Job opportunity: Studio Manager (Maternity Cover)

Jamaica Street Artists Studio Manager
Maternity cover for 1 year

Jamaica Street Artists are looking for a Studio Manager to take over the day-to-day management of the Studios and deliver our public events. The role requires an all-rounder: good with numbers and good with people, meticulous attention to detail and creative free-thinker, a self-motivated person good at working alone and in a team.

We are looking for a hard-working administrator, with excellent communication skills, knowledge of accounting, marketing, events management, building management and everything in between. You will have a knowledge of the Arts in Bristol, and be prepared to work independently alongside a large number of people.

This is a challenging and busy role, with the opportunity to become a key part of Bristol’s Arts community, and contribute to the cultural life of the city.

Job description

Studio management

  • Managing the Studios’ waiting list, induction of new studio holders.
  • Communicating with studio holders.
  • Regular meetings with Studio Directors, reps, with the whole studio group and the building landlords. Taking minutes.
  • Building management including maintenance, managing the Studios’ cleaner, refuse collections, cleaning supplies.


  • Accounts management for the Studio with our accountant.
  • Managing efficient rent payments, deposits, bill payments and invoicing, payment of business rates.

Event and exhibition management

  • Planning and delivering the Studios’ public events including Open Studios (attracting over 1500 visitors over the weekend), a Christmas event and others.
  • Gaining sponsors and finding venues.
  • Managing studio holders, volunteers, security staff and other staff for events.
  • Ensuring events contribute to the Studios’ fundraising needs.
  • Ensuring smooth running of events.

Press and marketing

  • Day-to-day promotion of the Studios and artists via social media.
  • Event promotion.
  • Preparation of a monthly email newsletter.
  • Preparation and distribution of printed publicity material.
  • Press releases and press articles.

Person specification


  • Excellent communication skills, written and in person
  • Hard-working and efficient time management
  • Project or organisation management experience
  • Experience of marketing and publicity tools: WordPress, mailchimp, twitter, facebook, website management, printed publicity
  • Experience of managing budgets and accounts
  • Knowledge of the Arts in Bristol and beyond
  • Your own computer with word, excel etc.


  • Experience of managing a small arts organisation
  • Experience of building management
  • Experience of delivering public art exhibitions and events
  • Knowledge of health and safety requirements
  • Knowledge of Photoshop and/or InDesign


  • A driving license and car

The role is freelance, part time 15 hours a week over 2 or more days, £10.50/hr.
Occasional weekend and evening work required.

This is a maternity cover post, offered for one year.

Deadline for applications: 5pm on Wednesday 6 July.

Interviews: Thursday 14 July.

Start date: mid August or as near as possible

Please apply to, including your cv and no more than 500 words detailing your experience and why you want the job.


About jamaicastreetartists

Jamaica Street Artists is one of the largest artist-lead studios outside of London and has been established for over 15 years. The studio is housed in a grade ii listed former carriageworks, an iconic landmark in Bristol. Jamaica Street Artists is a unique and ambitious collective, holding an annual Open Studio and planning an exciting programme for the year ahead. In the past we have held group exhibitions at Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery and St George's, Bristol, and individual artists continue to find success exhibiting across the UK and abroad. Over the past year Jamaica Street Artists has run a dynamic fundraising campaign to safeguard our future, a new lease has now been secured, but the long-term aim remains to purchase the building in partnership. Looking towards the future Jamaica Street Artists plan to build on their success, continuing to contribute to Bristol's creative and cultural reputation and promoting the work of its artists.

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