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Jobs & Opportunities

Head of Programme 

Circa £35,000 to £40,000 DOE

Accountable to the CEO, the Head of Programme is a new role with responsibility for developing a significant, international programme of contemporary arts which will appeal to new and more diverse audiences, while engaging with the gallery’s loyal supporters. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the programming and technical teams in addition to forging new partnerships in order to develop the profile of Arnolfini’s artistic programme nationally and internationally.

To succeed in this role the Head of Programme will be a creative, adaptive thinker, resourceful and collaborative with a passion for audiences. The Head of Programme will be a respected contemporary arts programmer with the vision to work across disciplines to appeal to audiences from local to global with excellent people, budget and management skills.

If you have the skills and experience to drive new and innovative programmes for this award-winning centre for the contemporary arts and would like to apply you can download the information pack here.

Application deadline, noon 7 April 2015

Telephone Interviews 10 April

Full Interviews to be held on 21 April 2015

Should you wish to discuss the role in further detail please contact Gaia Rosenberg Colorni  on 0117 917 2310 or email .


If you require the information in alternative formats please let us know.

Duty Manager (Casual)  

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and experienced individual to join our Front of House team as a Duty Manager on a Casual basis. The Duty Manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day operation of the Box Office and Front of House services to ensure a welcoming service is provided to all users of the building.

The post is offered at Grade 4, £19,000 pa, pro rata (£9.13 ph). Applicants would ideally be able to start immediately.

For further information on the post and details of how to apply please email  or download the information pack from here and application form from here

Application Deadline: Noon, Thursday 12 March 2015

Interviews will be held w/c 16 March 2015


Volunteering at Arnolfini 

Arnolfini recognises the important contribution made by volunteers in helping to fulfil the aims and objectives of the organisation, enhancing the overall experience of visitors. We are currently looking to recruit Exhibitions Assistants to support the Front of House and Learning & Participation team in welcoming a diverse range of visitors to the exhibition, offering guidance and information on our inter-disciplinary programme, and sharing Arnolfini’s passion for contemporary art. 

As an Exhibitions Assistant, Arnolfini your role will be: 

  • To greet visitors in a friendly and welcoming manner
  • To introduce visitors to our current exhibition and the history of Arnolfini
  • To support the Volunteer Coordinators in maintaining the health and safety of our visitors
  • Remain vigilant in the galleries at all times, ensuring the security of our art works and reporting any concerns to the Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Support visitor engagement with the help of our range of interpretive materials
  • Gather feedback and information from our visitors, helping Arnolfini to understand and evaluate our audiences.
  • Contribute to the upkeep of our Reading Room – offering visitors a welcoming environment in which to explore our resources and archival material     


In return for your energy and commitment, Arnolfini offers a range of benefits in order to create a rewarding and valuable volunteer experience:

  • The opportunity to be involved in an exciting contemporary art organisation – working alongside like-minded volunteers and meeting Curators, Artists and partners of the organisation.
  • 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 tours of upcoming exhibitions from our Exhibitions Curator and related exhibitions and visitor engagement training
  • Limited number of complimentary tickets to talks and events that take place during the exhibition programme.
  • 20% discount in Arnolfini’s bookshop 
  • 30% discount in Arnolfini’s Café Bar on days you are volunteering
  • Travel expenses per shift to the maximum £4


Group induction sessions and relevant training will be arranged for our next exhibition. 

Volunteer shifts will be available Tuesday to Sunday, and we suggest that Volunteers commit to a minimum of four 4 hour shifts per month. Each 4 hour shift will begin with a briefing from our Volunteer Coordinators, and will include a 15 minute break.

How to apply:

Please fill in the online form to register your interest or alternatively you can download the paper form (please post the paper form to Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA and write 'volunteer' in the top right hand corner of the envelope). We will get back in touch to arrange an informal interview and also ask you to fill in a brief form so that we can learn more about your relevant skills, experiences and interests.

If you have any questions please email


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Arnolfini is actively working towards equal opportunities.

Upcoming events
Young People's Festival of Ideas - The suppressed majority? What does it mean to be a modern man? Young People's Festival of Ideas - The suppressed majority? What does it mean to be a modern man?
Wednesday 11 March 2015, 19:00 to 20:30

Free for all under 25's, however booking is essential. £5/£3 concs for over 25's Book