This is a front-of-house role in a busy gallery/shop/café in an arts centre in a medieval village in France. The candidate should be energetic, proactive and highly organised, and have a keen interest in hospitality and be passionate about art, craft and design. He, she or they will spend most of their time interacting with the public in the gallery/shop/café, so French language proficiency is essential. They will serve artisanal tea and coffee and speak with international clients about the art and craft works that are on sale. The individual will also assist with the residency programme, helping artists in residence in various ways and participating in the life of La Porte Peinte. Someone who wishes to enter the field of arts administration, management or residency programmes will be able to learn much. There will also be an opportunity to collaborate on creative aspects of running the gallery. A designer, artist or maker in the position will be  mentored and invited to create work that may be shown and sold in the gallery/shop. The ideal candidate will be a people person who is enthusiastic, engaged, efficient and autonomous. Longer term employment is a possibility.

Job Description and Qualifications:

This position can be structured as an internship or as entry-level salaried employment. Candidates for the internship must be recent graduates or enrolled in higher education. Candidates for employment must hold a work visa for France or be EU citizens. 

Duration: 

6-9 months beginning 1 April 2020

Keywords:

Art • Design • Café • Shop • Gallery • Craft • Artist residencies • Medieval village  • France  • Hospitality • Tourism  

Language requirements:

English: Independent User B1

French: Independent User B2

Skills: 

  • Hospitality
  • Organisational skills
  • Human interaction
  • Sales ability
  • Cultural awareness
  • Art and design knowledge
  • Leadership ability
  • Creativity

How to Apply:

To apply, send motivation letter, CV, and email addresses for two references to info@laportepeinte.com

Application deadline 15 March 2020

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