About the Arts Award:

The Discover at Home Arts Award is part of the Discover Arts Awards and will be delivered by BALTIC. Trinity College act as the Awarding Body for the scheme. The Discover at Home Awards is split into 3 parts: 

For Part A you need to be able to pick out different art forms and take part in an arts activity.

For Part B you need to find out about at least one artist and their work. 

For Part C you need to share what you have enjoyed and learnt as part of your Arts Award Discover at Home. 

About BALTIC

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art is an award-winning international art space situated on the south bank of the River Tyne in Gateshead that has attracted over seven million visitors since opening in 2002. BALTIC’s vision is to create exceptional access to contemporary art in a unique setting that encourages and enables learning and transformational thinking. BALTIC presents a constantly changing, distinctive and ambitious programme of exhibitions and events, and is a world leader in the presentation, commissioning and communication of contemporary art.

General Data Protection Regulation (GRPR)

The information that you provide as part of your application will be used in the assessment process. BALTIC will use the submittable platform to collect this data.All information about you will be securely held, with access restricted to only those directly  involved in dealing with your arts award application. BALTIC will act as the Data Controlled  and take responsability for your data. Trinity College will Act as an Awarding Body for the Discover Arts Award taking place at BALTIC. BALTIC will share only your name and address with Trinity College. By signing and submitting your Application Form, you are giving your consent to your data being stored and processed for the purposes of the awards validation process. Data will be processed and stored in-line with the 'General Data Protection Regulation’ and BALTIC’s Privacy Policy which can be found at https://baltic.art/uploads/23_05_18_BALTIC_Learning_Privacy_Policy.pdf.  

Please see below for the guidance notes:

BALTIC is pleased to launch its Artists Development Programme, offering support and professional development opportunities through studio visits, individual surgeries, workshops, courses and mentoring, for artists  and curators based in the North East, at any stage of their artistic practice.

BALTIC’s Artists Development Programme aims to offer learning and developmental support for artists and curators to navigate their careers in our complex cultural landscape.

From December 2021 to March 2022 we will be offering Studio Visits/Individual Surgeries with BALTIC’s curators. There are 6 opportunities available for two one-hour meetings with one curator.

Deadline: Sunday 31 October, 23:59

What is a Studio Visit / Individual Surgery?

The Studio Visit/Individual Surgery we offer is a space for one-to-one dialogue between an artist and one of BALTIC’s curators, where the artist has the opportunity to show new work or works in progress and engage   in a conversation around their work or a particular project. Dictated by the   artist, the meeting can progress in many ways. It could focus on specific areas of development such as, but not limited to, feedback on works in progress or recent works, portfolio advice, exhibition making support, developing your practice, budget management and navigating institutions.

We use ‘studio’ as a loose term, recognising that not all artists have a studio. For this opportunity a physical studio space is not required, the sessions can/will take place over Zoom or in person in Newcastle/Gateshead.

What to expect from the Studio Visit?

Each selected artist will participate in two sessions of one hour each with one of BALTIC’s curators between December 2021 and March 2022. Specific dates will be agreed between the curator and the selected artist.

Fees

Each artist will receive a £100 fee for the two 1 hour sessions.

Who is eligible to apply?

Visual artists at all stages of their creative practice are eligible to apply. You don’t need to have a formal education in the arts. The applicant must be based in the North East of England.

Access: 

We will be able to accommodate your access requirements for the meetings. You will be able to give information on the application form.

