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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

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

Provision of Marketing Services - Belfast International Arts Festival 

The 2016 Belfast International Arts Festival will provisionally take place between 11 th and 29th October, bringing events and experiences from all over the world to Belfast audiences.
The Festival now wishes to contract a Marketing Consultant to provide marketing support services for the 2016 edition of the Belfast International Arts Festival. (A summary for this engagement is
attached as Schedule A.)

The Marketing Consultant will work with the Marketing Manager to secure existing audiences, develop new audiences and maximise box office income through efficient and cost-effective promotion, administration, and integrated marketing campaigns, activities, and events. Within this, the contracted person will have direct responsibility for certain key tasks and initiatives including developing and maintaining the Festival website and social media channels.

The successful consultant must have a flexible approach to working hours and duties.
The successful Consultant will frequently be based at the Festival Office in Royal Avenue, Belfast and will be required to commence work, ideally, from 13 June 2016, for a period through to 16 December2016. As a guide, the number of hours needed to fulfil this contract will be fulltime. There will be periods of busier activity where hours will exceed full time hours, particularly over the Festival period.

The Festival reserves the right, on agreement with the successful Consultant, to extend this engagement to cover the 2017 and 2018 Festivals. 

Proposals must be submitted by email to by 5pm on 3rd June 2016 

Full terms and instructions available here.


Programme and Operations Assistant - Belfast International Arts Festival

The 2016 Belfast International Arts Festival will take place between 11th and 29th October, bringing events and experiences from all over the world to Belfast audiences.

The Festival Programme and Operations Assistant will be responsible for assisting with the delivery of events in the 2016 festival edition and works collaboratively with operational departments as well as volunteers and participating artists, companies and venues. S/he is responsible to the Programme and Operations Manager and will be expected  to liaise with both  the Festival Director and various production  contractors in addition  to festival  staff, venue managements,  PSNI etc. This  position is very specialised and non-routine, therefore  the successful applicant must have a flexible approach to working hours and duties.

The Festival now wishes to engage the services of a Programme and Operations Assistant to support for the the 2016 edition of the Belfast International Arts Festival. The core functions of this role will involve artist liaison including ensuring that the requirements of their riders are met, scheduling and managing local  transfers and pick ups, designing and producing artist packs and co ordinating and managing the festival volunteers. A full job summary for this engagement is attached as Schedule A.

The successful applicant – who will largely be based at the Festival Office in Royal Avenue, Belfast - will be required to commence work, ideally, on Monday, 1 August 2016, for a period through to 11 November 2016. It is envisaged that the successful applicant will work on an exclusive and full time basis through to the end of the contract.You are therefore invited to submit a written proposal.  Notes and instructions are detailed here

Proposals  must  be  submitted  by  email to Naomi Conway at by 5pm on Friday 3rd June 2016.

Any questions regarding the quotation process may be obtained by emailing;
Miss Naomi Conway
Tel: 028 90 332261


Freelance Office Administrator/Manager (Part time) - R Space Gallery

The post holder would:

• Manage and maintain office systems: files, accounts, policies, communications, finance (incl spreadsheets), reports, minutes, contracts and databases.
• Have successful fundraising experience.
• Assist with the continuing development of the visual arts programme of events, exhibitions and workshops.
• Act as gallery assistant and key holder as required.
• Report to Co-Directors Robert Martin and Anthea McWilliams.

Fee: £2,800 6hrs weekly @ £10 per hour over 48 weeks. (ACNI Lottery funding dependent)

Apply by email or hard copy, with CV (max 1 A4 page).

Deadline: 20 June 2016, with a view to starting at the beginning of August.

This role is supported by ACNI and R-Space

R-Space subscribes to equal opportunities for all

32 Castle Street Lisburn BT27 4XE 
028 9266 3179
Co-directors: Anthea McWilliams and Robert Martin


Creative Learning Graduate Internship (Paid) - Lyric Theatre Belfast

Lyric Theatre Belfast is seeking to offer to a well-motivated, recent graduate the chance to share in the work of a busy and exciting department and play a key role in various Drama education

A significant amount of time (8-10 hours per week) will be spent assisting and supporting facilitators in our Theatre and Summer Schools workshops, particularly those for younger children. There are also opportunities to engage with event planning and the administration of various projects, both in the Lyric and as part of our outreach programme in schools and community venues.

Please note that there are no acting or directing opportunities associated with this role.

Theatre is not a nine-to-five job! Most of our work in Creative Learning takes place at weekends and in the evenings. Consequently, we are looking for someone who is totally flexible in their working hours and can offer enthusiasm, stamina and a proactive and imaginative approach. Good interpersonal and communication skills are essential to deal with young people, parents and other staff. The appointed Intern will share our commitment to excellence.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate the following:

• Experience of facilitating drama workshops, preferably with community groups
• Experience of working with young people in any capacity
• Competent IT skills

The Internship will commence at the beginning of July 2016 and finish at the end of December 2016.

The application form and terms and conditions document with further applicant information is available to download here [WORD]

Completed APPLICATION FORMS should be sent to: The Monitoring Officer, Lyric Theatre, 55 Ridgeway Street, Belfast, BT9 5FB or by email to

Closing date for applications is Fri 3rd June at 12pm; interviews will be held on Friday 10th June.

Further enquiries to


General Manager (Maternity Cover) - Walled City Music

This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced, enthusiastic and committed arts manager to run a busy programme of music activity and events, including a major choral festival taking place this autumn in Derry/Londonderry.

Founded in 2009, Walled City Music runs a year-round programme of Festivals, concerts and project-based activity, including the City Of Derry International Choral Festival, which brings annually more than 60 choirs to the city for a week of competitions, concerts, pop-up performances and workshops across the city. You will be able to demonstrate strong organisational and inter-personal skills, an ability to work gracefully under pressure, to plan strategically and work as part of a close-knit team.

The role is offered as a six-month maternity cover. Full-time is preferred, though part-time applicants will be considered.  Salary: £23,000 - £25,000 (depending upon experience).  The role will be based in Derry/Londonderry.

For a JD and details of how to apply, contact:

Deadline for applications: 5pm, Monday June 6th.   Interviews:  Derry, June 15th.

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