Arts Council Collection
Celebrating 75 Years of the Arts Council Collection
Arts Council Collection is the most widely circulated national loan collection of modern and contemporary British art spanning painting, sculpture, prints, drawings, performance and moving image. With over 8,000 works and more than 1,000 loans made to over 100 venues a year, the Collection has been connecting art with people for 75 years. It supports and promotes British artists by acquiring art at an early stage of their careers and is seen by millions of people in public spaces from galleries and museums to hospitals, libraries and universities. Representing one of the most important collections of British modern and contemporary art in the world it includes work from a diverse range of artists from Barbara Hepworth, Tracey Emin, Anish Kapoor and Henry Moore to Mona Hatoum, Anthea Hamilton, Lubaina Himid, and Grayson Perry. Arts Council Collection was founded in 1946 and is managed by the Southbank Centre, London and includes Longside Gallery located at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. www.artscouncilcollection.org.uk
We seek out great artists and give them the space to present their best work
Take the lead
We make sure we’re at the forefront of the arts – provoking and inspiring, not just following it
Open up the arts
Not everyone will love everything, but we make sure there’s something here for everyone
We’re serious about the arts – but not stuffy. Culture here can be playful, provocative, exciting and entertaining. It is a joy not a duty
This is an exciting time to join the Arts Council Collection as we deliver the next phase of our long 75 year history. As the Collection prepares to move into our new facility in Coventry, we are looking to consolidate and enhance our programming, grow our partnerships and develop our reach to ensure we connect as many people as possible with our national art collection.
In this role you will lead and manage a fully integrated national programme through building alliances and strong partnerships for the Arts Council Collection in developing knowledge and inspiring creativity. This key role within the organisation will take a hands-on approach in managing the existing learning programme as well as seeking new opportunities to support our strategic vision to develop, expand and increase the impact and reach of our work. You will make an active contribution to Arts Council Collection’s development in building collaborations between teams and across all strands of our programme.
Previous experience of designing and delivering a learning strategy is essential, along with project management experience, an understanding of local, national and international best practice within the arts education and participatory practices/public programmes, and a commitment to diversity and inclusion in the activities of the Arts Council Collection / Southbank Centre as a whole and in the work of this particular job.
Please note that this role requires regular travel within the UK.
We welcome applications from people from a Black, Asian or Ethnically Diverse background or those who are D/deaf or disabled. If you wish to discuss reasonable adjustments such as a BSL interpreter for your interview for this role please indicate this on your application form. Interviews are currently taking place via Zoom or Google Hangouts but if you require support to access these platforms someone from the HRteam will be happy to assist you. If you would like to speak to someone about any adjustments or concerns you can also email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in touch with you to make the necessary arrangements.
By attracting people to work for us from a broad range of backgrounds with diverse attitudes, opinions and beliefs we can continue to look at the world with fresh eyes and find new ways of doing things. SC is a warm and welcoming place to work, with great aspirations and ambitions to create great and accessible work for all. We pride ourselves in building a supportive environment to enable the development of our staff.
If you feel you have just some of the required skills and experience but meet the person specification, we would still encourage you to apply; we are very open to continuing the training and development of individuals who are self motivated to acquire new skills and knowledge relevant to the role.
The Southbank Centre Way
The Southbank Centre Way is a framework that sets out how we want our people to work together. It describes the qualities that drive our ability to inspire, provoke and transform lives and illustrates behaviours that make Southbank Centre a warm and welcoming place to work, perform or visit. The language that forms the Southbank Centre Way comes from the people who work here. We have captured their words to help everyone we work with understand us.
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