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Retail Assistant, Tate Edit

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Reference:TE0528 

Opportunity type:Permanent, Part-time 

Working hours:21 hours a week 

Salary:£10.78 per hour plus great benefits  

Location:London - Tate Modern, Bankside  

Closing date:10 November 2019 at midnight 

Tate Commerce is the trading arm of Tate. Its chief areas of operation are retailing on four sites, publishing (both Tate exhibition catalogues and general art books, as well as illustrated children’s books), product development, picture library and licensing.

Tate Edit features limited editions, objects for the home, and artist’s products. The selection will change regularly and is uniquely Tate.

The shop includes many of our favourite things, from classic design pieces to objects created specially for us, and furniture, cutlery, glass and tableware used in Tate’s restaurants and member’s rooms.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Retail Assistant to join the Tate Edit team. We are recruiting; x1 21 hour per week permanent position.

Given the nature of the store we require someone who is comfortable with dealing with high value items and someone confident in communicating and building relationships with high profile clients. The position will require you to have a strong sales background in high end product with proven knowledge of modern art and design. The Retail Assistant will also be required to work events for new Edit launches.

To be successful you will need to love working with the public and have experience of working in a fast-paced, busy retail environment. You will be part of a dynamic team and so will need to work well with others and display excellent communication and collaboration skills. You will be a motivated self-starter and have experience using databases.

We offer great benefits including staff training, performance and service awards, great discounts in our shops and catering outlets, Employee Assistance Program, Cycle scheme and free entry to exhibitions for you, your friends and family.

Interviews scheduled on 13 and 14 November 2019.

Disability Confident


As a member of the Disability Confident Scheme, we interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for a job vacancy. Our jobs are like our galleries, open to all. Tate Enterprises is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tate and covenants all profits to support Tate’s work and collection.

Application Information

Please refer to our Guidance Notes and the Job Description which can be found below and apply online. Please answer the questions fully, as selection will be based on the candidate who most closely matches the Job Description.