Job & Volunteer Opportunities

Job Opportunities:

Kickstart Scheme

If you are aged 16-24 years and claiming Universal Credit, you are eligible to apply for our Kickstart placement. The role is based in Ely, start in June and run for six months; the deadline for applying is 7th May.

As part of the Kickstart East Anglia scheme, Babylon ARTS is excited to be hosting two 6-month placements – we are still seeking applications for the Marketing & Events Assistant role, to support the work of our team in Ely and across Fenland and parts of West Suffolk.

To apply, talk to your Work Coach at Job Centre Plus about being referred to apply for this placement. Applications will not be accepted via any other routes.

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Artist Opportunities:

The Library Presents programme currently has two open calls for artists to provide a mix of of performances (indoor & outdoor), digital work and participatory workshops:

  1. The Library Presents Open Call for Events in Autumn 2021
    • This is an open call for artists to suggest physical, indoor or outdoor material for The Library Presents menu for autumn 2021 (mid Oct-Dec).
    • This Call-Out is open to artists/organisations in the Eastern Region (Beds, Herts, Norf, Suff, Cambs, Esssex, P’boro).
  2. The Library Presents Open Call for In Your House Autumn 2021
    • This is an open call for artists to suggest remote and digital material for The Library Presents In Your House menu for autumn 2021 (mid Oct-Dec). This element of the season will include a mixture of digital work, postal work, radio, window or outdoor projections. The activity you propose should not be freely accessible online already.
    • This Call-Out is open to artists/organisations in the UK.

Deadline for expressions of interest 13 June 2021. 

The fee is a maximum of £1000 per activity (excluding VAT). 

Please click here to find out more. 

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Volunteer with Babylon ARTS to help make the city a brighter place

We are looking to grow our volunteer team, to help brighten Ely’s cultural offer by supporting its cinema, gallery and events through 2021.

Claire Somerville, chief executive of Babylon ARTS explains: “After the challenges of 2020, we’re reaching out to our community, in the hope of finding new volunteers to steward at the cinema and gallery and support the events that we run, once it is safe to do so. We’ve got lots of exciting activities in the pipeline for later this year, and we can’t do it without extra help!”

At Babylon ARTS, we manage the part-time independent cinema at The Maltings, which will reopen when Covid restrictions allow. We also run a varied programme of exhibitions at the Babylon Gallery on the riverside in Ely and have plans for a range of outdoor performances and events this year.
  
Claire continues “Volunteers have always played a big part of our work at Babylon Arts, however the challenges of Covid have had an impact on the number of people who can still regularly help and so we’d love to welcome more people to our volunteer team. We will provide training for the duties that people get involved with and we also provide Time Credits for the hours that volunteers give.”

Budding volunteers need to be aged 18 or over and the charity is committed to supporting those with access needs or who have never volunteered before to get involved. To offer your help please fill in our form here.

Download our Volunteer Handbook March 2021

Download our Volunteer Policy

Download our Code of Conduct


We're always interested to hear from people who would like to be a trustee

Can you help us to achieve our ambitions as a charity committed to inspiring, developing and delivering quality arts events and activities to engage communities across rural Cambridgeshire and beyond?

Operating from our beautiful micro arts centre in Ely, our small team is having a big impact locally and across East Cambridgeshire, Fenland and parts of West Suffolk. This is an exciting time to join the organisation as a trustee, as we're raising our ambitions to achieve our vision of being the creative heart of Ely and West Anglia.

For more information about the role of a Trustee for Babylon ARTS download the Recruitment Information. If you would like to express your interest, please complete and return this form.

If you're interested in applying or would like more information, please email office@babylonarts.org.uk.


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