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Engage is the lead advocacy and training network for gallery education.

We support arts educators, organisations and artists to work together with communities in dynamic, open exchanges that give everyone the opportunity to learn and benefit from the arts.

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Join the Engage Council

Engage Area Group Representatives and Special Interest Representatives come together to form the Engage Council of Members. Council meets four times a year to offer feedback on projects and programmes, helping Engage to shape activity to benefit colleagues working in the sector. 

Why should you join?
Becoming an Area Representative and joining the Engage Council is a fantastic opportunity to connect in meaningful and constructive ways with colleagues not only in your local area, but across the country. 

As an Area Representative you'll have support from Engage to programme regular meetings, with speakers and topics you feel are relevant to your region and professional network. 

As a member of Council, you'll join a group of engaged, dynamic colleagues from across the country, who form a much valued advisory body for Engage. Meetings take place three times a year, usually in England and are an opportunity for members and staff to discuss the organisation’s policies and programmes, as well as hear speakers on agreed topics that are relevant to the sector and gallery education practice. 

What are the benefits?

  • The opportunity to input into the work of Engage
  • Being part of a network of peers involved in gallery education in the UK
  • The opportunity to input into national gallery education policy and strategy
  • Attending conferences and events for Engage
  • Advice and guidance on accessing key organisations in the UK and other countries
  • The chance to network with colleagues and form partnerships locally and nationally
  • 20% discount on attending the annual Engage Conference

Engage will meet all reasonable travel expenses for Council Members to attend Council meetings. We welcome applications from freelancers and can offer to cover any loss of earnings incurred in order to attend a Council meeting, up to a certain limit. 

Current Vacancies
If this sounds of interest, we would love to hear from you! We are currently recruiting for the following permanent roles on the Engage Council: 

  • North West Wales 
  • East Midlands
  • North West
  • Special Interest Representative - Higher Education and Knowledge Research Methodologies in Gallery Education

How to apply 
To apply please email Sayak Mukherjee with the following:

  • Explain which role you are applying for
  • Why you would like to become an Area Group Rep
  • What you feel you could contribute and gain from being involved
  • Please include a brief work history and CV

Please note Council Members must be members of Engage. Additionally if you work for an organisation you will need to have the support of your manager to take up this role. 

We welcome applications from people from a broad range of backgrounds.

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