Details on vacancies, volunteering and placement opportunities available within the cultural sector within the Liverpool City Region are detailed below. Full details on vacancies can be found on the external website links provided.

Head of Visitor Experience – The Shakespeare North Playhouse

The Shakespeare North Playhouse is a unique new arts venue, opening in the summer of 2022.  It will present a vibrant contemporary culture and learning programme featuring home co-produced and visiting performances, as well as comedy, music, community work, hire and events and a range of education and training activities.

We are looking for a Head of Visitor experience who will have overall responsibility for the delivery of a seamless visit for all audiences and customers, ensuring the customer journey encourages repeat visits and brand loyalty.

More information on Head of Visitor Experience here

Head of Audiences – The Shakespeare North Playhouse

The Shakespeare North Playhouse is a unique new arts venue, opening in the summer of 2022.  It will present a vibrant contemporary cultural and learning programme featuring home co-produced and visiting performances, as well as comedy, music, community work, hire and events and a range of education and training activities.

We are looking for an exceptional Head of Audiences to develop and lead the Marketing and Communications team. The post holder will work closely with engagement colleagues to reach out to local communities and work with the Head of Visitor Experience to create an outstanding customer offer. The role will inspire and manage the team to embed the brand, create and implement engaging and unique campaigns which will develop a new audience base, increase loyalty and engagement, achieve ticket sales targets and raise the profile of the organisation.

More information on Head of Visitor Experience here

Port Operative Trainee

The Liverpool Cruise Terminal is a 350-metre-long floating structure situated on the River Mersey enabling large cruise ships to visit. Cruise Liverpool aim to exceed passenger expectations at every stage of their journey. Cruise Liverpool change perceptions by ensuring guests experience Liverpool as the modern, thriving, dynamic, cosmopolitan destination we know it to be.

Cruise Liverpool are looking for a young person to join the team to work alongside the experienced Port Operatives.

Further details on the role, training and hours are available here.

Exhibitions Producer

FACT Liverpool is looking for an Exhibitions Producer to provide support to the Head of Programme, Senior Exhibitions Producer and Studio Lab Manager to produce and deliver timely, high-quality artists’ commissions and exhibitions. 

The role will work in close collaboration with the Technical Manager, Public Programme Producer and Learning Team in the planning and development of projects. This will include:

  • Liaising with artists to establish specific production support for projects
  • Coordinating logistics and scheduling for all exhibitions
  • Preparing project and budgetary information
  • Organising documentation of exhibitions and events
  • Collating content for web and print communication
  • Overseeing a variety of administrative and production and producing tasks for the department

Download a recruitment pack for more details – Exhibitions Producer 

Closing date: 6 February 2021

Programme Technologist

The purpose of this new role is to provide technology-led support to the development and delivery of the artistic programme across Exhibitions, Learning, and Public events, collaborating with the FACT Marketing & Communications team to achieve this. The Programme Technologist will work closely within the new Studio/Lab to introduce artists-in-residence to new techniques and possibilities for the presentation of their work, as well as working with the Learning team as they develop participatory artworks between artists and young people.

The role is ideal for someone who has an interest in contemporary art, artistic processes, and a desire to explore the potential of new technologies to shape experimental and extraordinary experiences. This is a role ideally suited to recent graduates or those at an early stage of their career looking to build their experience and portfolio. We will offer relevant training and mentorship to support and enhance the technical skills of the appointee.

Download a recruitment pack for more details – Programme Technologist

Closing date: 6 February 2021 

Arts Coordinator

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are looking to recruit an Arts Coordinator. We all know that NHS services improve and save lives. What is not as widely known is that the arts can also make a powerful contribution to health and wellbeing.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Arts Coordinator to join us for a 12-month period and help us demonstrate the importance of the arts when it comes to healthcare.

This is a new role and will involve a lot of autonomy, so we are looking for someone who already holds specialist knowledge and can hit the ground running to create an inclusive art programme for the Trust.

In return, the Arts Coordinator will have the freedom to explore and develop ideas alongside a passionate Arts Steering Group. We also offer great flexibility and the chance to make a real difference – you will often be supporting people during a time of need, as well as supporting staff wellbeing while we continue to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

We are looking for someone who has experience of managing arts-based projects, bidding/applying for arts funding, and building relationships with artists and arts-related organisations (any creative skills that could be shared with our 5,000-strong workforce would also be a bonus).

