As a team we make art happen anywhere and work collaboratively with artists and communities to create new experiences for people to enjoy and be part of.

Based in Bedford, our core team work from a converted Victorian house alongside 7 studio artists who are also based in the building.

Most of our creative thinking is scrawled across our blackboard walls and we tend to make the most of the studio like space. (If you find us with large post-it notes in hand you know something’s about to go down!)

We are always keen to hear from artists who are interested in working with us. If you are interested in collaborating with people and places, and would like to make a proposal for our future programme please contact us  or come along to one of our Contemporary Artists Bedfordshire events.

You can find out more about who works here on our team page.


Office and Facilities Manager

We are looking for an Office and Facilities Manager to join our small team in Bedford. This role is varied and you can expect to work in a busy environment. We are looking for someone with an attention to detail and a passion for managing the systems that make us efficient. An interest in the arts and working with the local community is desirable.

For more information please download the full job description.

Application Process
To apply, you should submit your CV and a covering letter explaining what you feel you can bring to the role and our organization to Julie Born, our HR Consultant, at Julieborn@hrinitiatives.co.uk

Deadline for applications is Midday on Monday 20th August 2018
Shortlisted candidates will be notified on Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Interviews will take place in Bedford on Tuesday 28th August 2018

For an informal discussion about the role and its requirements, please feel free to contact Julie Born on 07956 636872



Accountable to

Acting Chief Officer



Status of post

Permanent Full Time


37 per/week

Job Description Equal Opportunities

Volunteer Evaluation Assistant

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us collect survey data at our events in Bedfordshire. If you like talking with people, have a good attention to detail and a passion for the arts, we'd love to hear from you.

The Volunteer Evaluation Assistant is responsible for the collection of evaluation from participants and audiences at events delivered by Bedford Creative Arts. Evaluation collection is conducted through face-to-face interviews structured around a series of questions provided by Audience Finder in either paper or digital format. Full training will be given. A rota of events will be sent out via email to all volunteers regularly, so you can volunteer for the events which are convenient to you.
You can find out more and apply via VConnect at https://vcconnectsystem.org.uk/BedfordshireVMS2/VolunteerOpportunities/DetailsForSearch/723



Accountable to

Katrina Allen




The Bedford Creative Arts Board of Trustees is seeking enthusiastic and experienced professionals to join them to help develop and support our work.

Bedford Creative Arts creates transformative cultural experiences that directly engage with people from all walks of life. Working with artists and other cultural practitioners we deliver cultural programmes and commissions for diverse communities, in particular those who experience difficulty accessing mainstream cultural activities or otherwise feel isolated or excluded.

We need trustees who can bring innovative ideas and enthusiasm for our values of engage/include/inspire, as well as excellent judgement, to help us to achieve our objectives and take on future challenges.

We operate a rolling recruitment programme but are particularly looking for trustees with business or fundraising development skills and experience.

As one of our trustees you would have the opportunity to support a unique, passionate and driven charity, which has a transformative impact on the communities it works with.

Our Board sets the strategy for the organisation and delegates authority to the Chief Executive for all operational matters. The role is voluntary, with all reasonable expenses paid.

To be a trustee you must be able to attend a 2-hour board meeting in Bedford every 6 weeks, any extra hours or activities are at the discretion of each trustee.

This is both an exciting and challenging time for the Trust and individuals with these skills will boost the already impressive portfolio of talents represented on the Board.

If you think you have the qualities we are looking for contact
annieb@bedfordcreativearts.org.uk to arrange a chat.



Accountable to

Chair of Trustees


Reasonable expenses paid


Required to attend 2-hour board meeting in Bedford every 6 weeks

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