Job: Arts Curator, High Speed Two (London, West Midlands)

Arts Curator, High Speed Two


Job Reference: 35973 - applications to be submitted on

As an Arts Curator at HS2 you will support the Head of Arts and Culture with the commissioning and co-ordination of an innovative programme of art commissions as part of the delivery of the HS2 Arts Strategy within the Operations and Infrastructure management Directorate (OIMD).

 About the role:

  • Curation and project management of an innovative and high quality programme of new commissions both temporary and permanent for key sites along the HS2 line Phase One.
  • Development of high quality arts and culture programmes working with key internal and external partners and local communities
  • Keep up to date with latest developments in key areas of contemporary arts practice, regeneration, design and place-making in order to inform programme development.
  • Co-ordinate marketing and communications requirements across all arts and culture activities in close co-operation with HS2 communications teams
  • To monitor key impact metrics associated with the programme of activities and to report on to senior management and stakeholders
  • Co-ordination and development of a network of internal and external stakeholders
  • Support the Head of Culture to identify opportunities to incorporate arts and design into the infrastructure programme of HS2
  • Co-ordination of all admin including procurement and budget monitoring associated with the commissioning of the Art Strategy.
  • Support the Head of Arts and Culture to deliver all other aspects of the Arts strategy as it develops and as required.

About You:

  • Proven track record of curating a variety of arts and/or cultural projects, preferably within the public realm.
  • Experience of commissioning permanent and temporary public art.
  • Experience of co-ordinating a wide variety of cultural activity and ability to meet deadlines, work under pressure and manage budgets.
  • An understanding of the complexities of delivering an arts strategy within an infrastructure and regeneration context.
  • Knowledge of best practice in commissioning and procurement of artists.
  • Knowledge and/or an interest in the development of large infrastructure projects.
  • Knowledge of best practice in place-making and the role of arts and culture.