University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Arts and Culture Coordinator

United Kingdom

Closing in 23 days

Arts and Culture Coordinator Arts & Culture

Location: Highfield Campus Salary: £29,605 to £31,396 Pro rata per annum Part Time 28 hpw, Permanent Closing Date: Friday 20 October 2023 Interview Date: See advert Reference: 2446623CD

The University of Southampton's Arts and Culture Team oversees a range of activities, across multiple artforms. The team includes our venues, John Hansard Gallery and Turner Sims, which are both Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisations.

We are looking to appoint an Arts and Culture Coordinator. This exciting post offers the opportunity to help develop and deliver a wide variety of activities and communications to connect with communities and enhance student experience.

In this role you will coordinate marketing and communications campaigns and administration. This will include developing and delivering an arts internship programme and providing communications and administrative assistance for Southampton Cultural Education Partnership. The role will work with colleagues across the Arts and Culture Team and university community, including the faculties and Student Union, as well as external partners.

Strong knowledge of arts administration and/or communications are essential for this role. You will need to be able to multi-task, make effective use of social media platforms and demonstrate excellent organisational skills.

The University is an important contributor to Southampton's growing cultural reputation. We strive to make our activity inclusive and accessible, locally relevant and internationally acclaimed. We attract and engage with diverse national and international talent – our students, staff, diverse communities and the artists we work with. We support innovative practice that brings people together in a unique creative environment.

The Arts and Culture Coordinator will play a significant role in achieving our aspirations and developing our cultural offer, as we work to reach new and different audiences.

We are committed to equality of opportunity in employment and encourage applications from all sections of the community.

If you are interested and would like to find out more about the role, there will be a chance to arrange a confidential chat with Sara Lock, Head of Arts Marketing Communication, Arts and Culture on Monday 2 October and Thursday 5 October 2023. Please email [email protected] to arrange a time.

Interviews to be held w/c 06/11/2023

Application Procedure

The application deadline is midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need assistance, call Recruitment on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email [email protected]. Quote the advert reference 2446623CD on all correspondence.

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  • We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial backgrounds, educational and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity.

    Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated on the job.


    Job details


    Arts and Culture Coordinator


    University of Southampton


    United Kingdom


    September 19, 2023

    Application deadline

    October 20, 2023

    Job type



    Arts and Culture

    About the employer

    One of the top research universities in the U.K., the University of Southampton is best-known for its innovative learning system. The university is a founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. Originating from Hartley Institution in 1862, Southampton got the university status in 1952.
    The University of Southampton offers undergraduate, postgraduate and foundation year courses in various disciplines. The different departments of the university include the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Social Sciences. Apart from the core subjects, Southampton also offers some exclusive areas of study including audiology, acoustical engineering, archaeology, criminology, optoelectronics, and gerontology.

    The university has seven campuses; amongst them, five are in Southampton itself and the other two are in Winchester and Malaysia, respectively. Highfields is the main campus of the University of Southampton. Notably, Southampton is a vibrant city with enormous opportunities. All the seven campuses of the University of Southampton boast of world-class infrastructure. The campuses maintain the most optimized environs for advanced learning. There are hi-tech laboratories, art studios, and libraries on the campuses. The university comprises highly-experienced faculty members who are from the academia as well as respective industries. Further, Southampton maintains collaborations with the leading universities and institutions across the world for student exchange and study-abroad programs.

    The University of Southampton is dedicated to research-oriented education. It has partnered with other universities, government bodies and industries to conduct integrated research and innovation programs. The university is also funded by businesses for commercial research and development. Southampton conducts skill development programs for students catering to the demands of industries. The adaptability and aptitude for evolving technologies are cultivated amongst the students to help them grow as future leaders. Further, the university has a placement cell and maintains tie-ups with industries for the placements of students.

    The University of Southampton features holistic environments for the overall development of the students. Apart from best-in-class academic modules, the university offers ample opportunities to maintain physical fitness and mental well-being. There are sports courts, swimming pools, gymnasiums and cafeterias on the campuses. Further, regular fitness classes, sports meets, cross-disciplinary activities, competitions, cultural events, and fests are organized at the university. The University of Southampton also engages in various social and environmental awareness campaigns. Moreover, students get the opportunity to participate in community development initiatives. The university has the mission to build a better world with innovative minds.

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