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Operations Manager

Would you enjoy supporting the smooth running of a busy art gallery? Do you have experience of HR and administration? Kettle's Yard House and Gallery in Cambridge is looking for an Operations Manager. This new role will be crucial to ensuring the efficient and effective running of the organisation. Responsibilities will include HR management, overseeing the front of house team, office administration, coordinating data collection and reporting for funders and liaising with internal and external contacts to support the smooth operation of the organisation.

We believe that diversity strengthens and enriches us. We are committed to helping to make the arts and cultural sector a more diverse and equal place. To this end we are actively seeking to diversify our staff and would particularly encourage BIPOC candidates and people with disabilities to apply for this vacancy. If you wish to self-identify please do so in your personal statement.

About Kettle's Yard:

Kettle's Yard is the University of Cambridge's modern and contemporary art gallery. It was founded in 1957 by Jim and Helen Ede. It consists of a beautiful house with a remarkable collection of modern art and a gallery that presents a diverse programme of modern and contemporary art exhibitions. It has an international reputation for its programmes which includes concerts of new and classical music and an extensive and diverse programme of learning and community activities.

Kettle's Yard's mission is:

To contribute to society by inspiring and engaging audiences through art, learning and research of the highest quality.

We believe that great art should not be the privilege of the few, but for everyone. Our values reflect Kettle's Yard's creator Jim Ede's support for artists and belief in art's power to make us look again and change how we see the world.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a standard Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Interviews will be held on the 25th May 2021. The closing date for applications is the 19th May 2021.

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Any queries regarding this position should be directed to

Please quote reference DC26394 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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