Suki Seokyeong Kang, Jeong ¼, 2011-2015. Image courtesy the artist

Suki Seokyeong Kang, Jeong ¼, 2011-2015. Image courtesy the artist

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. Curated by Manuela Moscoso, the 11th edition, The Stomach and the Port, explores notions of the body and ways of connecting with the world. 50 international artists and two collectives are taking part in this year’s biennial. A dynamic programme of free exhibitions, performances, screenings and fringe events unfolds over the 11 weeks, shining a light on the city’s vibrant cultural scene.

Liverpool Biennial have been working hard to reconfigure our 2021 programme to ensure that people are able to engage with the 11th edition in safe, confident and inspiring ways.

We are currently recruiting for a new Director and Development Officer – see further details below. Follow us on social media and subscribe to our monthly newsletter to be the first to hear about upcoming vacancies.

Diversity and inclusion are core values at Liverpool Biennial. We welcome applications from all l 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.


Salary: £72,500 PA

Contract Type: Full-time, permanent. Residency in Liverpool essential.

As Director, you will have a compelling vision to inspire, move and challenge audiences locally, nationally and internationally, along with excellent people management skills to nurture a fast paced, high-performing, innovative and supportive working culture.

With an expert knowledge of international contemporary art, you will have a proven track record of directing national and international projects with multiple artists, curating exhibitions, commissioning public art works, and increasing public engagement whilst sustaining integrated learning and community programmes. You will be commercially astute with an energetic and entrepreneurial attitude, supported by personal integrity and emotional intelligence. You will also have extensive, well-developed networks, plus the ability to think and act ahead of the curve.

Advocacy and diplomatic skills are essential as is a collaborative nature, and considerable experience of public speaking, fundraising and partnership, regionally and internationally.

This is a permanent, full-time role and it is a condition of employment that the Director lives and works in the Liverpool area.

Click here to download the full candidate information pack, or email directorapps@biennial.com to request further details.

Applications should be made by e-mail to: directorapps@biennial.com no later than 9am on Wednesday 17 March 2021

Development Officer

Salary: £22,394 - £24,527 PA, depending on experience.

Contract Type: Full-time, temporary (with a possibility of extension).

We are currently seeking to appoint a temporary Development Officer to the team. Experienced, self-motivated and goal oriented, you will support the Acting Development Manager to identify, cultivate, maintain and develop current and potential sponsors and funders, as well as supporting the team with visits and events surrounding the opening and running of Liverpool Biennial 2021.

You will have a real passion for contemporary visual arts, and at least two years’ experience of working in a similar role. Whilst sector experience is not essential, you should be a good communicator with the desire and ability to engage people in our work.

Download the full candidate information pack here

Applications should be made by e-mail to: jane@biennial.com no later than noon on Friday 12 March 2021.

If you require application packs in another format, or you’d like to discuss applying in an alternative format to the application form, please contact jane@biennial.com

We look forward to hearing from you!