The art of the perfect fit

Gallery Supervisor, Art Gallery

Posted: 16.02.2022
Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Pay: Dependent on experience
Location: London, UK
Tenure: Permanent
Job description:

Our client is seeking a proactive and responsible Gallery Supervisor to help in the smooth operational running of their gallery space in London. This includes managing a small team and being front of house. The gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday.

Main duties:


  • Invigilating all exhibition spaces – ensuring the security of the artworks and the building.
  • Being a general point of contact within the exhibition spaces for the general public and the team of invigilators to provide excellent and pro-active customer service.
  • Helping with the setup of events and private views if required.

Health and safety

  • Ensuring visitor safety during their visit.
  • Ensuring visitor safety in relation to Coronavirus and that necessary practices are followed.
  • Assisting with the evacuation of the general public in the event of an emergency.
  • Managing security or health and safety issues if they arise.


  • Highlight any facility or building issues.
  • Liaise with outside contractors when they attend to complete planned maintenance.
  • Liaise with permanent onsite contractors.


  • Opening and closing of the space.
  • Liaising with other invigilators regarding working rotas.
  • Carrying out any other duties as deemed appropriate.

Skills and experience:

  • Previous experience in a customer service role would be advantageous.
  • Independent fast thinker, who can respond to effectively to changing situations.
  • Retail or gallery supervisory experience would be beneficial but not necessary.
  • Able to work as part of a team and manage your own specific areas independently.
  • Answer telephone enquires in a professional and friendly manner.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.