Arnolfini seeks Head of Programme


Based in Bristol’s Harbourside, Arnolfini is one of Europe’s leading centres for the contemporary arts. Through a visual arts-led multidisciplinary programme of exhibitions, live art, dance, music, film, poetry and literature, with a strong emphasis on learning and participation, it fosters artistic experiment and engagement.

 With the support of its public stakeholders, Arnolfini is going through an exciting period of renewal. The new CEO is leading the organisation into a stable future of international artistic ambition which is firmly rooted at the heart of Bristol’s cultural offer.

Accountable to the CEO, the Head of Programme is a new role with responsibility for developing a significant, international programme of contemporary arts which will appeal to new and more diverse audiences, while engaging with the gallery’s loyal supporters. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the programming and technical teams in addition to forging new partnerships in order to develop the profile of Arnolfini’s artistic programme nationally and internationally. 

To succeed in this role the Head of Programme will be a creative, adaptive thinker, resourceful and collaborative with a passion for audiences. The Head of Programme will be a respected contemporary arts programmer with the vision to work across disciplines to appeal to audiences from local to global with excellent people, budget and management skills. 

If you have the skills and experience to drive new and innovative programmes for this award-winning centre for the contemporary arts please visit to download an information pack. 

Application deadline, noon 7 April 2015 
Telephone Interviews 10 April 
Full Interviews to be held on 21 April 2015

For further information on the post and details of how to apply please call 0117 9172310 or email or download further information from