The Golden Thread Gallery is pleased to announce that the gallery is offering a new paid internship for an individual who identifies as a member of the Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, supported by funding from the Community Foundation NI New Needs fund. Previous experience in the Arts sector is not required, and there is no age limit for applicants. The intern will provide assistance and support across the Gallery’s programme and range of activities. Responsible to the Senior Management, this training role will include working with the gallery team and volunteers, liaising with artists and arts organisations, learning about arts funding in Northern Ireland and beyond, general administration including financial procedures, developing outreach activities, exhibition assistance, and visitor experience. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the work of the organisation, rather than taking on a purely shadowing role.
This role offers a fantastic training opportunity in one of Northern Ireland’s leading contemporary visual art galleries. For candidates, the internship could be either their first experience of a role in the Arts sector, or the ‘next step’ on from, for example, a volunteering role. Previous experience of working in the arts is not a requirement. GTG intends this internship to provide mentoring and training for working in the arts for the successful BAME candidate, but also to work as an exchange, in which our intern can highlight to us what the gallery needs to do differently to reach BAME audiences and participants. Throughout the 6-month period as the intern gains experience and new skills across the gallery’s operations, they will also work with us to devise a series of workshops specifically targeted at BAME participants.
the gallery will host a series of talks and discussions inviting people from across the Arts sector (visual arts, music, theatre, literature, dance) to see how Golden Thread can work together to make the arts in Northern Ireland more accessible to BAME communities, and how the gallery can attract BAME candidates to arts jobs in the sector. The gallery does not have the expertise to do this on its own, as our staff do not presume to know the many specific needs and interests of this diverse and growing section of our population.
About the Golden Thread Gallery
Since its establishment in 2001, the Golden Thread Gallery (GTG) has built its reputation as a leading visual art provider through engagement with recent histories and re-imagined futures. As a contemporary visual art gallery, our purpose is to present innovative artistic programmes of high quality that embrace the breadth and variety of contemporary arts practice, and to develop, support and promote the work of contemporary Northern Irish artists and creative practice. Our motto with outreach has always been “Nothing about us without us”, meaning that we do not speak for communities, but rather work with them to devise projects that they want.
- Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday
- Working Hours: 32hpw. Hours determined by a monthly rota and will include evenings and weekends. Applicants must be flexible to the needs of the organization.
- Duration of Internship: 26 weeks
- Salary: £8.75ph (full time equivalent £18,200)
- Leave: 28 days annual holiday pro rata (including Bank Holidays)
- Contract: This is a 6-month training position. Please note that this appointment is subject to continuing funding/grant aid, and the contract may terminate earlier if funding is withdrawn.
Please note: this role is specifically intended for a member of the Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic communities.
Application Packs can be downloaded from our website or emailed on request.
Closing date for applications is midnight on Friday 4th September 2020. Applications must be emailed to: email@example.com
For more information see the following link – www.goldenthreadgallery.co.uk/2020/news/gtg-is-hiring-new-bame-paid-internship-available/
Closing date for applications is midnight on Friday 4th September 2020