Work in one of the most creative and pioneering organisations on the south coast.

Head of Live Programme

The De La Warr Pavilion’s live programme has established a reputation for bringing the best national and international artists to the south east. In the last 12 years we have headlined major music acts including Neutral Milk Hotel, Elvis Costello, Ray Davies, Belle & Sebastian, Rick Wakeman, Steve Earle & The Dukes, Jack Savoretti, Lianne La Havas, Wilko Johnson, The London African Gospel Choir, Television, Bonobo, Thee Oh Sees, John Grant and Nelly. Music has been complemented by programmes of comedy, live streaming, spoken word and literature, and family theatre.

We are looking for a  experienced person, with knowledge of the contemporary music sector,  to develop our commercially-led programme in an intelligent and creative way, whilst also developing a strategy to move the organisation towards a combined arts model by 2022.

This is an exciting time for the organisation as we launch a national network for experimental music, OUTLANDS , and start to look at options for capital investment in the Grade One listed building, including the auditorium.

Download the full job description here

Deadline for applications: 5pm Thursday 30 November 2017
Interviews: Thursday 14 December 2017

How to apply

Please apply by sending a covering letter, application form and equal opportunities form to by 5 pm Thursday 30 November.

Casual Bar staff

To be flexible to work weekdays, weekends & evenings and be used to a fast paced day.

Previous Bar experience essential. Good work ethic and enthusiastic attitude just as important.

How to apply

Contact Susan Quayle on 01424 229136 to arrange an interview or send CV to

Casual Seat Crew

We require casual staff to remove and re-install auditorium seating and other furniture as and when required for events.

How to apply

Please contact Mat McQuade 01424 229 122 or email

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.


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.

We are currently focussing our volunteer recruitment on people aged 16 – 24 years who are looking for support to develop valuable life skills and experience, improve self-confidence and change lives.

We welcome volunteers from diverse communities.

We will be open to recruiting people aged 25 yrs + later in 2017

Please fill out the form below to enquire.