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The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum is part of the Culture Coventry charitable trust. Occasionally we need to recruit new staff to the team, and we look for self-motivated and forward-thinking people. Even if you are based behind the scenes, you need to be comfortable working with or around visitors in an environment where creating the right atmosphere is everything. Everyone in the team plays an active part in delivering our fantastic attraction to visitors.

All of our vacancies can be found listed here when they arise, but if you can’t wait to get involved why not click here to see our Volunteering Programme.

Current Opportunities

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Creative Connections Artist | £8000 | Project runs until May 2021

Deadline: 15 March

Read the full Artist Brief online here

Creative Connections is an ambitious and exciting creative engagement project involving young people, schools, local communities and contemporary artists. Creative Connections Coventry aims to connect young people living in Coventry with a nationally renowned contemporary artist to explore the National Portrait Gallery and the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum’s collections. Together, the young people and artist will create new collaborative responses to portraits of notable people from or connected to Coventry. 

There is a budget of £8000 for the artist’s fee inclusive of travel costs and £2000 for production of new contemporary artwork for the exhibition. The Gallery holds a separate budget for exhibition design, interpretation, installation materials and marketing.

Artists interested in the project are invited to submit a proposal by 15 March by email to Rosie Watts, Community Engagement Officer, Culture Coventry and Helen Whiteoak, Head of Programmes & Engagement, National Portrait Gallery


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