Spike Island


Development Manager

Spike Island seeks an ambitious fundraiser who has a successful track record of generating income, to join our lively contemporary art and design organisation.

The successful candidate will play an important role in generating fundraising income from a range of sources including trusts and foundations, individual giving and businesses. You will be proactive, resourceful and a great team player with a willingness to work under pressure.

The position is offered full time (35 hours per week) at £24k p.a. 

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Download an application form

The deadline to apply is 5pm, Monday 8 May 2017.

Interviews will be held week commencing 15 May 2017.

Please return the completed application form by email to recruit@spikeisland.org.uk or by post in an envelope marked ‘CONFIDENTIAL’ to: Isabel Jones, Office and HR Manager, Spike Island, 133 Cumberland Road, Bristol BS1 6UX

Spike Island is an equal opportunities employer.


Volunteering at Spike Island

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 particularly looking for volunteers to assist with our Open event from 28 April to 1 May 2017.

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).

Find out more here

To apply:

Complete an application form and return it by email to volunteer@spikeisland.org.uk

If you have any further questions, please email Adriana Carvalho, Volunteer Coordinator (maternity cover) at volunteer@spikeisland.org.uk



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