Opportunities

Check out our latest opportunities for Jobs, Artist Commissions and Volunteering below;

 

  • Sunderland Culture Curatorial Internship

    Based At: Sunderland Museum And Winter Gardens
    Duration: August 2019- June 2020
    Fee: £3750 (Plus Exhibitions Budget)
    Contract: Freelance Contract

    Brief:

    Sunderland Culture is delighted to offer a Curatorial Internship to design and develop a new exhibition programme for the art gallery at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens (SMWG).

    Founded in 1846, SMWG has been at the heart of Sunderland’s cultural offer for over 170 years. The collections are varied covering natural science, social history, archaeology and fine and applied art. Sunderland Museum’s fine art collection includes examples of 18th to 21st Century Fine Art, which have been acquired since the museum’s foundation. It houses a small but growing collection of
    contemporary art and a large collection of works with strong local/regional connections.

    SMWG has long-established relationships with the National Portrait Gallery, the National Gallery, the V&A, the British Museum and several other national institutions, and recently partnered with the Royal Collection to bring Leonardo da Vinci drawings to Sunderland. Between 2019-2022, SMWG will become a National Partner with the Arts Council Collection. This new partnership will give us
    unprecedented access to this national collection and will allow SMWG to develop and deliver exciting exhibitions and programmes of engagement activity, becoming a new home for the Arts Council Collection in the North East.

    In response to these exciting new opportunities and Sunderland Culture’s commitment to support emerging creative talent in Sunderland, we are delighted to offer a curatorial internship to programme and curate space in the art gallery and develop exhibitions which showcase the city’s emerging artists and creative practitioners.

    This internship is offered as part of the Unlock strand of Sunderland Culture’s Great Place programme, which seeks to develop skills in the creative sector and open up more opportunities for emerging creative professionals in the city.

    For more info and how to apply: SMWG CURATORIAL INTERN

  • Programme and Exhibitions Internship

    Based At: Nepn (North East Photography Network), University Of Sunderland Duration: 16 Weeks Placement, Up To 21 Hrs Per Week (From 2 September- 20 December 2019)
    Contract: Freelance
    Fee: £3024.00

    Brief:
    During 2019, NEPN (North East Photography Network) will be supporting the development of new photographic commissions, public talks, exhibitions and events.

    NEPN’s major project of 2018/19 ‘Observe Experiment Archive’ will culminate in the presentation of photographic works in public exhibitions in partnership with Sunderland Culture venues (Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art and Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens) and other public contexts during November 2019-January 2020.

    Sunderland Culture and NEPN are seeking an Intern to support this activity for a period of 16 weeks from w/b 2 September 2019, for 3 days per week. The Intern will be based at NEPN offices in the University of Sunderland. This is an entry-level position for a person seeking to gain experience of the creative sector in Sunderland.

    This internship is offered as part of the Unlock strand of Sunderland Culture’s Great Place programme, which seeks to develop skills in the creative sector and open up more opportunities for emerging creative professionals in the city.

    For more information and how to apply: NEPN INTERNSHIP

  • Artist’s Studio to let – Arts Centre Washington

    Arts Centre Washington is seeking tenants for the studio that will complement and contribute to the creative environment of this busy arts centre. Located around the Arts Centre’s courtyard, it is expected that the new tenant’s presence will add to the variety and viability of the Arts Centre.

    Applications for the tenancy are welcomed from all types of creative industries as defined by the Department for Culture Media and Sport as comprising of such business or organisations as: Advertising, Architecture, Art and Antique Market, Crafts, Design, Designer fashion, Film and Video, Interactive leisure software, Music, the performing Arts, Publishing Software and computer services, television and Radio.

    STUDIO 2 PARTICULARS ACW 2019

  • Job Opportunity - Finance Officer

    Salary:  £20,000 pro rata

    Contract: 0.5fte 12 month fixed term initially

    Location: based at National Glass Centre

    Sunderland Culture is seeking an experienced and efficient Finance Officer who will be responsible for the day-to-day management of our financial transactions and procedures.

    The successful applicant will need to be organised; have strong communication skills and administrative skills; be able to work independently; and be able to manage time-sensitive tasks.

    For further information, please email Michelle Daurat, Operations Director on michelle.daurat@sunderland.ac.uk.

    To apply, please complete the application form and return to Michelle Daurat by 12 noon Tuesday 28th May 2019.

    Interviews will be held w/c 10th June 2019.

    Job Description: Sland Culture Finance Officer Job Description
    Application Form: Sunderland Culture Ltd Application form FV

  • 2 x Community Events Internships

    In June, Sunderland Culture’s Great Place programme will be taking artists and creative practitioners to Hetton Carnival, an annual celebration at Hetton Lyons Country Park, to create an exciting cultural experience for families and communities.

    Our Great Place ‘Unleash’ Programme celebrates food, creativity, health and community across the Coalfields. Following our success from last year, Sunderland Culture will be hosting our Great Place Culture Village at Hetton Carnival this Summer. A weekend full of workshops, performances and demonstrations. Last year was a roaring success and saw a fantastic partnership forged with Events2gogo, Springboard and Friends of Hetton Lyons Country Park. The village will be bursting with colour, creativity, culture and best of all – thousands of people across the Coalfields community!

