Work with Us

We have bank of talented freelance practitioners who help to deliver workshops and projects. If you’re interested in collaborating with us or presenting a show, please get in touch detailing your experience.   

Job opportunities

The Bright Foundation employs a small, friendly committed team of staff.  Please see our  current vacancies below:

This Autumn we are recruiting two new posts as we prepare to launch our second venue in Summer 2024, the Benbow Arts Space. It’s an exciting time to join us following our hugely successful first year.

Programme Coordinator & Duty Manager
£25k - £30k per annum (dependent on experience)
1 year fixed term with potential to become permanent following review
Full time – 37.5 hours per week

You will organise and support the programme of creative learning for children and young people at our two venues in Hastings and St Leonards-on-Sea, and be responsible for the public opening and visitor welcome at the Benbow Arts Space.

You will be an organised and proactive individual with excellent communication skills and an ability to build good rapport with a wide range of people. You will have an interest in and passion for the creative arts and the positive impact it can have on children and young people.

Download the Job Pack here: Programme Coordinator & Duty Manager

Film Programme Learning Leader
£21k per annum (£35k full time equivalent)
1 year fixed term with potential to extend following review
0.6 – 3 days a week / 22.5 hours a week

You will devise, plan and deliver a creative learning film programme for young people aged 11 – 21 years, inspired by our History of Cinema exhibition. This is expected to include school visits, growing and training a collective of young film makers, collaborating with industry leaders on short-courses and masterclasses, and providing work based learning and career pathway support for young people.  

You may come from a teaching background or film-making background – but most important is that you can engage and inspire young people and deliver strong learning outcomes in film-making.

Download the Job Pack here: Film Programme Learning Leader (part-time)

How to Apply

For both roles please send a CV (with two referees) and a covering letter (no more than 2 sides of A4) stating why you want the job and how you meet the person specification. Please email to [email protected] clearly stating which role you are applying for. Please also complete an online anonymous Equal Opportunities form here.

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 29 November, 12noon

Interviews – Programme Coordinator & Duty Manager: Wednesday 13 December

Interviews – Film Programme Learning Leader: Thursday 14 December

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact [email protected] or call 01424 559020.

The Bright Foundation is committed to being an inclusive organisation. We seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse pool of candidates, and believe our differences enrich all parts of our organisation. We actively encourage applications from groups who are traditionally under-represented in the cultural sector including those from African, Caribbean, South Asian and other global majority heritages and disabled people.

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Rodgers Farm
Stonestile Lane
East Sussex
TN35 4PH


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2 London Road
St Leonards-on-Sea
East Sussex
TN37 6AE


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