Welcome to Cardboard Citizens’ job page.

We are always looking for talented individuals to come and work, or collaborate with us. We also have a wide range of volunteer and internship opportunities. We offer a wide and exciting range of jobs across the following departments; Arts Team, Participation & Projects, Development, Marketing, Administration & Finance.

We have a base in East London, and in normal times we work across the country to strengthen links between the arts and real societal change. During lockdown, we’ve moved to online delivery, and have made some really exciting discoveries about working with our Members in this manner. 

We are always looking to have as diverse a range of applicants as possible. As befits our area of work, we guarantee interviews to candidates with experience or at risk of homelessness who meet the essential role criteria. We also guarantee interviews for candidates who meet the criteria and are from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic backgrounds, or who are D/deaf or disabled.  

We also welcome applications by video – read our video application guidelines.


Cardboard Citizens is interested in opportunities to co-produce and create work with artists, companies and venues. Please send us your idea to mail@cardboardcitizens.org.uk, and we’ll be in touch.

If you are a performing arts creative who has experienced homelessness, please fill in our call-out form, as we’d love to speak to you about future opportunities, which may include masterclasses or events with our Members (people with experience of homelessness). Click here »


Cardboard Citizens hires actors via Casting Agents and through their workshops programme. Unless specifically advertised, all actors in Cardboard Citizens must have some experience of homelessness. This is considered in the widest possible sense of the word, from couch surfing, to staying in hostels through to rough sleeping.


Cardboard Citizens hires different production staff for each of our projects so send us your CV at mail@cardboardcitizens.org.uk.


Cardboard Citizens is always keen to hear from people interested in volunteering at our offices. Contact us at mail@cardboardcitizens.org.uk, and we’ll be in touch.