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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.

Arts Council of Northern Ireland - Creative Industries Development Officer

The Arts Council is the lead development agency for the arts in Northern Ireland and now has the following vacancy:

Ref: 19/02   Creative Industries Development Officer
Permanent   37 hours per week
Staff Officer grade  £30,149 to £31,760 per annum (Aug17 rate)

The post holder will report directly to the Director of Operations and will be responsible for the operational activities associated with the delivery of the duties of the post.

Closing date for applications is 4.00pm on Friday 31 May 2019.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.

Belfast International Arts Festival – Tender for Provision of PR Services

Belfast International Arts Festival invites applications from experienced Service Providers who wish to tender for the provision of PR Services for the 2019 Festival. The contract is expected to commence in June 2019 and complete in November 2019. The contract may also be extended ad hoc to include other PR support for events and activities.

Applications are to be submitted by email to with ‘Tender: PR Services’ in the subject title, no later than 12noon on Monday 3rd June 2019.

Visit for more information.

The Playhouse Derry – National/International Theatre Practitioner

The Theatre & Peacebuilding Academy based at the Playhouse Derry-Londonderry Northern Ireland is seeking to appoint two Resident National / International Theatre Practitioners who will each deliver a 1 x 3-week scoping (research & development) study and 1 x 6 month (minimum) residency which culminates in a multi-media theatre performance involving a minimum of seven community participants.

The Playhouse in partnership with Holywell Trust, Thomas D’Arcy McGee Foundation and Queens University Belfast received significant funding from the EU Peace IV to deliver the Theatre and Peacebuilding Academy starting January 2018 – June 2020. The 2.5 year project will be delivered in locations throughout Northern Ireland and the Border Counties.

The Theatre Peace Building Academy draws from this previous work and will programme national / international theatre artists with significant experience of using arts activity in areas of conflict & post conflict to promote healing and reconciliation.

Project Base:  The Playhouse, Derry-Londonderry
Location:  Northern Ireland & the Border Counties of Ireland
Timescale:  Each appointed Theatre Practitioners scoping study (3-weeks) and residencies (6-months) will be a minimum of 6 months 3 weeks. They must be completed by April 2020

Application Process:  The application process is a three staged process.

Fee per appointment:  Theatre Practitioner = €26,000 - €35,200

Tender information, including the application please visit

Tender Deadline: 1pm on Wednesday 5 June 2019
Interviews (shortlisted candidates): 13 June 2019

Culture Night Belfast – Production Manager

The Cathedral Quarter Trust is now inviting quotations from an experienced Production Manager to join the Culture Night delivery team. The CNB Production Manager will report to the Director of the Cathedral Quarter Trust and will work closely with the CQT Events and Projects Manager and other team members. 

The CNB Production Manager will lead on key areas of operational planning including:

  • Liaison with CNB Health & Safety Consultant, PSNI, BCC and other statutory agencies ensuring all required management plans and approvals are in place.
  • Ensuring compliance with licensing and health & safety requirements including noise regulation, traffic control, crowd control and maintenance of environmental health standards;
  • Allocation, programming, co-ordination and setting up of venues and event infrastructure;
  • Input into food trading and markets operational planning.

As part of their role the CNB Production Manager will oversee:

  • A high standard of site preparation, including legal signage, emergency equipment and PPE;
  • Preparation of all required risk assessments and management plans;
  • Oversight of equipment set-up and de-rig across all event sites;
  • Management of contracted suppliers and production budget;
  • Liaison with participating organisations, artists and businesses to ensure their production needs are agreed and met;
  • Liaison with PSNI, BCC and other statutory agencies and stakeholders;
  • Recruitment and deployment of area managers and other resources;
  • Arrangement of facilities and contracting of suppliers, e.g. marquees, toilets, first aid, car parking, etc.

Person Specification

  • Minimum of 4 years’ professional experience of production managing large scale events across a wide range of sites and venues eg festivals, conferences, outdoor events.
  • Wide range of networks and contacts across the NI events sector including equipment and staging hire companies, statutory agencies, service providers.
  • Demonstrable awareness of current legislation relating to procurement, licensing, health and safety and other relevant areas. Experience of managing markets and food-stall based events would be desirable.
  • The successful candidate will preferably be registered as self-employed and willing to work on a freelance basis however the role is available on a fixed-term employment basis if necessary;

This position is very specialised and non-routine, therefore the successful applicant must have a flexible approach to working hours and duties and, if contracted on a freelance basis, will be able to commit at least 30 hours per week for at least 50% of the contracted period. It is envisaged that the successful appointee will be based in the Cathedral Quarter Trust for the equivalent of three days per week throughout the contract if freelance and on a full-time basis if contracted as an employee.

