West Midlands arts jobs

Current job opportunities available within the arts, across the West Midlands region...


Birmingham Museums Trust is currently recruiting for the post of Training Coordinator at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery .

This is fixed term appointment of 12 months as maternity cover for the current post holder. The successful candidate will work as part of a small team responding to, and coordinating delivery of  learning and development events. The Training Coordinator is also responsible for liaising with external providers and  monitoring delivery of the BMT Apprenticeship programme. The ideal candidate will be prepared to adopt a flexible work pattern to facilitate internal training courses.

If you feel you have the right skills for the role, please visit our website, complete an application form and submit to recruitment@birminghammuseums.org.uk


The closing date for this position is 12th August 2016.


Birmingham Museums Trust is currently recruiting for a Senior Retail Assistant at Thinktank.

The successful candidate will be expected to oversee all areas of the retail function including supervising the team, restocking, stock takes and back office functions. You will be based at Thinktank but have the opportunity to operate across multiple venues within our portfolio of museums and heritage sites. The ideal candidate will have a talent for merchandising and upselling and a passion to grow the business further.

If you feel you have the right skills for the role please fill out an application form via our website and submit it to recruitment@birminghammuseums.org.uk.


Closing date: 14th August 2016.


Can you administrate, coordinate and successfully deliver tours and events? Then apply now for the Touring and Events Coordinator position at Punch Records. For more information on what the role entails and other details you can download the Job Description here



Can you work in a high impact role? Managing financial accounts, overseeing day to day operations, HR administration and leading, supporting and developing the team. Then apply now for the Head of Office and Finance position at Punch Records. For more information on what the role entails and other details you can download the Job Description here


West Midlands arts jobs

Selected job opportunities available across the West Midlands...


Artistic Director
Pentabus Theatre Company
West Midlands
£30,000 - £30,000 (per annum)
Closing Date: 08 Jul 2016
Pentabus Theatre Company is seeking to appoint a visionary new Artistic Director to lead the company through its next stage of development.

Head of Communications
Birmingham Hippodrome
West Midlands
£40,000 - £40,000 (per annum)
Closing Date: 01 Jul 2016
We are seeking a Head of Communications, who will be at the heart of a new communications strategy across multiple channels, both on- and offline.

Marketing Assistant

Live & Local are seeking a Marketing Assistant to support the Marketing & Communications Manager...


... in all aspects of marketing and communications, including print production and distribution, PR and press and digital media.

£17,841 (full time / 35 hrs per week / flexi time) with supplementary payments for any additional weekend and unsociable hours worked.

They should be an efficient and enthusiastic person with good organisational, communication and computer skills, a friendly personality, good written English and numeracy abilities and an interest in the arts. Some experience of working within an office based, team environment and of publicity and/or promotional practices and of social media for marketing/communications is essential; within an arts context is desirable.

Deadline: Noon, Monday 13th June

Interviews: Tuesday 21st June

Starting:  w/c 25th July

Application: Via application form only. Application pack available for download on our jobs page: www.liveandlocal.org.uk

Job Opportunity

For a Business Development and Fundraising Officer with Venture Arts...


Fixed term one year contract with possible extension beyond this subject to funding.

Salary £27,000 per annum (pro rata).

Hours: 30 hours per week based in Manchester.

It is an exciting time in our organisational development and, as a result, we are seeking an experienced Business Development and Fundraising Officer to enable the organisation to consolidate and expand its work through a more diversified funding portfolio.

Reporting to the Manager and board, you will take responsibility for raising funds from trusts, grants, institutional funders and private donors. Consequently, we need a person with a proven track record in researching, collating, preparing and submitting multiple grant/funding application forms along with strong monitoring and evaluation skills.

Full Job Description and Person Specification here: Business Development and Fundraising Officer
Application form here: Application form

Curator - job opportunity

Curator role for the Arts Council Collection, National Partners Programme.


Birmingham Museums Trust 

Curator, Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme 

£30k pa fee plus £4k expenses pa (subject to negotiation) 

Equivalent c.4 days a week (subject to negotiation) 

Birmingham Museums are seeking a highly experienced Curator to join its Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme project team on a freelance contract until 31 March 2019. 

