Current opportunities

Youthlab workshop facilitator (freelance)

Youthlab is CFCCA’s new initiative to develop a unique and dynamic learning advisory board. The two main aims of the group will be: allowing young people to provide views, ideas and perceptions to inform CFCCAs future mission; and to provide an opportunity for the group to devise workshops and creative projects as part of the CFCCA programme. This initial 6 month programme will be a pilot project to test the running, development and management of the programme. We will use feedback from the participants to inform the progress and development of the group so young people’s voices are at the heart of the project.

Role summary

You will develop and deliver the Youthlab pilot programme working alongside CFCCA’s Programme and Engagement Coordinator and the wider CFCCA team including volunteers. You will be a creative practioner, with experience delivering artist workshop sessions, and will lead the facilitation of the sessions for a group of young people ages 14-19. Working collaboratively with the Programme and Engagement Coordinator you will devise creative workshop sessions to deliver alongside other elements of Youthlab linking the professional practice and the creative practice elements of the Youthlab project together which will include professional development talks from staff members and artists. You will work with the Programme and Engagement Coordinator and Youthlab group to plan, promote and deliver a final event for the group’s peers.

Sessions will be on a regular basis of a 2 hour workshop every 2 weeks increasing to weekly in the last 2-3 months of the pilot project, the role is based at the CFCCA gallery in Manchester’s Northern Quarter and on 1-2 off site visits to other visual art spaces in Manchester.

Application details

Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
To apply please send:
An up to date CV of no more than two sides of A4
2 references/referee details
A covering letter outlining how you meet the person specification and how your work experience relates to the role description (no longer than 2 sides of A4)

Applications should be clearly marked ‘Youthlab workshop facilitator’ and sent together with a completed Equal Opportunities form for the attention of Abi Mitchell, Programme and Engagement Coordinator via email to:

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 8 March 2017 5pm
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an informal interview at Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art during week commencing Monday 13 March

For full details please download the JOB DESCRIPTION.

Equal opportunities form.

Recruitment of Board Members

We are seeking a new Board member with experience and expertise in HR & Governance to join our Board and become a champion for CFCCA, using their expertise, connections and contacts to promote our organisation.

In addition to being an active Board member the suitable candidate will also hold the position of Chair of the Appointments Committee, a subcommittee of the Board. We are looking for a professional with a general background in Arts Strategy, Charity Governance, Finance, HR, Legal. Please download the role description for more information:

Appointments Committee Chair / HR & Governance Trustee Role Description

We strive to achieve a ‘balanced’ board with half of our members being of Chinese descent who bring experience and understanding of Chinese culture and society and we are keen to attract members from such a background to maintain that balance.

Members serve for a maximum of two consecutive three year terms i.e. six years in total. Please note that this is a voluntary role.

If you interested in serving as a member of our Board please email an expression of interest and your CV to our Operations Manager Hannah Hartley at


Volunteer Opportunities

Spending time working with us offers the chance to develop valuable skills and gain an insight into the workings of an internationally leading arts organisation. CFCCA offers unpaid opportunities through our successful volunteer programme, which we view as a positive contribution to the running and development of the organisation. We also endeavour to accommodate student placements and work experience requests. However, we do not support unpaid internships. Any intern role will be advertised on our Job Opportunities page in the same way as other paid opportunities within the organisation.

Our fantastic team of hard-working and talented volunteers often contribute a minimum of one day a week working with us. Primarily their role is customer facing, greeting visitors to the building and providing information about our programme and events. We endeavour to ensure each of our volunteers undertake work in the area relevant to their interests during their time with us, but offer the opportunity to gain experience in all aspects of the organisation.
Areas of work can include:

  • Research
  • Project management
  • Audience development
  • Customer Service
  • General Administration
  • Marketing
  • New Media


We accept applications for our volunteer team on a rolling basis but places are not always available immediately. Volunteers should ideally be willing to commit to one day per week (usually fixed, but with some flexibility) for at least 2 months, as we feel this enables the experience to be most beneficial.

To help us determine whether you would be a suitable candidate to join the team, please send a copy of your current CV and a description of your interests to

Consider the following questions:
Why are you interested in completing a volunteer placement at Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art?
Can you identify which areas you would like to be involved in?
How do you intend to develop your skills and experience with us?