Working with us

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Are you an enthusiastic, passionate and committed individual, looking for your next challenge in your career?

We can't achieve great art and culture for everyone without some seriously talented people. We have a team of staff who are passionate about culture, both inside and outside work.

Whether you are looking for an arts or culture-facing role, or wish to join our professional services team, we want people who share our vision.

Tell us what you think about us

Our research partners, the Institute of Employment Studies, are running an online consultation on the reputation of Arts Council England as an employer on our behalf.  If you would like to see the consultation, or know anyone with a career in the arts and cultural sector who might like to contribute, you can find the consultation and background information here

Working here

We have a wide range of roles across England, working out of our main head offices in Manchester and London, as well as our area offices around the country.

We have dedicated teams of Area Relationship Managers, Senior Relationship Managers, Directors, Assistants, as well as professional services such as Communications, Finance, Human Resources and IT.

We are excited by the challenges we face and the variety of work we undertake, and believe that investment in our staff is the key to our success.

We have been awarded Investors in People Gold, one of only around 3% of organisations across the UK. 

If you would like to be part of this vibrant culture, have a look through our current vacancies. 

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Our vacancies

Search all our current full and part-time vacancies

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How you can benefit if you join our team

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Employee diversity

Our commitment to diversity is reflected in our attitude towards our employees

Image captions
Top left to bottom right: 1. Jack Lord in Accidental Death of an Anarchist at Oldham Coliseum Theatre, 2014. Photo © Joel C Fildes / Oldham Coliseum Theatre 2. Eduardo Paolozzi's murals in Tottenham Court Road Station, London, prior to dismantling in 2015. Photo © Historic England 3. Vamos Theatre's 'The Best Thing'. Photo © alienpen / Graeme Braidwood. 4. Detail of Seven reliefs/mosaics (1963) by William Mitchell, in the Grade II listed The Water Gardens, Harlow, Essex. Photo © Historic England 5. Reopening of Manchester Central Library, March 22nd 2014. Photo © Joel C. Fildes for Arts Council England 6. Maudits Sonnants by Transe Express Company at Birmingham Weekender 2015. Photo © Andrew Fox / Birmingham Weekender