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Freelance Hire and Events Sales Manager

Arnolfini is looking for a dynamic and commercially driven sales professional, experienced in venue sales to take a key role in promoting room hire, on a freelance basis.

Arnolfini is a unique space for events. In a fantastic waterside location at the heart of Bristol’s harbourside, Arnolfini is one of Europe’s leading centres for the contemporary arts, presenting innovative, experimental work in the visual arts, performance, dance, film, music and events, accompanied by a programme of learning and participation activities. 

The contract is for a fixed period between October 2017 and January 2018, with potential to extend depending on results. 

For further information on the role please download the full job description here.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter demonstrating how you meet the role requirements to Morgan Cartwright at .

Arnolfini is actively working towards equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all backgrounds. We would appreciate it if you would complete and return the equal opportunities monitoring form found here.

Application Deadline: 6pm on Friday 22 September 2017.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 28 September 2017.



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 our Visitor Experience team in welcoming a diverse range of people to our upcoming Exhibition The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever! by renowned artist Grayson Perry. Volunteers will be expected to offer guidance and information on our inter-disciplinary programme, 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.  

As a Visitor Experience Volunteer 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.
    • Supporting visitors to explore and understand the current exhibition through discussion and with the help of our range of interpretive materials.
    • 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.
    • Manning our foyer information point.
    • Gather feedback and information from our visitors, helping Arnolfini to understand and evaluate our audiences.
    • Contribute to the upkeep of our Reading Room.
    • Assisting with queue-control and managing visitors flow around the building.
    • Encouraging visitor donations. 


Benefits to volunteering with Arnolfini Include:

    • The opportunity to be involved in a leading contemporary art organisation - working alongside like-minded volunteers and staff.
    • Bespoke inductions and tours of upcoming exhibitions from our Exhibition Curator and related exhibition and visitor engagement training.
    • References on request.
    • Social events and networking opportunities.
    • Further opportunities to assist with workshops, lead exhibition tours and more.
    • The chance to contribute towards Arnolfini’s blog and other social media channels. 
    • 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 applicant session.

Applicant sessions will commence the week starting 11th September and the inductions for our next show by Grayson Perry will take place on three separate dates; Thursday 21st September between 6-8.30pm and Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd September between 2-4.30pm.

If you have any questions please email our Volunteer Coordinators Lucy Condon and Abi Norman at 

You can follow the progress of our Arnolfini volunteer lead zine at What Now Zine

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 the latest updates.

Arnolfini is actively working towards equal opportunities.

Upcoming events
Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival 2017 Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival 2017
Wednesday 20 September 2017 to Friday 22 September 2017, 18:00 to 22:00

£8-10 Book