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.

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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Finance Manager

As our work at Babylon ARTS develops, we're looking to expand our team to include a new Finance Manager role. This person will work with the Chief Executive to ensure that Babylon ARTS is forecasting and managing its funds effectively and with full consideration of statutory and funder requirements. The Finance Manager will play a key part in ensuring the charity's ongoing sustainability and growth.

Key details:

  • £29,000 pro rata per annum
  • 2 days per week - we're open to discussing a flexible working arrangement
  • Perminant
  • Based at the Babylon Gallery, Ely
  • Appliction deadline 10am Monday 28th June 2021

Download the Person Specification as a Word Document or a PDF:

Finance Manager Job Description (Word)

Finance Manager Job Description (PDF)

Finance Manager Application Form (Word)

If you have any problems accessing these documents, please email or call 01353 616991.

Artist Opportunities:

Summer Open Exhibition 2021

Calling all artists! Babylon Gallery will be holding its annual selected Summer Open Exhibition in August 2021, and we’d love to showcase your work in our riverside gallery.

The exhibition will run from Thursday 5th to Sunday 30th August 2021. 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.

To find out more, download our call out guidance here or listen to our call out from Claire Somerville, chief Executive of Babylon ARTS here.

To apply, download and fill in our entry form and email to

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Volunteer Opportunties:


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

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