Job: Head of Programme/Curator of Exhibitions, RWA, Bristol

The RWA (Royal West of England Academy) is Bristol’s first art gallery, programming high-profile exhibitions and events by its own Academicians and other leading artists for over 160 years.

The RWA is seeking an outstanding individual to replace Gemma Brace as Head of Programme/Exhibitions Curator, following her recent appointment at the University of Bristol.

The Head of Programme will lead the programme team to devise and deliver a distinctive and coherent artistic and learning programme that is international in scope and simultaneously engages with the remarkable history and cultural vibrancy of the RWA and the south west region.

As Exhibitions Curator, the post-holder will work with our Academicians, external curators, museums and galleries and private collectors in the delivery of a programme of first-class exhibitions, encompassing both contemporary and historic visual art.

Leading a team of highly professional and dedicated staff – the Learning and Participation Manager, Drawing School Manager and Curatorial Technician – the Head of Programme will oversee the development of the RWA’s ongoing vision and strategy for exhibitions, learning and outreach activities, including the RWA Drawing School.

As a member of the Senior Management Team, the post-holder will also work with the Director to develop the strategy and delivery of the RWA’s artistic and learning programme in line with the Business Plan – with specific focus on generating increased and sustainable audience relationships and world class artistic activity.

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Closing date – noon on 31 July 2017.


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