Head of Learning and Public Engagement

Organisation: 
Serpentine Galleries
Location: 
London
Application deadline: 
Tuesday February 26th 2019

The Serpentine inspires the widest audiences with the ideas of our time by championing the possibilities of art, architecture and design. Presenting pioneering exhibitions for almost half a century, we provide an open platform for experimentation and challenge expectations of where art can be encountered and by whom.

As one of the most visited art institutions in the UK and the world, we have a strong cross-disciplinary purpose and are committed to presenting the best in contemporary creative practice. We are pioneers in sector-leading learning, outreach, digital and live programmes. Actively re-imaging our galleries for the 21st century, we are working to engage the broadest most diverse audiences globally using the power of digital innovation. Connecting to communities across London and internationally is central to all that we do.

The Head of Learning and Public Engagement will lead the design, development and delivery of the Serpentine’s vision for learning and public engagement to provide meaningful and lasting learning experiences for a diverse public, thereby establishing the Serpentine as a centre of excellence within the sector. This is a new senior role within the organisation and is an exceptional opportunity for an ambitious, visionary, experienced leader from the worlds of international arts, education, public engagement or any combination of these.

The successful candidate will have experience of strategic thinking, entrepreneurial vision and developing plans to implement deeply ambitious activities effectively, ideally in a gallery setting. They will also have experience of leading and managing diverse teams.