Work with Soul City Arts

We’re recruiting! A bit more about us and the roles on offer.

Soul City Arts (SCA) is an arts organisation committed to developing creative programmes with a vision of ‘connecting communities and transforming society through creativity’.  The organisation is founded and led by artist and curator Mohammed Ali MBE, who has built a strong team over the past two decades.  We create events and programmes that explore commonalities and shared narratives of people across all faiths and those of differing perspectives.  We seek to build hope, pride and confidence within communities enabling them to celebrate themselves and their narratives.   We like to help tell the stories of everyday people in extraordinairy form.  

Soul City Arts is based at a former industrial warehouse in Sparkbrook, Birmingham, which we have named ‘Port Hope’.  We have transformed the space into a creative oasis in the middle of inner-city Birmingham. Whilst we have delivered programmes across the UK and around the globe, we are proud to be embedded in the community and remain committed to delivering locally. Following our recent success in becoming an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation, this is the perfect time to join the team as we continue to build our team, offer, and reach. 

To get work or creative experience with Soul City Arts get in touch via our contact page. 

Current Open Roles

Board members and Chair of the Board (Unpaid)
SCA is seeking to recruit individuals to serve on our board and one or more individuals to act as Chair of the Board.  We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates who are passionate about the arts and who believe the arts can deliver meaningful benefits and social change in our communities. Those who are rooted in and who could represent one of Birmingham’s diverse communities are especially encouraged to apply.

General Manager (f/t £45,000pa)
SCA seeks to employ an experienced General Manager, reporting to the Artistic Director. With some line management and supervision responsibilities, the General Manager will support SCA’s Artistic Director and delivery teams in the effective delivery of all SCA activity, from planning to delivery and review, whilst providing effective operational, legal, and financial company management.

Summary of Process
Please submit a two-page statement or recording (video or audio) answering the following questions addressing your interest and suitability for the post/s you are applying for.

In your statement, please provide the following:

  • Please provide your full name and contact information (email, contact number, address)
  • Tell us what excites you most about Soul City Arts?
  • Tell us more about you and your interest in this specific role?
  • Please provide up to three examples of your experience which you believe best demonstrates your ability to deliver the role for which you have applied?
  • Tell us about a recent creative experience that you really enjoyed?
  • What does community and inclusion mean to you?
  • Please also provide details of two referees (name, job titles, organisations, email and contact number if known).

Applications should be sent to  

SCA is committed to equal opportunities and will treat all applications fairly on the basis of written submissions. To support us with our monitoring processes, please complete the anonymous equal opportunities form available here.


All are welcome. SCA aims to reflect all of the city of Birmingham’s communities in our workforce. If you believe that you meet the minimum requirements of the role, you are warmly encouraged to apply. In addition, SCA is committed to meeting your access, inclusion, and support needs. Please share with us any access and support needs and reasonable adjustments that will support you during this process and we will work with you to ensure that your support needs are met.