Artistic Director and Chief Executive Officer

Following Daniel Brine’s appointment as Festival Director at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival, Cambridge Junction is seeking a new Artistic Director and Chief Executive Officer.

The new Artistic Director and Chief Executive Officer will provide and communicate a vision for Cambridge Junction which balances artistic ambition with financial sustainability.  They will lead Cambridge Junction’s artistic vision, maintain an overview of our ‘look and feel’, ensure our ongoing financial and operational stability, and represent our organisation to key stakeholders, partners and funders.

With a committed and experienced Board of Trustees, Cambridge Junction is flourishing and has potential to develop much further.  The new Artistic Director and Chief Executive Officer will have artistic vision, energy, creativity and outstanding management skills. They will have a great track record of achievement in the arts, strong people management skills and the potential to lead an organisation as it explores significant development opportunities.

The Artistic Director and Chief Executive Officer will lead the team at Cambridge Junction, which presents around 400 events each year to 100,000 people.  We have a turnover of £2.25 million and are a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England.

Cambridge Junction is located in the South West of Cambridge, fifteen minutes’ walk from the centre of the city.  Our venue is edgy and urban and serves communities from across Cambridge and the region.  We have three primary spaces in which we run our programmes: J1 is a large versatile performance and social space with a standing capacity of 850, J2 is a 220 seat theatre, and J3 is a light-filled multipurpose space excellent for learning, rehearsal and talks. 

Cambridge Junction’s programme is made up of three inter-related areas of activity: arts development and presentation specialising in contemporary theatre and dance; popular culture with a focus of music, comedy and clubs; and creative learning and skills development in the arts, using the organisation as a site for learning and with a commitment to supporting young people.  Our artistic vision is to present a programme balanced across these three areas and to champion the exciting, innovative and exploratory potential of their intersection.

To apply for the post of Artistic Director and Chief Executive Officer please send us:

  • Your CV (no more than four sides of A4);
  • A letter/statement of why you are interested in the position and how your skills and experience are appropriate to the post. You should address the essential and desirable person specifications and illustrate your skills and experience through examples (no more than four sides of A4); and
  • An Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (or responses typed on a separate sheet).

Your application should:

  • Be sent by email to Helen Chamberlain, General Manager at;
  • Be titled ‘Director Application’;
  • Consist of attachments which will ideally be sent in pdf format;
  • Include your contact details (name, address, email, phone) in your cover letter/email or on your cv;
  • State your earliest available start date and notice period;
  • List two referees; and
  • Reach us by 12 noon on Monday 20 November 2017.

Applications submitted without a statement of why you are interested in the position (ie CV only) will not be considered.

For a confidential discussion about the post call Helen Chamberlain, General Manager on 01223 403477 or send questions by email to Nicola Buckley, Chair on

It is anticipated that interviews will take place in Cambridge during the week of 4-8 December 2017.

Download the information pack HERE

Application deadline: 12pm Mon 20 Nov 2017


Assistant Music Producer

The Assistant Music Producer at Cambridge Junction is a new full time role offered for a year from January 2018.  The Assistant Music Producer will work closely with Cambridge Junction’s Popular Culture Manager, supporting him to develop and deliver Cambridge’s Junction’s music programme.

The post is offered as part of the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries programme, which provides talent development opportunities for recent graduates from low-income backgrounds. Through it, Jerwood Charitable Foundation and its partners seek to change the socio-economic barriers that skilled graduates entering the arts workplace are facing. The programme provides paid entry-level placements at leading UK arts organisations, supported by a structured programme of ambitious professional development and peer mentoring.

In order to be eligible applicants must fulfil all the below three criteria:

  • Have graduated from a first degree (BA or equivalent) in any subject within the past two years (i.e. in 2015, 2016 or 2017). No minimum grade required; AND
  • Have received a full maintenance grant during the full period of their course and be able to verify it with the necessary paperwork; AND
  • Be a full-time UK resident.

Please ensure that you meet ALL of these criteria before applying. Further details of eligibility can be found on the Jerwood Charitable Foundation website:

Download the application pack HERE

Application deadline: 12pm Mon 20 Nov 2017


Casual Cleaners

Cambridge Junction require casual cleaners to come and join our team. Typical shifts would be 3hrs per morning (approx. 6am-9am) on weekdays sometimes 6hrs at the weekends (approx. 6am-12pm). It would be a zero hour contract as shifts would vary depending on our events.

Ideal as a second job or to earn a bit of extra money for Summer!

Pay is £7.50 - £8.50 p.h for some weekends. If you are interested please contact Alan Bond or call 01223 578000.