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Contract Type:Permanent Contract
Salary or training bursary: £25,000 - £26,500
Company:Towner Eastbourne
Location:Eastbourne, East Sussex
Open to all
Apply by:01/11/2021 - 12:00

Learning Curator: Children and Young People

Have fond memories of school trips to arts and cultural centres? This unique opportunity with an East Sussex art gallery could be perfect for you...

Collecting and exhibiting contemporary art for almost 100 years, Towner Eastbourne sits where the coast and the South Downs meet. Led by Director Joe Hill since 2018, Towner presents exhibitions of national and international importance for audiences in Eastbourne, the UK, and beyond, showcasing the most exciting and creative developments in modern and contemporary art.

Towner Eastbourne are looking for a Learning Curator with a focus on families, children and young people. As part of a new programme Making Together you will work with groups, communities and artists both inside the gallery and off site to create new work together. You will devise and manage programmes with families, schools, young people and students.


  • Building on hyper-local community group connections and broadening schools contacts
  • Be responsible for setting the key themes (in line with the Making Together Strategy) which this programme strand seeks to address
  • Devising and launching an early years programme based both in the gallery and with partner organisations off site
  • Developing and launching and Schools' Partnership Programme including teachers network and annual projects
  • Delivering digital activities for young people when required
  • Testing ways to programme events which encourage participants to come to the gallery, and to travel to community centres, schools, children's centres and care centres
  • A detailed job description will be available on applying

Knowledge, skills, experience

  • Experience of working in a museum, gallery or community organisation in a programming and delivery capacity
  • Experience of working with artists to devise and deliver creative activities with a range of age groups
  • Strong interest in the evolution of community arts, gallery education, socially engaged practice and collaborative projects alongside knowledge of the wider contemporary art field
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office systems and image software such as Adobe Photoshop
  • Confidence in using digital platforms for meetings, talks and events
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral for a range of audiences
  • Skilled at budget management
  • Excellent project management skills including engaging participants, liaising with venues, drafting schedules, risk assessments, preparing materials and equipment and media-quality documentation
  • Thorough knowledge of Child Protection and vulnerable adult and health and safety considerations and protocol
  • A commitment to Towner's mission and vision to transform lives, communities and institutional culture through creativity
  • Excellent team player with a willingness to collaborate with and support partners and colleagues

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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