Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 00:00

OUTPUT gallery is offering a way into the art world through the new paid Curatorial Traineeship. OUTPUT works exclusively with creatives from or based in Merseyside, and through a busy and free programme of exhibitions and events, they hope to encourage the development, mobility and strength of the local art scene.

The Curatorial Traineeship is to train a local individual who is curious about working in the arts but might not have found any paid or structured opportunities to learn what is involved in putting on an exhibition or running a gallery. The successful candidate will receive £400 for 8 half days where you could:

- learn about funding applications, programming and budgeting
- assist in curating, installing and documenting an exhibition
- liaise with artists to plan upcoming shows
- learn about press releases and marketing
- lead on an Art Social and Group Crit

OUTPUT’s programme for 2019 runs from April to November, so the 8 half days can be flexible according to your schedule (they can accommodate for evenings and weekends). They can also alter what you learn from this traineeship depending on your interests or what you think would be most useful for you going forward.

OUTPUT is keen that this position goes to somebody who is serious about a career in the arts, curious, organised, willing to learn, and who practices inclusivity. They would hope the candidate has a good knowledge of OUTPUT’s activities so far.

The art world, as with the rest of the world, can exclude marginalised identities but applications are invited from anyone who thinks a Curatorial Traineeship could kickstart their career.

In terms of accessibility, OUTPUT is up four steps and we have a wheelchair channel ramp available. The £400 we have secured is a fixed fee. Please bear these points in mind when applying and get in touch via if you have any questions or concerns surrounding accessibility requirements for this role.

To apply, please fill in this google form. Deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 28 April.

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