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Monday 8th February 2016 at 2pm 0 Comments Music & Opera , Drama , Literature , Visual Arts , Voluntary 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

Chairperson - Arts Council of Northern Ireland

The Minister for Communities is seeking to appoint a new Chairperson to the Board of the Arts Council NI. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is passionate about the arts, understands the benefits they bring for the individual and the wider community, who is willing to undertake the responsibilities of a Chairperson and wants to help shape the future of the arts in Northern Ireland.

The Chairperson will be instrumental in helping the Arts Council NI achieve its mission of placing the arts at the heart of our social, economic and creative life through working in partnership with hundreds of artists, arts organisations and venues, from literature through to arts in the community.

Skills and experience

Applications are welcome from a wide range of people who have an interest in public service, including those with suitable experience gained in the community, voluntary, business or public sectors. The individual appointed will receive training and a relevant induction programme. We are operating a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for candidates with a disability.

Essential Criteria

Applicants for the Chairperson position must be able to demonstrate a number of competences: experience of promoting/developing good corporate governance and risk management, and an understanding of public accountability; effective communication and interpersonal skills; experience of successfully leading an organisation or sectoral group; experience of promoting equality and social inclusion; strategic planning skills, as well as developing successful strategies and plans; and, an informed interest in the Arts. It is also desirable for candidates to have suitable board level experience.

Further details about the role and the full selection criteria are included in the application pack.  

Appointment details

• The appointment is for a term of up to 4 years from 1 December 2016.
• The time commitment for the Chairperson post is at least 40 days per year. In addition, the Chairperson will be expected to ensure the visibility of the Council by attending arts events on a regular basis. It attracts remuneration of £10,000 per annum. Travel and subsistence allowances are also payable.

An application pack can be obtained by contacting us on the following:                                                                        



Telephone: 028 90515269                                 

Text Relay Service:18001 028 90515269                            

By writing to:   Public Appointments Unit, Department for Communities, Level 10, Causeway Exchange, 1-7 Bedford Street, Belfast, BT2 7EG.      
If you require an application pack in a different format please contact us.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 12:00 noon on Friday 30 September 2016. CVs will not be accepted. Late applications will not be considered.

Interviews are expected to take place on 8 & 9 November 2016. Candidates invited for interview are eligible for reimbursement of reasonable travelling expenses incurred within the UK and the Republic of Ireland only.

All applications for appointment are considered strictly on merit. The final decision on this appointment will rest with the Minister for Communities.  

Box Office Customer Service Assistants - The MAC

Customer Service Assistants (Box Office) – Casual

Salary: £7.20 per hour

Reporting to the Box Office Manager, this role will assist in the efficient and effective management of the Box Office, maximising opportunities to achieve sales targets and delivering the highest standards of customer care.

The post holder will also be responsible for handling cash during ticket transactions, and reconciling their float at the end of their shift.

Other duties:

From time-to-time the post holder will be required to work flexibly across the galleries, theatres and workshops, ensuring a consistent high level of service to all areas. They will ensure that the highest possible standards of safety, stewarding, sales and service to MAC visitors, from the welcome on arrival to the farewell on departure.

Essential Criteria

• 5 GCSEs or equivalent including English and Maths at grade C or above
• A minimum of 1 years’ experience working in a customer service role
• A minimum of 1 years’ experience in a reception role, including the meeting and greeting of customers and taking telephone calls.
• A minimum of 1 year’s sales experience to include handling cash, taking payments and proactively selling to customers
• A minimum of 1 years’ experience of working in a visitor led venue
• Experience of data processing, using a computerised database system

Desirable Criteria

• Educated to A Level standard or equivalent
•  Experience of working with a ticketing system
• Knowledge of Box Office systems
• Awareness of customer trends
• Experience of Health and Safety principles in a public building
• Experience of Fire and Evacuation Procedures

Interviews for the position will take place during week commencing 10 October 2016 and candidates should be available to take up training and the position as soon as possible.

To apply for the above position please visit the careers section at and download the application pack.

The closing date for receipt of applications for this post is 12 noon on Thursday 6 October 2016 applications will not be accepted after this deadline.

Marketing & Digital Media Apprentice - Millennium Forum

A motivated and energetic person is required to assist in the overall marketing provision from the Millennium Forum’s marketing department.

Want to gain some experience in marketing?  Want to test this area of work to see if it’s for you?  This is your chance to apply to the Millennium Forum’s Marketing Department for a Marketing and Digital Media Apprenticeship in which full training will be given on key aspects of work.  Join the team who bring in audiences, profile the Millennium Forum in national & international markets, develop links & work with media in NI, ROI & the UK.


Candidates must be qualified as follows:
• 5 GCSEs including Maths and English GCSE (or equivalent)  grades C or above and
• 2 ‘A’ Levels or equivalent.

This role is an apprenticeship position enabling the post holder to gain a Level 3 Diploma in Live Events and Promotion. The post holder will be required to undertake training during the apprenticeship. Ongoing satisfactory study and work is a fundamental element of this training role.

Hours of work: 21 hours per week.
Some evening and weekend work will be required to fulfil the duties of this position.

Wage: In line with current employment law, we will pay as follows: Aged 18-24 : £6.70 per hour

Time Period:  2 yrs (with possibility of extension).

For more information, see

To apply: Application forms and further details of selection criteria can be obtained from Lisa Lynch on 02871 264426 (Monday to Friday 9am-1pm & 2pm -5pm) or by email from or can be downloaded from the Millennium Forum’s website on

Closing date for the return of completed applications is Monday 03 October, 2016 at 12 noon.

Derry Theatre Trust is an equal opportunities employer. This post is funded by the Northern Ireland  Creative Employment Programme, supported by the Arts Council of Northern


Gallery Assistant Apprenticeship - Golden Thread Gallery

Golden Thread Gallery is a contemporary art gallery whose mission is: Creating a context, challenging perceptions, promoting creativity, delivering contemporary visual art for all.

Hours of work: 21 hpw

Working hours: The standard working hours will vary according to demand but will average out at 84 hours across each 4 week period e.g. 2 weeks of 18 hours and 2 weeks of 24 hours. As a result, a significant degree of flexibility is required from the post holder to meet the demands of the gallery and to maximise the opportunity for experience.

Wage: £6.70 per hour

Time Period:  2 yrs

Job Outline: Many of the skills needed to work in a gallery can only be gained through on-the-job learning, so the apprenticeship will cover a range of areas including: gallery administration; hospitality; condition reporting; artist liaison; gallery preparation.

Personal Specification

Essential Criteria:

• Applicants must have Maths and English GCSE (or equivalent)  grades C or above
• Applicants please note this position is under the criteria of ApprenticeshipNI provision and you must be between the ages of 18-24 to be eligible
• Applicants must have a demonstrable interest in the arts or cultural sector
• Applicants must be able to work evenings and weekends as required
• A positive attitude and friendly demeanor suitable for working with the public

Desirable Criteria:

• Previous experience of working with the public

Apprenticeships: The role of Apprentice Gallery Assistant is an apprenticeship position enabling the post holder to gain a Level 3 Cultural Venue Operations apprenticeship. The post holder will be required to undertake training during the apprenticeship. Ongoing satisfactory study and work is a fundamental element of this training role.

For more information, see

To apply: please download the application form from or email to request a form. Fill it in and return it to with Apprentice Gallery Assistant Application in the subject field.

Deadline for applications: 05 October 2016, 4pm

This post is funded by the Northern Ireland Creative Employment Programme, supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Belfast City Council Tourism Culture & Arts Unit.


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