The De La Warr Pavilion is a progressive centre for arts and entertainment located on the coast of South East England.

We present and produce a diverse programme of exhibitions, live music and comedy, talks, tours, participatory workshops and online events for as wide an audience as possible. We are proud to present international, national and locally-based artists and performers at the Pavilion. See our full programme here.

Details of all our current vacancies are below.

Our Diversity and Inclusion statement can be found at the bottom of this page.



Local Freelance Designers

Email to apply


We are currently offering opportunties in the following areas:

  • Evening Gig Bar staff
  • Daytime Café Bar & Evening Gig Bar staff
  • Auditorium Casual Stage Crew
  • Café Bar Supervisor
  • Cleaners

Most posts require weekends, evening and bank holiday working. We pay above national minimum wage.

How to apply:
Job Descriptions and contact details below
Send your details to the email address given, along with an Equal Opportunities form (below)


Filmmaker James Bloomfield asks the People of the Pavilion “so, why do you like working here?”

Watch this short video to find out what they said.
(James also used to work behind the bar here at the Pavilion!)


Artist Faciliators

DLWP’s Learning & Participation department is seeking inspiring Artist Facilitators who have a strong artistic practice to join their freelance team.

DLWP works with Family Learning, Schools (Foundation Stage to Key Stage 4), Young People (aged 16-22), Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) groups and Adult Learning. We work both in the Pavilion and have an outreach programme working with schools and in the community across Rother District. Our Artist Facilitators play a key role in delivering this programme and making the DLWP a space for creative engagement for all.

We are looking for artists who have at least two years teaching experience in a formal or informal setting, whose practice is relevant to the DLWP programme, particularly the cross-over between music and art, have innovative ideas and are passionate about the work we do. If you are successful in your application and interview, you will be put in our growing pool of artists and contacted if an exhibition/project/workshop that is relevant to your skill set is planned.

Up to date DBS check is essential.
We pay Artist Union rates.

Download the full Job description below.

Please apply by emailing Dee Haughney, Acting Head of Learning and Participation on  with the following:

  • C.V (2 Page Maximum)
  • Cover lettering showing how you fit the job specification
  • School workshop plan relating to a De La Warr Pavilion artist/exhibition/Live Event (No longer than one side of A4)
  • PDF of 3-6 images of your artist practice
  • DLWP Equal Opportunities form (download from below)

This is an open and ongoing call – there is no deadline.  If you do not have the experience required, but are keen to gain some at DLWP,  please do get in touch about the opportunity to take part in our volunteer programme. 


Full Time Café Supervisor

This is a hands-on role working in the Café Bar

Main purpose of the role:

– To ensure the smooth and efficient running of the Café Bar, Gig Bars and private events

– To ensure a quality experience for customers visiting the DLWP Café and attending performances and events.

– To lead on the service aspect of a variety of private & corporate events.

– To maximise income & profitability.

Person specification:

– Excellent customer service skills

– Previous supervisory experience

– A ‘can do’ attitude

– Common sense

– Integrity


This is a salaried post working 160 hours over a four week period

Hours according to the needs of the business, rostered in advance

Salary negotiable – depending on experience


Please send your CV and Equal Opps form to

The De La Warr Pavilion is an Equal Opportunities Employer, committed to building a diverse and inclusive community reflecting the diversity of our society.

Café Bar & Evening Gig Bar Staff

We are looking for hard-working and friendly casual staff for the Café/Bar. You would be required to work both busy daytimes in our Café and evenings in our Gig Bars for music and comedy events.

We offer:

  • A friendly and professional environment
  • Flexible and fair hours
  • Working across a variety of events including music and comedy gigs, outdoor events, weddings and conferences
  • Barista training by a leading Coffee Company
  • Staff meals
  • Staff discount in DLWP Shop & Café
  • Staff get-togethers
  • Double time pay on Bank Holidays

Please send your CV and Equal Opps form to

The De La Warr Pavilion is an Equal Opportunities Employer, committed to building a diverse and inclusive community reflecting the diversity of our society.

Cleaning Staff

Outline of role & responsibilities

  • To become part of a reliable and experienced cleaning team.
  • To ensure that the De La Warr Pavilion is cleaned and presented to a high standard.
  • To follow the DLWP cleaning schedule.
  • To adhere to COSSH procedures.
  • To inform the Front of House Team when cleaning supplies are running low to enable replenishment.
  • To keep the Cleaning cupboards tidy and well stocked.
  • To launder cleaning cloths in the DLWP laundry room.

Hours: Generally, a two hour morning 8 – 10am on a rostered basis

Additional hours on an ad-hoc basis

Please send your CV and Equal Opps form to



At the De La Warr Pavilion, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community that reflects the diversity of our society as fully as possible. 

A community of staff, residents and audiences where everyone feels valued, where their contribution matters and where they can reach their full potential, irrespective of their background, identity or circumstances.


We are at the beginning of a journey with the objective to ensure the diversity of all our staff – including volunteers and trustees – reflects our society as fully as possible.

We are in the process of reviewing our organisation’s approaches to equality, diversity and inclusion and are committed to offering awareness and insight to all our staff.

We are committed to ensuring we are hiring people that reflect the South East in its broadest form and we have identified through internal monitoring, areas that require improvement. 

We are currently taking action to improve representation from Black, Asian and ethnically diverse, LGBTQ+ and lower socio-economic communities and those with a disability. 

We welcome applications from the above under-represented groups.

Please contact us if you need assistance with inclusive formats to the application process.