Community Engagement Officer

Full-time, open-ended

Celine Condorelli @ Talbot Rice Gallery
Céline Condorelli, 'After Work'. Exhibition preview courtesy Talbot Rice Gallery.

Join the team!

Grade: UE06

Salary Range: £31,396 - £36,024 per annum

Deadline: Friday 15 September 2023, midnight

Interview date: Monday 25 September 2023

Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh College of Art, CAHSS

Full time: 35 hours per week 



The Opportunity

Talbot Rice Gallery (TRG) are seeking a Community Engagement Officer who is passionate about the visual arts and will contribute to developing, creating and sustaining stronger relationships within the University community and external local partners to ensure that TRG and its ambitious exhibition programme is integrated into the city and its communities.

Responsibilities include leading workshops, tours and activities to primary, secondary and higher education students and community groups; developing a robust community network in Edinburgh and surrounding areas capitalising on the university context.

As a member of TRG’s small, highly valued team, you will play an important part in shaping the organisation over the coming years.


Skills and Attributes for Success

  • Degree qualified in a relevant subject or equivalent formal training plus typically 2 years hands-on experience in a similar or related role
  • Experience of devising, delivering, and managing community engagement and outreach projects
  • Highly organised with an awareness of best practice in the field of community engagement
  • Experience of working on engagement projects with schools, community groups and individuals
  • Demonstrable passion for and knowledge of the visual arts 
  • Ability to speak confidently and communicate enthusiasm for visual art and exhibition-making to a wide range of stakeholders across various knowledge levels, including effectively engaging with children and vulnerable adults
  • Excellent written and interpersonal skills, flexibility and ability to stay calm under pressure


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As a valued member of our team you can expect:

An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK.  Further information is available on our right to work webpages

On this occasion the University will not consider applicants requiring sponsorship for this role. International workers will therefore only be able to take up this role if they can demonstrate an alternative right to work in the UK.