You have just till tomorrow to apply for three new "officer posts" these are for marketing and visitor roles up at the Turner Contemporary.
Maybe a last chance to get a seat on the arts gravy train, I'm sure those already in the public sector's more er non-essential outposts are beginning grasp the depth of the recession, credit crunch, actually I'm not sure there is a term these days for the black hole in the economy, its been so long, anyhow it might be long time before such an opportunity is available again.
Not sure what it means but Turner Contemporary are committed to a diverse workforce, which in a way is reassuring since I often suspect, that many in these arty type jobs, are taken by humans cloned in a secret government facility to produce, uniformly unimaginative zombies that spark into life only at the sight of some unintelligible random pattern on canvass or perhaps a collection of scrap metal and proceed to talk equally meaningless tripe.
I just hope they look at local people, since so far it looks to me as if Turner prefers to involve people with little or no connection to the area, indeed this comment from John Kampfner chairman of the trustees is rather illuminating " I remember getting a call back in April 2008 asking if I wanted to apply for the job as chair of trustees".
No doubt telephones were ringing all over Thanet at the same time, still if you live in Margate or Thanet, and had a similar call, maybe you could add to our greater understanding and comment on this post.
PS as far as I can tell, only one of the trustees has a Margate connection (again if I'm wrong please comment)