Liverpool Biennial is the UK biennial of contemporary art. Taking place every two years across the city in public spaces, galleries, museums and online, the Biennial commissions artists from around the world to make and present work in the context of Liverpool. Liverpool Biennial 2018 takes place from 14 July – 28 October.

We are currently looking for a Head of ProgrammesResearch Participants and Volunteers.

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Head of Programmes

Salary: £32,410 – £38,518 (depending on qualifications and experience)
Full-time, permanent contract
Deadline: Monday 10 September 2018, 12pm

Liverpool Biennial is looking to appoint a Head of Programmes to join the team. The Head of Programmes will support the Director in all aspects of the research, planning and delivery of the Biennial exhibition, public art commissions and the year-round delivery of its public programme.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level and have at least seven years experience in developing and producing contemporary art projects.

Application packs with full details of the role are available to download here or by email from jane@biennial.com

Closing date for receipt of applications is 12pm on Monday 10 September. Interviews will be held in Liverpool on Tuesday 18 September 2018.

Research Participants

Would you like to take part in an exciting research project exploring engagement with the contemporary arts?

Researchers at the University of Sheffield and Newcastle University are working with Liverpool Biennial and arts organisations across the country to better understand audiences for the contemporary arts. The study will lead to the production of a handbook which will be freely shared with arts organisations across the country.

The project team are looking for Liverpool Biennial audience members to take part in an interview with the project's researcher, Dr Sarah Price. Interviews will last around 45 minutes at a time to suit between Thursday 16 August and Sunday 19 August

Questions will include: What kind of arts events do you go to? How did you become interested in the arts? There are no right or wrong answers and there is no need to prepare anything. We just want to hear your thoughts and experiences.

If you are interested in taking part, please fill out  the short form here. The project team may not be able to interview everyone who signs up, but will be in touch either way. As a thank you for your time, you will receive a £10 One4All giftcard.


Would you like to engage with art in new ways, meet like-minded people and gain new skills? Then consider joining our valued team of enthusiastic volunteers and be part of the UK’s largest festival of contemporary art. By getting involved with our volunteer programme you will get to participate in The City is a School, our contemporary art learning platform, work with art professionals and gain valuable experience in the field of contemporary art.

Volunteers will be needed at various times between 15 June and 28 October 2018. We would love it if you could volunteer on a regular basis, but if you can only commit to a couple of volunteering sessions we would still be delighted. All volunteers will be reimbursed for their travel to and from the Biennial and other relevant expenses.

Our next Volunteer induction sessions will be on Thursday 30 August (3–5pm) and Friday 28 September (2–3.30pm) at Baltic Creative, 49 Jamaica Street, Liverpool L1 0AF. Come along and find out more – we will be on hand to answer any and all questions you may have. Please note you are not committing yourself to anything by attending, and volunteering with the Biennial should not affect any benefits you may receive.

All volunteers are welcome to participate in The City is a School, Liverpool Biennial’s contemporary art learning platform, with sessions every Tuesday evenings throughout the Biennial.

To get involved or to request further information email volunteer@biennial.com