The contract shall be for an initial term of three to four months (covering June to September 2019) and will include 2 annual options that will allow the Cathedral Quarter Trust (should it decide to do so) to extend the contract, on similar terms, for Culture Night 2020 and 2021 respectively. In the event that the Trust does exercise either or both of the options, this shall be done in writing, no later than 31st March in each year, subject to funding.

Please email a quotation for services, CV and covering letter to Susan Picken, Cathedral Quarter Trust at by 5pm on Friday 31 May 2019.
For guidance only, it is expected that the fee quoted shall be fully inclusive and shall not exceed £11,000. The criteria for the award of the contract shall be based on the following:

  • Proposed fee
  • Relevant experience

The MAC Belfast – Commercial Events Officer

Salary: £21k to £25k depending on experience
Hours: 37.5 hours per week

The MAC Belfast is looking for an ambitious and highly driven Commercial Events Officer to join their team, where you’ll work in a fast-paced and target driven environment. You’ll behighly organised and an efficient point of contact for external clients, managing venue hire bookings and assisting in the delivery of successful events from start to finish with an outstanding level of customer care.

Essential Criteria

  • A business-related third level qualification or qualified by experience with at least 3 years’ experience in planning, preparing and coordinating successful events.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a busy events or sales environment.
  • Experience of working within a target driven deadline environment.
  • Experience of planning, preparing and coordinating events in a multi-purpose venue.
  • Experience in actively selling venue hire space and managing multiple incoming/outgoing customer calls and emails on a daily basis.

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience of actively pursuing sales opportunities.
  • Experience of using venue & event management software, e.g. Artifax.
  • Experience of a CRM system.

For more information, visit

The closing date for receipt of applications for the above post is 12 noon on Wednesday 22 May 2019.  Interviews will take place W/C 27 May 2019.

The MAC Belfast – Creative Programmes Manager

Salary: £31-34k depending on experience
Hours: 37.5 hours per week

The MAC Belfast is seeking a highly ambitious, creative and experienced person familiar with working in a multi-event environment. Reporting to and in conjunction with, the Creative Director, this key role will contribute to the research, initiation, development, identification, scheduling, financial negotiation, production, and presentation of live events across a range of artforms, to be held in the MAC.

The Creative Programmes Manager will oversee the work of the Programming Executive and will play a key role in ensuring the successful delivery of the Live Events programme to inspire and excite audiences at the MAC and attract new ones.

Essential Criteria

  • A related third level qualification with at least 2 years’ experience of curating a live events programme for a wide range of audiences; OR
  • Qualified by experience with at least 3 years’ experience of curating a live events programme for a wide range of audiences;
  • Experience of successfully producing or co-producing live entertainment or arts events
  • Experience of budget management over £100k;
  • Experience of successful income generation through a wide range of sources including box office, trusts and foundation and sponsors.

Desirable Criteria

  • Recognised industry qualification and/or a related industry qualification;
  • 2 years’ experience of programming a multi art form venue or festival;
  • Working knowledge of the issues relating to programming an arts venue;
  • Experience of venue hire negotiation and event delivery.

For more information, visit

The closing date for receipt of applications for the above post is 12 noon on Monday 27 May 2019.

Walled City Music Trust - Chair of Trustees

Chair of Trustees, Walled City Music Trust is looking for a new Chair to succeed Professor Frank Lyons and join an experienced, energetic team of Trustees and staff at Walled City Music, the leading promoter of classical, contemporary and choral music in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

The new Chair will join the organisation at an exciting time for its artistic programme, its developing partnerships and its ambitious plans for the future.

Walled City Music, founded in 2009, promotes a year round programme of Festivals and events, including the Walled City Music Festival and City of Derry International Choir Festival.  Its projects also include tours, educational workshops, work with disabled musicians, a new summer academy for young pianists, and a venue development in the city.

To receive an information pack, or to arrange a discussion about the role, please contact Matthew Greenall, Executive Director of Walled City Music:

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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