Spike Island: Assistant Curator - Commissions & Public Programmes

Spike Island is recruiting for an Assistant Curator: Commissions and Public Programmes.

Spike Island is a dynamic arts centre that supports, produces and presents contemporary art and culture. We engage audiences in our work through a diverse programme of exhibitions and interdisciplinary events; and we directly support artists through new commissions and critically-engaged artist development opportunities that widen access to our programme and facilities.

To support this mission, we offer bespoke production and exhibition services, and provide subsidised studios and co-working spaces for artists, designers and artist-led organisations based in the South West. We also provide office spaces for creative businesses and host the UWE Bristol Fine Art programmes.

The role

The Assistant Curator: Commissions and Public Programmes will support the Head of Commissions to develop and deliver Spike Island’s exhibitions, commissions and public programmes, including off-site events and external artists’ moving image productions. Production and commissioning are fundamental to Spike Island, but this role will support this work becoming more integrated with our exhibitions programme, as well as helping to develop a more dynamic and ambitious public programme of talks, screenings, seminars, performances and workshops that engages a broad range of audiences.   

We are looking for a person with the energy, experience and commitment to take on this role. You will be an integral part of Spike Island’s Programme team. Coordinating with staff across the organisation, you will contribute to a culture of good communication and strong support for artists, and help to ensure that the programme engages a growing number and range of audiences.

The position is offered full-time (35hrs per week) at £21,112 p.a.

For further information and to download an application pack, please visit: www.spikeisland.org.uk/jobs

The deadline to apply is 5pm on Monday 2 September 2019

Interviews to be held on Wednesday 11 September 2019

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to Spike Island and we are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity in recruitment and employment. We consider diversity to be a strength and are therefore keen to make our workforce more representative of the different backgrounds and experiences that make up our city.

Expiry date: 
Mon, 02/09/2019
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