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1. The Civic Barnsley: Assistant Curator

£20,000/annum (fixed term)

Closing date: Wednesday 8 June, 5pm

An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead to delivery of the Visual Arts programme at The Civic. In this role you will to deliver the annual exhibitions programme from July 2016 through to January 2018 in line with the Artistic policy set by the Curator. It is essential that you have a minimum of 3 years’ experience of Museum/Gallery curatorial work, are a team player with a pro-active approach to working, and have a passion for the arts.

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2. Director, Sound Sense

£36k – £41k, location anywhere reasonable in the UK
Closing date: 5pm Thursday 9 June

An exciting opportunity to lead Sound Sense, the UK professional association of community music and community musicians, following the retirement of the post holder after more than 20 years’ service. You would join us at an important time, with membership numbers ever-increasing, UK-wide strategic partnerships to develop further, significant projects (getting care homes singing, community music pedagogy) to fundraise for, and fresh plans for organisational development.

To be a success as Sound Sense’s next director you will need to be a strategic thinker, strong on partnership working, and a persuasive communicator with knowledge of the sector. You must have the ability to generate finance. A self-starter and highly motivated, you will take the responsibility to make the right decisions – but you will also understand the importance of members in a professional association. You will have a wide range of practical abilities: accountancy, editing our journal, marketing, management, and administrative.

Sound Sense is opposed to discrimination and values diversity. In recruitment we ensure no applicant is treated less favourably than others because of any personal characteristic not justifiable under our equality and diversity policy.

Download a full application pack at  W: or T: 01449 737342.



3. Two new visual arts development posts at The Arts Development Company in Dorset. 

Deadline: 5.00 p.m. On Thursday 23rd June

Following the successful appointment of a project manager and a project administrator, The Arts Development Company is now looking to make two further appointments to its team to deliver a three year project funded by Arts Council England’s Creative Local Growth Fund. We are seeking:

  • A full time coordinator for the Visual Arts Marketplace Project (VAMP) and
  • A part time visual arts business skills development organiser to assist in the delivery of a business skills training programme for the visual arts sector.

The Creative Local Growth Fund project will work with a number of partners across Dorset, Bournemouth & Poole to deliver increased employment and business skills for the cultural sector. Both posts will be based in the Arts Development Company’s office in Dorchester.  Full details of both posts are here:



4. Southwark Council: Gallery Operator

Deadline: Tuesday 12 July at 5pm.

Southwark Council is seeking a gallery operator to manage and programme a new non-commercial gallery space on Peckham Library Square. The new gallery space, with a footprint of 337sqm, is part of a mixed development on the ground floor of a new residential site at the entrance into the square from Peckham High Street.

Our vision for the gallery is to provide a year-round public engagement programme of high quality exhibitions, artist residencies and events, which provides a platform for both established and emerging artists, and forms part of a hub of cultural and creative activity, which is attractive and accessible to local people. The successful operator will have demonstrable knowledge of running a gallery venue, a strong business plan to maintain a financially sustainable model for the use of the spaces and clear evidence of the impact that their work will have on local residents, audiences and the wider artistic community/cultural sector.

Peckham town centre is one of the borough’s key regeneration areas. The significant and growing cultural industries presence in Peckham contributes to place making, community cohesion, promoting local areas, increased footfall and economic growth in the borough. The successful operator will also demonstrate an understanding of the local Peckham context, and how they will respond to and enhance the town centre’s unique character and identity.

To download the operator brief and site plan, go to: