Job & Volunteer Opportunities

Job Opportunities:

We're looking for casual staff to join our team!

We're looking to expand our pool of casual staff who work in the Babylon Gallery and in the Babylon Cinema at The Maltings. These roles are great for people local to Ely, who are flexible, pro-active and confident and who want to provide great customer service in a small, busy arts organisation!

We have an ongoing application round, so we'll be in touch with candiates within two weeks of their application to invite them to an interview if we think you might be right for us.

Download links:

Casual Cinema Duty Manager Job Description (PDF)

Casual Gallery Box Office & Admin Assistant Job Description (PDF)

To apply, please email a cover letter explaining why you're right for the role(s) and your CV to or post them to: Babylon Gallery, Waterside, Ely, CB7 4AU

Artist Opportunities:

Call For Works

Calling all artists! We’d love to showcase your work in our riverside gallery for our annual selected Summer Open Exhibition.

We welcome submissions from all artists, in particular those living in Cambridgeshire, West Norfolk and West Suffolk. We are also keen to receive submissions from traditionally under-represented groups, such as D/deaf, disabled and neuro-diverse artists, and artists who are from minority ethnic backgrounds.

The exhibition will run from Friday 29th July to Sunday 28th August 2022. We’ll be hoping to fill our walls and plinths with a diverse range of artworks from professional and amateur artists over the age of 16. We welcome artworks in all forms, included – but not limited to – paintings, photography, ceramics, textiles, mixed media and more.

Deadline: 10am, Monday 6 June

How to apply

To find out more, download our call out guidance here.

To apply, fill in our form here.

If you have any questions or issues with the application process, please email

Whether you decide to apply or not, we would ask you to complete our Summer Open Diversity and Inclusion Questionnaire. At Babylon ARTS we want to ensure we're including all sections of our community in our activities. This form will allow us to understand who we are reaching, and identify those groups that we are currently failing to reach. Please be assured this information will not be connected with your submission in any way.

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Volunteer Opportunities:

Volunteer with Babylon ARTS to help make the fens 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 2022.

Claire Somerville, chief executive of Babylon ARTS explains: “After the challenges of 2020-21, 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

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