Please find BALTIC’s Access Statement here: https://baltic.art/uploads/Access_Statement__BALTIC.pdf

Equal Opportunities Statement: https://baltic.art/uploads/Equal_Opportunities_Statement_BALTIC_Archive_Artists_Residency.pdf

General Data Protection Regulation, 2018:

The information that you provide as part of your application will be used in the selection process. All information about you will be held securely, access will be restricted to only those involved in dealing with your application.Your data will be kept for 12 months and then destroyed. Data will be processed and stored in-line with the General Data Protection Regulation’ and BALTIC’s Privacy Policy which can be found at http://baltic.art/privacypolicy

Studio Visit programme curators are:

  • Emma Dean, joined BALTIC as Curator in 2012. Over the past nine years she has contributed to the conception and strategic direction of the artistic programme by curating numerous exhibitions, which include mid-career surveys of Thomas Scheibitz, Caroline Achaintre, Huma Bhabha and Sutapa Biswas, and first UK institutional presentations by David Jablonowski, Jesse Wine, Jack Lavender, Jumana Emil Abboud, Sofia Stevi, Ifeoma U. Anyaeji and Joy Labinjo. Emma manages international partnerships,commissions work for public realm and digital contexts, edits and contributes to artists’ monographs and collaboributes to curation and delivery of the public programme. Her curatorial interests centre around how colonialism, migration, war and displacement impact identity, memory and ideas of citizenship and belonging in contemporary art. She collaborates with artists who are engaging with these thematics mainly within multidisciplinary or sculptural practices using found or non-conventional materials. As part of her role, Emma also leads on BALTIC’s Artists’ Residency Programme which supports research and professional development through residencies at BALTIC and partner institutions in the UK and internationally.
  • Katharine Welsh is Curator at BALTIC. She is interested in the social and political context of arts production and the civic responsibilities of arts institutions, collaborative models of production and foregrounding underrepresented narratives with a particular focus on class. She contributes to the conception and delivery of the arts programme including exhibitions and public programmes, curating projects and events in collaboration with others. Her work has ranged from co-curating Turner Prize 2011 to first UK solo shows such as Holly Hendry Wrot 2017. Recent projects include the public realm commission Jane and Louise Wilson Suspended Island 2019, Rasheed Araeen: A Retrospective, toured from Van Abbemuseum 2019; Imran Peretta The Destructors 2020 with Spike Island, Chisenhale and The Whitworth, and the solo commission by Pakui Hardware Virtual Care 2021. Ongoing projects in collaboration with colleagues include BALTIC Family Days and the BALTIC podcast.
  • Niomi Fairweather - Niomi joined BALTIC as Curator (Local) in autumn 2021. Her practice imagines alternative modes of commissioning and creates platforms and opportunities for emerging and early career artists in the region. Niomi has curatorial experience from large organisations and artist-run initiatives and synergises these insights to cultivate environments of experimentation, collaboration, enterprise, and ambition. Niomi uses innovative programming to foster links with local communities and nurture networks of dialogue amongst a plurality of voices and perspectives. She encourages reciprocal learning to design projects and exhibitions that engage with critical socio-political, economic, and cultural issues in a globalised context. This approach has evolved through experience working with community groups and grassroots  organisations such as Artist Food Bank Network, Comfrey Project, ReCoCo, Pluto Press, and The Solidarity Economy Association.

Key Dates:

  • Application deadline: Sunday 31 October, 23.59
  • All applicants notified: Monday 15 November
  • Studio Visits will take place between December 2021 and March 2022.
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Human Resources Assistant

£19,537 per annum

37 hours per week

Application Deadline: Monday 18th October 2021, 23:59 BST

We are recruiting for a Human Resources Assistant to provide administrative support to the Human Resources function. This is an internal vacancy in the first instance.

This is a broad and varied role, ideal for someone that would like to gain experience in a busy Human Resources Department with plenty of opportunities to develop. Full training on all systems and procedures will be provided.

The successful candidate will have some experience in an administrative role, excellent organisation and communication skills, and the ability to work with accuracy and attention to detail.

We are looking for someone with a positive attitude, commitment to continuous improvement and the desire to work specifically in Human Resources.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 26th October 2021.



