We are seeking new trustees

esea contemporary is seeking new trustees to oversee the strategic direction and governance of the UK’s only non-profit art centre specialising in presenting and platforming artists and art practices that identify with and are informed by East and Southeast Asian (ESEA) cultural backgrounds.

We are particularly keen to recruit individuals with expertise in fundraising, legal, cultural strategy, marketing, public relations, or HR.

If your background is in any of these fields, and you have a passion for culture and an interest in contemporary visual art, we would love to hear from you — whether you have prior experience as a trustee, or are looking for your first trustee role.

This is an incredibly exciting time to become involved with esea contemporary following our relaunch and rebrand in early 2023 after an organisational revisioning process.

Please submit a CV and a cover letter detailing your interest in joining the board of esea contemporary and outlining what you can contribute to the role. For further information about this opportunity, please refer to the Trustee Recruitment Pack. Kindly send your application to board@eseacontemporary.org by 30th June 2024. We welcome any questions regarding this opportunity via email to the same address.

Informal interviews will be conducted in July.


This is an incredibly exciting time to join the team as a volunteer. We are looking for volunteers to bring the gallery to life as we get ready to open our upcoming exhibition and programme.

Volunteering is a great opportunity to meet new people, and develop new skills and knowledge. Get behind the scenes and gain experience working for a unique contemporary art space in the centre of Manchester.

Why volunteer?

We are currently recruiting on a rolling basis.

Register your interest in volunteering with us