Curator/ Programme Manager

Vacancy | Curator/ Programme Manager



Salary: £18-20K pro rata

Hours: Part-time (21 hours per week)

Responsible to: Director

Line Management: Freelance/casual staff and Volunteers

Job summary: To work closely with the Director to programme, fundraise and deliver exhibitions, projects, residencies, associated events, on and off-site and contribute fully to audience development. To lead the development of the Artist Associates programme, working closely with the freelance Artist Advisor.


We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic individual with a passion for contemporary visual art, experience of working with artists and a ‘can do’ attitude to join our committed team.  

This is a crucial role with key responsibility for the development, organisation and delivery of all aspects of the exhibition and residency programmes, together with the provision of support for our Artists Associates.

Aspex is a creative hub for the region - supporting emerging artists and revealing the creative process. Located in the Vulcan Building at Gunwharf Quays - a premium retail outlet, with restaurants and cafes on the waterfront at Portsmouth Harbour - the gallery also delivers our programme and special projects at other sites in and around the city. The gallery is a training organisation which provides development and training opportunities for all staff.

The successful candidate taking up the post of Curator/Programme Manager will be joining us at an extremely exciting period, following our recent capital development and confirmation of ACE NPO funding through to 2022, and will have the unique opportunity to contribute to the organisation’s further development.

Application procedure

Applications should be received by Aspex no later than 10am, Monday 11 February 2019.

Only email or hard copies of the completed application form will be accepted (no CVs please). Please mark the envelope or subject line ‘Curator/Programme Manager’.

Please send applications to: Joanne Bushnell, Director, Aspex, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, PO1 3BF or

Interviews will take place on Thursday 28 February 2018.

We welcome applications from all members of the community, irrespective of gender, race, disability and age. We are a learning organisation and allows all of our employees to work flexibly, to ensure that personal/caring responsibilities, artistic practices or roles in other organisations can be maintained.


Click on the following links to download the application form: WORD DOCUMENT / PDF