Liverpool Biennial is the UK biennial of contemporary art. Taking place every two years across the city in public spaces, galleries, museums and online, the Biennial commissions artists from around the world to make and present work in the context of Liverpool. Founded in 1998, Liverpool Biennial has commissioned over 340 new artworks and presented work by more than 480 artists from around the world.

We are currently seeking an experienced Programme Manager to join our team. Further details about the role and how to apply can be found below. To be the first to hear about further opportunities at Liverpool Biennial, follow us on social media and subscribe to our newsletter.

Diversity and inclusion are core values at Liverpool Biennial. We welcome applications to our roles from all sectors of the community, including applications from people of colour, Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups, Indigenous people, people with disabilities, people who identify as being LGBTQIA+ and others who demonstrate the ability to contribute to our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Programme Manager

Salary: Band 3 - £33,058 – £37,345 (depending on experience)
Hours: 37.5 per week
Contract type: Permanent

Liverpool Biennial is seeking a dynamic and forward-thinking Programme Manager to join its team. This is an exciting opportunity to lead the Programme Team and to support the Director through managing the delivery of the Biennial edition and its year-round programme of activity. The role requires management of relationships with local, national and international partners, and provides an excellent opportunity to be part of an open and proactive organisation – delivering outstanding contemporary art to diverse audiences in one of the world’s most vibrant and illustrious cities. 

Our ideal candidate is someone with at least seven years’ experience in managing contemporary art programmes, along with well-developed communication, staff and budget management skills. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, engaged and adaptable, and who will be comfortable working in a non-conventional and exciting environment. 

Application packs can be downloaded here or by email from jane@biennial.com.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Monday 17 August 2020 and first interviews are expected to be held via Zoom or Microsoft Teams in the week commencing Monday 24 August 2020.