Assistant to the Director and Administrative Manager

Turner Contemporary is looking for an experienced and highly motivated individual with excellent organisational and communication skills to manage the Administrative Officer and provide day to day support for the Director. This is a key role and will require attention to detail, excellent administrative and communication skills as well as an in-depth understanding of the environment in which Turner Contemporary operates.

You will sit on the Strategic Leadership Team (SLT) as an active participant in the group. In addition, you will provide support for members of the SLT and will work closely with the Chair and Board of Trustees. You will oversee board and subcommittee meetings ensuring that papers and agendas are delivered on time and that minutes are taken for all meetings.

You will be expected to thrive in a fast-paced organisation with multiple priorities and will need to feel confident about dealing with a range of people, internally and externally. You will be highly organised and professional, with a proactive approach and a passion for the work of Turner Contemporary. The ability to take the initiative, remain calm and focused 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.

The gallery is keen to attract staff from backgrounds that are under-represented in the organisation. Applicants who can demonstrate lived experience of diversity and/or understanding of the issues most affecting our community, are particularly welcome.

Deadline for applications:  9am on Monday 20 September 2021

Selected candidates will be emailed a task to complete and return before shortlisting for interview takes place.

Interviews to be held: Wednesday 6 October 2021 at the gallery

To apply, please complete the application form below.

Applying for a position at Turner Contemporary
If you wish to apply for a vacancy, please download our application form below. 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 email If you have any questions about the role, please email Melissa Gabbott,

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 Administrative Officer, Turner Contemporary, Rendezvous, Margate, CT9 1HG or you can do this by emailing your application to

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.

Recruitment agencies need not apply.

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