Work here

Opportunities to work and develop a career at Snape Maltings are amongst the most varied that you will find.

Whether you are just stepping on to the career ladder, looking for a new challenge or a better work-life balance, or you want weekend or casual work, there are roles in arts administration, retail management, fundraising, and much more here.

Current Vacancies

Scroll down to see more information about the following vacancies.

We are an equal opportunities employer and believe that diversity strengthens and enriches us. We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates of all ages and from all backgrounds, in particular from BAME and disabled candidates who are currently under-represented at Snape Maltings.

With prior agreement, initial interviews may be conducted by telephone or Skype.



Weekend Assistants – Retail



Project Assistant – Celebration

Retail Vacancies

Weekend Assistants – Retail

Some of our wonderful weekend colleagues are heading off to university and we have a few vacancies to fill. You could be working in any of our lovely shops and be part of a great team of colleagues. Weekends are busy as we welcome visitors, holiday-makers and regular guests to Snape Maltings.

If you are aged 16 or over, and able to commit to Saturday and Sunday (every other weekend), and (most importantly) you enjoy working with people – we’d love to hear from you.

About the role:
• Working as part of a team
• Alternating weekends (Saturday and Sunday)
• 14 hours per weekend
• Hours – 0940 – 1740hrs (Saturday) 0940 – 1640hrs (Sunday)

Key responsibilities:
• Providing great customer service – a welcome, smile and assistance – to our customers
• Working as part of the salesfloor – supporting colleagues
• Making sure that our stock always looks fresh, well merchandised – clean and tidy
• Operating the till accurately – making sure customers have a great experience
• General retail duties – filling shelves, keeping the salesfloor tidy

What we need:
• A positive, friendly attitude – someone who likes people and enjoys serving customers
• The ability to work well as part of a team – willing to support and help colleagues
• A genuine interest in the products that we sell
• Flexibility – the ability to work extra hours during peak periods and to cover holidays.

To apply please e-mail an up-to-date CV to Rachel MacPhail; As part of our commitment to equality of opportunity, we kindly ask you to complete our Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form.

Music Vacancies

Project Assistant – Celebration
2 – 7 March 2020.
Typical daily hours for this project are 12pm – 10pm.

Celebration is Snape Maltings’ annual festival celebrating the diverse music-making by young people in Suffolk. In 2020 the project takes place from Monday 2 – Saturday 7 March, providing the opportunity for up to 1500 young people to perform on our renowned Concert Hall stage.

To assist with the smooth running of this event, we are in search of a Project Assistant. The successful applicant will provide vital logistical and administrative support throughout the week which includes; setting up rehearsal spaces; helping groups to move their equipment and instruments; liaising with teaching staff and artists and helping to move young people around the site. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is considering working with young people or an arts organisation.

Employment will be on a self-employed basis and an invoice will be required. The appointed person must also clear reference and Enhanced DBS checks. The fee for this role is £500.

Download a job description. For an informal chat about this role please contact Callum Given, Producer – Learning and Inclusion;

To apply please send a CV and completed application form to Helen Fletcher – HR Manager: As part of our commitment to equality of opportunity, we kindly ask you to complete our Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form.

Closing date: Monday 16 December 2019, interviews to take place w/c 6 January 2020.

Work Experience

We would love to hear from students who are interested in gaining work experience with us. We have a limited number of placements, mostly of one or two weeks duration, which can be music or retail based and are unpaid.

Depending on the time of year we may also be able to offer a more tailored programme to suit a particular need or interest, eg: buying, arts admin. If you would like more information please contact our HR Manager, Helen Fletcher:

Graduate Placements and Internships

We do not offer a graduate or internship programme, however, we may be able to offer work experience opportunities so please get in touch with us. You may also be interested in becoming a Hesse Student.


To help with the running of exhibitions and concerts at Snape Maltings Concert Hall and other venues we have a wonderful team of volunteer Ushers and Invigilators. Invigilators provide a presence at exhibitions and ushers check tickets, sell programmes and show people to their seats, attending the concert for free in return. We also have qualified volunteer first aiders who attend concerts.

Recruitment and training takes place early in the year and we have a waiting list at other times. For more details about becoming an usher, please call 01728 687100 or email