Spike Island



Spike Island wishes to appoint a new Director to lead the organisation when Helen Legg departs in the summer to take up the role of Director of Tate Liverpool.

We are looking for a person with energy, experience and commitment to lead and develop the organisation and its over-arching vision – artistic and organisational. Supported by a committed and highly motivated staff team and board, the successful candidate will consolidate and build on the success of recent years and develop a range of new and exciting initiatives.

How to apply:

Candidates should download and read the application pack and job description below. You must submit a CV and covering letter demonstrating your suitability for the role and how you meet the skills and experience required to recruit@spikeisland.org.uk.

Director Application pack

Job Description

Equal Opportunities form

Deadline for applications: 10am on Friday 8 June 2018


Please note, we can only accept applications for advertised vacancies and are not able to accept speculative CV’s for employment.

Volunteering Opportunities

Our team of Volunteers make a significant contribution to the work we do. We are currently inviting applications from individuals who would like to join our Volunteer Invigilator team. We are looking for enthusiastic people who have a keen interest in engaging with contemporary art, interacting with our visitors, and who have a positive and helpful attitude.

We are currently looking for volunteer invigilators to support our spring exhibitions and events programme.

To apply:

Could you spare one afternoon per week, Tuesday to Sunday, 11:45am–5pm? If so, please contact Beckie Upton, Volunteer Coordinator: volunteer@spikeisland.org.uk.

Benefits of volunteering at Spike Island:

  • Making a significant contribution to the work of Spike Island
  • Network with other creative individuals at special social events
  • Gain valuable work experience within the arts
  • Enjoy exclusive exhibition previews and Q&A sessions with artists and curators
  • Free entry to talks and events
  • Develop your professional skillset through tailored training
  • Further opportunities to lead tours, assist with workshops and more
  • Apply to longer term placements in specific fields (only offered to current volunteers)

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