Join Birmingham’s cultural revolution!


As well as the Operation Assistant and Offsite Curator roles we are currently advertising, many arts organisations in Birmingham will be offering new jobs in 2018.

Well known and up and coming Birmingham Arts Organisations are offering sixteen new full and part time positions as a result of being awarded funding until 2022 by Arts Council England. Many new organisations in the city were brought into the Portfolio this year, having a huge impact on this already outstanding and internationally renowned arts scene. These new positions will help to grow the city’s cultural economy and create more unique and innovative artistic experiences for everyone. Come and join Birmingham’s cultural revolution.

There are several opportunities for those looking to kick-start their career in the arts:

  • Vivid Projects will be recruiting a Programme Coordinator to assist with the running of their arts and media programme in March 2018.
  • Grand Union will be expanding their curatorial team, taking on a new Associate Curator in April 2018 as part of their development programme for early career curators.
  • BE FESTIVAL offer regular Paid Internships in the lead up to their summer programme of European Theatre.
  • Capsule has already successfully appointed an Audience Development Assistant with combined support by Weston Jerwood Creative Bursary Programme, a year-long placement, including mentoring and professional support training for recent graduates. Alongside, their Programme Assistant role becomes permanent, supporting all aspects of the highly acclaimed Supersonic festival and award-winning heritage project Home of Metal.

Artistic and producer roles are on offer for those who have some experience and want to build a creative career in the city:

  • BOM will be recruiting an Engagement Producer later this year.
  • Vivid Projects will be looking for a new Associate Producer to produce and curate events for their Vivid Live programme.

If business development is more your thing then SHOUT Festival of Queer Arts and Culture (Birmingham LGBT) will be recruiting a senior role Strategic Officer to oversee the festival’s strategic development, create new income streams, and partnerships. Friction Arts will be looking for a Business & Marketing Development Manager to develop income streaming and more visibility for their local, national and international work.

In addition, Operations Manager and Cafe Manager jobs will be on offer at BOM, whilst Free Radical & Beatfreeks are looking for an Office Coordinator to support the CEO and General Managers and manage a youthful, busy office. Friction Arts have already appointed an Opportunities Coordinator to their team as a result of NPO funding.

Vacancies will be advertised nationally throughout 2018. The best way to find out about new jobs and opportunities is to join the mailing lists of organisations, check their websites and follow them on social media. Also look out for adverts on Arts Council England’s Arts Jobs website.