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Jobs and Opportunities

Jobs and Opportunities

Alex Cecchetti, Singing Chandelier (2018) 1000 unique blown glass pieces, waterphone, iron structure. Installation view: At the Gates of the Music Palace, Spike Island, Bristol. Photograph by Lisa Whiting



We want to make Bristol a great place to see and make art. Our community is made up of highly skilled and enthusiastic staff, artists and creatives who have a range of different experience but all have one thing in common: a determination to invest in our region’s arts sector.

This page lists jobs and career opportunities for people who are interested in the visual arts, creative industries, or are looking for arts-related opportunities in the South West (including support for artists).

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Pacita Abad exhibition Life in the Margins (2022) Spike Island. Photograph by Lisa Whiting

Applications open: Operations Supervisor

We are looking for an enthusiastic Operations Supervisor to join our team at Spike Island, Bristol.

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Image of performance piece by Young In Hong

Paid Opportunity: Performers/Percussionist

Spike Island are seeking to engage 1 percussionist and 4 performers to participate in a live performance conceived and directed by artist Young In Hong.

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Applications open: Visitor Assistant

Spike Island is looking for friendly, motivated and organised individuals to join our lively contemporary arts organisation. Visitor Assistants play a vital role in the everyday running of our gallery and events programme. We seek enthusiastic, committed and conscientious individuals to deliver a high-quality visitor experience for all types of audiences.

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A photograph of artist Izzy Mooney in her studio at Spike Island

Bursaries for Studio Artists

We are now offering Bursaries to support artists who are currently underrepresented in the sector and our community: those who experience racism, identify as D/deaf, disabled or neurodivergent, or come from a disadvantaged socio-economic background.

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Bursaries for Spike Island Associates

This is a free bursary for people who identify as D/deaf, disabled or neurodivergent, come from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds and/or who experience racism, as they are currently underrepresented in our network.

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