Dancers in green t-shirts holding sunflowers, in front of the crowd at Welford Road


From front of house to behind the scenes, we offer a wide range of roles for people from many different backgrounds. Working at the Attenborough Arts Centre and as part of the University of Leicester you will enjoy a sense of being part of a venue with decades of experience in providing performances, courses, workshops and activities for children and families.
We are proud to champion diversity, emerging talent and disability-led artists, supporting those starting their careers.
Artist Opportunities

We are looking for New Tutors for our 2022 Creative Courses

If you have an idea for a course or workshop for the new programme to run during the period January 2022 to April 2022 please complete and return the attached forms no later than 5pm on Friday 29 October 2021.

It is currently expected that during the winter term (January – April 2022) Attenborough Arts Centre will be open Monday – Friday, 9am – 9pm and Saturday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm. We are aware that this may change if further restrictions come into place through Christmas, but we are booking with the assumption that this is not the case.

Click here for more information and to apply 

Call out for artists. Text reads: 'Call out for artists. LGBTQ+ friendly project, working with 12 young people aged 18-24, evenings / weekend sessions. For full job description & to apply visit:'

Where We Are: Artists Call out

Attenborough Arts Centre, Pedestrian, the British Museum and local young people are inviting artists of any discipline to apply to collaborate with us on a new co-production project. We are looking for an artist(s) who can share their expertise to help the young people develop a piece of work in their line of practice.

This is a brand new opportunity to explore a non-hierarchical way of working with all the project partners and stakeholders to co-produce work that celebrates the interests and passions of our young people and amplifies their experiences of culture in a series of public outputs at AAC. While we have allocated gallery space for this creative output, the scope / scale / artform / activity that this collaboration will manifest is open and led by young people.

How to apply

To express your interest in taking part in this project, please send us:

  • A 2 minute short video introducing yourself and your practice to the young people
  • An artist’s CV
  • Website / photos / examples of your work coproducing with young people
  • A short proposal (no more than 1 side of A4) for how you would work with young people
  • Confirm your available dates
  • 2 referees details
  • Confirmation you are willing to undertake an Enhanced DBS check.

An Enhanced DBS check is required for this work, which we will provide.

Deadline for submissions: Thursday 21st October, midday.


Please send your application to:

Hannah Pillai, Project Coordinator,

Find out more information download the application pack


We are looking for Gallery Assistant Volunteers for our next exhibition!

Volunteers are important members of the Attenborough Arts Centre front of house team. They are people who share a love of the arts, giving their time to contribute to the continued success of the centre

As an AAC Volunteer, you will be part of an organisation with decades of experience in providing performances, courses, workshops and activities for children and families.

You would be a public face for the AAC, providing support and assistance within our gallery spaces. Ensuring our customers and visitors have a positive and enjoyable experience during their visit and aiding in their desire to return.

Download – Gallery Assistant Volunteer Role Description

Contact Emily Gill, (Venue Officer) with a short paragraph explaining your interest in the Gallery Assistant role at Attenborough Arts Centre.


We have no commissions open currently.

Paid Opportunities

There are no paid vacancies currently.