Arts Council England works to get great art to everyone by championing, developing and investing in artistic experiences that enrich people’s lives.
To help us achieve this we need to recruit great people in a diverse range of roles.
As the national development agency for the arts, we support a range of artistic activities from theatre to music, literature to dance, photography to digital art, carnival to crafts.
To see current vacancies, visit our recruitment site.
We also manage Arts Jobs, a website and mailing list that details current vacancies and opportunities in the arts community.
Customer Services Advisor, Enquiries Team
Shared Service Centre, Manchester
Following time spent at university and then travelling, I joined the Arts Council because I felt that I needed to begin a career in something that would challenge my perspective and allow me to focus on customer relations. I work within a close knit team who are all extremely knowledgeable. I have been in my stimulating and often challenging role for nearly a year and I am excited to be working for an organisation that is changing with the times.
Grants for the Arts, Manchester
The Arts Council is an employer whose objectives I support and feel committed to. This is a major motivation factor for me. I also think it is as an organisation that invests in its staff. It has provided me with a supportive environment, fantastic colleagues, and room for professional and personal growth. I have valued my opportunity to really help deliver Great Art for Everyone.
Yorkshire Regional Office, Dewsbury
My previous career as pet food salesman, market trader, community centre manager, professional musician, dance teacher, freelance arts manager and local authority arts development officer beat an inevitable path to the Arts Council’s door in 2001. Except for the pet food bit. To date, my responsibilities have included all communications and advocacy work of the Yorkshire office, and relationships with key stakeholders including local authorities, broadcast and media organisations and Government Office. I am the Yorkshire lead on London 2012 and my team are also responsible for work around creative industries, and regeneration in the region. I am now taking on the role of Regional Director. On top of all of these challenges, one of the best things about working for the Arts Council have been the family friendly working arrangements, that have been a real benefit to me as an adoptive parent.
IT Inquiries team, Manchester
After 2 and a half years working as a desktop support analyst for the Arts Council, I was recently promoted to the position of Infrastructure Engineer. As a desktop support analyst you have a lot more contact with users, resolving issues over the phone or remotely. Working as an infrastructure engineer means that I am now supporting more of the back office systems that users don’t tend to see, but are important in providing the services they access.
My internal promotion shows that the Arts Council is an organisation dedicated to the development and training of staff to ensure they achieve their full potential.
Relationship Manager, Theatre
South East Region Office, Brighton
I came to the Arts Council in September 2007 after working as a venue manager and then in a producing company. I’d worked my entire career in very small teams and wanted to experience working in bigger groups of peers and I was also very interested in experiencing the ‘other side’ of the funding relationship. I find myself working in a very stimulating, constantly interesting, (sometimes challenging!) and fun environment with a huge variety of people and the job has given me a massive insight in to the broader arts and cultural infrastructure, which will also be of great benefit when I choose to move on.
Assistant Officer, Enquiries Team
Shared Service Centre, Manchester
I joined the Arts Council in March 2009. The best things about my job are the great people in the team that I work with, the working culture in the organisation, and the fact that no two days are the same. Working here gives me a varied and interesting role with a great range of personal benefits.