Black History Month Curator

Closed 21/06/2019

Our friendly Events Team are looking for a creative person who is great at making connections with others to curate our Black History Month programme 2019. Previous programmes have included art exhibitions, guest speaker talks, film screenings and gigs. We are looking for someone to expand and improve the month based on what students would love to see.

As Black History Month is a key time of representation for our students, you’ll be researching what Sussex students want to see. Whilst working alongside the rest of the Events Team, you’ll be the point of contact for any groups/departments interested in hosting events. You will also contribute ideas of how we spend our funding and be contacting local community groups in Brighton to see how we can best advertise their programmes too.

This is a great opportunity for anyone who is looking for experience in events, event programming and curating, or working in promotions and marketing. You’ll be excited to work with a diverse range of student groups, elected officers and university departments. You’ll have scope and creativity to host your own events and try innovative ways of marketing and getting students engaged.

We welcome applications from any students who self-identify as black, including but not exclusive to; people with a disability, people with dependants, and people who identify as LGBTQ+. All of our interview panels have Unconscious Bias Training in order to support the above. We also consider flexible working for those with care commitments. If you have any suggestions as to how we could improve our language or application process please let us know.


Job Title:  Black History Month Curator  

Responsible to: Events Coordinator

Salary: £10.25 per hour, (made up of £9.15 basic wage plus £1.10 holiday pay.) Pay is calculated this way because our students often have other work in vacation time. They tell us they prefer an enhanced hourly amount rather than separate holiday pay.

Contract: Fixed Term, ending Friday 8th November

Hours of work: 7.5 hours per week (100 hours in total). This role will likely include some evening and weekend work during term time.

Applicants: You must be a person who self-identifies as black, and a registered student of Sussex, BSMS, or IDS at the time of the start date in order to apply

This role is limited to people who self-identify as black in order to promote open conversations and representation in the performance of the role

The Students’ Union is committed to employing students - seeking to support them as active participants who are helping to provide services within the Union

For more details please see the full job description and person specification.


We really welcome applications from abroad for all of our vacancies.

Due to legal regulations we have to ensure that everyone is eligible to work in the UK and this would be done by us checking and making a copy of the correct original identification/documentation before your first day of work. You may also be limited in the number of hours you would be allowed to work.

Find out more information about applying to work in the UK.

In any case, we would encourage anyone to apply for a job in one of our friendly departments to give yourself the chance of being selected, and we would look to see the appropriate original documents before your first day of work




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Application deadline:  Friday 21st June, 9am

Interviews: Friday 5th July (Skype/telephone interviews available upon request)

Start date:  August 1st