Do you have a love of art? Would you like to be part of a dynamic and forward looking Museum and Gallery? Do you have time to help us? Ben Uri Museum and Gallery in St John’s Wood is looking for 1 or potentially 2 volunteers to help for two afternoons a week or 1 full day to assist our Operations Manager in running the Gallery efficiently.
Preferable days are Mondays and Wednesdays but there is some scope for flexibility.
Dealing with enquiries by telephone
Welcoming visitors to the Gallery and answering questions
Preparing letters to donors and recording donations
Ensuring book and catalogue sales are recorded electronically
Ad hoc administration duties as required
Key skills required
Excellent organisational skills
Ability to prioritise work
Good numerical skills
Good telephone and face to face manner
Desirable but not essential
Finance or booking keeping background
Background to Ben Uri
A registered Charity and Museum, we’re the only specialist art museum in Europe addressing universal and ever-more central issues of identity and migration through the visual arts.
Emerging from and representing the Jewish community, our collection principally reflects the work, lives and contribution of British and European artists of Jewish descent, interpreted within the wider context of twentieth and twenty-first century art history, politics and society.
From our inception as an art society in Whitechapel in 1915, to our current status as an accredited museum with an international reach, the collection has grown to more than 1300 works. Made up of both historical and contemporary works, the Ben Uri collection spans 120 years and includes 380 artists from 35 countries, of which 67% are émigrés and 27% women.
Our purpose is to engage the largest possible audience, drawn from the widest possible communities, in our exploration of Ben Uri’s artists – and to encourage others to explore their own identity and creativity.
Interested? Then please send an up to date CV to Celeste Heilpern, Operations Manager at email@example.com.
Location – St John’s Wood
Hours – 5-15 per week
Attendance – Regular
Ben Uri operates an ongoing internship programme across a wide range of disciplines. Find out more
Front of House and Gallery Operations Internship
We have two posts available:
Monday & Tuesday 10:00 – 5:30 – 3 month internship.
Wednesday – Friday 10:00 – 5:30 – 3 month internship.
Expenses: Travel expenses within London Zones 1-6 reimbursed up to £12.00 a day.
We are pleased to offer serious learning opportunities for those who want to gain invaluable and practical experience in museum operations. This internship will offer the chance to see and be involved in a wide range of activities that generate the efficient administration of a museum. You will be guided by experienced staff members, responsible for delivering the necessary services for the museum teams and the gallery’s audiences at any given time.
Ben Uri focuses on Identity and Migration through Art. We operate locally, nationally and internationally. Although currently small in physical size we are distinctive in ambition, exhibitions, acquisitions, learning and wellbeing programmes.
The successful applicant will be practical, analytical, logical, fast learning, self-motivated, well organised, an able and engaging communicator and have good proficiency of Word, Excel and Google to maximise the learning benefit of this opportunity.
This voluntary internship offers a unique opportunity to build experience at the sharp end across every aspect of museum administration, operations and management. As part of a team of interns, you will be expected to contribute to the Intern Support Programme to benefit both yourself and current / future interns. The museum has an intern mentor who hosts monthly intern days for the whole intern team across the different departments. Each intern has the opportunity to attend other training/development external courses.
To apply please send a CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org sharing with us your ambitions and why you are the right person to join the BU Team by midday Monday 11th April.
We are looking for new Board Members
Ben Uri is actively planning a new, exciting 50,000 sq. ft. Museum of Art, Identity and Migration in the heart of London’s established museum locales. We are actively seeking a new set of Board members to extend our reach and support across London and internationally. We are looking for a range of people from diverse backgrounds to reflect our focus on Art, Identity and Migration.
Board members will play a key role in the Ben Uri strategy to establish a significant permanent gallery in London, strengthen our programmes and engage larger and wider audiences from across London’s diverse and numerous émigré communities.
We seek a broad range of skills and experience in our new board members in the following areas:
- Property: especially those involved in the London property market
- Finance: to help create innovative secure opportunities for supporters and investors to commit to the revenue and capital needs of the museum and to drive the management accounting presentations at Board level
- Secretarial / HR: to ensure that all regulatory returns are made on time and to lead on any legal issues and add experienced HR input
- Marketing, PR, Digital & Social Media: to ensure best practice across our current communications and marketing campaigns
- Wellbeing: to assist and guide our team in developing programmes to maximise impact and funding within new Health Service and local government structures
- Learning and Outreach: to bring a knowledge and expertise to expand our already successful local and national programming
- Business to Business: to help refine and expand our Preferred Partnerships programme, guiding marketing campaigns with business partners in return for funding
- Fundraising: to lead the Board’s capital and revenue campaigns, building a network of ambassadors, support committees as well as institutional and business partners
- Art: we also need artists, curators, scholars and museum professionals to ensure that creative voices are heard and listened to
If you are interested in discussing further please email the Chair, David Glasser to email@example.com with a short cv detailing your specific areas of interest and expertise.