Assistant Curator: Exhibitions and Public Programmes

Spike Island is recruit­ing for an Assis­tant Cura­tor: Exhi­bi­tions and Pub­lic Programmes

17:00 11/05/22
£22,900 — £25,100 p.a.
Contact Name
Isabel Jones
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 artistic 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.

The Role

The Assistant Curator: Exhibitions and Public Programmes will support the Curator and Director to develop and deliver Spike Island’s Exhibitions and Public Programmes.

The Exhibitions programme comprises 5-6 shows a year by emerging and underrepresented UK-based and international artists, focusing on new commissions and rarely shown existing work; while our Public Programmes include regular events and activities taking place in person and online for diverse audiences, from regular talks and performances to digital commissions.

We are looking for a person with energy, experience and commitment to take on this role. You will have outstanding project management skills and will become an integral part of Spike Island’s Programme team. Coordinating with staff across the organisation, you will contribute to a culture of good communication and strong support for artists, and help to ensure that the programme engages a growing number and range of audiences.

The position is offered full-time (35hrs per week) at £22,900—£25,100 p.a. depending on experience.

For further information and to download an application pack, please visit:

The deadline to apply is 5pm on Wednesday 11 May 2022
Interviews to be held on Wednesday 18 May 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 Global Majority, young, disabled, LGBTQI+, working class, or living or working in areas of socioeconomic deprivation in Bristol.