Lighthouse is the leading Art Centre of the South West and the UK’s largest regional art centre. We all work with one aim – to deliver great art and ensure we offer the best possible experience to our customers, whether they are ticket buyers, artists, promoters, agents, cafe users, our colleagues or our funders.

Trustee - Poole Arts Trust Ltd /Lighthouse

Poole Arts Trust Ltd is the company that manages Lighthouse, Poole – the UKs largest regional arts centre.

Lighthouse is the leading cultural venue in Dorset, presenting nationally acclaimed arts and community engagement locally from our home in Poole and the Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole (BCP) region.

Our building has several venues under one roof, including a large-scale symphonic concert hall, a mid-scale theatre, a studio theatre, cinema, galleries, and an outdoor amphitheatre.

Lighthouse provides a year-round programme of high quality and diverse arts and entertainment from national, international, and regional artists, providing the community with opportunities to engage in a broad range of arts activities and experiences. Primarily a receiving venue, the variety and varying sizes of our spaces enables us to present a huge range of work from all art forms and scale – from high profile artists to those starting out, from large commercial promoters to small scale funded artists and companies. We are home to the internationally acclaimed Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and several arts organisations who use our venue to deliver arts activities and cultural training.

Lighthouse is committed to having a diverse board that promotes equity, diversity and inclusion and so very much welcome applications from people who will bring difference to our team.

We are seeking new board members, who thanks to technology and flexible meeting arrangements, can join us

from across the country to support the senior management team to drive our continuing success and fulfil our ambitions for the future.  You will help to shape overall strategy, ensure the quality and compliance of our governance and trading activities and provide invaluable independent guidance and judgment to help us realise our vision. Joining an experienced board, new Trustees will have substantial senior-level experience and expertise and will be able to work at a strategic level alongside Lighthouse executive team. You may not have had professional experience of a cultural organisation before, but if you are passionate about what culture provides for our community then we would be pleased to hear from you.

Whilst we welcome expressions of interest from all candidates, we are particularly keen to hear from applicants with the following knowledge and experience:

  • Legal
  • Digital and Information Technology
  • Artist / Performer
  • Fundraising

Trustees serve as non-executive directors for one or two terms and time is given voluntarily. A minimum term of three years’ commitment is required. Meetings take place five times a year mainly on a Tuesday early evening plus an annual away day. Meetings may be attended in person or via our online digital platform. Trustees will also be asked to become a member of a small subcommittee that focuses on a particular subject or area such as the Strategy Group or Equality/Diversity/Inclusion Group. Previous board experience is preferable but not essential. We will be holding an online webinar for interested parties in the second week of February and details will be provided upon request.

In return, we provide a lively, friendly and interesting place to contribute to, a unique opportunity to help progress an ambitious organisation and of course opportunities to experience many wonderful performances.

Please click here for a Trustee Information Pack.

Deadline for applications: 26 / 02 /2022

Interviews: 01 / 03 /2022


Ticket Sales Manager

Full-time permanent (37.5h/pw) / £27,500pa

The Ticket Sales Manager is a public-facing, key role that provides a vital link between Lighthouse and its audiences. You will motivate and maximise the potential of the sales team, working closely with the Marketing and Fundraising teams to achieve sales and fundraising targets. Leading by example you will inspire and motivate your team ensuring we provide seamless and exceptional customer service to audiences, visiting companies, co-producers and external ticket agencies and ensure that all revenue-generating opportunities are maximised. You will play a key role in delivering our new pricing strategy and will support the development of our new website to be launched in July ’22.

 You will be an experienced and capable team leader and manager who motivates staff to achieve the best results within a busy environment. You will be adept at dealing with multiple stakeholders and balancing priorities, equally confident in front-line customer service as you are in management and administration,

Applications: Please email your current CV and a covering letter to You will need to demonstrate how you meet the principal purpose and personal specification for the role. (Not more than 1500 words)

A full recruitment pack is available here

Closing date:                           7 February 2022

Initial interview dates:            14 February 2022

Lighthouse is committed to employment and development practices that promote diversity and inclusion and so very much welcome applications regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, sex, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion or belief.


Marketing Executive 

Permanent £23,000

Are you a marketing executive looking for a new and exciting challenge?

Lighthouse is continuously growing and looking to expand our marketing team. 

We are currently looking for an energetic, confident, and creative arts marketing professional to join our team who has a flair and passion for delivering excellence. 

The main purpose of the role is to contribute to a high performing, motivated team who effectively promote all aspects of Lighthouse’s activities and to achieve ambitious sales and visitor attendance targets for our many hundreds of events each year, as well as holistic marketing activity to support the work of other teams.

About you:

You will have a minimum of 2 years broad marketing experience and be looking to join a team of like-minded individuals with a focus on culture, hard work, having fun, enthusiasm and being aspirational.  You should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with close attention to detail.

Click here to download the Marketing executive recruitment pack

Applications, please complete the online form and submit your CV and covering letter via the following link:

Please click here to apply for this position


Lighthouse is committed to employment and development practices that promote diversity and inclusion and so very much welcome applications regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, sex, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion or belief.

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