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14th July, 2020

TCCE Fixed Term Programme Curator (part-time)

The Culture Capital Exchange

TCCE (The Culture Capital Exchange) is an experienced leader in the field of Knowledge Exchange  with a robust track record in designing, developing and delivering successful, effective, and ground-breaking collaborations and Knowledge Exchange and Public Engagement programmes between Higher Education and the arts and cultural sectors for mutual benefit and wider social and cultural impact.

We were first established as LCACE (London Centre for Arts and Cultural Exchange) in 2005 with Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) funding and were the first university-led network in the UK to focus specifically on knowledge exchange, collaboration and wider engagement between Higher Education and the Arts, Cultural and Creative sectors.

We became an independent company in 2011, rebranding as TCCE. We continue to pioneer developments in our fields of expertise with extensive networks in and knowledge of both sectors. Since becoming independent, we have developed and co-delivered a number of key national programmes including Creativeworks London, The Exchange and Boosting Resilience. 

For further information on TCCE, our members and activities, please visit

The Contract

We are looking to appoint a freelance programme curator working on a flexible, part-time basis for a contract of 9 months duration to work closely with TCCE directors, our member academics and fora convenors to curate, develop and produce the following  series of topical and relevant activities throughout the academic year 2021:

  • 1 event/workshop addressing key aspects of REF 2021 (most likely with a focus on Impact and/or Practice as Research)
  • 1 event/workshop addressing strategic developments within Knowledge Exchange Framework and/or The Knowledge Exchange Concordat
  • At least 1 Arts and Health Forum event (theme tbc)
  • At least 1 Creative Entrepreneurship Forum event (theme tbc)
  • At least 1 Digital Creativity Forum event (theme tbc)

Other activities:

  • Commission blog pieces or articles from TCCE members and its wider networks as appropriate
  • Develop our new “ TCCE Lunchtime Social” conversation series with our members and other contributors as appropriate. We would anticipate around 4 – 6 informal TLS events  throughout the year.

We estimate that the delivery of the above programme will take approximately 1.5 days per week.

Due to current circumstances, we expect most events and activities to be delivered online in the forthcoming year. The appointee will be required to administer and host events using our various communications platforms such as Eventbrite and Zoom and will be required to promote activities through our Twitter and LinkedIn channels.

Person Specification

We are looking for a highly organised, motivated, creative and articulate individual who can work with us to develop an excellent programme of activities, as outlined above  The ability to manage your own time and workload effectively is essential.

Essential knowledge and skills:

  • Good understanding of the current priorities, challenges and opportunities facing both Higher Education and the Arts and Cultural Sector in the UK
  • Professional experience of working in a research, knowledge exchange or higher education context
  • Proven ability to conceive, curate and produce high quality, impactful events both online and in the physical domain
  • Proven ability to write well-structured and clearly articulated documents aimed at diverse audiences
  • Proven ability to design and deliver presentations to internal and external audience using a range of media, as required
  • Ability to persuade, demonstrate leadership, establish trust and build positive relationships with members and with our wider networks.
  • Excellent written and spoken English and a keen attention to detail.  


  • Professional experience in the arts, cultural or creative industries
  • Masters or PhD in a relevant subject area

We  encourage applicants from communities that are underrepresented in the higher education sector, in particular individuals from Black and minority ethnic communities. 

Further Details

Fee £10,000 plus mutually agreed job related expenses.  NB role meets HMRC guidance on self-employed status and is offered as such.

Start date October 2020

End date July 2021

Home based, with occasional meetings at our offices near Waterloo / Elephant and Castle if necessary and depending on Covid 19 restrictions.

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK, and will be asked to provide a copy of relevant documentation.

Next steps

Please email Suzie Leighton with a covering letter up to 500 words, outlining:

  • Your key skills and experience
  • Why you are interested in the contract
  • How you might respond to the brief above.

Please attach an up to date CV

Please inform us at the time of application if you have any access needs that we should be aware of when arranging interviews via Zoom.

Application deadline: 5pm, 2nd September 2020

Interviews via Zoom: 15th September 2020

If you have any questions related to the role in advance of your application, please email Suzie Leighton


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