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Spike Island is recruiting for a Front of House Supervisor

Front of House Assistants Photograph by Lisa Whiting

Spike Island is recruiting for a Front of House Supervisor

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. Front of House Assistants and Volunteers play a vital role in the everyday running of our busy cultural venue.

The role

We are looking for a Front of House Supervisor to motivate, support and strengthen our team of volunteers and front of house staff.

This 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 (16. 5 hours per week, Fri-Sun), at £8,580 p.a. (fte £18,200)

This contract is offered for a fixed-term of twelve months, with the possibility of extension.

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_FOH Supervisor_Application

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

  • Accepted file types: pdf.


Please note that we are only able to respond to candidates who are shortlisted for interview. If you have not heard from us by 11 October 2019, then you should assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.