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Working at Ikon

Ikon, one of the UK’s leading international contemporary art galleries, regularly recruits for a variety of employment and volunteer opportunities.

Details of any existing opportunities can be found in these pages, alternatively be the first to know when we are recruiting by visiting the website and following us on Facebook and Twitter

You may also find the Arts Council recruitment website Arts Jobs a useful tool in your job search.

Information Assistants

Ikon regularly recruits for Information Assistants. Be the first to know when we are recruiting by visiting the website regularly and following us on Facebook and Twitter.

Work Experience

Ikon offers a limited number of unpaid work experience placements. Visit our Work Experience section for more information.

Equal Opportunities

Ikon is an equal opportunities organisation and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

In its management structure and as an employer, Ikon is pledged to ensure equal opportunities for all, regardless of age, race, gender, disability, marital status or sexual orientation.  With respect to its provision of services, its policies and procedures, Ikon seeks not to discriminate, either intentionally or unintentionally, against any group or  any individual.  Equal opportunity of employment applies to the recruitment, training, pay and conditions, work allocation and promotion of all Ikon’s staff and occasional workers.

Ikon, as accessible as possible within the environment of a listed 19th century building, received an Open for All Award for Access in 2000. Ikon continues to be proactive in its endeavour to be an equal opportunities organisation.


Are there any job vacancies at the moment?

Any current paid employment vacancies will be listed on this page

Can I send my CV?

We only accept applications through completed application forms unless otherwise stated

Do you offer work experience?

Yes, Ikon hosts many unpaid work experience placements each year. You can apply for placements through the Work Experience page

Do you offer work experience to under 18 year olds?

Unfortunately Ikon does not accept work placement applications from anyone under 18 years of age.  We always recommend that those of you who are under 18 and who want to get involved with Ikon look into our Ikon Youth Programme.

Can I email my application form?

Yes, you can email your completed application form in PDF format to Leila Zafar

How will I be contacted regarding my application?

Ikon will only contact applicants shortlisted for interview

Ikon is a great opportunity for anyone wanting to develop skills and experience towards a career in the arts. It is really encouraging to have an institution that takes such an active interest in helping develop employable skills.

Guy Blundall, Exhibitions Placement, 2015