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Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Working pattern & location: flexible working will be considered, however this role requires on-site working at least four days per week; occasional evening and weekend working is necessary due to event delivery.

Salary: £24,000 per annum

Contract: Permanent, subject to review in the first three months

Reporting to: Senior Programme Curator 

The main responsibilities of the Assistant Curator are to provide programme delivery, care and support for artists as well as administrative support. The Assistant Curator works closely and often collaboratively with the Senior Programme Curator, Education Manager, Digital Producer, Director and wider team to ensure the effective development and smooth delivery of Wysing’s programme.  

Assistant Curator

In addition to curatorial work that leads to timely, engaging projects, we think of curating as taking care of people, ideas and principles. For Wysing, it also means contributing actively, and with care, to the cultural ecology of our region, as well as nationally and internationally. 

We’re looking for someone who would like to grow their career with Wysing. We’d like to appoint someone with shared values, who has the same desire to create a more equitable world, with a commitment to environmental sustainability, and who understands the importance of supporting and championing artists, creativity and imagination. 

Wysing is committed to equity and we acknowledge that certain areas of society are not proportionally represented within the arts sector; we are doing what we can to correct this. We are committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone, regardless of their background. We are particularly keen to receive applications from those who identify as from marginalised backgrounds based on any protected characteristic including age, racialisation, gender identity or sexuality, disability or long-term health condition, pregnancy, maternity or marital status, religion or belief, and class background or class identity.  

As a Disability Confident Leader, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy. Please indicate you are d/Deaf or disabled in your application so that you can be interviewed if you meet the minimum criteria. 

Key Duties:

  • Support the delivery of programme across the organisation, and with partners. 
  • Maintain good planning and delivery of artistic programme, underpinned by excellent communication internally and externally, and ensuring that projects run on time and within budget. 
  • Support the development of new audiences for contemporary visual art through innovative, accessible programme activity. 
  • Support Wysing’s marketing to ensure the widest possible reach, including preparing copy and images for use on website and social media platforms. 
  • Provide effective care and support to artists, being a point of contact for artists on site, as well as listening to feedback and shaping internal processes and procedures in response to artists we host. 

For the full information pack, including the detailed job description, click here. 

For an easier to read version, click here. 

How to Apply

Please take a look at the full information pack before applying. If you need the information in a different format, please let us know. 

We ask for your employment history, a statement of interest as well as how you meet the person specification. In the information pack, we give you more detail on what you need to submit. We welcome applications in video or audio format if required. 

The application deadline is 9am Monday 5 September 2022. 

Interviews are planned for 12th September 2022 although Wysing reserves the right to amend this recruitment timeline if necessary.