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About This Role:

We are looking for a bright, motivated and hard-working administrator for our Peterborough office. You will join a small, committed and highly motivated team who have worked at the Peterborough site since its inception. You will have excellent organisational and interpersonal skills, often being the public face of the organisation and the first point of contact for artists and audiences. The role is very hands-on and no two days are alike. You will also have the opportunity to work alongside the team on many exciting artists’ projects.

This opportunity has become available due to internal promotion.

Deadline for applications is Monday 6th May. Interviews will take place on Monday 13th May. For full job description please click here.




About This Role:

This post will be a key part of Metal’s Senior Management Team. You will bring a broad experience and knowledge of managing people and operations, as well as developing and delivering both small and large-scale arts programme across a range of artistic disciplines. You will bring an excellent knowledge of artists in the UK and internationally and experience of attracting a diverse range of funding and strategic partnerships. Responsible for the continued development of Metal’s buildings, resources and programme of activities in Southend-on-Sea, the successful candidate will understand how to work effectively with people at all levels, as well as managing a programme of regular artist’s residencies, events, activities and partnership relationships. We are looking for an experienced, senior arts manager with a strong track record of resourcing and delivering high impact arts programme with a particular set of highly developed skills around participation. The successful candidate will work closely with Metal’s Artistic Director & CEO, Senior Management Team and Associate Curators – as well as leading project teams in Southend and, from time to time, working with project teams in Liverpool and Peterborough.

Deadline for applications is Friday 31 May. Interviews will take place w/c 17 June 2019.   For full job description please click here.




About This Role:

As a key member of Metal’s team working towards Estuary 2020 you will be based in Southend on Sea working largely, but not exclusively on the South Essex side of the river.   This is a senior role with the following responsibilities:-

  • developing and maintaining strategic partnerships and opportunities for the festival programme;
  • working with artists to produce and realise new, commissioned work as well as finding opportunities to show existing works;
  • helping to raise funds and develop the resources and team to deliver an exciting set of cultural development and arts events programming;
  • working with a wide and diverse constituency of people through artist-led socially engaged and participatory practice.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you if: you thrive on building relationships and shaping ambitious arts programme; you can demonstrate a commitment to creating opportunities for people of all ages and from all walks of life to participate in, and access great art; and if you can evidence practical experience of attracting funding and resources to create exciting cultural events.

Deadline for applications is Friday 31 May. Interviews will take place w/c 17 June 2019.   For full job description please click here.




If you are interested in volunteering at Metal in Southend, Liverpool or Peterborough, please click here.

If you are interested in volunteering to help prepare for and crew Village Green 2019 – please click here.

We are also putting together a Youth Forum to help curate, manage and promote the Youth Stage at Village Green 2019 – interested in getting involved?  More information here.