You must have eligibility to work in the UK. BALTIC is working towards achieving diversity and welcomes applications from all members of the community. View Equal Opportunities Statement

How to apply
To apply, please complete the application form by Monday 18th October, 23:59 BST.
Your personal details from the Submittable form and your responses to the Equality Monitoring Questionnaire will not be seen by the shortlisting panel. This means we can make the selection based only on how you meet the requirements of the role.
We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries. We are committed to creating a team which is representative of our society, and to bringing together those with a variety of skills and experiences to help shape what we do and how we work.
Getting a Job at BALTIC – Guidance Notes for Applicants These notes are designed to help you participate fully in our staff recruitment procedures, and to assist you with providing all the information we need in order to understand how you meet the requirements of the job. Please read these notes carefully before completing the application form. BALTIC is one of Europe’s leading contemporary art organisations and provides a challenging and rewarding environment in which to work to fully develop your personal potential. If you like working with people, enjoy hard work, and welcome responsibility then you will be interested in working for BALTIC. These Guidance Notes will help you achieve your ambition.

Application Form

  •  The purpose of completing this online application form is to enable you to be shortlisted for interview.
  • Completed application forms are matched against the requirements set out in the Job Profile’s Key Outputs and Accountabilities and the Person Specification to create a shortlist of candidates who will be invited for interview.
  • Whether or not you are shortlisted for interview will depend on how well you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria listed in the Job Profile. You should study the Job Profile carefully before completing your application and enter how you meet the criteria in the section called Relevant Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Interests on the online application form.
  • Please do not attach or copy and paste your CV (Curriculum Vitae) / Resume.


Study all the information you have been sent about the job. Ensure that you are clear about what you are being asked to do. Make sure that your application is specific to the job you are applying for. Think about the extent to which you possess the experience, skills, knowledge and interests necessary to do the job. You should then provide relevant information which addresses all of the items in the Job Profile. If possible, try to do so in the order in which they are listed. Give examples of your experience, knowledge and skills and write in a positive way. Remember to write about those things which you have personally been responsible for. Select those aspects of your experience, skills and interests that are relevant to the job. Remind yourself of your qualities and skills that you may take for granted. Remember to consider relevant experience, knowledge and skills acquired outside of paid work – for example, experience gained from community or volunteer work, or in your leisure interests. When listing your previous jobs, ensure that dates are correct and in the right order, stating your most recent employment first.
If you have a disability which makes completing this application difficult or impossible, it is possible that the application can be completed in a different way. If you have such difficulties, please contact us.
Shortlisting Shortlisting will take place shortly after the closing date and is always undertaken by at least two people, one of whom will be the vacant job’s line manager. When shortlisting we are making an assessment of how closely your application meets the criteria set out in the Job Profile. We will go through your application in detail looking for specific evidence that you have the experience, knowledge and skills required to undertake the job successfully. It is unlikely that you will be selected for interview if you haven’t provided specific evidence, supported by relevant examples.
Interviews and Other Selection Methods The purpose of an interview is to identify the best candidate for the job. A panel of two or three people, including the job’s line manager, will normally interview you. The length of the interview will depend on the level of the post but, on average, it will last for about 30 to 60 minutes. For most of the time the interviewers will ask you questions which relate to the requirements listed in the Job Profile. At the end of the interview, you will be given some time to ask a few questions yourself. It is advisable to have a few questions already prepared. If you are short listed for interview, we will normally contact you by letter to invite you to interview. The letter will give full details of what the selection process will involve. In addition to an interview, BALTIC may also use other methods to help choose the best candidate for the job. Common selection methods include work related tests to examine your IT, organisational, team-working or presentational skills. For certain jobs you may be asked to give a short presentation. If additional methods are to be used you will be notified in advance, when we invite you for interview. If you have a disability and need any adjustment to be made in order for you to participate in the selection process, please contact us immediately on receipt of our letter inviting you for interview so that we can accommodate your needs.
Offers of Employment Offers of employment will only be made by a senior member of staff authorised to do so. All offers of employment are made subject to receipt of satisfactory references, successful completion of a probation period and where appropriate disclosure of information by the Disclosure and Barring Service (Police checks). Successful candidates are normally appointed at the first point of the salary range for the job.
Recruitment Monitoring Questionnaire Please complete the questionnaire section of the application form to enable us to monitor the effectiveness of our recruitment policy and processes, so that we can ensure recruitment and selection are carried out fairly. The information you provide will also help us to identify any barriers to recruitment. Your answers will be treated in the strictest confidence and used for statistical monitoring purpose only. Your completed form will not be seen by those responsible for short listing and will not, therefore, form part of the selection process.
Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, 1974 Please provide details of any unspent convictions or cautions you have under the terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, 1974. Offences resulting in driving licence endorsements should be disregarded, unless holding a clean licence is a specific requirement of the job. Failure to disclose such information may result in dismissal or disciplinary action by BALTIC. This information will be treated as confidential and will not necessarily disqualify you from employment with BALTIC.
General Data Protection Regulation, & Asylum and Immigration Act, 2018 The information that you provide as part of your application will be used in the selection process. All information about you will be securely held, with access restricted to only those involved in dealing with your application. Unless you are the successful candidate, your data will be kept for 12 months and then destroyed. By signing and submitting your Application Form and Recruitment Monitoring Questionnaire, you are giving your consent to your data being stored and processed for the purposes of the selection process. Data will be processed and stored in-line with the General Data Protection Regulation’ and BALTIC’s Privacy Policy which can be found at http://baltic.art/privacypolicy.
Under the terms of the Asylum and Immigration Act, 2018 we will require proof of your legal right to work in the United Kingdom.
The Employer The Contract of Employment is with BALTIC Flour Mills Visual Arts Trust, an independent charitable company, governed by a Board of Trustees. BALTIC meets its running costs through grant-in-aid from Arts Council England, Gateshead Council and from trading and sponsorship.
If at first you don’t succeed……………… BALTIC is a popular choice for applicants and competition for jobs can be strong. If you are not successful first time round, please do consider trying again. Keep an eye on our web site, local and national press for future job opportunities. Review your knowledge and experience and take advantage of any opportunities to learn new skills, which may help you in future applications. Good luck and thank you for your interest in working at BALTIC.

