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Opportunities @ Barnsley Civic



Current Vacancies

Front of House Supervisor

To ensure effective management and delivery of services to visiting companies, customers and tenants ensuring the highest standard of customer care is maintained at all times.

To act as the first point of contact for all customers and visitors to the building ensuring their needs are met in a timely and efficient way at all times.

To provide operational cover for the venue as part of a flexible rolling rota covering regular early mornings, evenings and weekends.

Salary: Up to £20,784 per annum

Email: [email protected] 

Post: The Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley, S70 2HZ

Job Description –  Front Of House Supervisor

Front of House Supervisor Application Form

Closing date: 11/10/23

Maintenance Officer

The Maintenance Officer will be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of all areas of Barnsley Civic, ensuring that our facilities are operational, safe, and presentable at all times.

This position demands a hands-on approach and a broad skill set, covering everything from routine maintenance tasks to more complex repairs and project work.

The ideal candidate will have a keen eye for detail, a proactive attitude, and a commitment to preserving the heritage and functionality of our beloved venue.

Salary: £14,000 per annum, 20 hours per week.

Working pattern: as required/ to be negotiated.

Annual leave: 104 hours .

Further information: [email protected]

Location: Barnsley Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley, S70 2HZ

Job Description – Maintenance Officer

Casual Front of House Assistants

Our Front of House Assistants act as the first point of contact for all customers and visitors to our building and work across a range of events including performances, weddings, conferences and award ceremonies. It’s a varied role that includes stewarding, bar and box office cover.

Due to our programming schedule, this is a casual position, meaning the number of hours you could work will fluctuate throughout the month. However we like to work with our casual staff ensuring flexibility to individual needs.

Many members of our permanent staff team started off as Front of House Assistants, so it’s a great entry into working in the arts field if that’s something you are interested in!

The deadline for this position is open-ended, so if you are interested please email us over your application form and we will get back to you.

Salary: £11.44 per hour 

Email: [email protected] 

Post: Barnsley Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley, S70 2HZ

Job Description – Casual Front Of House Assistants

Become a Trustee of Barnsley Civic 

Barnsley Civic is seeking passionate and dedicated individuals to join our Board as Trustees. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the realisation of our ambitious new Strategic Plan and drive the future success of our organisation. 

We are committed to fostering diversity in our leadership, and we encourage applications from individuals across all backgrounds, including young members of the local communities in Barnsley and South Yorkshire. 

If you have a passion for the arts, a commitment to inclusivity, and a desire to make a positive impact, we invite you to join us in shaping the cultural landscape of Barnsley.

Download the Information pack HERE

Download the Equal Opportunities pack HERE

Please send your application to [email protected]


Barrel Organ presents the second event of LIVE Yorkshire 2022/23, Barrel Organ Presents: LIVE at Barnsley Civic. LIVE is a programme of support for emerging, underrepresented artists, and Barrel Organ Presents: LIVE at Barnsley Civic is a night of works in progress of daring new work, giving artists based in Barnsley and South Yorkshire as well as nationally a chance to test new material before a live audience.

By underrepresented we mean people who identify as: Black and/or Global Majority, d/Deaf and/or disabled, LGBTQI+, migrant, and/or coming from a low-income background.

Barrel Organ are looking for five artists/companies to be supported to develop and test up to 20 minutes of material in front of a live audience in Barnsley, supported by The Civic.

Application pack at this link.

Large print available at this link.

You can apply by following this link.

Applications close on Thursday 27th October at 5pm.

Opportunities for Artists

Artist commissions

Commission opportunity: A new performance for young audiences aged 3-7.

For the 6th consecutive year ARC and The Civic are seeking to commission the creation of a new piece of work for 3-7 year olds to be presented at the venues in spring half term 2021 (w/c 15 Feb 2021)

For more information on the commission and how to apply please download the PDF.


For artists based in the North of England.
CARP is a flexible programme aiming to support artists in the process of creating work, developing and experimenting with new ideas in a nurturing and supportive arts environment.
Download the PDF to find out more and apply.


Join the Civic family and help us on the way to becoming the leading combined arts centre in the North of England.

Whether you would like the experience of supporting your local arts centre or would simply like to meet new people – we have volunteering opportunities to suit all. Even in the post-Covid climate, we are still able to support people who want to volunteer.

Over the next few months, our volunteer roles will be supporting our Visual Art team, with the roles including invigilating our gallery spaces, welcoming visitors to our exhibitions and responding to any queries they may have.

All volunteers will receive training about the venue, our visual arts programme and appropriate PPE.

If you think that you would like to support The Civic by volunteering with us, then please download our volunteer application pack, which includes details of the role and an application form.

Artist & Talent

We are passionate about supporting northern talent to thrive and each year we create as many opportunities as we can for artists of any discipline to enable the testing of ideas, the creation of new work and the development of their artistic practice.


CARP is a flexible programme set up to support artists to explore their process of creating work, to develop and experiment with new ideas in a nurturing and supportive arts environment.

CARP was established in summer 2013 and to date we have supported 38 artists and companies to create and develop their work. In general we offer a small bursary up to 2 weeks of creation space, however this is flexible around artists’ needs.

CARP is an annual open call process and open to Northern artists/companies from any discipline, at any stage of their career.

Civic Scratch

The Civic Scratch provides a supportive platform for regional artists to show the early stage development of a product.

The Civic hosts 1 scratch evening per season and showcases up to 25 minutes from up to 4 companies per scratch event, this is a public show on a Pay What You Decide policy, followed by an in depth Question & Answer session lead by the Head of Programming & Artist Development in order to get constructive feedback for the companies on the development of their specific work.

Application and selection process is through a mixture of open call out to northern artists and through existing relationships with the Civic.



Beyond these early development opportunities we also programme a weekend of new work every season and annually commission and co-commission new pieces of family, dance, circus and theatre work.

For further information or an informal conversation about any of our artist development work please contact:

Ian Morley, Head of Programming and Artist Development: [email protected]

We also thought we would provide a copy of Routes In – Jan 2020 – A guide to getting new work programmed in the North of England published by Venues North. 


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