We’re delighted that you’re interested in working with us here at MK Gallery. The enormous input and support we receive from our employees is central to our success as one of the UK's leading public galleries.
New Trustees Wanted
MK Gallery seeks highly motivated people who are passionate about arts and culture to join its Board of Trustees to play an important strategic role in increasing MK Gallery’s impact and reach in the communities of Milton Keynes.
We are particularly looking for applications from people from diverse backgrounds.
MK Gallery is an independent gallery and arts centre in the heart of Milton Keynes. Its vision is to be one of the UK’s leading centres for the arts with a national and international reputation for artistic excellence and innovation and to be a cultural beacon for the city. MK Gallery reopened in 2019 after a transformative capital project to improve the gallery building to meet the current and future needs of audiences within Milton Keynes and the surrounding region.
Skills, Knowledge and Experience sought
Whilst we need Trustees with strategic planning, business planning and governance experience, we particularly are looking for people from the diverse communities of Milton Keynes with:
- Understanding of the local communities of Milton Keynes, experience of community and youth work
- Artist or arts practitioners working across a range of media and with experience of working with diverse communities.
Experience has shown that Trustees can expect there to be an average time commitment of around 2-3 hours per month to MK Gallery business. This is an honorary position. Trustees can claim expenses but will not be able to receive remuneration.
An application pack is available which has more information about MK Gallery, its audiences and impact. Please contact Kate Chadwick at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01908 558321. Written expressions of interest should be sent to Kate Chadwick at MK Gallery, 3 Theatre Walk, Central Milton Keynes MK9 3PX or email@example.com by 10am on 16 November. An interview will then be arranged with the Gallery Chair, Liz Gifford, the Gallery Director, Anthony Spira and trustee, Fidele Mutwarasibo.
Successful applicants will be contacted after the Gallery’s Board meeting on 15 December 2020.
Two part-time House Coordinator positions available
Part-time 22.5 hours Tuesday 14.00-22.00, Thursday 11.00-18.00, Saturday 09.00-17.00
Part-time 22.5 hours Wednesday 11.00-18.00, Friday 14.00-22.00, Sunday 09.00-18.00
House Coordinators prepare the venue for opening, are on duty when the venue is open and shut down and secure the venue at closing. They have responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of visitors and ensure an excellent level of customer care including venue presentation. House Coordinators are also responsible for maintaining the security of staff and volunteers, MK Gallery’s buildings, assets and items on exhibition with the support of the House Manager. This job is physically demanding at times and involves moving/lifting furniture and equipment.
For an application pack please phone 01908 558321 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need this application pack in a different format please let us know.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 10:00am on Thursday 5 November 2020, and interviews will be held at MK Gallery on 12 November 2020.
Gallery Project Space
The Project Space programme
encourages collaboration between educators, artists, groups and local
residents. Exhibitions are considered through a combination of open call
proposals, direct invitations and collaborative partnerships. All proposals
submitted must be based on a collaborative, learning based process. Proposals
for solo/group artist exhibitions which do not demonstrate socially engaged
practice(s) will not be considered. There is no age limit for applicants and
proposals are invited from individuals and groups based in, or connected to
Milton Keynes and the surrounding region only (within a 20 mile radius of MK
How to make an application
After reading the Project Space Pack Please email email@example.com with a short
statement (2 sides A4 max) or film outlining your
proposal as per the submission guidelines. We invite applications at any
time but please note that shortlisting is undertaken quarterly and programmes
are often developed 3-6 months or longer in advance.mail firstname.lastname@example.org with a short statement (two sides of A4 max) or short film outlining your proposal for a Project Space exhibition as per the submission guidelines.
Commitment to equality and diversity
MK Gallery aims to have a workforce that represents a variety of backgrounds and cultures and can provide the relevant knowledge, abilities and skills for the organisation.
Anyone who meets the requirements of this job is eligible for employment within MK Gallery irrespective of age, disability, employment status, gender, health, marital status, sexual preference, membership or non-membership of a trade union, nationality, race, religion, social class or other non-job-relevant personal characteristics.
We make every effort to eliminate discrimination, direct and indirect, from our recruitment and selection process. Where applicable, reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment and selection process as required to reduce any potential barriers faced by applicants and to give them equal access to employment opportunities. For an informal conversation about working at MK Gallery please contact Kate Chadwick at email@example.com
or on 01908 558321.