Job Opportunities


We currently have one new job opportunity:

Casual Visitor Experience Assistant

The National Centre for Craft & Design is seeking a Casual Visitor Experience Assistant.

We are looking for a Casual Visitor Experience Assistant to join the team and be able to work flexibly to cover holidays, sickness and busy periods.

The purpose of this role is to provide the first line of customer service to all visitors to NCCD
The duties will include:

  • Being the first point of contact for all visitor-related enquiries and support within the NCCD
  • Provide a high quality customer service enriching the visitor experience at the NCCD and ensuring that both the artworks on display and members of the public remain safe at all times.
  • Proactively seek out opportunities to talk and engage with visitors, sharing your own knowledge, enthusiasm and passion for the wider creative programme and bookable workshops.

Successful applicants must have:

  • Retail/ front of house experience
  • Good customer service skills
  • Good interpersonal skills

View the full job description
For an informal conversation regarding the post, please contact Clare Edwards or Carl Ferro-Fields on 01529 308719 or email or

If you wish to apply for this position please complete the application form and email it to, or post/hand deliver to Human Resources, Bradley Football Development Centre, Bradley Road, Grimsby, DN37 0AG, by 12 noon on 16th December 2019.

Job Title: Visitor Experience Assistant

Hours: Casual 

Salary: £17,332 per annum (pro-rata based on 40 hours FTE), £8.31 per hour

Closing date: Noon Mon 16 December

Vacancy reference: VEA191216

Visitor Experience Assistant Recruitment Information

Artist Opportunities

Church Lane Primary School in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, have received funding from The Johnson Mukherjee Charitable Trust to deliver the No Wrong Way art and wellbeing project which aims to reduce children’s levels of anxiety and increase their confidence, co-delivered with The National Centre for Craft & Design (NCCD).  

NCCD are looking for an artist to deliver the project and work alongside the NCCD team and within Church Lane Primary School.

The appointed artist will deliver ten workshop sessions in a range of visual arts techniques to create exciting sketch books with the year 5 class of 30 children in Key Stage 2 (aged 9-10 years).  The children will be encouraged to experiment, use different materials in mark-making, explore messy materials, try things out, accept mistakes and explore feelings through creativity.  The workshops will use new sketchbooks for the project, and will result in a showcase of work at NCCD (dates to be confirmed).

For full details and to apply, download the artist brief and application form. For an informal discussion regarding the opportunity please contact Lucy Lumb on or call 01529 308718.

Deadline: Mon 6 Jan 2020  


We have number of volunteers who work closely with our core team at NCCD assisting in the delivery of numerous aspects of our exhibition and learning programme here at NCCD. Volunteers work in a number of capacities including working with the marketing, customer service, learning and exhibitions teams on a wide variety of project and events. Our volunteer scheme is a mutually beneficial experience in which volunteers assist in the delivery of our programme, while also developing skills and experience in a lively and creative environment.

Volunteering at NCCD will allow you to become part of our friendly close knit team and gain a key insight into the workings of a nationally renowned arts venue. Volunteers also benefit from discounts in our café and shop, as well as invites to special events and exhibition previews.

If you’re passionate about craft, design and the arts and have a strong customer focus then we’d love to hear from you.

Applicants must be aged 16+

Fill in a volunteer application form and email it to

Volunteer Application Form

"My volunteering experience at The National Centre for Craft and Design has been of great use to me, my confidence and my future. The supportive staff play a key role in progressing my confidence, skills and knowledge in art specific areas. My aim for the near future is to secure myself employment in a workplace that echoes the atmosphere found within The National Centre for Craft and Design which radiates motivation, excitement and learning progression."

Catherine Pritchard - Volunteer


As an organisation, we’re constantly looking to deliver high quality inclusive experiences to both the local community and audiences from further afield. But, to do this we rely on the support of our visitors and supporters. We’re dedicated to providing a range of FREE events, workshops and world-class exhibitions here at NCCD, and in order to keep delivering such a high-quality programme donations from our visitors are more important than ever.

If you care as passionately about craft and design as we do and would like to help us continue to deliver our learning, education and exhibitions programme, please contact us  

Donations can be made in one of our donation boxes in our gallery or at reception.