Work with us at Void Art Centre! We are hiring for a Curator of Civic Engagement to join our team.


We are seeking a curator that thinks critically about social and cultural concerns through the lens of the local. The role, driven by civic engagement, will lead on the development, implementation and review of Void’s civic engagement, working in partnership with colleagues and external organisations and communities.


Salary: £ 19,268 per annum
Location: Void Art Centre, 10 Waterloo Place, Derry (some off-site work may be required).
Working hours: 25 hours per week.
Contract type: Part-time (3 month probationary period)
Reports to: Director
Responsible for: Public Programme Facilitators and Assistants, Front of House invigilators

Essential criteria: Candidate must have an arts-related degree or equivalent professional qualification. Candidate must have 3 years experience of managing an arts project.

Desirable criteria: Experience in working with public engagement, sustainable or social permaculture practices, collaborative or collective practices and a commitment to the local community.


This is an innovative curatorial post designed to extend Void’s ability to stimulate debate and discussion around key issues in contemporary art and society. We are looking for a curator that thinks critically about social and cultural concerns through the lens of the local. This role is also driven by civic engagement. The post holder (in consultation with the Director) will lead on the development, implementation and review of Void’s civic engagement, working in close collaboration with the organisational team, external organisations and communities.

The Curator of Civic Engagement will curate projects as part of our collaborative team, together with our constituents, local and international artists and communities of relevance. This will include seeking and nurturing partnerships with other organisations, locally, nationally and internationally, and working collaboratively.

We are seeking an enthusiastic curator with interesting curatorial experience and a knowledge of asset-based curatorial programming focused around community development. The candidate should be passionate about developing innovative approaches and tactics that engage with local audiences, online audiences, and a demonstrable commitment to the engagement and development of diverse audiences.


● To develop and deliver programmes with the organisation’s team (including exhibitions, artist talks, seminars, film screenings)
● To devise and deliver a programme for communities of interest (particularly those with little or no access to cultural activity in Derry-Londonderry), colleges, retirees, farmers and other groups.
● To deliver interpretative material to accompany the gallery and offsite programmes to enable audiences to actively engage with the work of living artists.

● To foster contact and understanding between artists and the communities of Derry-Londonderry and broaden people’s knowledge, engagement and expectations of the contemporary visual arts.
● To promote participation and enjoyment of contemporary art and its importance as a medium for understanding the world we live in.
● To develop funding sources to support the growth of the organisation’s projects, public programme and structure.

● Managing budgets and applying for funding
● Developing good relationships with foundations, trusts and public programme funders.
● Managing the work of teams and individuals
● Providing advice and support for delegated work
● Creating ideas and concepts for programming and projects
● Assessing the artistic and financial viability of programming and projects
● Developing plans for cultural projects with clear aims, objectives and requirements
● Delivering cultural projects in compliance with agreed schedules, in accordance to legal requirements with an awareness of financial control.
● Acquiring contributions to cultural projects both in evaluating and selecting artists, their work and negotiating their contributions and contracts
● Contributing to the development of internal access and participation strategies and policies
● Contributing to the securing of external funding and support for your organisation and programme in accordance with the needs of external funders
● Ensuring that the vision for the organisation is understood and advocated effectively
● Contributing to the internal culture, development and evolution of the organisational structure
● Contributing to the content, planning and implementation of the communications and marketing delivery
● Maintaining health and safety of yourself and others in relation to the art form


To apply

The deadline to apply is Monday 1st July 2024, 12pm

To apply: Please send your CV and cover letter to

Interviews 10th of July