Curator and Assistant Manager of Arts and Culture

£28,762 - £31,411 per annum

Canterbury, Kent

Canterbury Christ Church University

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FACULTY of Arts, Humanities and Education Arts and Culture

Curator and Assistant Manager of Arts and Culture


Full Time (37 hours per week)


The Arts and Culture team initiates and oversees the cultural programme of Canterbury Christ Church University. This is an exciting new role that will shape the exhibition programme of the University and increase the public profile of our cultural projects.

The Role

The Curator and Assistant Manager of Arts and Culture will develop the exhibition programme across Canterbury Christ Church University’s campuses. Building on the emerging profiles of the newly-created exhibition spaces in Canterbury (Daphne Oram Gallery and Verena Holmes Gallery), the role-holder will work with the Head of Arts and Culture, colleagues, and students from across the University to devise diverse and high-quality projects.

There will be opportunities for the postholder to develop their own curatorial programme and commission new exhibitions from external practitioners who are working in areas relating to CCCU’s teaching and research. 

Working with the Head of Arts and Culture, the role will make significant contributions to the creation of strategies for public engagement and financial development of the exhibition spaces.

The role will be required to provide advice to staff and students who are developing projects that include exhibitions, and will need to attend internal meetings and committees as appropriate. The postholder will work closely with the Head of Arts and Culture and will be required to deputise on occasion.

The Person

You will be educated to the degree level (or equivalent standard) with substantial experience in similar roles and strong project management skills. You will have significant experience of developing and delivering an inclusive curatorial programme; fostering collaborative partnerships with stakeholders; and meeting fundraising targets. Robust knowledge of assessing and mitigating risks relating to exhibitions and public events is an essential requirement. A curatorial interest in photography, emergent technologies, and/or games design would be preferred.    

Previous experience of working in an educational environment would also be advantageous.

Additional Information

Canterbury Christ Church University is located in the world famous Cathedral city amongst stunning history and heritage. Canterbury is a thriving international destination, with many students and staff choosing to study and work here, making this historic, cosmopolitan city vibrant and culturally diverse.

Our staff enjoy competitive salaries and a great working environment with a number of benefits ranging from the occupational pension scheme to use of the University’s facilities including the library and fitness centre. We are strongly committed to equality and recognise the value of a diverse workforce.

We offer generous holiday entitlements plus eight bank and public holidays, as well as discretionary days over the Christmas period.

Canterbury Christ Church University is committed to equality of opportunity, supporting and encouraging underrepresented groups as well as valuing diversity. We promote wider inclusion through our policies such as the Race Equality Charter, StoneWall for LGBT+ groups and the Disability Confident Scheme, guaranteeing an interview to all disabled candidates which meet the essential criteria for our roles.

We aim to create an inclusive working culture in which all employees feel valued. We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, which are currently underrepresented throughout Canterbury Christ Church. We are committed to improving employment opportunities for ethnic minorities. We also welcome applications from LGB, Trans and Non-binary candidates. All applications decisions and progression opportunities through the University will be determined by personal merit only. 


How to apply

Start date for applications:                       10/08/2022
Closing date for applications:                   11/09/2022
Interviews are to be held:                          TBC

To apply online, please click the ‘Apply for this job’ button below.  To gain further details about this post please visit our Vacancies page:

Please note, Canterbury Christ Church University reserve the right to bring the closing date of this position forward where a high volume of applications are received. 

If you require further information regarding the post please feel free to contact Dr Katie McGown, Head of Arts and Culture, 01227 921 875, (strictly no agencies, thank you) quoting reference number REQ03076

Please note applications must be made online via the University website; details sent directly via email cannot be considered.

Prior consideration will be given to applicants in the University’s redeployment pool. No agencies, thank you.

Advertiser: Direct Employer

Reference: REQ03076