Volunteer and Job Opportunities


ADMIN & EVENTS OFFICER (Full time – 37.5 hrs)

Deadline: Fri 1 July, 10am

Delivering event coordination and admin support, this is an exciting opportunity to join our friendly team. We are looking for a collaborative and flexible team player, comfortable dealing with a wide range of customers/clients. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and organisational skills, and be proactive and self-motivated. It’s more about attitude than experience, so if you sound like the person above we’d love to hear from you! 

We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. 

How to Apply: Please read the job description and use it to complete the job application form (both linked below). Send the job application form to milly.coulson@exeterphoenix.org.uk and complete the Equal Opportunities Google Form alongside. For an informal discussion please call Anna-Ruth on 01392 667060.

Job Description

Job Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form


We are looking for an independent chair for the Board of our subsidiary trading company Exeter Arts Trading Services Ltd to help shape and guide this exciting part of our operations. This is the company which runs our trading outlets, the Café Bar at Exeter Phoenix, as well as our retail outlet Maker Mart and satellite bar The Mermaid. We are looking for someone with management experience in the hospitality industry, ideally also with an interest in the cultural, retail and events sectors and who is also non-conflicted. The post is unpaid and the commitment required is a minimum of chairing a quarterly Board meeting.

To register your interest and for more details please email Patrick Cunningham patrick@exeterphoenix.org.uk.


Deadline: Fri 1 July, 10am

Do you have a passion for the arts and outstanding communications skills?

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic person to join the busy marketing team at Exeter Phoenix. Excellent communications skills, an interest in delivering marketing in the arts and the ability to show initiative are essential in this role.

The role will be based in Exeter Phoenix’s offices, 2.5 days per week (0.5 FTE).

How to Apply: Please read the job description and use it to complete the job application form (both linked below). Send the job application form to milly.coulson@exeterphoenix.org.uk and complete the Equal Opportunities Google Form alongside. If you have any questions about the role or the application process you can email christina.bulford@exeterphoenix.org.uk quoting ‘Marketing Assistant Application’ in the subject line.

Job Description

Job Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form


We have capacity for a small number of secondary level work experience placements each summer.

Working amongst a busy independent arts venue can be a wonderful opportunity for  those interested in the arts or events management. Our placements cover all areas of the venue, including our theatre, galleries, cinema and live music programming, technical department, marketing, and front of house teams. You’ll work within a small, dedicated team and get a real feel for working in the industry.

If you’re interested in undertaking your work experience placement with us, please get in touch with Amber Goodwin-Figes at amber.goodwinfiges@exeterphoenix.org.uk for further information.

Experienced Bar Staff required for Phoenix Cafe Bar

We are looking for flexible part-time bar staff to join our team.

As the Phoenix opens up for more events, we need to add some part time staff.

Job details: £9.05 per hour, plus staff benefits including tickets to Exeter Phoenix events. We are looking for someone who can work evenings and weekends. Ideally you will be looking for 1/2 evenings per week, although there will be more hours available at times.Deadline: ASAP
How to apply: please send your CV to adam.rank@exeterphoenix.org.uk

Kitchen Supervisor

We are looking for a full-time kitchen supervisor to join our team (35 hours per week).

Job details: £9.77 per hour, plus annual performance related bonus after 1st year service and staff benefits including tickets to Exeter Phoenix events.

We are looking for a confident and experienced cook, who can work both alone and as part of a team.Deadline: ASAP
How to apply: Please apply here.

Freelance Lighting/Sound Technicians

We’re looking for freelance technicians to assist with lighting and sound at Exeter Phoenix events.

Experience is a must. Ideal candidates should be passionate about what they do, flexible to work evenings and weekends and happy to assist with a wide range of events in the Exeter Phoenix programme, including live music, theatre, and DJ nights.

If you are interested, please send your CV and a covering letter to Rick Wolkers, Technical Manager: rick.wolkers@exeterphoenix.org.uk

Creative Opportunities

We regularly share creative opportunities from Exeter Phoenix and other organisations with our Creative Hub network.

Find more creative opportunities here >>

Volunteering Opportunities

‘Volunteering at Exeter Phoenix is a wonderful opportunity to mix with like minded creative people and support the creative and diverse range of work provided by artists from all over the UK.’
Mai-Lin, volunteer steward

None of the day to day activity at Exeter Phoenix could be accomplished without our passionate team of volunteers and staff to make it happen. We’re always looking for new people to get involved.

Why Volunteer With Us?

  • If you are interested in a career in the arts, volunteering provides experience of a professional arts setting. Many of our volunteers have gone on to work in the arts, and some of our very own staff started out as volunteer stewards with us!
  • Exeter Phoenix is a registered charity. By giving your time, you’ll be helping us fulfil our mission of bringing exciting live events, contemporary art and film to your city, while supporting local creatives.
  • Volunteering is a great way to gain wide and varied experiences in a professional venue with one of the most exciting, diverse and eclectic programmes around.
  • Volunteer stewards receive a 20% discount on hot drinks and food (even when you are not on shift!), special invitations to gallery openings and other special events and complimentary tickets to selected events across our programme.
  • It’s sociable! Be part of a small and dedicated team, working at events that you’re passionate about and meeting a whole range of interesting people. You can also sign up with a friend and steward events together.

We’re looking for regular volunteers, able to offer their time at least once a month, for the following activities:

Cinema Stewarding

  • Working with like-minded film enthusiasts in a customer focussed environment
  • Taking tickets and liaising with cinema staff and projectionist
  • Welcoming and engaging with visitors
  • Providing customers with helpful information about the programme
A cinema steward holds the cinema door open

Event Stewarding

  • Collecting tickets and providing show information
  • Assisting in the smooth running of our performances
  • Looking after the safety and wellbeing of our visitors
  • Helping promote Exeter Phoenix facilities and events
Image of a volunteer stood behind the office, waving at the camera

Gallery Invigilation

  • Helping direct visitors round the various exhibitions
  • Liaising with Box Office and Front of House staff
  • Welcoming and engaging with visitors
  • Ensuring the safety of the artwork
Photo of two people looking at a framed photo in a gallery

Festival/Project Volunteering

Occasionally Exeter Phoenix offers exciting opportunities to volunteer with city-wide festivals, renovation projects, marketing, photography, festivals and much more. If you have a particular skill or interest you’d like to offer to support Exeter Phoenix get in touch for more information.

A small group of children gathered around a video camera watching back something they have filmed

Ready to get involved?

Email Tom.Kingsnorth@exeterphoenix.org.uk or Jamie.Osborne@exeterphoenix.org.uk for information on joining our team of volunteers.