The University of Wolverhampton

BRITISH ART SHOW 9 City Coordinator

Wolverhampton Campus
Faculty of Arts, Business and Social Sciences
Contract Type
Advert Status
28,332 - 30,942 pa (pro rata for part-time)
Closing Date
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400 hour casual contract (August 2021 to April 2022) Flexible working pattern to be discussed and agreed on appointment (at least 12 days to be worked between August 2021 and December 2021)


Wolverhampton is hosting the British Art Show 9 from 22/1/22- 10/4/22. The show is being exhibited at Wolverhampton School of Art and Wolverhampton Art Gallery. 


The British Art Show is one of the most significant art exhibitions produced in the UK as well as an ambitious collaborative project, representing the most advanced model of touring for the visual arts. Established in 1979, the exhibition tours to four cities across the UK every five years, encompassing a wide geographical spread and new locations at each manifestation. The exhibition is a landmark event for the visual arts, defining current tendencies and directions in contemporary art and introducing a new generation of artists to a wide public. 


As the City Coordinator for the Wolverhampton based British Art Show 9 (BAS9), you will oversee and manage, along with the National Coordinator and the BAS9 city partners, the delivery of the BAS9 Creative Engagement Programme funded by Arts Council England in Wolverhampton. 


You will lead on the development and management of National Project Grant activities in Wolverhampton, including an Ambassador Scheme, creative artists projects working with local communities, and digital content and associated marketing. As City Coordinator you will also administer a budget for these projects with a clear focus on reaching pre-identified communities of low engagement. 


You will communicate between teams, develop local talent, capture evaluation and share learnings throughout the tour. 


You will have experience of working in the Arts sector and excellent organisational skills including planning and prioritising in order to meet strict deadlines to a high standard. Ideally, you will have experience of planning and organising art-based events.  


You will have a good working knowledge of Wolverhampton and The Black Country.  


Good interpersonal and communication skills are essential, as is a commitment to excellent customer service and equal opportunities. You will have the ability to work independently and like to take the initiative.  


You will be proficient in use of office technology including word processing, databases, spreadsheets, email and the Internet, including web content skills, and be able to work effectively both independently and as a member of a team. 


Includes weekend working. 


The position is based at Wolverhampton School of Art, Faculty of Arts, Business and Social Sciences at the University of Wolverhampton. 


For an informal discussion please contact Helen Sargeant 

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As part of our commitment to ensure the diversity of staff body reflects the diversity of the student and local communities we serve, we particularly welcome applications from candidates of Black, Asian, or Ethnic Minority heritage, and candidates who are Disabled (including people who whilst not self-defining as disabled do encounter challenges due to a society that disables them by lack of inclusivity).

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