Application deadline:  

Midnight 15th July 2023


Key Info

Turf is Croydon’s homegrown art space; a registered charity set up and run by local artists to support creatives and our local community. Find out more about what we do, our team and our space, visit  

We’re seeking a General Assistant to work with us on Saturdays. You’d be greeting visitors, providing Saturday workshop support and assisting with basic admin tasks in between.

Pay & terms

  • Contract: 12 months on a freelance basis, with a review at 4 months. 
  • Pay: £656 per month, delivered over 4 days per month.
  • Hours: Saturdays, 9.30-5.30pm
  • Location of work: At Turf Projects in Croydon, with some remote working possible.
  • Application Deadline: midnight 15th July 2023
  • Interviews: Week of 24th July 2023 
  • Start date: August 2023 (date tbc), starting with training.

Person specification

The essentials:

  • Friendly, confident and communicative in greeting visitors
  • Keen knowledge of contemporary art & creative practices
  • A positive, calm and proactive approach
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently, flexibly, and problem solve creatively
  • Turf is run by a team of local artists and creatives; strong connections to Croydon and knowledge of the borough are important to what we do as a central aspect of Turf’s identity.


  • Creative skills like design skills, knowledge of Adobe suite, photography and/or videography skills would be useful in documenting our events and workshops.


This role is a front-of-house role primarily greeting and informing visitors to Turf, assisting with the delivery of workshops (signposting visitors, documenting), and assisting with basic admin duties in between.

  • Front of house;
      • Meet, greet and signpost visitors at Turf Projects, providing a warm welcome to all
      • Be familiar with our exhibition and events programme, able to inform and answer visitors’ questions
  • Events:
      • Help with setting up space for events as required
      • Assist with event photography & photo editing
      • At events encourage & process donations from visitors, and occasionally process cash sales for Turf’s small shop. For this you’ll just need to be competent with basic cash handling and recording – training will be provided.
  • Admin:
    • Ensure the collection of & processing visitor data & feedback
    • Keep our front of house leaflets stocked
    • Update our archive folder & directory
    • Respond to emails, and telephone enquires in a timely manner.
  • Adhere to Turf Projects’ policies.
  • Attending training & quarterly reviews as necessary.


To apply

Please apply by 15th July to 

Turf Projects is committed to equality and diversity in its recruitment policy. Please let us know if you would like this information in an alternative format and email us at if you’d like any more information about the role or have any accessibility questions. We welcome applications from people with lived experiences of any age, gender, disability or colour.

We’re also very flexible on how you apply; but ask that you provide examples of how you meet the points listed in the person specification.

  • Email us a CV with a cover letter.
  • Send us a video introduction to you and why you’re interested.
  • Come in for a chat with our CoDirector.
  • Another format!

We don’t have a format we prefer, and your format won’t impact our consideration of your application, so send whatever you’re comfortable with.