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Spike Island is recruiting for an Exhibition Services Business Coordinator

Maeve Brennan, The Drift (2017) Spike Island, Bristol. Photograph by Stuart Whipps

Spike Island is recruiting for an Exhibition Services Business Coordinator

Spike Island is a dynamic arts centre that supports, produces and presents contemporary art and culture. We engage audiences in our work through a diverse programme of exhibitions and interdisciplinary events; and we directly support artists through new commissions and critically-engaged artist development opportunities that widen access to our programme and facilities.

To support this mission, we offer bespoke production and exhibition services, and provide subsidised studios and co-working spaces for artists, designers and artist-led organisations based in the South West. We also provide office spaces for creative businesses and host the University of the West of England’s Fine Art programmes.

Spike Island Exhibition Services include audio-visual equipment hire and installation, film production and post-production services, and fabrication. Our team has worked nationally and internationally with artists, arts organisations, galleries and museums right across the arts and heritage sectors. Our expertise has enabled a broad range of artists to develop and deliver ambitious moving image projects.

The role

We are now investing in Exhibition Services to expand the team and grow the business. We plan to further develop our outstanding industry reputation and long-standing history as a leading audio visual service provider with significant local, national and international experience.

The Exhibition Services Business Coordinator (part time) will have an integral role in the day to day coordination of the planning, administration and delivery of Exhibition Services to support the effective realisation of Spike Island’s business plan. The successful candidate will have a strong business administration and project management knowledge, but will also need to display effective marketing and customer service skills, dealing with sales leads, maintaining strong customer relationships, and taking responsibility for the marketing and promotion of our services offer. We’re looking for an ambitious person who can match their previous experience in a similar field with a passion for the visual arts and working with artists, galleries and museums.

The Exhibition Services Business Coordinator position is offered part time (28 hours per week), £20,572 p.a. pro rata.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to Spike Island and we are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity in recruitment and employment. We consider diversity to be a strength and are therefore keen to make our workforce more representative of the different backgrounds and experiences that make up our city.

To apply

Please download and read the person specification and job description before completing an application form and equal opportunities monitoring form.

Submit your completed application form as a PDF (maximum size 10MB), naming your file: Your Name_Exhibition Services Business Coordinator_Application

Please also submit a completed equal opportunities monitoring form with your application.

  • Accepted file types: pdf.


We are only able to respond to candidates who are shortlisted for interview. If you have not heard from us by 30 August 2019, then you should assume that you have not been successful on this occasion