BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art is a major international centre for contemporary art located on the south bank of the River Tyne at the foot of the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, located in Gateshead, North East England. It presents a constantly changing, distinctive and ambitious programme of exhibitions and events, and is a world leader in the presentation, commissioning and communication of contemporary visual art. Housed in a landmark industrial building, BALTIC attracts over 500,000 visitors per year.


£20,595 per annum
37 hours per week

We are currently recruiting for a Technician to assist with the technical and logistical management and delivery of BALTIC’s artistic programme.

The ideal candidate will have relevant experience gained in a gallery, museum or similar environment, including experience of art handling and exhibition installation, and a working understanding of installing specialist AV equipment. Extensive practical knowledge and skills are essential, along with possessing excellent team working skills and a flexible approach to changing working conditions.

Closing date: Thursday 15 February 2018 (10:00)

Please click here to download an application pack.

BALTIC is working towards achieving diversity and welcomes applications from all members of the community. Must have eligibility to work in the UK.

Freelance Artist

£240 day rate (£120 per half day)

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art works with a team of Freelance Artists who deliver one-off workshops, commissioned activities and artwork and some longer term projects and residencies with a range of school groups, children and their families, communities and young people as part of our Learning and Civic Engagement Programme. These activities take place within BALTIC and, increasingly offsite in community spaces in the Tyne and Wear area and the wider North East region.

We are currently looking for 5 regionally based artists to join our existing team and to work with us on a freelance basis. Although we are interested in all applications, we are particularly keen to hear from artists with any the following skills, knowledge or experience:

  • Socially engaged arts practice
  • Digital arts practice
  • Performance practice
  • Film practice
  • Experience of working with children under 7
  • Experience of working with children and/or adults that identify as having a disability

Availability must include weekends. BALTIC is working towards achieving diversity and welcomes applications from all members of the community.

How to apply:

To apply please submit a CV alongside a word or pdf document providing the following information to recruitment@balticmill.com

  • Name, address, email address and phone number;
  • Brief biography and links to any relevant websites, blogs, social media that may support your application (400 words max);
  • A statement outlining your interest in this freelance opportunity at BALTIC and your relevant artistic and education practice, skills and experience (600 words max);
  • Up to 6 images of your artistic and/or education practice (6 jpeg images or no longer than 2 minutes of film footage);
  • The names, addresses and email addresses of 2 referees.

Closing date: Monday 12th February 2018 (23:59)

Interview date: Tuesday 20th February 2018

If successful you will be required to attend an induction at BALTIC. Freelance Artist work at BALTIC is offered on condition of DBS clearance which BALTIC provides, receipt of two satisfactory references and acceptance of terms laid out in BALTIC’s Freelance Agreement.