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Associate Director (Arts & Culture)

Arts on Campus

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £47,328 to £59,486
Full Time, Permanent
Closing Date:  Tuesday 08 September 2015
Interview Date:   Wednesday 23 September 2015
Reference:  607915GR

University of Southampton is a world leader in arts and humanities research and education, and an internationally influential arts producer supporting an art gallery (the John Hansard), a concert hall (Turner Sims) and a theatre (the Nuffield) all of which are National Portfolio Organisations of Arts Council England (ACE)

We are seeking a strategic leader to support the implementation of the University Arts Strategy and the development of activity and engagement linked with the 2016 opening of a stunning new contemporary arts complex in Southampton. This partnership project with Southampton City Council and Arts Council England will house the relocated John Hansard Gallery, City Eye community film and video company and new theatre spaces.

In liaison with internal and external partners, stakeholders, practitioners and audiences, the post will support development of the creative curriculum and public engagement with University research. Specifically, enriching the student experience and student opportunities, connecting arts and cultural development with University researchers and seeking opportunities to maximise the impact of the University’s research.

You will have proven experience and demonstrable success in a relevant arts organisation and experience and understanding of higher education. You will have a track record of fostering positive collaborative relationships with partners, stakeholders and practitioners, including academic staff and students, and an ability to develop relevant networks and communities of practice. You will have excellent communication and project management skills.

Interviews are scheduled for 23 September 2015.

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 Sarah Foster (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0)23 8059 5070. Please quote reference 607915GR on all correspondence.


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

Further details:

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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