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Working at Ikon

Ikon, one of the UK’s leading international contemporary art galleries, regularly recruits for a variety of employment and volunteer opportunities.

Details of any existing opportunities can be found in these pages, alternatively be the first to know when we are recruiting by visiting the website and following us on Facebook and Twitter

You may also find the Arts Council recruitment website Arts Jobs a useful tool in your job search.

Current Vacancies

Senior Technical Manager (full time)

Salary: £28,000 per annum.

Hours: 40 hours minimum per week, usually 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. Five days a week, usually Monday to Friday (except exhibition installation periods which can be more than five days a week).

This is a permanent contract, subject to completion of a six-month probation period.

Ikon has a long-standing commitment to diversity in its programming, producing, staffing and community engagement. We actively seek applications from the widest range of applicants.

The successful candidate will have at least three years’ experience in exhibition planning, production and installation, ideally in a gallery or museum environment, with the ability to facilitate artistic ambitions with imaginative and practical solutions. Experience maintaining health and safety procedures and demonstrable practical skills and technical knowledge within construction or workshop environments is essential.

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Application deadline: Wednesday 28 July 2021, 9am

Interview: Wednesday 4 August 2021

Please submit your completed application form and equal opportunities questionnaire by the above deadline. Please submit email applications to: office@ikon-gallery.org

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Information Assistants

Ikon regularly recruits for Information Assistants. Be the first to know when we are recruiting by visiting the website regularly and following us on Facebook and Twitter.

“The Information Assistant role gave me an insight into how Ikon operates and allowed me to learn about the artists on exhibit, which I was able to share with visitors. Furthermore, it helped me to develop a variety of experiences assisting with engagement activities, as well as a firm support network of peers. An invaluable experience for anyone looking to start a career in the arts.”  Lauren Hall, Information Assistant, 2017

Work Experience

Ikon offers a limited number of unpaid work experience placements. Visit our Work Experience section for more information.

Equal Opportunities

Ikon is an equal opportunities organisation and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

In its management structure and as an employer, Ikon is pledged to ensure equal opportunities for all, regardless of age, race, gender, disability, marital status or sexual orientation.  With respect to its provision of services, its policies and procedures, Ikon seeks not to discriminate, either intentionally or unintentionally, against any group or  any individual.  Equal opportunity of employment applies to the recruitment, training, pay and conditions, work allocation and promotion of all Ikon’s staff and occasional workers.

Ikon, as accessible as possible within the environment of a listed 19th century building, received an Open for All Award for Access in 2000. Ikon continues to be proactive in its endeavour to be an equal opportunities organisation.


Are there any job vacancies at the moment?

Any current paid employment vacancies will be listed on this page

Can I send my CV?

We only accept applications through completed application forms unless otherwise stated

Do you offer work experience?

Yes, Ikon hosts many unpaid work experience placements each year. You can apply for placements through the Work Experience page

Can I email my application form?

Yes, you can email your completed application form in PDF format to office@ikon-gallery.org

How will I be contacted regarding my application?

Ikon will only contact applicants shortlisted for interview