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Monday 8th February 2016 at 10am 0 Comments Northern Ireland Music , Circus & Carnival Arts , Visual Arts , Arts & Health , Drama

The following jobs are being advertised by the Arts Council or on behalf of client organisations. For application packs and further information on external positions please contact the organisations directly.

Verbal Arts Centre– Journalism Tutor

The Verbal Arts Centre is inviting applications for the position of Journalism Tutor – Full Time 36 hours per week (12month contract)

The Verbal School of Journalism is a practitioner-led programme taught by journalists for future journalists. The Programme helps young people gain an understanding of the unique approaches required to be a successful journalist. Alongside this is the development of practical skills to tell the story of others using multiple platforms and understanding the impact of technology in this industry.

For more information and to download an application, please visit

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 31st July 2019.

Verbal Arts Centre– Psychology Guide (Research Assistant) Maternity Cover

The Verbal Arts Centre is inviting applications for the position of Psychology Guide (Research Assistant) Maternity Cover (Part Time – 30 hours per week)

Listen Share Change is being delivered in partnership with the Northern Ireland Housing Executive. It is a volunteer-led, innovative, shared reading programme based in the community that uses poetry and prose to engage with a range of constituent groups from young people who are hard to reach and at risk to older people.

Listen Share Change utilises the existing infrastructure within the Northern Ireland Housing Executive as well as Community and Youth centres, healthcare settings and other local venues to deliver a fully accessible, customised programme of reading activities tailored to meet the needs of all participants.

The purpose of Listen Share Change is to create an inclusive, safe and nurturing environment for participants to engage, flourish and develop by listening to stories and to poems read aloud specifically selected to address diversity, cultural identity and build community cohesion.

For more information and to download an application, please visit

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 31st July 2019.

The MAC - Theatre Technician

Theatre Technician – Full Time, Permanent
Salary: £20,541 per annum
Hours: 42 hours per week

Essential Criteria

  • Two year’s practical and operational professional experience in at least one of the following areas within the entertainments industry:

- Sound systems
- Modern/computerised Lighting Control Systems and Programmes
- Technical Stage or Production Management

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience of working within a professional performing arts company

If you are interested in applying for this post an application pack can be downloaded from the career section of the MAC website

The closing date for receipt of applications for the above post is 12 noon on Friday 2 August 2019. 

Interviews will take place W/C 12 August 2019.

The applicants who fit the specifications outlined above most closely will be shortlisted for interview, so please make sure you tell everything relevant on your CV.
Please note that the MAC are unable to consider any applications which are received after the deadline. If you cannot make an offered interview time, they may not be able to give you an alternative.
If you have not heard back from the MAC by 9 August 2019, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.
The MAC Belfast are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

National Theatre Wales - Artistic Director

National Theatre Wales (NTW) is seeking to appoint an Artistic Director following Kully Thiarai’s appointment as Creative Director for Leeds 2023.

The Artistic Director will lead NTW artistically and organisationally - creating, communicating and delivering an innovative artistic programme that extends the company’s reach in Wales and beyond.

They are looking for a theatre practitioner who is ambitious to make powerful and high impact theatre created in Wales and in collaboration with a wide range of artists, companies and communities, especially from Wales.

For details of the role and how to apply, download the information pack by visiting their website or by contacting Shreela Ghosh on

Deadline for applications: 6pm on Sunday 8th September 2019

PT Freelance Ambassador for Fun Palaces in NI

Big Telly Theatre Company is a Partner Organisations with the national Fun Palaces campaign. They are recruiting a part-time Fun Palaces Ambassador to co-ordinate activity in Northern Ireland. This exciting new post will engage, inspire and support volunteers, grassroots communities, new and established organisations and practitioners across NI to make Fun Palaces - free, local events using arts, craft, science, tech, digital, heritage and sport, as a catalyst to celebrate each unique community and the skills and interests of those who live there.

They are keen to hear from a diverse range of candidates from all backgrounds with different skills and interests. They will always want different perspectives, experience and knowledge impacting on how Fun Palaces grows and develops.

This is a one-year freelance workers contract with potential to extend.
Fee: £14,040 per year for 2 days per week or equivalent (104 days per annum)
The Fun Palaces Ambassador programme is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund.