    Sunderland Culture are seeking two Community Event Interns to support the delivery of this event, who will work with the Great Place team before, during and after the event. Community Events Interns will work between National Glass Centre and Hetton Lyons Country Park, where they will be based throughout the event.

    BASED AT: NATIONAL GLASS CENTRE/ HETTON CARNIVAL
    DURATION: 7 DAYS (between 16 June- 27 June 2019)
    CONTRACT: FREELANCE
    FEE: £450

    For more information on the internships and how to apply:  COMMUNITY EVENTS INTERN

  • Museum Pieces: opportunity for emerging playwrights in Sunderland

    Museum Pieces: Call Out to Writers

    Sunderland Stages Writers Project (SSWP) is funded by Sunderland Culture’s Great Place Unlock programme, which has a primary aim to unlock potential and develop emerging talent. SSWP aims to support the early stages in the personal development of those who have real enthusiasm and ambitions to write for the stage.

    As part of the SSWP, Sunderland Culture invites emerging writers from Sunderland to submit short scripts inspired by the spaces, artefacts or people associated with Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens. A small selection of submitted scripts will be professionally staged, with the support of November Club, as site specific performances in the museum as the final event of Sunderland’s Creative Writing Festival in November 2019.

    Full details can be found here: Museum Pieces: call out application 

  • Sunderland Creative Development Bursary

    As part of Sunderland Culture’s Great Place programme, funded by the National Lottery, we are launching an open call to independent creative practitioners, artists, producers and cultural or heritage organisations based in Sunderland, to apply for a bursary of up to £2000 to help them move to the next stage in their practice or organisational development.

    We recognise that it can be a challenge for creative practitioners and cultural organisations to take time to innovate and progress their work. Therefore, these bursaries will support development by allowing artists and cultural practitioners to innovate and take creative risks, develop sustainable practices, work in new ways and to eventually reach new audiences.

    Full details about this opportunity including application criteria, process and application can be found here: FINAL SUNDERLAND CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT BURSARY

     

  • Live Music Programme - Call out for Freelance Consultant

    Sunderland Culture is seeking support from a short-term consultancy to advise on the development of a live music programme for Sunderland’s new performance venue, The Fire Station, due to open in autumn/winter 2020.

    The consultant would be expected to have extensive knowledge and experience of programming across a range of music genres and delivery at a range of scales within a live music venue.

    Fee

    Up to £5,000 incl VAT – payable in 2 instalments at start and end of contract.

    Full details can be found in the brief here – Live Music Programme – Brief for freelance consultant

  • Job Opportunity - City-wide Programmes' Project Assistant  

    Salary:  £20,000 per annum

    Contract: Employed Fixed Term to March 2021

    Location: Based at National Glass Centre

    Sunderland Culture is seeking a diligent, well-organised project assistant, with a strong passion for arts and culture, to support Sunderland Culture’s city-wide programme.  The new post will play a key role as part of the team delivering Sunderland Culture’s development for Creative Industries, city-wide partnerships and our Arts and Health programmes.

    For further information or to request an application form, please email laura.brewis@sunderlandculture.org.uk. The deadline for applications is 20th May 2019. Interviews will take place in Sunderland on 14th June 2019.

    Full Job Specification here – Sunderland Culture City Programmes’ Assistant

  • Job Opportunity - Public Engagement and Learning Officer

    Salary: £25,000 per annum

    Contract: Employed Fixed Term to March 2022

    Location: Based at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

    Sunderland Culture is seeking a Public Engagement and Learning Officer, with a strong passion for contemporary visual arts, to work as part of the programme and learning team at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens and Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art. The new post will play a key role in delivering exhibitions and creative learning projects, as part of our National Partners Programme working closely with the Arts Council Collection.

    For further information or to request an application form, please email Jo.Cunningham@sunderland.gov.uk. The deadline for applications is 20th May 2019. Interviews will take place in Sunderland on Thursday 13th June 2019.

    Full Job Specification here – Sunderland Culture – Public Engagement Learning Officer Job Description

     

  • Job Opportunity - Exhibitions Officer, Contemporary Visual Arts

    Salary: £25,000 per annum

    Contract: Employed Fixed Term to March 2022

    Location: Based at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens and Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland

    Sunderland Culture is seeking an Exhibitions Officer, with specialism in contemporary visual arts, to work as part of the programme team at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens and Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art. The new post will play a key role in delivering exhibitions and creative learning projects, as part of our National Partners Programme working closely with the Arts Council Collection.

    For further information or to request an application form, please email Jo.Cunningham@sunderland.gov.uk. The deadline for applications is 20th May 2019. Interviews will take place in Sunderland on Wednesday 12th June 2019.

    Full Job Specification here – Sunderland Culture Exhibition Officer Job Description and Specification

     

  • Volunteering Opportunity - Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

    Volunteers needed to help complete feedback surveys with visitors to Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens. 

    Are you confident? Do you love chatting with people? Then we have the perfect volunteering opportunity for you!

    Join us at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens to help us collect visitor surveys which help us with our funding from Arts Council England.

    Volunteers must be aged 16yrs or over.

    If you’re interested in applying please email us at info@sunderlandculture.org.uk.