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Turner Contemporary is looking for an experienced and highly motivated individual with excellent organisational and communication skills to provide day to day support for the Director and manage the Administrative Officer.

Following seven successful years of operation, this is an exciting moment to join the organisation and play a critical role in supporting the development of Turner Contemporary. You will work across the organisation, supporting the Director to achieve the gallery’s ambitious vision as we build towards Turner Prize 2019, our 10th anniversary and beyond.  In addition, you will provide support for members of the Strategic Leadership Team (SLT) and work closely with the Chair and Board of Trustees. You will oversee board and sub-committee meetings ensuring that accurate papers and agendas are delivered on time and that minutes are taken for all meetings.

To excel in this role, you will have outstanding attention to detail, excellent administrative and communication skills as well as being quick and curious to learn about the environment that Turner Contemporary operates in. You will be a creative problem solver with the ability to find solutions to challenges. Working in a fast paced and dynamic office, you will be proactive and confident about dealing with a range of people, internally and externally. Professionalism is key and the ability to take initiative, remain calm, focused and empathetic whilst working under pressure is essential.

A certain level of flexibility regarding availability outside normal working hours is required to attend events, meetings and openings.

To apply, please complete the application form below.

Deadlines for applications: 12pm Wednesday 12 December 2018

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 19 December 2018 at Turner Contemporary

Applying for a position at Turner Contemporary

If you wish to apply for a vacancy, please download our application form. Please note that we do not accept applications by CV.

Before completing your application form, please ensure that you read the job description for the vacancy. If you have any difficulty completing your form, please call us on 01843 233000 or email

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Medina Ward, Executive Officer, on 01843 233001 or email

The application form plays an important part in the selection process, both as a tool for helping us to shortlist candidates for interview and as a basis for the interview itself. Any decision to shortlist you for interview will be based solely upon the information you supply on your application form.

Once you have completed your application form this should be returned to Medina Ward, Executive Officer, Turner Contemporary, Rendezvous, Margate, CT9 1HG or you can do this by emailing your application to

Please note that applications need to be received by 12pm on the closing date unless otherwise stated.

Turner Contemporary takes promoting the equality of opportunity seriously and is committed to building a diverse workforce. All our vacancies are advertised to ensure that everyone has access to opportunities within Turner Contemporary. Going through the process of applying for one of our vacancies is the best way to show how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the specific role advertised. We can therefore only accept applications through this process and cannot accept CVs. 

Posted by: Turner Contemporary on Wed 28 Nov 2018
Filed under: Vacancies