Opportunities

Dandelion Flowers Ice Cream by Jorge Menna Barreto, LightNight 2019. Photo by Jake Ryan

Liverpool Biennial is the UK’s largest festival of contemporary visual art. Taking over unexpected and public spaces, historic sites and art galleries, the biennial has been transforming the city through art for over two decades. Our 12th edition will take place June - September 2023.

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


ASSISTANT CURATOR, PRODUCTION – FIXED-TERM CONTRACT TO 30 NOVEMBER 2023

Liverpool Biennial is currently seeking an Assistant Curator to join its Programme Team, to work on the delivery of the Biennial’s 12th edition and year-round programme.

We are looking for someone who is organised, energetic, engaged and adaptable, with at least three years’ experience of working in a similar role in contemporary visual arts. This role provides an excellent opportunity to be part of an open, proactive and agile team, delivering outstanding contemporary art in one of the world’s most vibrant and illustrious cities.

This role will be offered on a fixed-term contract to 30 November 2023, and involve some evening and weekend working, for which we offer compensatory time off in lieu.

Application packs with further details about the Biennial, this role and how to apply are available to download from the Biennial website or by email from jane@biennial.com

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

Closing date for receipt of applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 17 July 2022 and interviews are expected to be held in person in Liverpool on Tuesday 2 August.


LEARNING PROGRAMME ASSISTANT – FIXED TERM CONTRACT TO 30 NOVEMBER 2023

Liverpool Biennial is currently seeking a Programme Assistant to join its Learning Team, to work on the Biennial’s 12th edition as well as its year-round programme of learning activities and events. They will support the Curator of Learning by working with artists on new commissions, and delivering engaging, in-person and online workshops for schools, families and diverse communities from across the Liverpool City Region and beyond.

Our ideal candidate will have a knowledge of and passion for contemporary visual arts, and experience of working on participatory arts projects with young people, schools and/or community groups. We are looking for someone who is self-motivated, energetic, and flexible, with at least two years’ experience of working in a similar role in contemporary visual arts. Although not essential, experience in the Liverpool City Region would be beneficial.

The Learning Programme Assistant also undertakes a range of administrative duties relating to both the learning and programme teams, in addition to working cross-departmentally with the other Biennial departments.

This role will be offered on a fixed-term contract to 30 November 2023, and will involve some evening and weekend working, for which we offer compensatory time off in lieu. The successful candidate will need to have or to obtain a DBS enhanced certificate.

Application packs with further details about the Biennial, this role and how to apply are available to download from the Biennial website or by email from jane@biennial.com

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

Closing date for receipt of applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 17 July 2022 and interviews are expected to be held in person in Liverpool on Thursday 4 August.