Job Opportunity


Job Title: Backlit Gallery – 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.


For further information regarding the role, please visit our website to download a job spec and details of how to apply: Learning and Community Coordinator job spec FINAL 120118


Deadline for application is Tuesday 27th February 2018. Interviews will take place on Friday 9th March 2018 (please ensure you are available this day). Role to commence as soon as possible.


Please note BACKLIT does not currently have disabled access.


The Volunteer Programme provides a platform for people interesting in gaining more experience within the arts sector, we generally recruit Volunteer Gallery Assistants during the lead up to an exhibition or event.

The Volunteer Gallery Assistants role is to oversee the security of the exhibition and monitor artwork to ensure the condition and quality is maintained. To ensure the gallery space is kept clean and tidy. To welcome and engage with visitors and to record audience numbers.

The Volunteer Programme Manager will be on hand when Volunteers are in post to offer support if required.  The Volunteers play a crucial role to the ongoing activity at BACKLIT.

We are looking for people who are interested in art, want to learn new skills and be part of a friendly team.

If you are interested in volunteering please fill in the form below. We will review your application and invite you to meet the Backlit staff to discuss interests and relevant experiences. Positions are allocated depending on availability and interests.

Please note we only accept applications from applicants who are 18 years of age or above.




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