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Executive Assistant (6 month maternity cover)

24 hours per week
£18,000 p/a pro-rata

We are seeking a highly organised and self-motivated person to support the Executive, senior management team and Board of Trustees of the De La Warr Pavilion for 6 month maternity cover. Main duties include managing the CEO’s diary, correspondence and meetings, supporting the Board in their duties, taking minutes, co-ordinating senior management paperwork and supporting on personnel matters.

Interviews Wed 12 September in the afternoon
Handover 25/26/27 September
Start 2 October.

Full Job Description here

How to apply

Please send a Covering Letter, Application form and an Equal Opportunities form to by Friday 31 August.

Application Form
Equal Opportunities Form

OPEN CALL for artists residency at West Dean College

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, the De La Warr Pavilion and West Dean College of Arts and Conservation announce a collaborative Open Call to provide an exceptional artist with the opportunity to undertake a residency at West Dean College leading to a solo exhibition in the De La Warr Pavilion’s First Floor Gallery in Autumn 2019.

One artist will be awarded a three-week residency in March 2019, with full board accommodation. The selected artist will receive £2500. An additional budget for materials, travel, and exhibition production is allocated separately. The selected artist will have the option to return to West Dean College for one week during the Summer of 2019 to further support the solo exhibition at the De La Warr Pavilion.

Deadline – Sunday 16 September 2018, midnight
Find out more here.

How to apply

The online application includes:

– A 300-word proposal outlining your aims for the residency, how it will contribute to the life of the College, particularly the Visual Arts programmes, and what impact it will have on your career development, and how work produced may unfold into an exhibition at the Pavilion.
– A 200-word artist statement
– A current CV
– Five images of work (files no larger than 500kb)
– Link to website

Click here to apply

Casual Auditorium Seat Crew

Required to work evenings removing & re-installing Auditorium seating and setting up furniture for events. £Nat living/minimum wage

How to apply

Contact Mat McQuade at


Our programme is supported by a dedicated team of volunteers. Volunteering is a great way to learn new things, meet people, share skills and feel good.


Form for volunteering

Work Experience

We host occasional work experience placements to support vocational studies, and enable students to apply and develop knowledge of cultural institutions and employability skills.

If you are interested in undertaking work experience at the De La Warr Pavilion, please contact Grace Clements on

Internships & Apprenticeships

We are sorry but there are currently no vacancies for internships or apprenticeships at this time. Please look out for opportunities on our social media.

About Internships and Apprenticeships

The De La Warr Pavilion Internship Programme is an opportunity for students and graduates to join our programming team for a placement of up to three months. Our aim is to offer young people skills development alongside the experience of working within the arts sector, making a valuable contribution to our planning and delivery of the artistic programme. The experiences gained from internships with us may play a key role in shaping someone’s future, either by helping them make career choices or by opening up job opportunities.

The De La Warr Pavilion currently employs a Digital Marketing apprentice from Dv8 Sussex, a College for young people who want to get ahead in the Creative Industries.  Our apprentice this year is 19-year old Tara Neville who works with us 4 days a week as part of her Advanced Apprenticeship in Digital Marketing. You can read what Tara gets up to in her own words, here

How to apply

We will advertise the specific internship opportunities in this section of the website and through other appropriate networks. Please refer to the specific internship briefs below for further details on how to apply once they are posted.

We regret that we are unable to accept speculative CVs sent outside of these advertising periods, so please wait until the adverts are posted otherwise your application will not be accepted.