Creative and cultural sector job vacancies in East London – July 2021

If you’re job hunting in London, make sure to check out the growing opportunities in the arts, creative, education, cultural and innovation sectors in East London.

This July our funded organisations Rosetta Arts, partners Barbican and London College of Fashion and wider East London arts and cultural sector organisation POor Collective and Environment Agency are all recruiting new staff.

Read on to learn more about these interesting roles, find out about the thriving East London creative and cultural sectors and communities surrounding the new East Bank and apply.


Deadline 17 July

The Barbican is looking for a Producer to join their small and friendly Communities & Neighbourhoods team on a maternity cover contract, initially for seven months until end of March 2022, but with the possibility of extending this for up to one year.

The role will be working on the Beyond Barbican programme in East London. This programme is funded by Arts Council England and focuses on creating space for people with different skills, backgrounds and expertise to come together to make things happen in their neighbourhoods.

Fixed term maternity cover (7 months, with possibility of extending for up to 1 year)

Salary £36,060 – £40,750 (FTE salary)

35 hours per week, 5 days per week 

Start date: September 2021

Deadline: Saturday 17 July


Environment Agency

Do you want to help London and the Thames Estuary adapt to climate change? In this role, you’ll shape the funding strategy for the Thames Estuary 2100 Plan — the strategy to manage tidal flood risk in London and the Thames estuary to 2100. You will work closely with dedicated team, operational area teams, delivery partners and external partners, to evolve an approach to funding adaptive solutions to manage the impact of climate change in the estuary. These solutions will need to align with low carbon and cost-efficient asset management, strategic planning for the riverside and sustainable growth across the estuary.

As our funding specialist, you will coordinate a strategic, estuary-wide approach to how to use and update partnership funding and contributions policies to deliver the Plan and improve understanding of how cost and intervention assumptions impact future investment strategies. You will lead the development of a long-term funding strategy that brings together wider government and external partners to identify and enable innovative structures, opportunities and contributions.

Full-time, permanent role

Salary £46,374 

Deadline: Sunday 1 August


London College of Fashion

The Head of Cultural Programming role at London College of Fashion will create a cultural strategy for our showcasing and oversee its delivery. The post holder will bring together the skill sets of a curator, facilitator, and producer, leading a team to develop and implement the showcasing ambitions of the College. Reporting to the Head of College and gathering advice and inputs from several departments at London College of Fashion, the Head of Cultural Programming is a key strategic leadership and planning role which requires a creative and curatorial awareness as well as hands-on showcasing experience.

This is a significant time to join UAL as we are making a major investment into transformative education for our diverse and international academic community as we look towards our move to the Olympic Park.

Full-time permanent role

Salary £53,011-£64,032 per annum

Deadline: Sunday 11.55pm on 18 July


POor Collective

Are you 18-22 year old? Apply now for a 12-month internship working with GPAD Architecture Studio.

Full-time role

Salary £20k per annum

Deadline: Sunday 18 July


Rosetta Arts

Rosetta Arts is recruiting new staff members to join its small and busy team. Are you a passionate Project Manager who can deliver an inspiring programme of local events for the 2021 Newham Unlocked Festival? Or are you a Project Coordinator who can join for two days a week to shape and deliver a whole range of exciting community projects?

Project Manager: Rosetta Arts is recruiting for a highly motivated and passionate Project Manager with strong production and community engagement skills to join its small and busy team with the primary focus of delivering the Newham Unlocked Festival in Green Street and Plaistow. Newham Unlocked is a festival of free events, performances and workshops for the local residents of Newham to explore and enjoy. The theme this year is Unity.

Download the Project Manager: Newham Unlocked Job Description

Project Coordinator: Rosetta Arts is recruiting for a highly motivated and passionate Project Coordinator to join its small and busy team. Having joined Arts Council England’s National Portfolio in 2018, and as a recipient of funding from Newham Council, the National Lottery, Greater London Authority and Mayor of London, this role is vital in ensuring that its projects are delivered successfully. The candidate will be expected to work proactively on multiple projects and
activities and is required to build excellent relationships with multiple stakeholders, from artist educators to partners and funders.

Download the Project Coordinator Job Description

To apply, please email a short letter explaining why you should be appointed to the role you are going for, and attach your CV.

Please specify “APPLICATION PROJECT MANAGER” or “APPLICATION PROJECT COORDINATOR” in the email subject line and send to

Please ensure you supply the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of TWO referees from your professional life.


  • Project Manager Newham Unlocked: Wednesday 5pm 21 July 2021
  • Project Coordinator: Friday 5pm 23 July 2021

Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend an interview.

*Please note they are also going to advertise for a Production Manager to work with the Project Manager on Newham Unlocked. The Job Description will be posted shortly.


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