Southwark Park Galleries is an interdisciplinary arts organisation set across two distinctive venues – including a Grade II Listed deconsecrated church and purpose built art gallery – and a community garden in the heart of Southwark Park, southeast London. Through our locally relevant and internationally significant programme of exhibitions, performances and public engagement, our mission is to connect people using the intersection of art, nature and culture to facilitate meaning and wellbeing across communities.

Established in 1984, we have a thriving reputation as a test site for experimental practice by commissioning artists at a critical stage to make their most ambitious work. Our public engagement and community work welcomes everyone. Our location means we can provide a rare civic offer of vital green and open cultural space for our park neighbours and beyond. 

As we approach our 40th anniversary celebrations in 2024, we look forward to strengthening our local, national and international partnerships; amplifying our purpose of making creativity central in building a more engaged and inclusive society. 

Southwark Park Galleries is the operating name of the Bermondsey Artists’ Group, a registered charity (no. 1073851) and is a Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation (NPO).

We are recruiting for:

Front of House (Freelance, casual) //

In this role, you will warmly welcome all visitors to our galleries, be an informed member of our small team and act responsibly to ensure the safety of artworks on display. 

Due to the flexible nature of our work and roster requirements,  working hours will vary. Front of House members may be offered shifts to work any day of the week, but the majority of available hours will be between Wednesday to Sunday during exhibitions/public opening hours.

Download Front of House Recruitment Pack

How To Apply //

Closing Date: Thursday 16 March 2023, 5pm

Please submit your application comprising the following documents by email with the subject title ‘Front of House Application’  to

  1. Your CV (max 2 A4 page, word format, with the file name beginning with your surname) – please include names and contact details (email and mobile no.) of 2 referees (only contacted should appointment offer be made following interview).
  2. Cover Letter (max 1 page, word format, with the file name beginning with your surname) – tell us about why you would like to work with us in the park, and the qualities and experience you would bring to the role.
  3. Completed Recruitment Questionnaire form

Download Recruitment Questionnaire Form

If you wish to apply for more than one role, please send two separate emails with the following documents and the relevant subject title above.

The Bermondsey Artists’ Group managing Southwark Park Galleries is an equal opportunities employer and especially welcome interest from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, D/deaf and disabled candidates.

Please Note //

Documents 1 & 2 must be submitted to us in WORD FORMAT not PDF.

Please ensure that both your CV and Cover Letter file names begin with your Surname.

The contents of the Recruitment Questionnaire Form is strictly confidential and kept securely prior to destruction in accordance with our Data Protection Policy.

To remove the risk of unconscious bias, shortlisting will be completed via a blind CV analysis and invitations to interviews will adhere to the Rooney Rule. Your application documents will be anonymised prior to the selection panel’s receipt of them.