This is an exciting new exhibition programme being developed in partnership with the Arts Council Collection and other national partners to mark the 70th anniversary of the Arts Council and the Collection, which is the finest collection of modern and contemporary British art in the world. 

The successful candidate will work collaboratively with a range of staff in the wider project team and partner organisations including artists and their representatives, curators, conservators, technicians and appointed designers to deliver a high profile, innovative and creative programme.

They will plan, curate, coordinate and deliver a programme of eight exhibitions across several of Birmingham Museums Trust's venues, including the flagship Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. 

Candidates should submit a letter of interest on no more than two sides of A4, and detailed CV, stating why you are interested in the position and outlining relevant knowledge, skills and experience. 

Please click here to access further details about the position and how to apply. 

Deadline: 9am Monday 23rd May 2016.

Interviews will take place on 6 June 2016 with the successful candidate starting work in July 2016, subject to negotiation. 

Director role opportunity

Birmingham City University is currently looking for a seasoned and dynamic Director.


Director – New Art West Midlands (formally TPWM)

School of Art, BCU

This is a part time (26 hrs) fixed term position ending March 2018.

Birmingham City University is currently looking for a seasoned and dynamic Director.  This is an exciting opportunity to take up a new, project-based post within the University.  The role will take overall responsibility to lead the development of New Art West Midlands - the West Midland's Contemporary Visual Arts Network (formerly Turning Point West Midlands) - through effective operational and strategic management.

With responsibility for the co-ordination of the New Art West Midlands (NAWM) programme 2016-18, this post will play a key role in contributing to the University's vision to be recognised throughout the region as a collaborator supporting economic, social and cultural improvement in the city region.

This is an ideal opportunity to shape the West Midland's contemporary visual arts sector with the opportunity to create, articulate and implement a strong vision and distinctive identity for NAWM through formulation of its development programme, promotional work and across all aspects of the programme

Reporting to the Chair and Executive Board of NAWM, the successful candidate will be required to manage and develop the operation of NAWM including identifying and generating sources of income and funding for the university to access.

Communication is key to the success of the role, and the successful candidate will have the ability to use a variety of communication methods to ensure productive and influential relationships are built with a range of stakeholders and key networks; including the Contemporary Visual Arts Network (CVAN), Arts Council England and Birmingham City University.

The ideal candidate will have substantive experience within the visual arts or cultural sector and previous experience of working with artists, curators, galleries and museums.

This is your opportunity to join Birmingham City University in an exciting time of change and development, while making your contribution to our journey. 

If the above sounds like you, don't hesitate – click the 'Apply' button below and submit your application by 02 May 2016. Kindly note we will be processing applications on a rolling basis and selected candidates will be invited for a first interview on 18 May 2016.

For further information on New Art West Midlands, formerly Turning Point West Midlands, please visit the webpage: http://www.tpwestmidlands.org.uk/

For preliminary queries please contact Prof Jonathan Harris on 0121 331 5970.

To apply for this vacancy please complete the BCU application form and upload your CV.


Margaret Street


£37,331 to £40,577 per annum pro rata

Closing Date: 

Monday 2 May 2016

Interview Date: 

Wednesday 18 May 2016 



Museum & Arts Apprentice

An exciting role now available with Shropshire Council.


Apprenticeships are work based learning programmes that offer the opportunity for individuals to gain real work experience, national recognised qualifications a training allowance. Apprenticeships are undergraduate programmes aimed at people who do not already have a degree or equivalent level qualification HND/HNC/Level 4

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Visitor Economy team at Shropshire Council, helping our customers and supporting the varied work of the Museum and Arts services. If you're passionate about heritage and the arts, have a good head for administration, work well as part of a team, and would like loads of hands-on experience at a time of great transformation, this could be just the opportunity for you! 

An understanding of and commitment to customer care is essential.

Applicants for this position must have a good level of education, be numerate and literate; have knowledge of Excel and Word; the ability to carry out written and verbal instructions and work on own initiative. 

You will be flexible, adaptable and able to work cooperatively with others, as you will be joining a team-working environment.

You can apply for this job by visiting the apprenticeship website at: https://apprenticeshipvacancymatchingservice.lsc.gov.uk/navms/Forms/Candidate/Apprenticeships.aspx

Or via the council website www.shropshire.gov.uk 

Relationship to any Member of the Council or Senior Officer must be disclosed. Canvassing will disqualify.

