Wasps has been supporting the arts community in Scotland for 42 years. We have grown to become one of the UK’s largest studio providers and home to Scotland’s largest cultural community. Wasps currently houses 1000 creative people, including 33 arts charities and 47 creative businesses across 20 locations, from the Scottish Borders to the Shetland Islands.

We will shortly expand our offer by opening our latest creative building, Inverness Creative Academy. We now seek to recruit a key member of staff to join our team and be based in the Inverness to deliver reception services.

This new facility is a £7.2m project which has seen the transformation of the former Inverness Royal Academy, Midmills, Category B Listed buildings in the centre of the northern capital. The facility will be home to 32 artist studios over two levels, along with office space for 54 creative industries, a café, artists’ workshop and gallery spaces, meeting rooms and exhibition spaces. This is the first creative facility of its kind in Inverness. Wasps seeks to provide a welcoming, professionally managed facility for tenants and visitors alike. We therefore seek a Receptionist as a key role within the organisation to fulfil this need in Inverness.

About Wasps 

Wasps’ activities support the regeneration of many communities across Scotland. We redevelop redundant, historic buildings into beautiful facilities for artists and creative industries, improving the physical appearance and economy of the communities in which they are located. Our artists’ work touches the lives of thousands of people across Scotland and beyond.

Wasps also delivers a range of arts enterprise activity including exhibition, workshop and residencies opportunities, along with professional development support for our creative tenants, delivered across our nine galleries and four residency spaces.

Wasps is committed to recruiting based on merit, and to the principles of equality and diversity in our staff appointments. We highly value the benefits of having different points of view and experiences in our staff team. Accordingly, Wasps welcomes and treats equally the applications from minority groups relating to – but not limited to – race and ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender, age and physical limitation.

About the Role

The Receptionists will report to the Building’s Property Manager and will first and foremost provide reception and front of house support for Inverness Creative Academy. As first point of contact for companies and visitors, the receptionist is a vital role for the smooth running of Inverness Creative Academy.

Please download the job information pack for full information including person specification and key responsibilities.

To Apply

Please submit your CV along with a covering letter outlining why you would be suitable for the role to Samuel Richardson at samuel@waspsstudios.org.uk by Friday 21st January 2022 at 5pm. Please include any notice period, current salary and contact names, phone numbers and email addresses for 2 referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. Interviews are provisionally set for the 31st January 2022.

Please title your email submission: Private & Confidential: Job Application

Vacancy Info

Inverness Creative Academy Receptionist Information Pack 2022 – pdf

Inverness Creative Academy Receptionist Information Pack 2022 – word

Deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 21 January 2022. Interviews are provisionally set for the Monday 31 January 2022.

The rate of pay is £12,350 per annum for working initially 25 hours per week. This annual rate equates to an hourly rate of £9.50 and the post holder will be paid for actual hours worked (including any additional hours).

 

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