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Spike Island is recruiting for a Communications Assistant

Spike Island is recruiting for a Communications Assistant

Pacita Abad, Life in the Margins (2020) Spike Island. Photograph by Lisa Whiting



Spike Island is a dynamic arts centre that supports, produces and presents contemporary art across an 80,000 square foot former industrial building near Bristol’s harbourside. We engage audiences in our work through a diverse programme of exhibitions and interdisciplinary events; and we directly support artists through major new commissions, subsidised studios and critically engaged artist development opportunities that widen access to our programme and facilities.

We also offer bespoke exhibition services and are home to Emmeline café, workspaces for designers and creative businesses, and UWE Bristol’s Fine Arts programme.


Are you passionate about marketing and communications? Do you value art and culture in Bristol? We are looking for an excellent communicator with skills in digital marketing to join our team as Communications Assistant.

You will support the Communications Manager to deliver Spike Island’s communications, aiming to reach new audiences and deepen engagement within our existing audiences.

The role is focused on digital communications and content creation across social media platforms, video channels, e-communications and our website.

This position is offered part-time (14 hours per week) at £19,000 per annum pro rata.

Spike Island is committed to addressing inequality in the arts sector and ensuring equality of opportunity in recruitment and employment. We consider diversity a strength and are keen to make our workforce more representative of the different backgrounds and experiences that make up our city. We strongly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or minority ethnic, young, disabled, LGBTQI+, working class, or living or working in areas of socioeconomic deprivation in Bristol.

Spike Island will work with candidates to ensure their access needs are met during the interview process, while ensuring that these needs will not influence our decision-making.

If you have any questions about the role, the interview process, or any issues in submitting your application, please contact


The deadline to apply is: 5pm, Friday 6 August 2021
Interviews to be held on 19/20 August 2021

Please submit a copy of your CV, a brief covering letter or a 5-minute video recording explaining why you think you would be suitable for the role.

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