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Industry:Museums & Galleries
Contract Type:Fixed Term Contract
Salary or training bursary: £26,000 per annum (pro rata)
2 year contact, with 6 month probation period
Company:Studio Voltaire
Open to all
Apply by:15/12/2020 - 23:59

Assistant Curator (Participation)

Do you have experience with learning programmes, events or workshops? Are you passionate about supporting diverse artistic talent? Then don't miss this fantastic opportunity...

Studio Voltaire plays a unique role in the UK arts ecology by supporting diverse artistic talent to take risks and realise ambition. They work with artists at a pivotal stage in their career particularly with emerging and underrepresented practices. Their commissioning supports the realisation of artworks that might not be possible within commercial and larger institutional frameworks, commissioning artists to produce ambitious projects on their own terms. They contribute to the cultural landscape on a national level by programming touring exhibitions and offsite projects both nationally and internationally, reaching an audience of 250,000 annually.

The Assistant Curator (Participation) supports the Curator (Participation) on the development and delivery of the participation, learning and offsite programmes at Studio Voltaire. This role is an exciting opportunity to develop this area of Studio Voltaire’s programme which has the significant potential to grow, as they expand their civic role in response to their current building project. The Studio Voltaire Capital Project will create their first-ever participation and events space with its own garden, allowing Studio Voltaire to expand their innovative participatory and learning programmes in a dedicated and light-filled space, as well as creating a more porous and engaging building for our local and international audiences. 


  • Engage with and support the direct neighbourhood and local audiences, and collaborating with artists, schools, partners and community groups to deliver a wide range of participation and learning projects
  • These projects include artist residencies, events, workshops and offsite commissions
  • Contribute to the strategic development of how Studio Voltaire supports artists and builds engagement with different audiences

Knowledge, skills, experiences

  • Have experience of delivering learning programmes and/or workshops and events
  • Have experience supporting contemporary artists
  • Have a supportive, dynamic and critical approach
  • Be able to demonstrate a keen interest in, and knowledge of, the wider contemporary visual art and education sectors

We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries.

Please note that the company reserves the right to withdraw this listing prior to the official closing date, therefore we recommend getting your applications in early.

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