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Director

Based in Bristol’s Harbourside, Arnolfini is one of Europe’s leading centres for the contemporary arts. Through a visual arts-led multidisciplinary programme of exhibitions, live art, dance, music, film, poetry and literature, with a strong emphasis on learning and participation, it fosters artistic experiment and engagement.

With the support of its public stakeholders, Arnolfini is going through an exciting period of renewal. The new Director will lead the organisation into a stable future of international artistic ambition which is firmly rooted at the heart of Bristol’s cultural offer.

The Director is Arnolfini’s Chief Executive. Working through the management team, he/she is responsible for all aspects of the organisation’s management including developing and delivering a vision-driven programme to wide-ranging audiences, business planning, fundraising, commercial operations, staff management and the operation of the building.

This is an executive level appointment within an annual salary band between £55k and £70k.

Deadline for applications: 10 October 2014.

Interviews will be held on 29 October 2014.

For further information on the post and for details of how to apply please call 0117 9172310 or email .

Further information is available to download here.

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

 

Head Chef

The Head Chef will develop the Arnolfini Café Bar and Hire and Lets food offer, providing good quality, freshly made food, working with local suppliers and seasonal products, where possible. They will be responsible for the day to day management of the kitchen delivery & development of innovative and appropriate food menus within agreed budgets in line with the organisations objectives & targets, optimising revenue generation and implementing cost saving processes.

The salary is offered at £23,000 per annum. Hours will be 40-50 hours per week to be worked over 7 days.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the position according to the job description and person specification which can be downloaded here.

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

Application Deadline: Noon, Thursday 25 September 2014

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 1 October 2014

 

Operations Assistant

Arnolfini are seeking to recruit an Operations Assistant who will assist the Buildings and Operations Manager in the day-to-day running and maintenance of the Arnolfini building and Health & Safety of staff and visitors.

The post is offered at £19,425 pro rata per annum, 24 hours per week, for a fixed term period of 12 months.

For further information on the post and details of how to apply email or download the job description and application form.

Closing date: noon, 2 October 2014

Interviews will be held on 8 October 2014

 

Production Assistant

Arnolfini are seeking to recruit a Production Assistant who will be responsible for the effective preparation and delivery of all aspects of Arnolfini's programme, partnerships, and private hires in collaboration with the Programme and Events Technician (PT) and casual staff.

The post is offered at £19, 425 (pro rata) per annum, 40 hours per week, for a fixed term period of 12 months.

 For further information on the post and details of how to apply email or download the job description and application form.

Closing date: noon, 2 October 2014

Interviews will be held on 9 October 2014


Young Arnolfini are looking for new members

Young Arnolfini are a group of 16-25 year olds, supported by Arnolfini, who:

  • Make contemporary art more accessible to young people.
  • Invite young people to collaborate and network
  • Showcase and constructively develop their own work and the work of other young artists in the city.
  • Work collaboratively with artists and arts and cultural organisations.


Young Arnolfini do this through their blog, zine, exhibitions, weekly meetings, projects and events. Find out more...

Young Arnolfini are looking to recruit 7 new members.  We are looking for enthusiastic, driven, experimental and ambitious young people who can commit to coming to our weekly meetings (Wednesday evenings from 5pm).  

If you would like to apply please email us with the following:

  • Your name, age and whether you are at school, college, university or employed.
  • 5 words to describe yourself
  • If we gave you the Arnolfini, what would you do with it? (please answer in no more than 200 words)

Please send your application to:
 

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 ask Volunteers to commit to a minimum of six 4 hour shifts per month. Each 4 hour shift will begin with a briefing from our Volunteer Coordinators, and will include a 20 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.

Group induction sessions and relevant training will be arranged for mid-August and early September for volunteering on our current exhibition, The Promise.

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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Arnolfini is actively working towards equal opportuntites.

Upcoming events
Summer Barbeque: The Cowshed (on The Downs) Summer Barbeque: The Cowshed (on The Downs)
Sunday 21 September 2014, 13:00 to 20:00

Free (with a charge for food)