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.


Marketing and Communications Manager – Maternity Cover

BCA is looking for a creative, organised and highly motivated part-time Marketing and Communications Manager to cover our post-holder on her forthcoming maternity leave.

You will play a key role in deepening audience engagement, promoting our events, raising our profile and implementing our marketing and communications strategy.

You will lead on managing all online, digital and printed communications as well as PR and audience evaluation tools.

You will have a proactive attitude to your work and ensure that the organisation continues to reach diverse audiences through a range of media including traditional marketing methods and digital initiatives. You will be experienced in using evaluation techniques to ensure we reach the right audiences

Hours of Work: This position is offered for 15 hours per week (2 days). These hours can be worked flexibly across Mon-Fri 9am – 6pm.

Contract Term: A minimum term of 6 months starting May 2019. Please note, this is a maternity cover contract and the contract may be extended for up to one year.



Accountable to

Elaine Midgley, Director


£23,000-£25,000 (pro rata)


Part-time (maternity cover)

Job Description Equal Opportunities


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
elainem@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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