Artist Opportunities

Creativity is fundamental in making The Beaney a vibrant and exciting place for everyone. Whenever possible we offer opportunities for artists to create, explore, engage, share and challenge using our collections and building as a resource for inspiration.

  • Staff member hanging artwork on the walls of The Front Room Gallery.

Callout for Graphic Designer

We are inviting portfolio submissions from graphic designers and publication designers for an upcoming digital publication on Health and Wellbeing in Museums. The publication content has been developed already and we estimate the final document will be 24-28 pages in length depending on the design. We are looking for someone who can bring this information to life as an online booklet with a strong visual identity, working within existing Beaney branding guidelines. The publication will be accessed via The Beaney website and needs to conform to current online accessibility guidelines, including compatibility with e-reading software including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver. 

We are looking for someone:

  • with excellent creative design and layout skills with experience working with text based publications, both online and in print.
  • With an understanding of online accessibility requirements.
  • who can work collaboratively with museum staff.
  • who can use their skills to enrich the information provided and communicate it effectively with a professional readership.

Please provide:

  • A biography about yourself or a CV.
  • A weblink to your portfolio of work with examples of any previous reports, booklets or publications you have worked on OR a dropbox link of up to 5 examples of your previous similar work.
  • An estimate of your fee for this project.
  • Your contact details including any website or social media pages.

Please send applications to thefrontroom@canterbury.gov.uk by April 12th 2021. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an informal conversation in the week commencing 26th April 2021. We plan to launch the document in June 2021. 

As per current COVID 19 guidelines all interviews and subsequent discussions will be held via video calls or telephone. 

The Council strives to be equal opportunity employers; our policy is that there shall be no discrimination against candidates, on the grounds of race, ethnic origins, colour, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, age, gender or marital status. Candidates will be assessed solely on their merits and personal qualities.

The selected candidate will need to be registered for tax purposes and will be responsible for paying their own tax and national insurance contributions. 

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