, annual leave purchase scheme, flexible retirement and family friendly policies.
At Glasgow Life we value diversity and inclusion. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from BAME groups who are currently under represented in our organisation.
Current Glasgow Life Employees:
At the end of the temporary period, eligible employees will have a right to return to a role of their substantive grade within the council family as a minimum. Employees are required to inform their current manager prior to submitting an application.
This position requires a Basic Disclosure. Please note successful candidates for the above position will be required to pay for their Disclosure.
This post is temporary for a period up to 1 year.
Only existing employees of Glasgow Life can apply for this vacancy.
Alternative Application Packs can be requested in other formats for example, Large Print, Braille, Audio and other languages. To request an alternative Application Pack please phone 0141 287 1054.
Packs will be posted out to you within 3 working days of receiving your telephone request.
Please note the closing date of the job advert to ensure that you give yourself plenty of time to complete your application form and return it to us.
For further information about working for us please refer to our website https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/work-with-us