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Communities Curator

Arts & Culture

Location:  Studio 144 Above Bar Street
Salary:   £25,627 to £30,497 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Tuesday 16 August 2022
Interview Date:   See advert
Reference:  1908122KX

John Hansard Gallery is a leading contemporary art gallery. We are part of the University of Southampton and an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation.  

We are looking to appoint a Communities Curator, who will be key members of our Engagement and Learning Programme Team. The role will assist in the delivery of our acclaimed and innovative programme for schools, colleges, community groups, young people, families, adults, and older people. 

The Communities Curator will co-ordinate the JHG Ambassadors Programme and help to establish the Beacons Programme for entry-level creative employees. They will generate new projects with community and artists, feeding into fresh approaches to co-creation and socially engaged practices.

Experience of working in a similar role and environment is essential, along with a good knowledge of engagement and learning within a contemporary art setting. Experience of multi-tasking and outreach work is important. We have a dedication to fairness, diversity, equality and inclusiveness, making art accessible to all.

John Hansard Gallery plays an active role in the cultural life of Southampton and the region. We are locally engaged and internationally recognised. The Gallery began in 1979, entering a new chapter in its history in 2018 when we relocated to Southampton’s Cultural Quarter. Our exhibition spaces are now much larger, with a dedicated education space. This has led to a positive impact, both in terms of programming and reaching new and different audiences.

We are committed to equality of opportunity in employment and encourage applications from all sections of the community.

If you are interested, there will be an opportunity to meet with the head of Programme (Engagement and learning) on 11th or 12th August to find out more about the role. Please contact for more information and to book a time slot.

Interview dates will be 1st or 2nd September 2022.

This role is subject to DBS clearance at enhanced level.

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Sian Gale (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email Please quote reference 1908122KX on all correspondence.

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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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