Stewarding opportunity with Broad Meadow


Are you interested in being involved in a public art installation? Are you interested in ecology? Are you confident talking to a diverse range of people? Then this could be the job for you!

Broad Meadow will be a wildflower meadow installation and audio experience by artists Sylvia Rimat and Charli Clark. The installation will be set up amidst the hustle and bustle of Bristol’s built-up shopping centre, Broadmead. Audiences will be invited to take a seat, get comfortable in the wildflower meadow and listen to an audio experience via their smartphone. The audio experience addresses our intertwined relationship with the plant world, connecting us to Bristol prior to the 1500s, when Broadmead was a meadow, regularly flooded by the river Frome. More info can be found here.

Short-term position as part of the Broad Meadow stewarding team:

Broad Meadow is open for 27.5 days, stewards are needed to cover day shifts (2 stewards needed per shift) from 24th May- 20th June 10.30am – 6.30pm

Event is open 7 days a week 11am – 6pm

Pay: £120 per day (8 hours @ £15 per/h including breaks totaling 50mins)

Minimum number of days required 12

Job Specification:


We are looking for friendly, helpful, proactive people to steward the month-long outdoor public art installation Broad Meadow. We need engaging individuals who are confident to invite the public (both passersby, and those who have pre-booked) into our Meadow. You will be responsible for ensuring the comfort and safety of participants whilst they take part in the installation. This will involve managing bookings/ crowds, responding to enquiries/ questions about the work, assisting people to access the audio work, being aware/ attuned to the differing needs of participants and providing extra assistance where necessary, keeping on top of the lending/ return of devices/ stools used by the public whilst experiencing the work, and generally ensuring that the event runs as smoothly as possible. You will also be responsible for watering the installation, making sure it looks good (removing litter/ wiping down benches after rain), and ensuring the pathway through the installation remains free from obstacles/ is kept clear.

Detailed Breakdown:

10.30-11 – Setting up

  • Removing heras fencing to secure location
  • Checking installation for damage/ removing any litter
  • Set up stewarding table/ stools
  • Collecting security radio from Broadmead BID

11am – 6pm

  • Welcoming the general public to experience Broad Meadow 
  • Being proactive, talking to passersby about the project and inviting them in.
  • Help members of the public that have booked a slot in the meadow to access the audio (via their phone or lending them an audio handset provided by the Broad Meadow Project)
  • Making sure the installation is looked after/ kept safe and preventing vandalism (will have access to security radio provided by Broadmead BID to connect with local security guards if necessary)
  • Look after the public whilst they are experiencing the meadow
  • Count and record the number of people visiting the installation 
  • Encourage the audience to fill in feedback form. 
  • Distribute Broad Meadow cards
  • Look after spare audio devices and headphones
  • Recharge spare audio devices and power banks
  • Watering the installation when needed

6pm – 6.30pm

  • Packing up tables/ stools
  • Re-securing installation with heras fencing
  • Returning security radio to Broadmead BID


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Confident in talking to the general public
  • Polite/ friendly/ approachable personality
  • Reliable with good time management
  • Physical stamina for long hours on your feet
  • Happy to work outside (all shifts will take place outside, whatever the weather)
  • Self employed
  • Available for work during the weekend (you may be expected to work 2 of the 4 weekends/ 4 weekend days in total during the month long installation) 
  • Understanding of basic IT technology, ability to help the public access the audio work from a website on their phones.
  • Ability to work independently, show initiative and attention to detail 
  • Good teamworking skills


  • Previous experience as a steward/ a public facing role is preferred
  • Basic first aid (preferred but not essential)
  • Ability to assess risk/ improvise/ respond to problems that may arise from the public engaging with the installation

A full briefing will be provided to the successful candidates, including information on the installation and audio experience.

To Apply:

If you’d like to apply for this role please send an email detailing why you are interested in the job, any relevant previous experience and your availability between 24th May – 20 June 2024 to [email protected]

Deadline: Fri 26th April at 6pm

Interviews will take place on 2nd and 3rd May 2024, please let us know in your application if you’re not available on these dates. Successful candidates will be notified by 7th May 2024.

If you prefer to apply via video or audio note instead, you can provide a recording of up to 3min. If you have any questions or would like a call to chat through the call out, or if you require this call out in an alternative format please email Charli at [email protected].

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