Site Assistant

Closing date: 20240730
Reference number: SW-018176
  • Salary: Band C £28,000—£32,000 per annum
  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Employer: Dulwich Picture Gallery
  • Location: London
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This role supports the site team in maintaining the grounds, offices and gallery and ensuring a high standard of presentation on a busy and exciting site. The role includes portering tasks, setting up events, furniture and equipment, ordering site supplies and assisting the team with contractors.
Depending on the number of days per week worked, we are also open to this role taking on specific admin tasks such as booking in contractors, filing job sheets and booking H&S staff training.

• Support the Assistant Operations Manager in carrying out minor general maintenance and overseeing contractors in doing compliance checks and maintenance.
• Assist with daily tasks of signing in/out visitors and contractors and supporting security team with open/close of the site.
• Assist with carrying out first line repairs e.g. putting up shelving, assembling and moving office furniture, changing light bulbs, unblocking sinks and toilets, occasional basic painting & decorating.
• Assisting in the grounds by gritting paths, litter picking, emptying bins and clearing leaves, as well as some minor gardening work e.g. planting (seasonal).
• Ensure that the gallery’s public spaces are kept tidy and according to presentation standards at all times, including tidying, restocking leaflets etc.
• Participate in daily Site walk arounds with the Assistant Operations Manager and follow up actions.
• Undertake porterage tasks including setting up and clearing away furniture and equipment for classes and events
• Receive deliveries and post
• Set up and assist with the maintenance of basic AV equipment across the organisation for events and meetings, and support some of those events. Training can be provided.
• General facilities and IT equipment support (e.g. replacing toner cartridges, resolving printer jams etc.). The Gallery is supported by a third party IT company.
• Working in collaboration with the learning team, provide support to the Art Studio by keeping it tidy, moving furniture, setting up equipment and cleaning the chairs and tables.
• Manual handling of boxes of retail stock and supporting with other deliveries.
• Help keep our storage areas tidy and clear.
• Be aware of any permanent or temporary hazards to visitors’ and colleagues’ safety and take appropriate action.
• Assist the curatorial and exhibition teams with their plans for putting up displays and re-hanging artworks by providing equipment and support, sometimes out of hours at specific times of the year.
• Comply with the Gallery’s H&S, COSHH policy and security procedures.
• Be proactive and have a positive approach to staff and visitors
• Be able to work as the only Site person on a weekend, alongside the front of house team, carrying out basic tasks.
• Take on any other duties as reasonably required

You will have….
• Practical and hands-on; as well as having initiative and be motivated
• Able to work in a busy environment where things happen through the day that aren’t always planned but we need to resolve
• Friendly and helpful manner when in contact with the public and staff
• High level of attention to detail and presentation skills
• Physically fit and comfortable with some manual handling (training will be provided)

• Experience of working in a building within maintenance or facilities, preferably a public building
• Security training and/or awareness
• Health and Safety awareness and /or training

Terms and Conditions
Salary range: Band C £26,000-£28,000 (pro-rated if part-time)
Working hours: 40 hours across the week, including weekend and evening working. Note some shifts are on a fixed rota, requiring a 7.30am-3.30pm shift, or a 12pm-8pm shift.
Leave entitlement: 25 days per year plus your birthday, UK bank holidays, and an additional two discretionary Director days holiday per year. If a bank holiday is worked, then this can be taken in lieu.
Disclosure: This role requires a basic DBS check.

To apply, please email Andreia at

Closing date: 30/07/2024

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