Visit for more info and to download an application pack.
Or call Linda at Big Telly on 02870 836 473 to request an application pack

Deadline: Thursday 15th August 2019

Stage Beyond - Part-time Arts Administrator

Stage Beyond would like to invite applications for the position of part-time Arts Administrator.  Stage Beyond is a theatre company for adults and young people with learning difficulties. They wish to recruit a part-time Arts Administrator to manage and promote the activities of the organization.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Day to day financial management of the group including payroll, accounts receivable and payable, banking and assisting the company accountant in keeping and presenting financial records
  • Developing and managing budgets for individual project
  • Conducting grant/funding research, applying for grants and disbursing acquired funding.
  • Assisting the Artistic Manager with managing projects, including budget management, record keeping and project evaluation.
  • Maintaining a database of members and ensuring that all records and payments are up-to-date.
  • Assisting the company in planning events and performances
  • Assisting facilitators and Artistic Manager with company performances
  • Maintaining and developing office systems, including computer and paper files, and ordering all office supplies.
  • In consultation with the Artistic Director, undertaking project related marketing including collating material for current show programmes and liaising with local media to promote Stage Beyond
  • Contacting relevant organisations and making follow-up phone calls to build an audience for productions.

Essential Criteria
Potential candidates must:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s Degree  in Art Administration or Education
  • Have experience in book-keeping
  • Excellent financial Skills
  • Have at least 2 years experience working in an administrative role.
  • Experience working with people with a learning disability.
  • Proven record of involvement in the Arts, specifically theatre.
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks

To apply, candidates should send a cv and covering letter to the Artistic Manager, Mrs Dee Conaghan at Millennium Forum Theatre and Conference Centre, Newmarket Street, Derry / Londonderry, BT48 6EB by Friday 2nd August 2019.

The Playhouse, Derry-Londonderry - Screenwriters Wanted

The Playhouse, Derry-Londonderry is seeking Screenwriters to work on a number of upcoming short educational films that explore justice issues, which will be made with and for young people.

The Playhouse produces emotionally powerful short films (approx. 6 – 15 minutes), and previous themes have included para-militarism, one punch can kill, dangerous driving and cyber-crime.  Their short-films are used as an educational resource by artist facilitators, teachers, youth workers, police officers, and youth justice agency officers to explore issues around criminality and justice issues with young people. They will be making at least one short film to be completed by March 2020, and one by March 2021. Both will be approx. 10 mins in length.

The budgets for our films are approx. £16 - £20k including screenwriter’s fee, actor’s fees, locations, props, filming and production costs.

They are seeking Screenwriters who have proven ability to write hard-hitting, meaningful films which dramatize the reality of social / political issues. If you are interested in writing screenplays for The Playhouse’s short educational film programme, please submit:

  • Your CV
  • At least two relevant examples of your previous work. These can either be links to films that have been made of your screenplays, or copies of screenplays.
  • Your fee

To Max Beer, The Playhouse, 5-7 Artillery Street, Derry, Northern Ireland, BT48 6RG.

Deadline for applications is Monday 29th July at 12 noon.

Verbal Arts Centre – Volunteer Coordinator

Verbal Arts Centre is inviting applications for the position of Volunteer Coordinator for the Listen Share Change, PEACE IV project.

The Listen Share Change Volunteer Co-ordinator will be responsible for the development, management, and implementation of a volunteer training programme. The programme is volunteer-led and delivered at community level. The focus of the programme is on using quality literature to engage with older people and young people at community level.

The Listen Share Change Volunteer Co-ordinator will work as part of a team of project workers and oversee the quality, training and volunteer management of the project. The ideal candidate will:

  • Support the Listen Share Change team in delivering a community cohesion programme
  • Engaging with volunteers to develop and enhance the future development of the Listen Share Change Programme.

For more information and to download an application form, visit

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 24 July 2019.

CCA Derry/Londonderry - Technicians

CCA works with artists to realise new artworks and to create different environments in the gallery spaces. They are looking to widen their pool of technicians to call upon, including people with skills in AV and multi-media, carpentry, painting and decorating and other technical specialisms.

To apply:

  • please send your CV,
  • completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form available to download from, and
  • a one-page covering letter listing your skills, competencies, and achievements and names and contact details of two referees

Applications can be sent by email to with the subject line TECHNICIAN APPLICATION or by post to:

Mel Bradley
CCA Derry~Londonderry
10–12 Artillery Street
BT48 6TG

CCA Derry/Londonderry - Volunteers

CCA is looking for Ad Hoc Volunteers to get involved with various areas of CCA’s work including exhibition installation and research. Ad Hoc Volunteers are sometimes a one-off extra pair of hands for an event, or a few days or weeks, depending on the needs of the project and the circumstances of the volunteer. As a volunteer you will receive instruction and guidance from CCA staff and will be trained to museum standards in whatever the task requires.

They are looking for keen individuals with a passion for contemporary art and willingness to get involved; a desire to learn; professionalism; approachability and a positive attitude; a polite and patient demeanour; and good communication skills with a broad range of people from the general public to arts specialists.

To apply, please download and complete the application form and equal opportunities monitoring form available from along with your current CV by post to:

Mel Bradley
CCA Derry~Londonderry
10–12 Artillery Street
BT48 6TG

Or by email to with the subject line AD HOC VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

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