Duty Managers at Sparks Bristol

Artspace Lifespace is seeking a bank of 4 x Duty Managers to share evening
shifts between 5pm-10pm and 10am-5.15pm on Saturdays and Sundays at
Sparks Bristol.

Flexible hours. Pay is £10.90 ph – Self-employed staff will be given a 12.07%
uplift working out at £12.22 ph

You will need to commit to working 1 day or evening shift every Saturday or
Sunday to be eligible for the role plus between 2-3 evening shifts each week
between Monday to Friday.

Location: Sparks, Bristol, Whippington Court, BS1 3D

Full details and application details.

Duty Managers at Ashton Court Mansion

We are seeking 1 x Duty Manager who is available to cover event bookings at the mansion at
weekends and occasionally during the week. This is a flexible position with a
minimum of 10 hours a week guaranteed with the potential for more hours.
We are also adding to our bank of staff who are available during evenings and
weekends for ad-hoc shifts at the mansion.

Flexible hours. £10.90 ph – Self-employed staff will be given a 12.07%
uplift working out at £12.22 per hour.

You will need to commit to working 1 day or evening shift every Saturday or
Sunday to be eligible for the role plus between 2-3 evening shifts each week
between Monday to Friday.

Location: Arts Mansion, Ashton Court Estate, BS41 9JN

Full details and application details.

Coming soon – Sparks Bristol Greeters

Sparks Bristol has Arts Council England funding to enable us to bring more arts and performance into Sparks. Working with the Content Manager, the greeter role will be a front-of-house position blending performance, education and engagement.

HOURS : Wed-Sun until 31st Dec 2023 (may be extended if further funding is received)

£10.90 per hour for PAYE staff + 12.07% uplift for freelance staff.

Artspace Lifespace is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination and welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.


Artspace Lifespace are recruiting new members for our board. You can find out more about the current board here.

Trustee Recruitment

The Trustee’s are responsible for the strategic direction of the charity, agreeing plans and budgets, and holding the Company Manager to account for the delivery of the plans. The role of the Trustee is a voluntary role. The Trustees are responsible for ensuring that the organisation operates to standards set by parliament and the Charity Commission. Trustees take ultimate responsibility for the work that the organisation does, and the way in which it spends money raised by the charity through income and donations to achieve its aims.

Advisory Team

In 2022 we wish to set up an Advisory Team, a team of people who can provide independent voluntary advice and support to the charity. Unlike a board of directors, the members of an advisory board or team are not authorised to act or make binding decisions on behalf of the organisation and they do not have any fiduciary responsibility. The members will provide expert advice, lived experiences and objective advice to the charity, challenging and scrutinising key issues in a supportive way and provide a sounding board to the Company Managers and Trustees.

We particularly welcome young and diverse applicants.

Email the Chair of Trustees Anthony Elliott: anthonyelliottart@gmail.com with the subject Artspace Lifespace Board Recruitment and feel free to arrange an informal chat to find out more.


Artspace Lifespace welcome applications from Volunteers.

Artspace Openspace – be part of our open days at The Arts Mansion, The Island and the Vestibules? We welcome applicants from volunteers to invigilate and support our upcoming events. Get in touch with info@theisland.uk to find out more.

Intern opportunities are normally paid and part-funded by Universities. These are ideal for creative’s and those wishing to develop a career in the arts and events.

Specific Projects – We encourage individuals interested in specific projects to get hands-on and join us by volunteering and helping support our dynamic and creative artist-led projects. We have a variety of opportunities available throughout the year including volunteering to assist with invigilating at exhibitions, gathering inclusion monitoring data and stewarding at events. We helped set up the Friends of Ashton Court Mansion in 2019, which is always on the look out for volunteers, particularly those interested in researching building heritage, design or web development to present their findings.

You can sign up as a volunteer by emailing info@artspace.uk stating what project you are interested in volunteering for or what skills you can offer to help support Artspace Lifespace.


We have studio spaces available suitable for visual artists at The Island. See below for details. If you’d like to come along to see any available spaces please reply to info@theisland.uk and include a link to your work. Prices include wifi and all bills.

Studio P043– This a large bright studio sharing with three other visual artists. £100 per month. Available Now.

Storage – This secure cupboard in the basement. 3.3 metres by 1.1 metres £75 per month. Available now.