On a Job Hunt?

Finding a job can be a bit of a nightmare, particularly in the arts where jobs are incredibly competitive.

As job seekers ourselves, we have collated a list of websites and resources that we have found useful in our own search.

Job Vacancy Sites

Arts Council Arts Jobs

The Arts Council have a really great job website that is used by a whole variety of art employees. You can specify your search to a specific field or area. The vacancies are also posted to their Twitter account @artsjobs.

http://www.artsjobs.org.uk​​

Creative Access

Creative Access list vacancies specifically aimed at under-represented communities within creative industries. They also have CV consultations and offer application help too.

https://creativeaccess.org.uk

Design Jobs Board

A jobs site to find and advertise new vacancies in the creative industries, for design practitioners. Vacancies are advertised for 30 days, and they include both internships and jobs. 

https://www.designjobsboard.com 

 

DRAW Recruitment

DRAW is a recruitment agency that matches candidates with roles in the fine art and design industry, mostly in the UK but many also in Europe. They have expert knowledge of jobs and employers in the arts, and organise every aspect, from interviews, salary negotiation, to explaining job contracts. Their online jobs desk is where you can upload your CV and see the jobs advertised. They are a small team, but have an efficient, honest approach to recruiting. 

https://www.drawrecruitment.com 

The Dots

Kind of like a LinkedIn for people wanting to work in the arts: creators, freelancers, and teams. You can create a profile for yourself and post the projects you've worked on. Companies can then share their projects or jobs on the jobs board and search for people to hire. ​​​

https://the-dots.com

Guardian Jobs

This is a large database of job vacancies that has a wide variety of industries featured, including arts and heritage jobs. You can easily create job alerts by filling out a simple form. The Guardian also offer really great resources and career advice.

https://jobs.theguardian.com

Leicester Jobs Desk

This a vacancy listing site-specific to museum and gallery roles. Jobs are posted every Thursday afternoon and you can easily filter by a job key.

https://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/museumstudies/JobsDesk

Open the Black Door

A platform aimed at making it easier for creatives of colour to find arts jobs and opportunities. You need to fill out a free application to join the Black Door community to be advertised on their site, and then there's always their jobs site to see opportunities advertised.

https://www.opentheblackdoor.com

Run the Check

Run the Check is a super accessible way to find the latest art jobs in London. They advertise roles using a simple format, so it's really easy to extract the important information before you've even clicked apply. Follow them on Instagram and Twitter for regular updates or check out their website.

https://www.runthecheck.com