Hiring: Sculptor's Assistant


Minimum 24 hours week, permanent.

Days ideally Tue-Thurs or Weds-Fri.

Hours flexible (start/end times).

£12 - £15 ph  - Pro rata £24,960 - £31,200 (£14,976 - £18,720 p.a for three 8 hour days a week)

Rate based on skill-set and previous experience.

Hiring immediately.


Job summary

An opportunity to assist an artist practically with the making of sculpture, the installation of artwork and the ongoing development of a new sculpture garden and 18th century cottage opening this year in Brighstone village, West Wight.

Covid safe environment with individual workshops each. Best practice H&S followed, workplace PPE provided.

An equal opportunity employer valuing diversity.


Key responsibilities

  • To work closely with the artist at her workshops in Brighstone to technically assist producing exterior sculpture primarily in stainless steel, Corten steel, aluminium. Helping under guidance with cutting, forming and finishing processes, including helping to produce moving or interactive artwork. Other exterior works could feature other materials such as stone, hazel, willow, rope.
  • To practically assist with the installation of exterior sculpture - helping to create foundations and prepare the site.
  • For indoor sculpture, to help with the creation of work over time as needed - constructed/assembled from a wider variety of materials including wood, glass, metal, silicone rubber, cast processes and soft materials.
  • To work with the artist helping to produce installations and displays inside the listed cottage, working carefully within the original stripped back chalk stone walls, wooden beams and original furniture.
  • During the open season (usually April - Oct max), when sculpture production may be relaxed, to be flexible to switch some of the hours to the role of Garden Attendant 1-2 days midweek if required. Largely located outdoors in the garden, overseeing any distanced contactless payments and generally monitoring visitor flow.
  • To broadly assist the artist and gardener in the addition of any new planting and assist maintaining the cottage and garden generally.


Person specification

  • Experience constructing, restoring, or assembling finished projects ideally in metal, or wood and other materials to a high standard.
  • Experience using bench-based power and hand tools.
  • Some welding can be undertaken in the role, if experienced (Tig welding), or training can be given at a later date if/as needed.
  • Methodical, good attention to detail, good planning and time management skills.
  • Technical knowledge or can demonstrate prior ability and interest in acquiring new skills
  • Good problem solving ability
  • Good listening skills, and able to take direction / constructive criticism
  • Able to work in conjunction with the artist/other staff, or on own initiative.
  • Reasonably physical fitness for workshop, installation and maintenance work.
  • Well presented, friendly and professional


To find out more about the artist, the work and Ever Garden, explore this website via the menu above.


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10am, Monday 22nd February 21


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