Job Vacancies

BCB advertises all its employment opportunities – both salaried roles within the BCB team and commissioned or associate artist, usually freelance roles.

These vacancies are advertised on our website; through newsletters and social media; via our networks, as well as on the Arts Council’s ‘Arts jobs’ section and other outlets such as:

There is a thorough selection process in place whenever such roles are recruited.

Please note, artist commissions are advertised separately but on a similar basis.


Other Opportunities

Other opportunities such as internships; placements; training and volunteering have all been offered in the past. At present, however, due to Covid19 and recent personnel changes within the organisation, we no longer have the capacity, nor the resources to sustain and support such roles, for the time being. However, we hope in the future to create a post which will support such opportunities and are applying for funding to support this in 2022 and beyond.


 2021 Festival

For 2021 and in particular in relation to the festival we do not feel secure offering volunteer roles to help us run the festival as it would not be fair to ask volunteers to ensure our visitors are Covid compliant.

Therefore, we have decided, for the first time, to employ paid Festival Assistants. Whilst this means that we will reduce the number of invigilators from a pool of 30+ volunteers, it has enabled us to create ten, entry-level roles in the creative industries, through the government’s Kickstarter scheme. The deadline for these roles ended on 27 July and we are now in the process of interviewing applicants.


WEA Opportunity

However we are working in partnership with the Workers Educational Association (WEA) to offer up to 15 Engagement volunteer roles. These would involve supporting the engagement team during practical sessions, preparing clay, tools and equipment for sessions and assisting with demonstrations. Supporting with tours of the exhibition carried out by the engagement team.

If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Sarah Fraser our studio manager on sarah@britishceramicsbiennial.com

Please note: You will need to be available to attend a training course on 6-8 September inclusive and commit to being added to the volunteer rota according to your availability from 11 September – 17 October 2021.