Metal was founded in 2002 by Jude Kelly CBE and current artistic director Colette Bailey. We have three spaces in Liverpool (since 2004); Southend on Sea (since 2007) and Peterborough (since 2012). In each place, we work from buildings of historic significance that we have transformed from empty or derelict spaces into vibrant cultural and community hubs.

We support artists, locally, from across the UK and overseas, working in all disciplines, at all career levels, providing opportunities for artists-in-residence, running intensive, week-long Culture LAB’s for peer-to-peer learning and exchange, mentoring and professional development. We create large-scale, participatory art projects that respond to our immediate environment and involve people of all ages and from all walks of life. We curate exhibitions, festivals and other events which are often in response to place.

All our spaces provide short term incubation space for artists and other creative industry organisations. They are also well used by numerous community groups for meetings, workshops, performance, artist’s talks and the development of networks and ideas. We operate through a wide range of partnerships, ranging from Arts Council England, local authorities, and regional agencies. We also have strong working relationships with a wide range of other arts organisations, community groups, schools and HE and FE institutions. See for full programme

About This Role

We are looking for a bright, motivated and hard-working administrator for our Peterborough office. You will join a small, committed and highly motivated team who have worked at the Peterborough site since its inception. You will have excellent organisational and interpersonal skills, often being the public face of the organisation and the first point of contact for artists and audiences. The role is very hands-on and no two days are alike. You will also have the opportunity to work alongside the team on many exciting artists’ projects.

This opportunity has become available due to internal promotion.

Deadline for applications is Monday 6th May. Interviews will take place on Monday 13th May.

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Contact Name

Mark Richards 

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Start Date

15th April 2019

Closing Date

6th May 2019