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Communities Curator, John Hansard Gallery

Arts UoS

Location:  Studio 144
Salary:   £24,771 to £29,515 per annum
Full Time - Permanent (flexible working considered)
Closing Date:  Wednesday 09 January 2019
Interview Date:   Wednesday 30 January 2019
Reference:  1089518KX

John Hansard Gallery – a leading public gallery of contemporary art that is part of the University of Southampton and an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation – is seeking to appoint an experienced Communities Curator who will be a key member of the Engagement and Learning Programme Team at this exciting moment for the Gallery. The successful applicant will assist with the delivery of our acclaimed and innovative engagement and learning programme for schools, colleges, community groups, young people, families, adults and older people. The Communities Curator will be responsible for two programmes - JHG Beacons, which focuses on skills development (including Arts Award) for two entry level staff positions per year, and JHG Ambassadors, working with community representatives to create audience development initiatives to reflect and engage diverse communities across the city.

Previous experience of working in a gallery environment in a similar role is essential, along with a good knowledge of gallery engagement and learning, and a commitment to diversity, equality, inclusiveness and making contemporary art accessible to all.

John Hansard Gallery plays a dynamic role in the cultural life of Southampton and the region, through its locally engaged and internationally acclaimed programme. Established in 1979, the Gallery has entered a new chapter in its history by recently relocating and relaunching in a newly purpose-built city centre gallery, part of Studio 144 in Southampton’s Cultural Quarter. The relocation has tripled the gallery space available and provides an opportunity for greater impact, both in terms of artists’ production and reaching new and diverse audiences locally, nationally and internationally.

We seek to ensure that our organisation and programme are relevant and accessible to all, with equality, diversity and fairness at the core of what we do. We are committed to ensuring that all employees and job applicants are provided with equality of opportunity in employment. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

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A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required for this role.

Interviews will take place on 29th and 30th January 2019 with the successful candidate starting as soon as possible.

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed application form online at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Geraldine Lewis (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 3462. Please quote reference 1089518KX on all correspondence.

Please note: The University Recruitment department will be closed from close of business on Thursday 20th December 2018 to Wednesday 2nd January 2019, so we will not be able to assist you with any application queries during this time.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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