The full Job Description, Person Spec and application details are at:


Deadline for applications - 20th March 2016

For more information please contact: louise.cross@shropshire.gov.uk

West Midlands arts jobs

Here's a few select job opportunities currently available across the West Midlands...


Community Engagement and Audience Development Co-ordinator, Museum of Carpet:

The Museum of Carpet, Kidderminster holds the UK's collection of carpets and is based in the home of carpet making. A 300 year old legacy of weaving and carpet making is in the town and we want to explore this bringing forward stories connected to the industry, its people and its history.

We would like to engage a temporary project co-ordinator to deliver a concentrated project that will strengthen its relationship with existing audiences and develop new audiences for the offer during 2016. This process will include work to better understand the barriers to engaging with the Museum and its offer; work to reach out to new audiences; and, the delivery of a new pilot project aimed at developing new audiences, partnerships and projects. 

The project will give the Museum a better understanding of its audiences, their priorities, allowing the Museum to better understand where audiences come from, enabling the Museum to respond effectively to tourism priorities in the local area and to work in partnership with other local organisations from a knowledge base. It will also give the Museum a focus for audience development and extended income generation potential.

More details are available on the Musuem's website: http:/museumofcarpet/support-us/work-with-us


Curatorial Consultant, Museum of Carpet:

The Curatorial Consultant will be part of a project team responsible for creating a sustainable and economic Museum and tourist attraction which reinforces its position as a collection of National Importance.

The project will refurbish some of the Museum displays allowing for the re-interpretation of aspects of the collections in particular bringing forward the links to art and design and creativity and through the careful display of carpet samples currently stored offsite. The project aims to link the objects and artefacts on display to the collections and bring this out in all aspects of the delivery of the offer.

This will provide an environment in which visitors can learn about the town and its relationship to carpet, its social history exploring the magnates and its workers, as well as demonstrating the manufacturing processes which in turn gives rise to exploring the skills of designers and craftsmen. This project aims to: provide opportunities for involvement and lifelong learning; widen the Museum's appeal and its audience base and maximise the efficiency and delivery of the offer to visitors. It will also dovetail into ongoing work to widen its economic sustainability and its commercial operation.

A key objective is to secure Accreditation for the Musuem and its collection of carpet and carpet related objects helping to secure national recognistion for the Museum.


Apprentice Scenic Carpenter Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Company:

To work as directed by a Senior Carpenter or Deputy in the manufacture and installation of scenery and other projects.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: With appropriate and competently trained supervision, to carry out the preparation, construction and finishing of scenery and other items in accordance with the correct procedures and RSC policy.

Learning Provider: Creative Alliance

Weekly wage: £280.00
Working week: 40hrs. Mon – Fri. 8am – 5pm.
Closing date: 18th March 2016

Click here to find out how to appy.

Creative Director role

The Rural Media Company are looking for a Creative Director!


The Creative Director will embody a commitment to excellence, collaboration and create a culture of ambition and creativity ensuring the company maintains the highest possible artistic standards across all of its creative outputs. You will be full of ideas, media literate, an excellent communicator and passionate about developing and delivering dynamic projects within a social context.

The Rural Media Company is an award winning media education, production and development charity, working across the UK with a significant geographic base in the West Midlands. We specialise in the innovative and creative use of digital media (video, audio, photography, web and print) to empower rural communities including those most isolated and disadvantaged.

For further information and the job application pack etc, please visit the website: http://www.ruralmedia.co.uk/About-The-Rural-Media-Company/Work-with-us.aspx?Listid=4&ListingEntryID=207

Jude Theatre

Exciting job roles available for two creative practitioners...


Company Drama / Creative Practitioner:

Two Lead Practitioners are required to deliver drama based workshops for adults with learning difficulties in Chester and Ellesmere Port beginning this August.

You will be taking over responsibility for devising and delivering drama sessions for an established group. The sessions take place on Friday mornings and are ongoing.

We are looking for someone with passion and commitment with an understanding, if not experience, of working with this client group.

Please contact Jayne at info@judetheatrecompany.co.uk for further information.

Website: http://www.judetheatrecompany.co.uk/ 

DEADLINE: 30th August 2015.