Assistant Curator, Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries

Aspex is look­ing for some­one with lots of ener­gy and enthu­si­asm to join our small team as we deliv­er a new pro­gramme to mark our 40th anniversary.

This opportunity is part of the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries Programme, creating 50 jobs across a range of art forms for people from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

Job summary:

Support the Curator/Programme Manager in the planning, delivery and evaluation of Aspex’s seasonal programme of exhibitions, commissions and events.

You will be responsible for:

1. Supporting key aspects of Aspex’s ongoing exhibition and learning programmes:

● Supporting the development and presentation of artist commissions for the 40th anniversary project;

● Supporting the development of the Aspex Artists Associates programme;

● Working with the staff team to plan and deliver events;

● Promoting and maintaining productive relations with external organisations (i.e. funding bodies, professional organisations and galleries);

● Representing Aspex through attendance at events, giving talks/tours, and externally through attendance at meetings, seminars and conferences as required;

● Undertaking Duty Manager shifts as part of the staff rota during daytime opening and special events including some evenings and weekends;

2. Supporting the organisation and administration of all aspects of the artistic programme:

● Supporting the preparation of copy, images and video for the promotion of exhibitions and interpretation materials;

● Supporting the documentation, evaluation and archiving of materials for all projects;

● Liaison with artists, other galleries and agencies, transportation, insurance, preparation of contracts, budgets and records of expenditure etc;

● Supporting project delivery and installation (including condition checking), working with volunteers and freelance technicians (as required);

● Undertaking all other appropriate duties for the effective administration and operation of the gallery as required by the Curator/Programme Manager and Director.

The Assistant Curator will at all times carry out their duties with due regard to Aspex Visual Arts Trust’s Health and Safety and Equality, Diversity & Inclusion and other relevant policies.

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