Security Assistant

£20,804 per annum

42 hours per week

Application Deadline: Sunday 31st October 2021, 23:59 BST

Interviews: Thursday 4th November 2021

Responsible to the Security Supervisor, the post holder will provide a comprehensive security function at the BALTIC site on a 24 hour basis.

Key Outputs and Accountabilities:

To provide a security service to the BALTIC building including the monitoring of CCTV system, intruder alarm system, building management systems and life safety systems.

Control entry and exit of all non public attendees at BALTIC.

Control goods inwards/outwards at BALTIC.

To maintain a log of all incidents and provide written and verbal reports to Head of Building Services.

To provide a porterage service when required.

To assist with maintaining inventories of equipment, fixtures and fittings.

To provide any other support to the Security Supervisor as required.

Undertake any other duties relevant to the role.

Person Specification:

Essential

Relevant experience in security environment.

Knowledge of modern Building Management Systems.

Knowledge of the Data Protection Act, in relation to CCTV.

Excellent customer care skills.

Excellent communication skills.

Excellent team working skills.

Desirable

First Aid Qualification.

Reports to: Security Supervisor

Direct reports: None

Getting a Job at BALTIC – Guidance Notes for Applicants   These notes are designed to help you participate fully in our staff recruitment procedures, and to assist you with providing all the information we need in order to understand how you meet the requirements of the job. Please read these notes carefully before completing the application form.   BALTIC is one of Europe’s leading contemporary art organisations and provides a challenging and rewarding environment in which to work to fully develop your personal potential.    If you like working with people, enjoy hard work, and welcome responsibility then you will be interested in working for BALTIC. These Guidance Notes will help you achieve your ambition.  



