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Monday 8th February 2016 at 2pm 0 Comments Music & Opera , 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.

Ulster Orchestra – Director of Fundraising

The Ulster Orchestra is seeking to appoint a Director of Fundraising to strategically plan, agree, manage and achieve Ulster Orchestra fundraising targets.

The Director of Fundraising will be responsible for:

  • Overall management of the day-to-day delivery of all UO fundraising activities
  • Responsibility to positively engage with, and support, the UO Foundation
  • The delivery of fundraising targets in partnership with the Managing Director
  • To increase the overall level of fundraising experience and skills and buy-in across the organisation

Main Tasks:

  • To develop, manage and implement a robust and sustainable Ulster Orchestra fundraising strategy
  • To agree achievable fundraising income targets, including a stretch target for new income
  • To oversee and deliver proposals for trusts and foundations and sponsors in line with the UO Fundraising Strategy
  • To identify areas of research which will generate new sources of income
  • To oversee the development and maintenance of up-to-date databases of clients, sponsors, charities and fundraising bodies and use them creatively to support the work of the Department
  • To be responsible for the management and delivery of all hospitality, relationship management and recognition for sponsors, donors and other supporters of UO and to ensure that the reputation and good name of UO is promoted and enhanced
  • To ensure that fundraising activities are effectively timetabled and that deadlines are met
  • To oversee but also encourage and where appropriate advise and support other members – in particular UO Board members and Trustees of the UO Foundation
  • To prepare and, where appropriate, present reports to the UO Board and UO Foundation
  • To carry out any other duties as deemed appropriate by the Managing Director

For more information and to download an application form, please visit

Completed application forms and monitoring forms must be emailed to before 12 noon on Monday 26 November.

Verbal, Derry-Londonderry – Board Members

Verbal wish to recruit individuals to serve on their Board of Directors.

They are inviting applications from individuals who have a background in the private, public or community/voluntary sectors and that have skills and experience in one or more of the following areas: 

  • Financial
  • Strategic vision
  • Human Resources
  • Networking
  • PR/Marketing
  • Digital Technology
  • Health & Safety
  • Risk
  • Knowledge of Core business
  • Legal
  • Commercial

(This position is not renumerated)

Application documentation can be downloaded from

Closing date for applications is 2pm on Friday 16 November 2018.

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

Lyric Theatre – Theatre Technician

The Lyric are currently seeking a Theatre Technician who will be a key member of the theatre team, and will assist in the technical management of all productions for the Lyric Theatre. 

To apply please submit your CV along with a covering letter demonstrating how you meet the essential criteria and desirable criteria (if applicable), together with an Equality Monitoring form to  or The Monitoring Officer, Lyric Theatre, 55 Ridgeway Street, Belfast, BT9 5FB.

Applications will be considered and reviewed as and when received, until the position has been filled.

Visit for more information.

CCA – Board Members

CCA are seeking to invite new members to join its Board of Directors. Board membership requires a commitment to monthly board meetings, participation in sub-committees when necessary and occasional representation on behalf of the gallery, if required. Attendance at gallery events is encouraged.

CCA board membership is both challenging and rewarding. Board members contribute their own specialist skills to ensure good governance, strategic development and the financial sustainability of CCA. They also have the opportunity to gain new skills and enjoy the privilege of being part of an exciting, innovative contemporary art gallery in the process.

CCA has a strong international profile and a mission to support emerging Northern Irish artists and engage citizens of all ages and diverse backgrounds in an inspirational exhibition programme, public programme, and education and outreach programme of projects and workshops

CCA is inviting candidates with an interest in contemporary art practice. The Board is made up of artists, arts professionals and those with expertise in business, law, accountancy, financial management, events management, and fundraising. Board members require good interpersonal & communication skills to assist in the smooth running of the board and to act as advocates for CCA.

They are currently seeking new board members with skills in business, accountancy and financial management to complement the existing skills set of the Board.

CCA is a not-for-profit organisation and the role of director on the board is a voluntary one.

Please send an expression of interest and CV to

Seacourt - Artist/Printmaker Facilitator

Seacourt Print Workshop is seeking expressions of interest from artist /printmakers to join their team of facilitators delivering Seacourt’s programme of daytime/evening printmaking classes and workshops for GCSE and A Level students and/or adult participants and well-being groups. 

Opportunities are available at their studio facilities in Bangor and as part of their expanding outreach team delivering quality printmaking experiences in the greater Belfast, Derry/Londonderry and Omagh/Enniskillen areas.  They want to hear from you if you are based in other areas too.

To request an application pack, please email, including the words ‘Facilitator Application Pack’ in the subject line.

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