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Creative Torbay / Opportunities / Mon 23 May 2016

City Coordinator for British Art Show 8

City Coordinator for British Art Show 8

City Coordinator for British Art Show 8 in Southampton, John Hansard Gallery & Southampton City Art Gallery

City Coordinator for British Art Show 8 in Southampton

Dates of Position:
June 2016 – Feb 2017 (exact dates to be negotiated)

Purpose of the Role:
To provide effective coordination of the Creative Outreach and associated in-house activity programme, in and around Southampton, for British Art Show 8, as part of Arts Council England Strategic Touring Programme.

British Art Show 8 is a Hayward Touring exhibition organised in collaboration with galleries across the cities of Leeds, Edinburgh, Norwich and Southampton. In Southampton the exhibition runs across two City Partner venues, John Hansard Gallery and Southampton City Art Gallery from 8 October 2016 - 14 January 2017.

The City Coordinators in each city will coordinate a specific Creative Community Development Programme including artist led outreach and ambassadorial projects, a forum for professional engagement and evaluation, and late night opening schemes. City Coordinators will administer a budget for all these projects with a clear focus on reaching pre-identified communities of low engagement.

Arts Council England is providing Strategic Touring Funds to maximise the impact of this exhibition through an integrated programme of audience development activities. These include a dedicated City Coordinator, Ambassadors Scheme, digital and community engagement projects, and resources for selected BAS artists’ projects outside the galleries. The City Coordinator for Southampton should have experience of working within a visual arts organisation, audience development and working with volunteers. This will be a fixed term, freelance contract beginning June 2016 until February 2017. The successful candidate will be expected to work an average of 2.5 days per week.

Contract Fee: Total project fee £6000 with travel budget of £600

Closing date for applications: Monday 23 May 2016 at 12pm

Interviews will take place in Southampton: Tuesday 30 May 2016

Full details:
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To apply:
Application should be by a covering letter outlining how your experience is relevant for the role and a current CV including two references. Please email applications or enquiries to

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