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The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum is part of the Culture Coventry charitable trust. Occasionally we need to recruit new staff to the team, and we look for self-motivated and forward-thinking people. Even if you are based behind the scenes, you need to be comfortable working with or around visitors in an environment where creating the right atmosphere is everything. Everyone in the team plays an active part in delivering our fantastic attraction to visitors.

All of our vacancies can be found listed here when they arise, but if you can’t wait to get involved why not click here to see our Volunteering Programme.

People from Black, Asian and Ethnically Diverse backgrounds, disabled, deaf and neurodivergent people are underrepresented in our workforce, so we particularly encourage applications from candidates in these groups.


Current Opportunities


Artist Call-out: The Journey Art Installation

Deadline: 20 November 2022

Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre (CRMC), Coventry City of Culture Trust and the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum are collaborating on an art installation opportunity for an artist or group of artists in the West Midlands. The artwork will be installed in a new reception area at CRMC’s office in Coventry. As part of the development, CRMC wish to provide art that will enhance the area for their clients.

We are looking for proposals that respond to the title “The Journey”, reflecting on themes of welcome, sanctuary and refuge. The work should also consider Coventry's cultural make-up, as a city whose migrant population is twice the national average. This is an opportunity to creatively engage and collaborate with people who have sought sanctuary in the city and people who are currently using CRMC. 

This is an opportunity for both emerging and established migrant artists and artists who have sought sanctuary in Coventry. Applicants should be over 18 years old and based in Coventry.


Please email completed applications or any questions about applying to Geoff Manns at 

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