Working at the Arts Council

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Are you an enthusiastic, passionate and committed individual, looking for your next challenge in your career?

We have a team of staff who are talented and passionate about arts and culture - both inside and outside work.

We have a wide range of roles across England, working out of our head offices in Manchester and London and our area offices around the country. We have dedicated teams of Relationship Managers, Directors and Assistants, as well as professional services such as Communications, Finance, Human Resources and IT.

We believe that investment in our staff is the key to our success. We are one of only 3% of organisations in the UK to have been awarded Investors in People Gold.

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Top left to bottom right: 1. Jack Lord in Accidental Death of an Anarchist at Oldham Coliseum Theatre, 2014. Photo © Joel C Fildes / Oldham Coliseum Theatre 2. Eduardo Paolozzi's murals in Tottenham Court Road Station, London, prior to dismantling in 2015. Photo © Historic England 3. Vamos Theatre's 'The Best Thing'. Photo © alienpen / Graeme Braidwood. 4. Detail of Seven reliefs/mosaics (1963) by William Mitchell, in the Grade II listed The Water Gardens, Harlow, Essex. Photo © Historic England 5. Reopening of Manchester Central Library, March 22nd 2014. Photo © Joel C. Fildes for Arts Council England 6. Maudits Sonnants by Transe Express Company at Birmingham Weekender 2015. Photo © Andrew Fox / Birmingham Weekender