Jobs & Opportunities

There are always ways of becoming involved with us, whether this is as a participant or a volunteer, a job or an artist call-out! 

Current Opportunities


Salary: £22,197-£24,144 pro-rata  

Hours: 0.82fte (30hrs/wk)  
Closing Date:  07 May 2023 
Interview Date:  25 May 2023 
Reference: 0355-23 

Lancaster Arts: Where ideas, people and places connect 

Lancaster Arts is excited to be recruiting for an Assistant Curator to play a key role in our programme delivery. This role will support the curation and development of our visual arts programme in the Peter Scott Gallery, working across the Lancaster University campus and wider afield, wherever exhibitions may be situated. You will support the Curator to maintain a high standard of upkeep of the university’s art collection and enable the day-to-day running of the Peter Scott Gallery, working closely with artists, volunteers and colleagues at the university and partners in Lancaster and beyond. 

This is a role requiring an enthusiasm for making things happen, artistic ambition and a commitment to the highest standards of exhibition practice. Our ideal candidate will be diligent with strong interpersonal and practical ‘can do’ skills. You will also be someone who can grow and develop with us as we explore new opportunities together. 

Lancaster Arts is a distinctive contemporary arts organisation in the Northwest of England with a renowned reputation for cutting edge arts practice in all art forms. We are a part of the National Portfolio of Arts Council England. Our home is at the heart of the beautiful Lancaster University campus and our venues include the Great Hall, Nuffield Theatre and Peter Scott Gallery and we regularly host work off campus in the Lancaster District. We are proud of our artist development programme, which supports and features artists at all stages of their careers. In addition, we host a wide spectrum of events and participatory opportunities across contemporary theatre, dance, music, visual art, live art, contemporary circus, and comedy, and we work closely with partners locally, regionally and internationally to achieve this. Please check out the rest of this website to see what we do.

We are a friendly team  but we need to better reflect the rich diversity of the northwest. We strongly welcome applications from disabled, D/deaf and/or neurodivergent people and those of Black and Asian heritages, and all ethnically diverse backgrounds. We will guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet all essential criteria. We hope that the successful applicant will be able to start working with us in the summer months.  

This is a part time (30 hours per week), indefinite post. 

If you would like an informal discussion about this role, please contact our Curator at 

For more details on the role and how to apply, please visit 

Our vacancy management is coordinated by Lancaster University and you must complete an online application via Jobs at Lancaster University ( Please do not send CVs or cover letters to Lancaster Arts. 



Lancaster Arts hosts commissions all year-round that invite participants to have a direct role in the creation of the work. If this is of interest, please get in touch with us at

Student Opportunities

Lancaster Arts has frequent opportunities for short term placements and internships. One of our marketing placements has written a blog about her experiences last year here.

To find out more about how to get involved, please go here.


Lancaster Arts has fantastic opportunities for volunteering. Please visit our Volunteering page. If you can spare a few hours we are always seeking volunteers of all ages to support our arts activity. Get in touch with us at