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Gallery Manager – Talbot Rice Gallery

Celine Condorelli @ Talbot Rice Gallery
Céline Condorelli, 'After Work'. Exhibition preview courtesy Talbot Rice Gallery.

Join the team!

Grade: UEO7

Salary Range: £34,304 - £40,927

Deadline: 29 July 2022

CAHSS, Edinburgh College of Art, Talbot Rice Gallery

1 FTE, 35 hours per week, open-ended contract


We are looking for a Gallery Manager of Talbot Rice Gallery, the University of Edinburgh’s contemporary art gallery. This is a unique role within the wider cultural sector, to lead the operations, financial and strategic planning of one of Scotland’s most significant platforms for art, within the university environment and the diverse context of Edinburgh College of Art. It is the perfect role for someone with excellent financial and project management capability, but also a natural people-person, who can encourage, inspire and unite staff, volunteers, stakeholders and the public.

The Opportunity:

Working with the Director to design and achieve the gallery’s strategic planning and creative vision. Leading the operational, financial and HR components of the gallery, and supporting the Exhibition Manager who leads the exhibition planning and delivery. Maintaining a productive working environment for the team, regularly reviewing EDI, sustainability, audience development, outreach and student experience objectives. Supporting the wellbeing and development of staff as well as developing the team structure. Representing the gallery in key ECA and university relationships, and building positive, reciprocal relationships across the university environment and the wider cultural sector in Scotland.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of operations within a contemporary art gallery and proven experience delivering projects of varying scope and size
  • Experience in staff management with an ability to develop and motivate staff
  • Excellent budget management experience, accurate financial administration and the ability to tell a story through finances.
  • Experience of working in galleries, arts centres, museums or visual arts festivals/biennials, and demonstrable knowledge of the visual arts
  • A deep understanding of the creative industries in Scotland, and a vision for TRG’s profile both now and into the future.

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As a valued member of our team you can expect:

An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 18th August.

If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK.  Further information is available on our right to work webpages.