Gallery Curator (Surrey)
Research & Education
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
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
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
No Agencies Please
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