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Job Opportunities: Summer ’17

Round up of some of the job opportunities around the North West.


Spirit of Manchester: Invitation for quotes to design award trophy

Deadline: 31st May 2017

Type: Paid commission

Budget: £350

Artform: any design shape or form incorporating the Spirit of Manchester logo

Spirit of Manchester Awards Logo

Macc’s annual Spirit of Manchester programme highlights the excellent work of Manchester’s volunteer and community sectors.
Applications are now being taken to design a trophy for the winners. They are looking for a colourful design, incorporating their logo. Recycled or environmentally sourced materials are preferred. 11 would be required in total.

The designer of the award will be acknowledged on our website, within the printed brochure, will receive an invitation to attend the ceremony and will be thanked on the evening by the Chief Executive of Macc. With the potential of up to 300 attendees including representatives from businesses, housing associations, CCG’s as well as members from the voluntary sector invited to attend, there is huge potential for the designer to make contact for future work.

Send submissions to

Textile Artist: Freelance Workshop Leader, Pikes Lane Primary School, Bolton

28th May 2017

North West, Bolton and Wigan

Part time

Paid (£30k-40k pro rata)

crafts, visual arts, Other, Textiles

Alex Bradley


Pikes Lane Primary School (Bolton) and Golborne School (Wigan) are running an exciting Art Project on the 3rd of July 2017 which requires 2 textile artists ( one at each school) to work with approximately 15 pupils at a time to make a felt or cotton banner/s using the theme of diversity and difference as a stimuli.

Fees can be negotiated based on the materials and outcomes proposed.

We are expecting the work to be of high quality so that we can display it in a public forum, so finishing costs can be discussed too if appropriate.

More info here.

Director, Bluecoat Display Centre

9th June 2017

North West (Liverpool City Centre)

Full time

Paid (£25k-30k)

crafts, visual arts

Recruitment advisory group
The Director of the BDC leads a small team of experienced staff who are passionate about contemporary craft.  It is the Director’s role to ensure the smooth running of the BDC’s operations and outreach activities and to oversee its long and short term financial and commercial strategy, supported by the board of directors.

For further information click here.


Freelance Workshop Facilitators required – South Asian Art, The Whitworth, University of Manchester

16th June 2017

North West

Part time

Paid (£10k-15k pro rata)

crafts, combined arts, museums,music, visual arts

Francine Hayfron

The New North and South network, supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence programme, will bring prominence to the work of leading Bangladeshi, Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan and UK artists and include new artistic commissions, exhibitions and performances in Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool and in Colombo, Dhaka, Lahore, Karachi and Kochi.The Whitworth is seeking to increase our pool of practitioners, particularly those skilled in South Asian art and culture.

Expressions of interest sought from artists and creative facilitators (any media) to deliver a variety of workshops.

Interested? Click here


Fundraiser, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art

3rd July 2017

North West

Part time

Paid (£20k-25k pro rata)

visual arts

Hannah Hartley

The Fundraiser role at Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) is a new post that will play a vital role in raising funds across the organisation, working closely with the Director to identify future funding opportunities in line with our strategic objectives. We are seeking an experienced and talented individual to build relationships on behalf of CFCCA and secure funding from a range of sources including Foundations, Trusts and Public Sector grant-making bodies.

For more information click here


Technical Manager, Z-arts

2nd June 2017

North West

Full time

Paid (£20k-25k)

combined arts, dance, film, music,theatre, visual arts

Paul Roberts

An opportunity has arisen to play a key management role at Z-arts. To provide efficient provision of technical services to the organization, with due care for Health & Safety; for all events in all public, performance and other spaces for all productions and participatory projects, with particular focus on the theatre.

For more detailed information and how to apply, click here

Artist in residence opportunity x 3, Hayton Castle CIC

31st May 2017

North West

Part time

Paid (£15k-20k pro rata)

crafts, combined arts, interdisciplinary arts

Steven Westgarth

Hayton Castle Fields CIC is looking for three artists-in-residence for an exciting recycling project in Cumbria.

Looking for:

Three artists to complete a residency (min. 5 days, max. 14 days) at Hayton Castle Fields, where they will:

  • Complete one or more pieces of art/sculpture which would remain on site in our woodland, using fly tipped materials (on their own or combined with other media).
  • Facilitate two community workshops during the residency, where they would teach local people techniques and share ideas to make their own artwork out of fly-tipped materials.

Residencies would need take place in July, August or September 2017 and would need to include a weekend.

Click here for more info