Find out more about this vacancy for an Arts Coordinator here.


Associate Producer

The Associate Producer role is pivotal within 20 Stories High’s structure – and to its success. We are looking for a dynamic, experienced individual with bold ideas and an open mind to join the 20 Stories High team.

It is important to us that the Associate Producer shares the company’s values, and is committed to contributing to our developing practice in terms of both wellbeing and EDIA (Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Activism).

Find out more about this vacancy for an Associate Producer at 20 Stories High here.

Artistic Proposal Submissions

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival (LAAF) is inviting artistic proposals for our 2022 festival.

The festival will be held in July, 2022 and it will be twenty years since the first Liverpool Arab Arts Festival was held in the city.

Whether in Liverpool or online, we work with Arab artists who are living and / or working in the UK, in an Arab country or within its communities, or identify as having Arab heritage.

As a festival, we work with artists across a range of artforms, including: music, performance, theatre, literature, spoken word, visual art and more. You can see examples of previous festival programmes on our website.

Proposals can be in any of these artforms. Outputs can include live or digital performances, events, artworks, exhibitions, workshops, public realm works, talks, panel discussions or young people’s activities. The deadline to apply is 7 January 2022.

For further information on the LAAF 2022 Opportunities please click here.

Artist / Cultural Opportunity

Culture Liverpool are seeking proposals from arts organisations to create a new
performance or installation piece for Chinese New Year 2022, Year of the Tiger. This should be a piece that can be showcased as part of the Chinese New Year event on Sunday 6th February or over that weekend.

The piece should be within the event footprint (see below) as a street performance or installation or designed as a stage performance, though thought should be given to whether a piece can work onstage and off if a performance.

All proposals should be designed for outdoors in February. We are particularly keen to see collaborative proposals and it would be beneficial to have partner organisation match or in-kind contributions. The piece or installation can be themed around the Year of the Tiger, the many traditions associated with Chinese New Year or the history of Liverpool’s Chinese community. It should be colourful, engaging, exciting and innovative and bring a contemporary twist to the traditional events.

Event Footprint: Chinatown including Nelson St, Great George Square, Berry Street, Great
George Street, Bold Street, St Luke’s Bombed Out Church.

Timescale: Sunday 6th February 2022, or that weekend.

To submit a proposal please send the following: Full proposal with description of piece, costs and any contributions/in-kind, illustrations if applicable, and timescale. Also any get-in/derig times if applicable.

Information and past experience of your organisation and any collaborative partners you’d
be working with to [email protected] by 5.00pm on Monday 13th December 2021

Pathway into Healthcare

Reach your potential with NHS Cadets and learn the skills you need to support vital healthcare teams across the country.

NHS Cadets is a new scheme created by St John Ambulance in partnership with the NHS, providing opportunities to explore skills, knowledge and volunteering roles within healthcare. It is aimed at young people aged 14 to 18 who are from communities currently
under-represented within the NHS and St John Ambulance.

The programme offers young people health awareness sessions, courses to  develop their leadership and communication skills and an insight or experience in volunteering within the NHS.

It is a free programme, consisting of weekly, 2-hour sessions for 11 months. Cadets will be supported throughout their volunteering journey by our NHS Cadets Team.

Who can get involved?

The initiative is seeking young people who might not have previously
considered volunteering in healthcare. This includes, but is not
limited to:

  • Young people living with learning difficulties and / or disabilities (we will
    need to discuss if we have the support network to help you participate)
  • Young people in the care system, or recent care leavers
  • Refugees or Asylum Seekers
  • Young Carers
  • Homeless young people
  • Those not in education, employment or training, or those not going to or
    haven’t achieved grade 4 or above at GCSE.
  • Those living with mental health concerns (same principle as anyone
    with a learning difficulty or disability)
  • Those who identify as being part of the LGBTQI+ community (lesbian,
    gay, bisexual, transgender, queer intersex+)
  • Those coming from low-income families /young people in receipt of free
    school meals
  • Young people from ethnic minority communities

How do I get involved?

New groups will be opening from January 2022, and by 2023 10,000 young people will have enrolled as NHS Cadets. The January 2022 programmes will initially be delivered virtually with a look to face-to-face sessions in the near future. Some programmes
are 14 – 16 and 16 – 18 years old.

