Learning and Community Coordinator

BACKLIT Gallery have a part-time opportunity for an experienced Learning and Community Coordinator to join the team. BACKLIT are at an exciting phase with future funding committed through the National Portfolio Organisation Scheme (Arts Council England) and future projects being developed with regional, national and international partners.

BACKLIT is a two storey artist led gallery and studios founded in 2008 by five Nottingham Trent University Fine Art graduates, located in the East Side of Nottingham. It consists of studios that house 50 emerging artists, and gallery spaces that coordinate highly ambitious annual programmes of contemporary visual arts activity. In recent years we have shown major works by Simon Starling and Yinka Shonibare, as well as an artistic and public engagement project by Turner Prize winner Gillian Wearing, supported after we won a national public online voting campaign with Culture 24. An accessible Learning Programme is integral to our activity by captivating the audiences and local community groups. Backlit are committed to growing a sustainable Learning Programme that situates us as a local community resource.

The Learning and Community Coordinator will work closely with the Director and Deputy Director on the implementation of an innovative programme of learning contributing to the creative vision of the organisation. In particular Backlit are keen to develop new, local audiences whilst growing existing relationships through a dynamic and accessible programme of creative activities, projects and public talks and events.

Deadline for application is Tuesday 27th February 2018. Interviews will take place on Friday 9th March 2018 (please ensure your available this day). Role to commence as soon as possible. A job descripton and details of how to apply can be located at http://backlit.org.uk/opportunities/.

Please note BACKLIT does not currently have disabled access.

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Contact Name

Suzanne Golden 

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Start Date

17th January 2018

Closing Date

27th February 2018