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Oriel Davies Gallery
The Park, Newtown
Powys SY16 2NZ
Telephone: +44 (0) 1686 625041
Fax: +44 (0) 1686 623633


Monday-Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-4pm



Job Vacancy: Visitor Experience Assistant 3/5

Job Description

The ability to communicate through the medium of Welsh is highly desirable for this post. Basic greetings are essential. The Visitor Experience Assistant works closely with the Visitor Experience Manager, the Director and the team at Oriel Davies 

The Visitor Experience Assistant supports the Visitor Experience Manager with all aspects of the day-to-day visitor experience at Oriel Davies. There is particular responsibility, with guidance from the Director and Visitor Experience Manager, for the selection and ordering of stock for the gallery shop. The role also requires experience, or a willingness to learn how to use, a POS management system. 

This role requires a commitment to weekend and evening working. 



Sales/Marketing experience

Good knowledge of contemporary arts, design, craft

Experience of working with a variety of people from diverse backgrounds

Excellent customer service skills

An understanding of fundraising, income generation, sales.

Proven experience in successful fundraising and development

Experience of budget management and cash handling

Experience of lone and team working

Knowledge and understanding of Wales, Welsh culture and some Welsh Language office skills (Answering the telephone)


Experience of budget management

Database knowledge    

Gathering and analysing data



Strong customer facing skills  

Excellent telephone manner    

Excellent written and spoken communication skills   

Excellent forward planning, time management and organisational skills   

Ability to communicate effectively with different stakeholders and user groups

Flexible attitude and ability to work in a small and dedicated team  

Willingness to learn Welsh


Ability to communicate effectively in the medium of Welsh, or willingness to learn     

Social Media Skills



Energetic, innovative, enthusiastic, positive, able to think laterally and enjoy problem solving    

Enjoys a challenge 

Friendly and approachable

Passion for and belief in widening access to the arts


A person with “can do” attitude who brings positive enthusiasm to projects 

Personal interest in visiting galleries, concerts, theatre, and events

A broad sense of how the arts impact on society, health and wellbeing, and community. 


Published 22 May 2019
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