Opportunities

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. Founded in 1998, Liverpool Biennial has commissioned over 340 new artworks and presented work by more than 480 artists from around the world.

We are currently recruiting for a Programme Manager, a Head of Business Development and Marketing, a Director's PA and a Finance Officer to join our team. Further details about the roles and how to apply can be found below. To be the first to hear about further opportunities at Liverpool Biennial, follow us on social media and subscribe to our newsletter.

Diversity and inclusion are core values at Liverpool Biennial. We welcome applications to our roles from all sectors of the community, including applications from people of colour, Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups, Indigenous people, people with disabilities, people who identify as being LGBTQIA+ and others who demonstrate the ability to contribute to our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.


Programme Manager

Salary: Band 3 - £33,058 – £37,345 (depending on experience)
Hours: 37.5 per week
Contract type: Permanent

Liverpool Biennial is seeking a dynamic and forward-thinking Programme Manager to join its team. This is an exciting opportunity to lead the Programme Team and to support the Director through managing the delivery of the Biennial edition and its year-round programme of activity. The role requires management of relationships with local, national and international partners, and provides an excellent opportunity to be part of an open and proactive organisation – delivering outstanding contemporary art to diverse audiences in one of the world’s most vibrant and illustrious cities. 

Our ideal candidate is someone with at least seven years’ experience in managing contemporary art programmes, along with well-developed communication, staff and budget management skills. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, engaged and adaptable, and who will be comfortable working in a non-conventional and exciting environment. 

Application packs can be downloaded here or by email from jane@biennial.com.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Monday 17 August 2020 and first interviews are expected to be held via Zoom or Microsoft Teams in the week commencing Monday 24 August 2020.


Head of Business Development and Marketing

Salary: Band 3 - £ 35,191 – £39,288 (depending on experience)
Hours: 37.5 per week
Contract type: Permanent

Liverpool Biennial is seeking a creative and dynamic Head of Business Development and Marketing to join its team. You will manage our communications and fundraising strategies – ensuring consistency of branding across all of our materials and communications, and establishing meaningful relationships with major grant funders, corporate sponsors, partners and stakeholders within the city and beyond. This is an exciting new role for a gifted communicator with an entrepreneurial mindset to be part of an open and agile team.

We are looking for someone with a passion for contemporary art, who is energetic, engaged and adaptable, and who will be comfortable working in a non-conventional yet exciting environment. You should have at least five years’ experience in a similar role, ideally in the arts although this is not essential.

Application packs can be downloaded here or by email from jane@biennial.com.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday 11 September 2020 and interviews are expected to be held in the week commencing Monday 14 September 2020. First interviews will most likely take place over Zoom or Microsoft Teams.


Director's PA

Salary: Band 4 - £20,785 – £21,892 (depending on experience)
Hours: 37.5 per week
Contract type: Permanent

Liverpool Biennial is seeking an experienced Director’s PA. You will be responsible for managing the Director’s diary, correspondence and travel arrangements, as well as organising, preparing for and minuting meetings. You will undertake research for the Director, producing reports, documents and presentations.

You will be a super organised, confident multi-tasker, with meticulous attention to detail, excellent communications skills, and be comfortable working in a non-conventional, informal and fast paced environment, where no two days are the same.

Advanced level proficiency in all aspects of Microsoft Office is essential, and you must have at least two years’ experience in a similar role. Experience of working in an arts organisation would be a distinct advantage, but it is more important that you are able to learn quickly, remain calm under pressure and be able to prioritise and show initiative.

Application packs can be downloaded here or by email from jane@biennial.com

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday 11 September 2020 and interviews are expected to be held in the week commencing Monday 21 September 2020. First interviews will most likely take place over Zoom or Microsoft Teams.


Finance Officer

Salary: Band 3 - £22,394 – £24,527 (depending on qualifications and experience)
Hours: 37.5 per week
Contract type: Permanent

Liverpool Biennial is seeking a Finance Officer to join its team. You will support our Head of Finance by maintaining accurate and legally compliant records and reports which support and record the Biennial’s programme of activities. This will include running of the monthly payroll.

You will have meticulous attention to detail, excellent written and verbal communications skills, and be comfortable working in a non-conventional yet exciting, informal and fast-paced environment. You should be qualified to AAT level 4 or equivalent, and have at least two years’ experience in a similar project based role, ideally in the arts although this is not essential.

Application packs can be downloaded here or by email from jane@biennial.com

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday 11 September 2020 and interviews are expected to be held in the week commencing Monday 14 September 2020. First interviews will most likely take place over Zoom or Microsoft Teams.