Equal Opportunities Statement BALTIC is working towards achieving diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.    BALTIC fully accepts and welcomes the fact that society consists of many diverse groups and individuals, and that this diversity is an asset to BALTIC.   As an arts centre dependant for its success on the full involvement of users and visitors and as an employer, BALTIC recognises that it has a moral and legal responsibility to promote equal opportunities. In addition, BALTIC recognises that the pursuit of equality of opportunity is essential for a productive and professional working environment.   This policy states BALTIC’s commitment to being an equal opportunities employer and is an integral part of every aspect of our activities. It is based on the most recent legislation and represents BALTIC’s commitment to tackling inequality, discrimination and disadvantage.   Our goal is equality of opportunity for everyone who uses, visits, works in and works for, BALTIC and we will provide services and develop employment practices accordingly.   In particular, BALTIC is committed to making sure that:   There is equality of opportunity in terms of access to BALTIC and its services, and that this reflects, and is appropriate to the needs of the diverse communities using and visiting BALTIC.   Prospective and present employees are afforded equal and fair treatment in relation to recruitment, selection, terms and conditions of employment, training and promotion.   BALTIC will work to actively combat discrimination and make sure that prospective or present employees, and those who wish to use and visit BALTIC, are not treated less favourably on the grounds of protected characteristics.   BALTIC is committed to making sure that we provide equal opportunities in employment, and that we do not unfairly discriminate against any job applicant for any reason. BALTIC, therefore:    Welcomes job applications from all sections of the community and will consider applicants for jobs on the basis of their relevant experience, qualifications, skills and abilities.   Welcomes job applications from under-represented groups - in particular, people with disabilities, and minority ethnic applicants.   Will make sure that we do not discriminate unlawfully when we decide who to employ and that selection decisions for jobs are based solely on people’s merit and ability to do the job, to enable us to appoint the best people to work for BALTIC.   Will make sure that any qualifications or conditions or requirements applied to a job are relevant and justifiable in terms of the job to be done.   Aims to create a suitably skilled workforce that includes employees who may be under-represented.   Will conduct regular monitoring data collation and analysis in order to identify and address barriers to equality of opportunity.



Completing your Application    The purpose of completing this application form is to enable you to be shortlisted for interview. Completed applications are matched against the requirements set out in the Job Profile to create a shortlist of candidates who will be invited for interview.   You should study the Job Profile carefully before completing your application form. Whether or not you are shortlisted for interview will depend on how well you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria listed in the Job Profile.   The following tips are designed to help you complete the application form as effectively as possible:   Study all the information you have been sent about the job and the application form carefully before you begin to complete the form. Ensure that you are clear about what you are being asked to do.   Make sure that your application is specific to the job you are applying for. A standard application form, which you have prepared before, may not address all of the items in the Job Profile.   BALTIC does not accept CVs in lieu of a completed application form.   Think about the extent to which you possess the experience, skills, knowledge and interests necessary to do the job. You should then provide relevant information which addresses all of the items in the Job Profile. If possible, try to do so in the order in which they are listed.   Give examples of your experience, knowledge and skills and write in a positive way. Remember to write about those things which you have personally been responsible for.   Make sure that you complete all sections of the application form.   Select those aspects of your experience, skills and interests that are relevant to the job. Remind yourself of your qualities and skills that you may take for granted.   Remember to consider relevant experience, knowledge and skills acquired outside of paid work – for example, experience gained from community or volunteer work, or in your leisure interests.   When listing your previous jobs, ensure that dates are correct and in the right order, stating your most recent employment first.   Make sure that you complete your application before the closing date.   If you have a disability which makes completing this application difficult or impossible, it is possible that the application can be completed in a different way. If you have such difficulties, please contact us.  



