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Contract Type:Fixed
Salary or training bursary: £17,500 per annum pro rata (bursary equivalent of £21,200)
Six months
Positive Action Scheme
Apply by:04/08/2020 - 23:00

Gallery Trainee

Are you a versatile and motivated with a passion for art? If so, apply now to join a London art charity delivering world-class art...

PEER is a London based art charity that prides itself on delivering world-class art that is “led by ideas and excellence … and embeds its activities into the local community to offer and promote the highest quality art as being part of daily life”. It is part of the Art Council England’s National Portfolio and supports artists at various stages of their careers. It also strives to make a positive impact on the local environment through its exhibitions, public art and engagement programmes. PEER, together with the local Tenant Management Organisation maintains Khadija’s Garden, which is a public space with planting, seating, bike parking and a pedestal clock outside the gallery on Hoxton Street, and there will be opportunities for the intern to assist with looking after these.

PEER is looking for a Gallery Trainee to join their team. This six month internship is supported by the Khadija Saye Memorial Fund. The successful candidate will support PEER’s small team on a series of gallery exhibitions and associated public events. They will assist with planning and organising events, workshops, communications and social media for the programme and have the opportunity to work closely with artists. They will also manage sales of editions and publications made through the website and be the main point of contact for PEER’s Friends scheme. The role also includes working with the Curator for Local Audiences on helping to recruit, train and mentor a team of younger 'PEER Ambassadors' – aged 17-25 – who act as visitor assistants and gather audience feedback surveys. This is the ideal opportunity for a graduate that has a genuine passion for visual art and believes in the positive impact it has on local communities. This is the perfect opportunity to start your career in gallery administration and curating.


  • An understanding of a small-scale visual arts organisation and the charity sector
  • An understanding of the role visual arts can play in the wellbeing of communities
  • Event planning and management skills
  • Database management and correspondence
  • Arts administration skills
  • Assisting with the planning and management of public events
  • Public engagement skills
  • Mentoring
  • Coordinating a team
  • Social Media and Marketing skills
  • Web editing skills
  • Insight into fundraising


  • Experience of project management
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Readiness to communicate with a broad range of people
  • Confident and personable
  • Strong interpersonal skills, sensitivity and tact
  • Interest in supporting the development of others
  • Knowledge and interest in visual art
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Solid IT skills
  • Experience with social media
  • Problem solving and creativity
  • Interest in or experience of gardening desirable


  • Minimum – Undergraduate degree or equivalent level of experience

Individual donations have provided 50% of the funds for this internship to the Khadija Saye Memorial Fund. Khadija interned at PEER from July 2015 to March 2016 and then continued to be a key member our small team. She was killed in the fire in Grenfell Tower in June 2017. 


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This opportunity is only open to BAME candidates, to anyone from a lower-socioeconomic background or those with disabilities