Gallery Curator (Surrey)

University for Creative Arts

United Kingdom

July 5, 2021


Gallery Curator (Surrey) Research & Education Location: Farnham

Salary: £30,941 to £34,804 per annum pro rata Part-Time Position: 18.25 hours per week Closing Date: Monday 05 July 2021 Interview Date: See advert Reference: 21-AAAA1282C-0247-1

As a specialist creative arts university, UCA is committed to creative practice—and we understand research to be at the heart of creative arts enquiry. Our researchers pursue a broad range of investigations, as artists, designers, architects, photographers, filmmakers, craftspeople and communicators, as well as historians, theorists and curators in all these fields and more. Our research results in artworks, installations, objects, garments, ceramics, textiles, buildings, still and moving images, books, articles and exhibitions. The Research Exercise Framework (REF 2014) found that 93% of our research activity is designated as internationally recognised for quality, and 64% of our research outputs are classed as world-leading and internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour. The university is home to research centres including the Crafts Study Centre, the International Textiles Research Centre, the Fine Art and Photography Research Centre, the Animation Research Centre and the Centre for Sustainable Design. Our university galleries—including the James Hockey Gallery in Farnham and the Herbert Read Gallery in Canterbury—are part of our research strategy, hosting exhibitions of the work of our staff, students, and external artists and curators.

UCA seeks to appoint a part-time Gallery Curator, based in Surrey (covering UCA's Farnham and Epsom campuses). The Gallery Curator will provide day-to- day management and delivery of exhibition programmes, working with students, staff and external artists and curators. The successful candidates appointed to these posts will have an understanding of research in the creative arts; detailed knowledge and experience of the curation and administration of exhibitions in creative arts and design; and a successful track record in this area. Excellent project management and communication skills are essential, as is the ability to work with academics and students across our range of disciplines to develop exhibitions that represent their specialist research.

Interviews will be held mid July 2021.

The pro-rata salary for this position will be £15,470 to £17,402 per annum.

Please note UCA may close a vacancy early in the event of high numbers of applications being received.

UCA is the No.1 Specialist Creative University in the Complete University Guide 2021 and the Guardian League Table 2021. The University is also proud to hold the TEF Gold award for teaching quality from the Office for Students.

As the second largest provider of creative education in Europe, UCA has been producing exceptional graduates for the creative industries worldwide for more than 150 years. We have more than 7,500 students studying on 120 creative arts, business and technology courses at campuses in Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Rochester, Hampton Court and Maidstone, as well as through distance learning. Our exceptional team of world-class teaching and research academics are equipping the next generation of creators, innovators and leaders with the skills they need to thrive in the creative industries.

As well as enjoying an international reputation for its HE provision, UCA is unique in that it helps students make a career in one of the most dynamic, significant and fastest-growing sectors of the economy. We are ideally positioned to lead the way and provide the talent for a new-look future, and we hope that you'll bring your skillset to our cause – creating the perfect environment for the next generation of creatives, entrepreneurs and makers to thrive.

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    The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) aims to be a welcoming and inclusive University that is truly representative of all sections of society. We particularly encourage applications from people from minoritised ethnic groups and people with disabilities who are currently under-represented within the University.