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Jobs & Opportunities

Chef de Partie

We are looking for a Chef de Partie to join our kitchen team at Arnolfini Café Bar. 

We are looking for a chef who is passionate about what they do and keen to be part of a small, hard-working team in a busy kitchen. Everything is made fresh on the premises and there will certainly be room for someone to learn and grow as a chef. Experience of working in a kitchen with fresh food is required, although full training will be given.

The job will entail prep and service for the pizza and salad section, kitchen cleaning, and assisting in other sections of the kitchen.

The position is currently for 20 + hours per week, though there will be more hours available from time to time due to holiday cover and functions. The position is hourly paid, rate dependent on experience.

The deadline for applications is Friday 25 July. Please send a CV and cover letter to . Interviews will be arranged with successful applicants.


Kitchen Porter

We are looking for a part time Kitchen Porter to join our team at Arnolfini Café Bar. 

We are looking for someone to work as part of our small, hard-working team in a busy kitchen. The position involves washing the dishes, cooking utensils and equipment, kitchen cleaning, assisting with food prep and helping the various sections of the kitchen as needed. Experience is preferred, although training will be given. Speed and a professional attitude are essential.

The position is currently for 25 hours per week, , though there will be more hours available from time to time due to holiday cover and functions. The position is hourly paid, rate dependent on experience.

The deadline for applications is Friday 25 July. Please send a CV and cover letter to . Interviews will be arranged with successful applicants.


Volunteer opportunities at Arnolfini

At Arnolfini we are expanding our volunteer programme. Currently volunteers play an important role in the organisation including support for our learning and participation programme events. We have also welcomed many interns, volunteers and work placement students to Arnolfini over the years, some of whom have become and are currently paid members of staff. 

We are now offering the opportunity to take part in Arnolfini’s visual art programme as an Exhibition Assistant. You will be part of the Arnolfini team, supported by dedicated volunteer co-ordinators, welcoming a diverse range of visitors to a wide range of exhibitions, starting with The Promise which opens on 18 July. Your role will be to offer guidance and information about our contemporary arts programme, so that visitors can make the most of, and enjoy their visit to our gallery spaces and building.   

The key tasks will be to;

  • Welcome visitors to Arnolfini
  • Introduce and interpret the exhibitions with visitors, supporting engagement with the artworks
  • Invigilating in the gallery spaces, ensuring the protection and security of artworks
  • Gather feedback and information from our visitors, helping Arnolfini to understand and respond to our audiences
  • Offer visitors a welcoming environment in which to explore Arnolfini resources and archival material in the Reading Room      

 

In return for your energy and commitment, Arnolfini offers a range of benefits: 

  • The opportunity to be involved with an internationally renowned centre for the contemporary arts showing works from international artists, whilst being firmly rooted in Bristol
  • Social events and networking opportunities, with the volunteer team,  Curators and Artists
  • Valuable work experience within an arts organisation
  • References on request and guidance for future career development in the arts
  • Bespoke tours of upcoming exhibitions with the Exhibitions Curator
  • Visitor engagement training
  • Complimentary tickets to talks and events that are part of the exhibition programme
  • Discounts in Arnolfini’s Shop and Café Bar

“It has helped me to better understand more about the work done in the gallery and how important engagement and participation is. I have also met lots of lovely people too!”
Faye Joines, Arnolfini volunteer


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.

Group induction sessions and relevant training will be arranged for mid-August and early September, for volunteering on our next exhibition, The Promise, that opens on 18 July 2014.

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

If you have any questions please email

 

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