Gallery Invigilator, Parasol unit


Parasol unit is looking for invigilators to assist with its exciting exhibition programme. The successful candidates will provide a welcoming and informative experience for visitors whilst assisting the Gallery Manager with the maintenance and protection of the artwork and venue.

Working hours are flexible and invigilators may be offered work on any day of the week including Saturdays and Sundays as well as evenings. The services provided to the Gallery are on a casual basis for an hourly rate.

Main responsibilities
– Protect artworks during exhibition opening hours
– Provide information to visitors about the current exhibition, forthcoming exhibitions, events and activities, as well as information about Parasol unit about the local area
– Adhere to health and safety regulations to ensure the safety of all staff and visitors (training provided)
– Open and switch on the current exhibition and evaluate artworks, informing Gallery Manager immediately in the event of any changes to conditions
– Help with basic set up of events, private views and gallery hires
– Carry out basic cleaning and maintenance of the exhibition space and gallery grounds
– Assisting Gallery Manager if and when required

– An interest in contemporary visual art
– Good timekeeping
– Relevant experience working with the public
– Proactive and comfortable working alone
– Gallery Invigilators are required to wear all black clothes while invigilating
– The successful candidates should be willing to commit to working at Parasol unit for at least six months


Contracts are on a casual basis, and shifts are agreed at the beginning of each exhibition.

Shift hours:
Tuesday – Friday: 9:50am – 2:00pm or 1:50pm – 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:50am – 6:20pm
Sunday: 11:40am – 5:20pm

£8 an hour Tuesday – Saturday shifts + holiday pay
£9 an hour Sunday shifts + holiday pay

To download an application form visit: 


Thursday 30th August, 12 noon

Start Date