Shortlisting   Shortlisting will take place shortly after the closing date and is always undertaken by at least two people, one of whom will be the vacant job’s line manager. When shortlisting we are making an assessment of how closely your application meets the criteria set out in the Job Profile. We will go through your application in detail looking for specific evidence that you have the experience, knowledge and skills required to undertake the job successfully. It is unlikely that you will be selected for interview if you haven’t provided specific evidence, supported by relevant examples.  Due to the high number of applications we receive, it is not possible for us to respond to every application. If you have not received an invitation to interview within 4 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.



Interviews and Other Selection Methods   The purpose of an interview is to identify the best candidate for the job. A panel of two or three people, including the job’s line manager, will normally interview you. The length of the interview will depend on the level of the post but, on average, it will last for about 30 to 60 minutes. For most of the time the interviewers will ask you questions which relate to the requirements listed in the Job Profile. At the end of the interview, you will be given some time to ask a few questions yourself. It is advisable to have a few questions already prepared.   If you are short listed for interview, we will normally contact you by email or letter to invite you to interview. The letter will give full details of what the selection process will involve.    In addition to an interview, BALTIC may also use other methods to help choose the best candidate for the job. Common selection methods include work related tests to examine your IT, organisational, team-working or presentational skills. For certain jobs you may be asked to give a short presentation. If additional methods are to be used you will be notified in advance, when we invite you for interview.   If you have a disability and need any adjustment to be made in order for you to participate in the selection process, please contact us immediately on receipt of our letter inviting you for interview so that we can accommodate your needs.  



Offers of Employment   Offers of employment will only be made by a senior member of staff authorised to do so. All offers of employment are made subject to receipt of satisfactory references, successful completion of a probation period and where appropriate disclosure of information by the Criminal Records Bureau (Police checks). Successful candidates are normally appointed at the first point of the salary range for the job.



Recruitment Monitoring Questionnaire   Please complete the separate questionnaire to enable us to monitor the effectiveness of our recruitment policy and processes, so that we can ensure recruitment and selection are carried out fairly. The information you provide will also help us to identify any barriers to recruitment. Your answers will be treated in the strictest confidence and used for statistical monitoring purpose only. Your completed form will not be seen by those responsible for short listing and will not, therefore, form part of the selection process.  



Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, 1974   Please provide details of any unspent convictions or cautions you have under the terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, 1974. Offences resulting in driving licence endorsements should be disregarded, unless holding a clean licence is a specific requirement of the job. Failure to disclose such information may result in dismissal or disciplinary action by BALTIC. This information will be treated as confidential and will not necessarily disqualify you from employment with BALTIC.  



General Data Protection Regulation, & Asylum and Immigration Act, 2018    The information that you provide as part of your application will be used in the selection process. All information about you will be securely held, with access restricted to only those involved in dealing with your application. Unless you are the successful candidate, your data will be kept for 12 months and then destroyed.   By signing and submitting your Application Form and Recruitment Monitoring Questionnaire, you are giving your consent to your data being stored and processed for the purposes of the selection process. Data will be processed and stored in-line with the General Data Protection Regulation’ and BALTIC’s Privacy Policy which can be found at http://baltic.art/privacypolicy.   Under the terms of the Asylum and Immigration Act, 1996 we will require proof of your legal right to work in the United Kingdom.  



The Employer   The Contract of Employment is with BALTIC Flour Mills Visual Arts Trust, an independent charitable company, governed by a Board of Trustees.    BALTIC meets its running costs through grant-in-aid from Arts Council England, Gateshead Council and from trading and sponsorship.    



If at first you don’t succeed………………   BALTIC is a popular choice for applicants and competition for jobs can be strong. If you are not successful first time round, please do consider trying again.   Keep an eye on our web site, local and national press for future job opportunities. Review your knowledge and experience and take advantage of any opportunities to learn new skills, which may help you in future applications.   Good luck and thank you for your interest in working at BALTIC.

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