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Spike Island is recruiting for a Front of House Supervisor

Spike Island is recruiting for a Front of House Supervisor

Front of House Assistants Photograph by Lisa Whiting



Spike Island is an international centre for the development of contemporary art and design, located close to Bristol’s harbourside. It is a place where artists and the public can meet, enabling audiences to engage with artists’ research and production. Within the 80,000 square foot building Spike Island offers visitors a year-round programme of internationally relevant exhibitions, events and activities, as well as providing working space for artists, designers and creative businesses.

We are recruiting for a Front of House Supervisor, to supervise the running of Spike Island’s front of house function, galleries and programmed events on a day to day basis:


As the key supervising member of our Front of House team, you will recruit, train and develop our team of Front of House and Visitors Assistant staff, and directly supervise Spike Island’s gallery, programmed events and Front of House function on a day-to-day basis. Front of House Assistants and Visitor Assistants play a vital role in the everyday running of our busy cultural venue.

This is a frontline role, and will involve working predominately in our gallery and front of house spaces.

The role demands someone with excellent communication and people management skills, a strong visible presence and a responsive, can-do attitude to meet the diverse needs of our building users. We are looking for a passionate individual driven to deliver exceptional customer service, dedicated to enriching the experience of all those who engage with us.

The position is offered part time (29 hours per week, normally working Wednesday to Saturday), at £22,700 p. a pro rata.

The deadline to apply is: 12pm (midday), Wednesday 3 August 2022.
Interviews to be held week commencing 22 August 2022.

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.



We are no longer accepting applications for this role.