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.


Apprentice - Talent Accelerator

This is an exciting opportunity to work in the Talent Accelerator team supporting young people across East Sussex into creative careers. An important part of the role will be establishing positive relationships with a variety of cultural organisations, education providers, creative businesses and out of school provision, finding opportunities for the Talent Accelerator programme to link in. We work closely with East Sussex Careers hub and the work experience team to ensure it is accessible to all young people in East Sussex.

How to apply:
A job description for this role can be found below.
Please send a CV, or a short film of yourself explaining why you are applying for the role along with an Equal Opportunities form (below) to

The closing date for all applications is Monday 19 December.

If you have any access needs you’d like to discuss, or wish to talk through alternative ways of applying, please contact


We are currently offering opportunties in the following areas:

  • Evening Gig Bar staff
  • Daytime Café Bar & Evening Gig Bar staff
  • 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)

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

Over 18’s only please.


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.