Opportunities

Liverpool Biennial is the UK biennial of contemporary art. Taking place over 15 weeks 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.

We are currently recruiting for an Interim Head of Production and Education Assistant. Follow us on social media and subscribe to our monthly newsletter to be the first to hear about upcoming vacancies. We are committed to promoting equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Interim Head of Production

Salary: Competitive (depending on qualifications and experience)
Full-time, fixed term contract February – November 2018 (maternity cover)

We are looking to appoint an Interim Head of Production to be responsible for the planning, management and delivery of Liverpool Biennial exhibitions, installations, public programmes, and public art projects. The post is offered on a temporary contract to cover for maternity leave, from February until November 2018.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level, and have at least five years’ experience developing and producing large scale, multi-commission, international contemporary art projects.

Further information is available in the information pack here.

If you would like to apply you should send:

  • A letter of application identifying your relevant skills and experience
  • A full curriculum vitae identifying your main achievements to date
  • The names and full contact details of two referees. We will request references only with your prior agreement if you are invited to and confirm attendance at interview

Applications should be sent to jane@biennial.com. Closing date for receipt of applications is 12pm on Monday 15 January 2018


Education Assistant

Salary: £17,095
Full-time, 12-month contract

Education is central to Liverpool Biennial’s programme and is integrated throughout all of its work. We are currently seeking to appoint an Education Assistant to join our team and work with our Education Curator to co-ordinate a wide variety of events, programmes and projects, including the Liverpool Biennial 2018 exhibition and our touring and year-round programme.

We are looking for someone who has a strong interest in contemporary visual art, and who has a knowledge and understanding of the Liverpool area.

This post is funded by the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries Programme. To apply you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have graduated with a degree (BA or equivalent) in any subject within the past 2 years (graduation date of 2015, 2016 or 2017). No minimum grade required; AND
  • Have received, and be able to provide, evidence of the full maintenance grant during the full period of your course; AND
  • Be a full-time UK resident.

Download the full application pack here or by email from jane@biennial.com

Completed applications should be sent to jane@biennial.com no later than 12pm on Thursday 14 December 2017. Interviews will be held in Liverpool on 20 December 2017. Please note we cannot accept applications by CV alone.

The Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries 2017-19 programme is designed and managed by Jerwood Charitable Foundation in partnership with the British Council. It has been made possible through the combined support of Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence Fund, Garfield Weston Foundation, Jerwood Charitable Foundation, CHK Charities Limited and PRS Foundation.