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Monday 8th February 2016 at 10am 0 Comments

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.

Irish Writers Centre - Deputy Director

Contract:  Full time, permanent for one year, subject to renewal, with six month probation period.
Salary: €40K p.a.
Location: Dublin (ordinarily) Online during Covid-19 restrictions. Please note the post-holder will need to be Dublin-based to carry out the duties of this position.

In this new senior-level managerial role, reporting to the CEO/Director, the post holder will have responsibility for the overall management of the IWC’s operations and its resources and finances, its premises and management of the team in Parnell Square. The Deputy Director will support the CEO/Director in the day to day running of the IWC, overseeing the staff team, business development planning, and operational oversight of the organisation.

The Deputy Director will act as line manager to a small but dedicated team focused on delivery of the strategic plan 2022-2026. The role of Deputy Director will be key to supporting the Director at senior level as the IWC transitions to this new strategic planning period shaped by a radically changed operating climate. As this is a newly created role, the Deputy Director will be encouraged to contribute to the ongoing development of the IWC, the new strategic framework and will coordinate and contribute to all full-team planning meetings during the year.

The role will involve maintaining current sources of funding to service the regular programmes as well as assisting the CEO/Director in finding new opportunities for both funding and new programming, within the existing framework. The Deputy Director will maintain relationships with principal funding/stakeholders in the literature community both national and internationally, notably both Arts Councils in Ireland, Dublin City Council, Foras na Gaeilge and others.

For more information on this role, visit https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0631/7333/files/Deputy_Director_Job_Description_January_2021.docx.pdf?v=1610126099

Deadline for applications is on Monday 1 February 2021 at 5pm. (Late applications not accepted.)

Maiden Voyage Dance – Company Manager

Maiden Voyage are seeking an experienced Company Manager to join the small and dedicated staff team.

The Company Manager is responsible for the management of administrative and operational aspects of company business and works closely with the Artistic Director to deliver an annual programme in line with the company’s artistic policy and strategic plans.

This is a part-time role of 24hrs per week based at Maiden Voyage’s office in The Crescent Arts Centre Belfast. Salary £27,560 pro rata.

Full details including job description, person specification, essential and desirable skills and experience, terms and conditions and how to apply are available from https://maidenvoyagedance.com/maiden-voyage-company-manager-job-vacancy-jan-21/

Deadline for submissions and monitoring form is noon on Monday 18th January 2021.

Interviews to be held (via zoom) on either Monday 25 or Tuesday 26 January 2021.

Thrive - New Board Members

Thrive is looking for new non-executive directors to work with the existing Board and staff team to build on our work so far and help the cultural sector meet the huge challenges of Covid recovery. We believe the arts and culture sector is essential to the social and economic recovery of NI and if you believe that too, then please come and help thrive in its next exciting phase.


Thrive helps cultural organisations build relationships – with those who currently engage in what they offer, those who don’t and with partners and funders across the sector and beyond. Relationships are built on communications, trust and respect and to ensure you are maximising these you need data, research and insight about who is engaging with you, or not, and why. Once you know more about people’s lives and the role of culture in those lives you can develop your cultural offer to ensure relevance, impact and sustainability. Thrive works with around 200 arts, culture and heritage organisations right across NI, and sometimes beyond that, helping them to build and deepen the relationships that ensure they deliver on outcomes that make a difference to people.

Application deadline: 22nd January 2021

Further information at https://wewillthrive.co.uk/resources/blogs/were-looking-for-new-board-members

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