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.

Please note, you must be 18+ to apply for jobs advertised at De La Warr Pavilion



At a transformational point of DLWP’s history, we are looking for an experienced Head of Development to deliver an ambitious fundraising strategy.

The strategy includes:

  • Leading on the Capital Fundraising programme around the successful Levelling Up Community, Creativity and Skills bid
  • Managing relationships between core funders Arts Council England and Rother District Council, Trusts and Foundations
  • Developing and managing individual giving programmes including Members, Patrons, Corporate Giving and Legacy Giving

This is a full-time, permanent position.

Deadline for applications: Friday 14 April

Interview date: 21 April

Job Description can be found here: HEAD OF DEVELOPMENT JOB DESCRIPTION


Please send in CV, covering letter and Equal Opportunities form to

Download the Equal Opportunities form here: EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES FORM


We are currently offering opportunties in the following areas:

  • Evening Gig Bar staff
  • Daytime Café Bar & Evening Gig Bar staff
  • Kitchen
  • Auditorium Crew

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)


Our Kitchen team are searching for a Chef de Partie to work across the different sections of the Kitchen to deliver a fresh, high quality food offer for the Café Bar & Kitchen and a variety of private & corporate events.

We’re looking for someone who has:

  • Previous experience in a ‘from scratch’ kitchen
  • Knowledge of cakes, pastries and breads
  • Experience and skills across all kitchen sections
  • A ‘can do’ attitude
  • Common sense
  • Stamina
  • Organisational flair & flexibility

To work 160 hours over a four week period – hours on a rostered basis according to the needs of the business.

Pay award pending

To apply, please send your CV and Equal Opps form to


We’re looking for hard-working casual staff to join our Auditorium crew. The role will involve installing seating within the Auditorium, de-rigging and storing seating under the stage, and setting up furniture configurations for a variety of events and performances.

We’re looking for someone who is:

  • Able to undertake manual labour
  • A good team player
  • Capable of flexibility in working hours

To apply, please send your CV and Equal Opps form to


Evening Gig Bar Staff

We are looking for hard-working and friendly casual staff for the Café/Bar. You would be required to work busy 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.


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!)

We are always looking for volunteers to help us with the practical side of our programme.  You might assist an artist run a workshop for children or adults, stewarding for one of our many community events or helping behind-the-scenes. Some of our long-standing volunteers run tours of the building!  Benefits include discount in our Cafe Bar and social events as part of the De La Warr Pavilion team.

If you are interested in finding out more, please contact




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.