Cover Studio Manager (Qualified Art Therapist)

Studio Upstairs is looking for Art Therapists who are interested to join our lists for occasional cover in London or Bristol.

The post holder will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check and provide their own professional indemnity insurance. 

The application form is available on request from opportunities@studioupstairs.org.uk  

Chair of the Board and Trustee Board Members

The Board of Trustees plays a vital role by steering and supporting the charity development. We are seeking to appoint a Chair and two new Trustees to our board, to replace our Chair and Trustees who will be stepping down over the next few months as they reach the full term of their appointments. This is unpaid voluntary role.

Studio Upstairs exists to transform lives through creative communities. We have branches in Bristol, Dalston and Croydon. In addition to the full board meetings  there may be occasional committee meetings or meetings of specific task groups. It is expected that the Chair will also maintain regular contact with the Managing Director and other Board Members.

The Studio Upstairs Board is drawn from a diverse range of backgrounds and has variety of skills. To complement the current Board, we would envisage that the Chair had a wide experience of running organisations and a particular interest in the charity sector. In respect of trustees, we are keen to hear from candidates with skills in the areas of Corporate Governance and Business Development ie: Partnership working or Fundraising as well as those within Digital Technologies, Health or Legal expertise.

The Board Meetings are to be held four to six times a year in London (Croydon or Dalston).

For all roles, a clear empathy with the aims of the charity are essential. You can find out more about our work on www.studioupstairs.org.uk

The shortlisted candidates will be offered an opportunity to discuss the role informally prior to an interview. 

If you would like to apply for this position, please attach your CV and covering letter and email to opportunities@studioupstairs.org.uk .


Studio Assistant (Volunteer)

Studio Upstairs is currently looking for Studio Assistants Volunteers for its London studios.  This unpaid role is specifically for qualified or nearly qualified Art Therapists looking to gain and develop group work experience.

North London (Dalston)- Monday, Wednesday or Friday, 10 am to 5pm.

South London (Croydon)- Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday, 10 am to 5pm.

Volunteer Responsibilities

  • Support Studio Managers
  • General artists studio duties, such as setting up the room/clearing away
  • Being an active group participant, making your own artwork
  • Help maintaining stock and art materials, ensuring artwork is stored safely
  • Assist with general admin duties if/when required
  • Assist in the organisation of events, workshops and exhibitions visits
  • Be an advocate for Studio Upstairs

Support for you

  • Induction day
  • Formal meetings with Studio Managers to assess and monitor development
  • Opportunity to attend monthly team meetings and group supervision sessions

What we ask

  • Six-month minimum and up to one year commitment.

How to apply: Please email your CV, a covering letter and a small sample of your artwork to opportunities@studioupstairs.org.uk.

Office Volunteer

We currently have vacancies in both the London and Bristol offices. In this role you will help us and gain experience in:

  • Marketing and PR
  • General office skills: answering the phones and responding to emails; monitoring stationary and art materials; maintaining a database of contacts; files and records management

This is a great opportunity to work in a vibrant and creative atmosphere, whilst gaining further administrative skills and contributing to an established project, which is evolving and expanding.

Key Skills Required

  • Organised and accurate
  • Good general administrative skills
  • Able to work on own initiative as well as part of a team
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel
  • Good communication skills, written and verbal.
  • An interest in the arts and mental well-being

Six month’s minimum commitment expected

How to apply: Please email your CV and covering letter (also indicating at which location you are interested to volunteer)  to opportunities@studioupstairs.org.uk.

Workshop Volunteers/ Artists, London Studio

We are now accepting proposals for short term workshops from artists. Please email your workshop proposal and CV to be considered for a session or taster session. We are looking for artists and art students who would be willing to volunteer to run art projects of their own design on various uses of art materials and techniques for up to four to six weeks at a time. In previous projects we have done puppetry, graphic design, portrait painting, oil paint techniques.

Please email your CV to opportunities@studioupstairs.org.uk  along with a short cover note on why you would like to run a project with us.