Gallery searching for manager and artist

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THE Sayle Gallery, on Harris Promenade, Douglas is looking for a full-time manager/curator and an artist in residence.

Director Damian Ciappelli said: ‘As the job title ‘manager/curator’ suggests, it’s a very varied role, encompassing admin, sales and liaising with the gallery’s artists, patrons and the general public, as well as curating exhibitions and the shop - so the ideal candidate will have great time management skills and an enthusiastic, unflappable and welcoming approach.’

The successful candidate will play a key role in continuing the development of the gallery.

The Sayle Gallery opens seven days a week and the manager’s 36-hour contract would involve some weekend and evening work – as well as liaising with the volunteers who assist at the gallery.

Alongside this role, there is an artist in residence role available which is open to arts graduates who wish to develop their work in a gallery environment. The role attracts a £10,000 bursary for the applicant.

Damian said: ‘our two most recent artists in residence – Sarah Hendy and Hazel Walsh – were able to juggle their own work whilst dealing with the challenges of a hands on role within the gallery.’

‘Working in the Sayle Gallery, both on my own wearable art and in other roles, means that life is never dull,’ said Sarah.

‘It’s been fun talking to visitors about my art and then shifting into another gear to talk about some of the other artists who display and sell work through the gallery. I’d recommend the artist in residence post to any artist who would like the space to develop their own work, but still have the company of other staff and visitors.’

Details of the manager/curator role and the artist in residence are available from the Sayle Gallery at saylegallery@manx.net and the closing date for both is May 20.

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