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Engagement Curator

Arts & Culture

Location:  Studio 144 Above Bar Street
Salary:   £25,627 to £30,497
Full Time Permanent (Flexible working considered)
Closing Date:  Tuesday 16 August 2022
Interview Date:   See advert
Reference:  1908222KX

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 an Engagement 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 Engagement Curator will co-ordinate a range of projects with children and young people, including Space to Create!, our family-friendly programme. They will support apprenticeships, internships and traineeships. They will manage our off-site programme of artist commissions and residencies and feed into new commissioning models for collaborative practice. 

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 12 August to find out more about the role. Please contact for more information and to book a time slot.

Interviews are likely to take place on 1st or 2nd September 2022.

Application Procedure 

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 Sam Stubbs (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 2380 592750 or email  Please quote reference 1908222KX 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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