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Monday 8th February 2016 at 2pm 0 Comments Music & Opera , Drama , Literature , Visual Arts , Building Peace through the Arts: Re-Imaging Communities , Voluntary Arts , Traditional Arts

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

Playhouse - Theatre Technician (Casual Labour)

The Playhouse is currently updating its list of Casual Labour for its theatre technical team. Reporting to the senior Theatre Technician, responsibilities when working will include, acting as the theatre technician for in-house and visiting companies/conferences, rigging and de-rigging for performances, health and safety, looking after theatre stock and the general presentation of The Playhouse Theatre spaces. Applicants must have at least 3 years technical experience of working in a theatre.

Application forms and job descriptions can be obtained from under ‘About’ heading.

Returned forms can be emailed to or posted to
CEO, The Playhouse, 5-7 Artillery Street,
Derry/ Londonderry,
BT48 6RG
Tel - (028) 71 26802

Closing date for applications is Friday 9 June 2017

Expression of interest: Artists & Facilitators

Fermanagh & Omagh District Council is seeking to expand its pool of freelance artists to support the delivery of a range of programmes across the Arts & Heritage Service.

They are looking for artists and facilitators to design, develop and deliver inspiring, engaging, challenging and exciting workshops, activities and programmes with and for a range of people. They are keen to attract people with a diverse range of art forms and creative backgrounds and who are interested in and have experience of working with a range of individuals and groups, including those who are not currently engaged in the arts. We invite individuals, partnerships and organisations to register.

Fermanagh & Omagh District Council are creating a new register of artists and joining this register does not guarantee any work. From this register, artists will be invited to tender to design and deliver programmes and activities on a project by project basis and are assigned work according to skills and experience and links to their own artistic practice, as and when required. All commissions will follow Fermanagh & Omagh District Council’s procurement policies and procedures.

You can complete the registration form online, or request a hard copy.

Completed forms can be submitted online, emailed to or posted to the Townhall, 2 Townhall Street, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, BT74 7BA by Friday 9 June 2017.

For more information, visit

Northern Ireland Development Manager (HMNI)

4/5 days per week – flexible working by arrangement
1 Year Fixed term contract
Salary: from £35,000 per annum

Help Musicians is looking for a proactive and experienced manager for its Northern Ireland (HMNI) office. This is an exciting opportunity to deliver lasting and meaningful impact for the sector. Leading the team in Northern Ireland and liaising with the London office and the Director of Northern Ireland (also based in London), your role will oversee the delivery, administration and fundraising of its HMNI brand. HMNI, is the first regional branch of Help Musicians UK (HMUK), the leading independent music charity in the UK.

Essential knowledge

  • Good knowledge of and interest in music and issues which affect musicians.
  • Good knowledge of the industry with a warm selection of contacts that you may be willing to approach

Essential skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Team player with positive attitude.
  • Confident verbal and written communications skills.
  • Planning, organisation and project management skills.
  • Good numeracy skills.
  • Research and analytical skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.

To see the full job description, please visit and apply by sending your CV and cover letter to

Deadline for applications is Monday 12 June.

Grand Opera House - Housekeeper (Fixed term contract)

The provision of a clean and comfortable environment for all our customers and staff is of the utmost importance.  As a Housekeeper you will be responsible for maintaining a satisfactory level of cleanliness and hygiene throughout all areas of the Theatre.

The successful candidate will have at least one year’s paid work experience in a similar housekeeping role and have experience of working as part of a busy team. A basic level of literacy and understanding of the English language is essential. Shifts will be allocated through a rota system and the successful candidate must be available to work flexibly across seven days of the week.

For further details or to download an application pack please visit or contact

Closing date for completed applications is Friday 2 June 2017 at 5pm.


Youth Action NI - Technical Theatre Manager (12 month internship)

The Technical Theatre Manager will be responsible for the successful management and operational effectiveness of College Square North Studio Theatre (120 seat), including all equipment and storage. They will also train and inspire young people in technical theatre disciplines such as sound, lighting and stage management. As an integral member of the Youth Arts Team, the TTM will contribute to meetings, provide evaluations, produce class (techie theatre) plans and assist with the varied portfolio of events in the theatre. Duties will also include project management and general tasks that are required in the Arts Team.  The position will require flexibility to work ‘unsocial’ hours.

Salary:  £17,000 - £20,000 per annum
Location: College Square North
Hours:  37.5 hours per week

Applicants must have :

• Qualifications/ certification in technical theatre related disciplines.
• Experience and knowledge of working on the technical side of a professional theatre.
• Ability and experience to programme and operate a lighting desk for large scale productions.
• Professional stage management experience
• Extensive knowledge of, and ability to utilise all sound equipment such as microphones, speakers and sound effects.
• A strong interest in theatre and theatre production and a commitment to working to develop young people in a positive manner.

For further details or to apply, please contact

Closing date for applications is Friday 26 May at 1pm

Interviews will be held on 2 June 2017


The Commissioner for Public Appointments - Independent Assessors

The Commissioner for Public Appointments is seeking applications from people interested in becoming Independent Assessors. These are individuals who sit on the departmental selection panels convened to appoint the Chairs and members of our public bodies.

The Commissioner is keen to recruit Independent Assessors from diverse backgrounds. Apart from a deep commitment to high standards in public life we are looking for people with an independent mindset, good communication skills and the ability to work well within a team. A commitment to increasing diversity, particularly the number of women, in our public leadership roles is also important.

In terms of experience, in addition to a public or professional background we are looking for varied sectoral experience. For example, if you have experience in the voluntary and community sector, in running an agricultural/farm/food or equine business, you may have the skills and attributes we are looking for.

You may not have considered applying before for this sort of post but the Commissioner will welcome your application.

Filling in an application form will not guarantee your appointment but the Commissioner can guarantee that throughout the application process you will be treated with respect and courtesy.  Every effort will be made to make the experience a worthwhile one. At the very least you can expect to gain more information about our public appointments system. If you are successful in your application you can look forward to rewarding work as an independent selection panel member.

Full details are available on the CPA NI website


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