Job opportunities:

Executive Director Babylon ARTS (ADEC) £35k full time
Deadline 12 noon, Monday 30th April

An exciting opportunity to lead Babylon Arts to the next step of our journey.  This new, full time, post of Executive Director will provide leadership and management of our strategic priorities and finance across all our activities. Application & Information Pack.

This includes our flagship Arts Council funded Creative People & Places project, Market Place in Forest Heath and Fenland, together with a range of other community arts projects across rural East Cambridgeshire.  Operating from our micro-arts centre in Ely, the Babylon Gallery shows exhibitions from local artists, as well as major names like Chagall and Matisse, and runs live events including Ely Cinema at The Maltings.  For an overview of both Market Place and Babylon Arts go to:   www.cppmarketplace.co.uk and www.babylonarts.org.uk

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate strong leadership qualities, with the ability to deliver business and financial planning, lead on fundraising and oversee the implementation of our multi-arts, community programmes.

Applications of CV and covering letter will only be accepted as email attachments and must be returned with an equal opportunities form to: admin@babylonarts.org.uk by 12 noon on Monday 30th April.  Please download Application & Information Pack. 
Please ensure you also complete our Equal Opportunites Form here.
Our current staffing structure here.

Job share not available for this role.

Further information, or an informal chat about the post, please contact Linda Holland, Babylon Arts Trustee:  linda.holland87@gmail.com / mobile 07399 769 511


Babylon ARTS is a charity committed to inspiring, developing and delivering quality arts events and activities to engage communities in Ely and beyond


Artist Opportunities:

Time to apply for our Selected Summer Exhibition

Applications now open for our Selected Summer Exhibition
- click here for full details and downloadable application form.

Tindalls opportunities
One of Babylon ARTS' gallery sponsors Tindalls are looking for keen artists to demonstrate their skills in their Ely Shop between 10am - 4pm on Saturdays. If you work in any of the following disciplines: watercolour, acrylic, oils, pastels, sketching, silk painting, glass painting, porcelain painting, manga painting and are interested please ask in store at 4 Market Place, Ely CB7 4NP.


The Library Presents : Open call for artists

Creating a vibrant, exciting, diverse and inclusive programme of high quality arts activities with Libraries across Cambridgeshire Deadline for Expressions of Interest: 6th May 2018

This open call is for artists to suggest material for The Library Presents menu for autumn 2018.

The Library Presents is currently planning for our autumn season (Sept – Dec 2018) which will include a mixture of performances, exhibitions, digital work and participatory workshops. A second open call will be released later this year for our spring 2019 season.

Cambridgeshire County Council has been awarded National Portfolio Organisation funding from Arts Council England to run The Library Presents in partnership with Babylon ARTS until 2022. The Library Presents programme will bring quality arts activities into Libraries in market towns and villages across Cambridgeshire.


The programme aims to inspire and deliver a vibrant inclusive programme of high quality arts activities in accessible and welcoming venues. By 2022 our communities will enjoy, experience and expect locally chosen and diverse arts activities across the County.

We aim to raise the ambition and professionalism of programming in libraries, so that over the four years we are increasingly able to programme excellent, diverse and ‘stretching’ work ensuring that high quality cultural activity becomes part of the core offer of the library service. Residents, staff and volunteers will get the best quality participatory, performance, digital and visual arts work and learning experience.

We need to create a menu that contains an even balance of art forms and which is not overwhelming for those choosing from it. There will be a selection process and artists will be notified by 8 June 2018 about whether they have been shortlisted and included on the menu. In early August artists will be notified whether they have been selected for the final autumn 2018 programme.

The Menu will be shared with Library volunteers and local community groups who will select the arts activities that they would like to see in their Libraries.

To see what the programme looked like this year (2017-18) visit www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/arts

Volunteer opportunities:

Get involved! If you are interested in helping out at Babylon ARTS we have regular volunteer opportunities including stewarding at Ely Cinema, Live events, Gallery exhibitions, Project and Festival events as well as helping in the office with tasks such as marketing, fundraising, leaflet distribution and box office. We develop and train our volunteers, offering people the chance to ‘shadow’ more experienced volunteers and volunteers get the chance to see our films and live events free of charge. You will need to complete an application and attend an informal interview before being accepted.

My story: Pamela Johnson, Trustee
'As a trustee I've had the chance to share the passion of all the team and been able to increase the organisation's resources in fundraised income and staff capacity over the last two years so that the charity can carry on doing what audiences love. This has built a real sense of achievement for Babylon Arts, which has seen a growth in audiences and donated income as a result. While it has been hard work and involved challenge, meeting new people connected with the charity who are passionate to make a difference, has made this even more worthwhile.

See our Jobs page for more information on current opportunities.

Volunteer Form available here

Work experience placements:

We have very limited opportunities for work experience placements, if you are interested an approach should be made through your school, college or university to office@babylonarts.org.uk. Minimum age 16 years, we have no maximum age.


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