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Jobs & Opportunities

Sous Chef 

Love working with food? Are you a talented and experienced Sous Chef? Come and join the team and our new Head Chef to help deliver excellent and consistent quality service of all food orders at Arnolfini Café Bar

Send your CV and cover letter to Chris Palmer at 


The Art Writing Programme - Bristol Writer's Residency

The Art Writers Group together with Arnolfini and Spike Island are offering an opportunity for an experienced writer to spend time developing new material in Bristol in early 2017. 

The residency is open to writers working with criticism, fiction, poetry or performance, writers are required to have a good knowledge of visual arts and a history of publication. 

Fee - £3000.

Further details are available here. Applications should be sent to by 7 November.



Arnolfini recognises the vital contribution made by its volunteers in helping to fulfil the aims and objectives of the organisation, working to enhance the overall experience of visitors.

We are currently looking to recruit Visitor Experience Volunteers to support the Visitor Experience team in welcoming a diverse range of people to the exhibitions, offering guidance and information on our inter-disciplinary programme, and sharing Arnolfini’s passion for contemporary art. We are searching for keen and confident individuals who enjoy interacting with visitors, have a positive and accommodating attitude and a strong interest in contemporary art.  

Benefits of volunteering at Arnolfini:

  • The opportunity to be involved in a leading contemporary art organisation – working alongside like-minded volunteers and staff.
  • Valuable work experience within an arts organisation
  • References on request and guidance for future career development in the arts
  • Social events and networking opportunities
  • Bespoke inductions and tours of upcoming exhibitions from our Exhibitions Curator and related exhibitions and visitor engagement training
  • Further opportunities to assist with workshops, lead tours and more.
  • Opportunities to attend talks and events that take place during the exhibition programme.
  • Travel expenses per shift to the maximum £4.00

How to apply:

Please fill in the online form to register your interest; we will get back in touch to arrange an informal telephone conversation.

If you have any questions please email our Volunteer Coordinators Mason Scott Robinson and Lucy Condon at 


Please checkout the latest issue of our Arnolfini volunteer lead zine Bind. 

Artist Development Opportunity

We are currently offering space in-kind to artists seeking space to develop new work. Find out more

Follow us @arnolfiniarts or on Facebook for latest updates.

Arnolfini is actively working towards equal opportunities.

Tuesday 25 October 2016

Galleries 11am-6pm

Shop 11am-6pm

Cafe 10am-6pm

Reading Room 11am-6pm

Upcoming events
Offsite - M Shed: The Big Draw - STEAM Offsite - M Shed: The Big Draw - STEAM
Tuesday 25 October 2016, 11:00 to 15:00