Gallery Technical Manager

University of Southampton - John Hansard Gallery

John Hansard Gallery – part of the University of Southampton – is a leading contemporary art gallery in Southampton. Since being established in 1979, we have been located at the University’s Highfield campus and are one of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisations. Soon we will relocate to our new purpose-built home in the city centre as part of Studio 144 in Southampton’s Cultural Quarter. Ahead of our relocation, we are looking to appoint a full time Gallery Technical Manager at this exciting moment of transformation.

The successful applicant will make an essential contribution to the successful realisation of the Gallery’s acclaimed programme of contemporary art exhibitions, events, education and outreach. Previous experience working in all aspects of art exhibition installation is essential, from planning and implementation, to working within a contemporary art context with artists and curators. Knowledge and experience of fine art transportation, audio-visual equipment, carpentry, power tools, heavy lifting and current Health & Safety standards are vital, as well as organisational and administrative skills.

John Hansard Gallery plays a dynamic role in the cultural life of Southampton and the region. Our relocation to Studio 144 will triple our exhibition spaces and active learning opportunities, enabling greater impact in terms of artists’ production and reaching new and diverse audiences locally, nationally and internationally. The successful applicants to these new posts will make an essential contribution to the successful realisation of our acclaimed programme of contemporary art exhibitions, events, education and outreach activity.

We welcome applications from people of different backgrounds, experience and circumstances. We seek to ensure that our organisation and programme are relevant and accessible to all, with equality, diversity and fairness at the core of what we do. We invite applications from individuals regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, disability, age, sexual orientation or religion and are committed to promoting fair participation and equality of opportunity for all of our applicants. A flexible approach to hours will be essential, including some evening and weekend work.

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Ita Holmes (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 9002. Please quote reference 937717GR on all correspondence.

Please note: The University will be closed from Friday 22 December 2017 to Wednesday 3 January 2018, so we will not be able to assist you with any application queries during this time.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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