Opening in September 2018, Science Gallery London will be a free-to-visit cultural space, providing a welcoming environment for the local community with no barriers to entry.
A flagship project for King's College London and a space unlike any other in the capital or the country, its mission is to ignite creativity and discovery where science and art collide, achieved through themed seasons of exhibitions, events, talks and workshops - each developed through conversation and connection between artists, scientists and young adults. Science Gallery delivers the university's strategic vision to 2029 by connecting art, science and health to drive innovation in the heart of the city.
We are seeking an experienced and motivated individual to lead on community engagement for Science Gallery London. With 15-25 year olds in Southwark and Lambeth as a priority audience, this role will be a key conduit for providing a safe and welcoming environment in which young adults can voice their opinions about the world around them.
The post holder will be responsible for the overall strategic direction of community engagement and managing its key priorities including the Young Leaders programme, championing the involvement of young adults in participative programmes for each SGL season, reviewing and implementing the SGL safeguarding policy and ensuring the work of all SGL staff considers the opinions, skills and talents of young people to help shape and build the future of the Gallery.
The successful candidate will be a confident, friendly and accessible team member with experience of building and maintaining both internal and external relationships with respect, cultural sensitivity and a friendly, non-elitist spirit. Experience of working with young people of all backgrounds in a cultural and/or university context, positively influencing stakeholders, the ability to negotiate with partners, manage partnership agreements and work proactively to build new contacts are essential skills for the successful applicant to have.