The Royal Standard, Artist Lead


The Royal Standard (TRS) is looking for Artist Leads to join our current team of five. Since 2006, TRS has been built on the hard work and commitment of artists and volunteers and is now an established artist-led studio and gallery in Liverpool, acting as an exciting platform for artists and creatives to excel in their careers. 

Artist Leads are responsible for the day-to-day operations of a thriving studio housing a community of 33+ artists, as well as working towards delivering an engaging programme within a collaborative team. This is an excellent opportunity for motivated early-career artists or arts professionals to gain supported experience in all aspects of running an arts organisation, including long-term creative planning, fundraising, marketing, and operational maintenance. 

This is a voluntary position over a suggested term of two years.

If there is anything we can do to make this role more accessible and meet specific needs, or if you would like to have an informal chat with one of our current Artist Leads about the role, please email us at or contact them personally here.

Deadline: Friday 30 April

Download a personal specification and more about the role here.

How to Apply:

Please send the following documents to, with the subject ‘Artist Lead Application’. 

  • A CV outlining your relevant experience 
  • A statement of what you could bring to the role, our team, and community (500 words max.) 

Due to COVID-19, all interviews, meetings and training will take place online until the foreseeable future.

“I saw it as an opportunity to have some impact on the cultural fabric of the city, being in a position of more responsibility, broadening my skills and experiences, and using the position to develop networks nationwide that I could potentially use to figure out my next step”

– Former Artist Lead