Studio Programme Manager (9 month contract – Maternity Cover)

British Ceramics Biennial are recruiting for a Studio Programme Manager to join their team on a 9 Month Fixed Term Contract, Maternity Cover.

The British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) launched in 2009 with a festival celebrating and showcasing contemporary ceramics from across the world in the ceramic city of Stoke-on-Trent. 10 years on and building up to our 6th festival, 2019 is an exciting year full of fantastic artist commissions, exhibitions, and engagement with local, national and international audiences.

BCB is a small arts organisation with big ideas and ambitions, and a good track record. 2019 is the 10th anniversary of BCB, and the year of our 6th festival. Alongside the festival programme, there is year-round engagement activity, through the community, studio, education and artistic programmes. The BCB studio is located in Spode Works, Stoke-on-Trent, and has been open for regular public engagement since 2016. The studio is a lively place, with many different users accessing the space at different times.

This role would be a fantastic opportunity for a practising ceramic artist who enjoys working with others and would like to play a key role in the delivery of the British Ceramics Biennial Festival 2019. A varied workload, this job would encompass project management, delivery of practical workshops and studio organisation, as well as working, both behind-the-scenes and front-of-house, on one of the most exciting events of the year in the field of Contemporary Ceramics.

We are looking for an enthusiastic self-starter who is happy working with minimal supervision. Practical knowledge of ceramics, and enthusiasm and commitment to working within the context of public engagement is essential.

Appointment Procedure

Please see full details of the post on our website at

Please send a CV and covering letter, describing how you meet the person specification for the role, via email to

The closing date for the receipt of completed application forms is: 5pm, Thursday 2nd May.

For any queries, please contact Jo Ayre by emailing: or by phone on 01782 294634.

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Jo Ayre

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Start Date

7th April 2019

Closing Date

2nd May 2019