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Recruitment at The Customs House

The Customs House Trust Ltd is an equal opportunities employer who are committed to promoting diversity and development within the organisation.

Having recently enjoyed a period of growth and change we are always looking for new talent to support and compliment our existing team through customer service, administration and also volunteering opportunities.


Positions Open:

The Customs House – Gallery Assistant

 Salary - £14,430 per annum, pro rata. Part-time post fixed term until 31 January 2016

An exciting opportunity has arisen to become part of the Gallery & Cultural Development team at The Customs House. The Customs House is the main arts venue in South Tyneside.

We are looking for a part-time (3 days / 21 hours per week) Gallery Assistant to assist in the coordination and delivery of the Gallery and Visual Arts programme for The Customs House.

The successful candidate will work alongside the Gallery Curator who is currently undertaking a three day per week secondment with the University of Sunderland for the regional drawing? project, which runs alongside The Customs House’s Year of Drawing 2015.  Key to thispost is the management and delivery of Gallery Engagement and Outreach for YoD 2015 and drawing? specific to The Customs House’s Gallery Programme and ensuring successful delivery of the exhibition programme working with the Gallery Curator.  

The post holder will be committed to the creation and promotion of excellent arts and cultural programmes that engage, inspire and involve participants of all ages and abilities, encourage new and diverse audiences and enhance the wellbeing of the communities we work with.

This is a hands on role that will provide the appointed person with lots of opportunities for training and personal development within a regional arts venue and be part of a small, but dynamic team.

Deadline: 5pm on Monday 20 July

Interviews will be held the week commencing Monday 27 July 2015. Only applicants selected for interview will be notified by us.

To apply please read the full Job Specification and complete the Application Form and Equal Opportunities questionnaire and return them either by post or email to:

Post: Esen Kaya

Curator – Visual Arts

The Customs House

Mill Dam, South Shields

Tyne & Wear

NE33 1ES


If you have any queries about this post please contact:

Esen Kaya, Curator – Visual Arts or 0191 427 8199 or 07779121229


 The Customs House is committed to providing equal opportunities.

This is an exciting time for The Customs House, so if you would like to be part of our winning team or would like any further information on current opportunities, please contact Box Office on 0191 4541234

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Volunteers Needed!
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Volunteers Needed!

Do you have a few hours to spare each week? Could you be the face of The Customs House? Do you have a talent for organisation or a passion for customer service?

No matter what your skills or background, we’re looking for bright, enthusiastic individuals to take up volunteering posts within the organisation in various departments from the art gallery to front of house or even taking on a ‘behind the scenes’ role.

If you’re interested and you can commit to a few hours each week then we’d like to hear from you.

Please contact Garry Besford for an application form or further details. Email:

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