For further information, find where your local programme is (for your age) and apply please visit

Project Producers: The Shakespeare North Playhouse

The Shakespeare North Playhouse is a unique new arts venue, opening in the summer of 2022. It will present a vibrant contemporary cultural and learning programme featuring home co-produced and visiting performances, as well as comedy, music, community work, hire and events and a range of education and training activities.

We are looking for two individuals with least 2 years producing and/or delivery experience of creative learning opportunities to support the Learning Programme for this inspiring new venture, focussing on delivering a programme of events, social engagement and out-reach programmes and delivering opportunities for learning.

The jobholders will report directly to Evonne Bixter, Head of Engagement for Shakespeare North Trust and be a key member of the Culture and Learning team at Shakespeare North Playhouse, led by Laura Collier, Creative Director and Programmer.

The full-time contracted hours of work are 40 per week.  However, due to the nature of this role, flexibility will be required particularly around the event programme. Shakespeare North is committed to achieving a happy and effective workforce and will give consideration to any flexible working arrangement, providing that the requirements of the role can be delivered to a high standard.

The full-time salary for this role is circa £23,000 based on relevant skills and experience.

Find out more about these vacancies at The Shakespeare North here.

Senior Curators: Tate Liverpool

We are currently recruiting for Senior Curator, Learning and Senior Curator, Exhibitions. We are advertising these roles at the same time as we seek to appoint two leads for the programme team.

The aim of Tate is to increase public awareness, understanding and enjoyment of British art from the 16th century to the present day, and of international modern and contemporary art.

Located on the Albert Dock since 1988, Tate Liverpool is one of the largest galleries of modern and contemporary art outside of London, showing the Tate Collection of modern and contemporary art in new and innovative ways alongside ambitious temporary exhibitions.

The focus of Tate Liverpool’s vision is on connecting with our audience and promoting the civic role of a gallery, and in particular the new possibilities for the role of co-creation and partnership between artists, art and audiences in the twenty first century. The Exhibitions and Displays department works closely with the Learning department to devise a programme in line with these principles.

Find out more about these vacancies at Tate Liverpool here.

Project Manager

Between 29 October – 06 November 2022, the city of Liverpool is to host the World Gymnastics Championships.  Delivered by Liverpool City Council in partnership UK Sport and British Gymnastics, over 550 gymnasts from 75 countries are expected to compete at the M&S Bank Arena, making it one of the largest international sporting events ever to be held in the city.

WGC2022 and Culture Liverpool are seeking a Project Manager to develop and deliver a crosscurricular, creative education online resource linked to the WGC2022 and the city of Liverpool. The resource content needs to be innovative in its approach, using various methods, suggested activities and cross-curricular creative lesson ideas to engage children and young people in schools.

Find out more information on this vacancy for a Project Manager here

Artist Opportunity

National Museums Liverpool are currently inviting artists working in the Northwest of England to submit their proposals to create a pop-up exhibition focusing on Liverpool and its role in historic slavery hosted at the Martin Luther King Jr. building.

During 2022 and 2023 the International Slavery Museum will host a series of pop-up exhibitions exploring the many profound and import stories of the transatlantic slave trade and its legacies. These interventions will help build momentum towards an ambitious transformation plans for the Liverpool Waterfront, and the newly reimagined International Slavery Museum.

NML want to provide a platform for multiple voices in developing their vision, influencing, and shaping the transformation of the museum,  its storytelling and the wider historic waterfront. With this in mind, the team want to open their doors and welcome exciting new ideas and experimental approaches to how we interpret our past and look forward to the future.

Find our more about this Artist Opportunity with National Museums Liverpool.

Sponsorship Sales Manager

Sound City are currently looking for a Sponsorship Sales Manager with a proven track record to join this fast-growing business working within the music and entertainment sector (live music, conferences, records, publishing and management).

You will be selling across their portfolio of services and products that are both B2B and B2C related in both the UK and internationally. Sound City are looking for a commercially driven candidate with an entrepreneurial mindset who is looking to make the next step in their career into an autonomous role with large amounts of responsibility. The team are dynamic, innovative and young which gives you unrivalled opportunities for development, personal growth, travel and succession. As a fast-growing company there is lots of scope to grow within the business and your voice will be heard from day 1.

Find out more on this vacancy here

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