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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.

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council - Creative Director and Events Manager

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council is pleased to announce that the tender process for the Engagement of a Creative Director and Events Manager for Armagh’s ‘City as a Gallery Programme’ is now open for submissions. They are inviting tenders from a suitably qualified and experienced individual or team of people to work with our Tourism, Arts and Culture team to deliver an exceptional programme of events and experiences over the coming months, up until the end of March 2022.

This Creative Director and Events Manager (person or team) will work with local and regional culture, arts and heritage practitioners, partners, businesses and venue owners and managers, to develop and implement a cultural tourism focused event, experience and animation programme for Armagh City and its orchards hinterland.

This large-scale project will operate within Armagh City and the neighbouring apple orchards. Ensuring that iconic spaces, heritage buildings and the broad range of cultural and artistic networks, partners and talent of the local area are harnessed will be key to the project. Our aim is to tell the story of Armagh in a refreshed, unique, authentic and quirky way utilising the resources that exist in the City from the Armagh County Museum, custodians for the history of Armagh, to the Armagh Observatory and Planetarium, who are at the cutting edge of space and climate research, and everything in between.

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council require the creative vision, talent and operational expertise of a Creative Director and Event Manager (person or team) who has a proven track record in event/animations programming and delivery. This is an important project which will lay the foundations for a new energised, programme of cultural engagement and output for the City and surrounding rural area over the longer term. An established record of accomplishment in a similarly demanding role will be a distinct advantage.

The closing date for the return of your tender is no later than 3pm on 1st October 2021.

For the full details and to respond to this tender opportunity you must first register as a supplier organisation on eTendersNI there is assistance on how to register at

If you are already registered please follow the link

Please note that all queries and clarifications regarding this tender process should be submitted through eTendersNI once you have registered.

The MAC – Socially Engaged Artists and Artist Educators

Fee: £35.00 per hour – workshop delivery and a set fee for preparation, evaluation and attending meetings

Location: The MAC Belfast / locations in Greater Belfast

Application Deadline: Thursday 26 September, midday.

The MAC’s Creative Learning and Engagement team is seeking talented and passionate artists to co-develop and deliver bespoke, community-focused innovative projects with local neighbourhoods, associate partners, community groups, and schools.

They wish to expand theur pool of artists by inviting dynamic Socially Engaged Artists and Artist Educators, who have a minimum of three years’ experience of working with communities, groups, and schools to apply. We are looking for artists who have experience co-creating and creative learning to explore social and political issues.

For further details please go to the careers section of the MAC website and download an application pack

The closing date for applications is midday on Thursday 26 September 2021

Newry Chamber Music – Administrator

Applicants should have proven organisational and administrative skills, with previous experience in a music or arts administration environment. They should have a music degree or equivalent and some familiarity with the chamber music repertoire. The nature of the role requires willingness to be flexible re working hours and changing situations.

Strong IT skills are essential, particularly in the use of Microsoft Excel and Word; also a facility with all current social media platforms.

Good written and verbal communication skills are required as is the ability to prioritise and to work effectively as part of a small team as well as independently.

A current clean driving licence is desirable.

The postholder will work from home other than when the role requires attendance at performances, meetings and other events.

The closing date for applications is 1pm on Friday 24 September 2021.

For more information visit

Portico of Ards – Assistant Manager


  • Outreach work
  • Recruit, train and coordinate volunteers
  • Assist in the management of our their arts and heritage programme
  • Deputise for the Manager

Personal Specification

  • Experience of working with community groups and volunteers
  • High level of organisation and communication skills
  • Experience of managing public events
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Ability and willingness to work at evenings and weekends as required

To apply, please email for a job pack.

Closing date: Monday 4 October 2021.

Craft NI - Craft Development Officer

This is a key post in a small team which is dedicated to the development and promotion of Northern Ireland’s vibrant craft and applied arts sector. The Development Officer will have a varied role, responsive to the needs of the sector and working with partners to deliver for makers. You will be involved in developing new initiatives, from commissioning or delivering training, working with a venue or location to develop their craft offering or to supporting and signposting makers with specific queries. August Craft Month will be a key point in your diary. You’ll be curious, a problem-solver and happy to research.

Please see Job Description and application form.

Please submit completed applications by 5pm on Friday 8th October 2021.

Craft NI - Gallery Manager

The Gallery Manager leads Craft NI’s Gallery in Belfast city centre, creating a welcoming and vibrant craft destination. You’ll oversee the smooth running of the Gallery combining efficient administration with creative sales strategies for the physical and online shops; showcasing talent in the Northern Ireland craft sector and facilitating exhibitions. This public-facing role provides an important first impression of Craft NI Gallery and the whole organisation.

Please see Job Description and application form.

Please submit completed applications by 5pm on Friday 8th October 2021.

Craft NI - Gallery Assistants (Seasonal)

The period up to Christmas is Craft NI’s busiest and to ensure they can provide the best experience for people wishing to buy work in the Gallery, Craft NI wish to recruit Gallery Assistants on a part-time basis for the October-December period. Gallery Assistants should provide a warm and welcoming environment to visitors, excellent customer service, ensuring that all customers leave with a positive experience. You’ll deal directly with craft makers through accepting deliveries of new work, pricing displaying, selling and stock management.

Closing date is Friday 23rd September 5pm.

See here for full Job Description and applications are accepted via cv and covering letter to

Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble – Concerts Manager

The Ensemble is seeking a Concerts Manager who will be expected to assume responsibility for the day to day running of the ensemble’s concert activities, directly accountable to the ensemble’s Artistic Director.

Duties expected of the successful applicant will include general concert planning, management and implementation and may also include fundraising and associated reporting, financial management, promotion and other roles as required.

The Ensemble is looking for an applicant who can contribute to, and become a part of, the growth and development of our dynamic organisation. A knowledge of how a professional musical ensemble functions is essential and a sound knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, contemporary music is a must. Professional experience of concert giving, touring and the technical and logistical aspects of music events planning is essential.

For more information, visit

Closing date: Friday 24th Sept 2021 at 12pm

Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin - Arts Administrator

Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin’s has a vacancy for a full-time Arts Administrator.

The Arts Administrator will provide full administrative support to the Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin arts project and will be responsible for the smooth running of the office on a day-to-day basis as well as assisting with events and programme administration.

For full job description and terms, please visit

Application deadline Friday 24 September 2021 at 5pm.

Belfast Circus School – Programmes and Development Director

The purpose of this role is to lead on the following areas and support the team to develop the skills and confidence to do the same in a way that is commensurate with their role:

  • Design, develop, implement and evaluate an appropriate Project and Programme Management function across the work of BCCS, Premiere Circus and Festival of Fools.
  • Demonstrate excellent approaches to planning, delivery and evaluation.
  • Capture, share and learn from our evaluation and impact data at a strategic and cross organisational level.
  • Build relationships with partner organisations to support income generation and business development.
  • Lead on the completion of funding applications for both project and core funding, collate the monitoring requirements and submit reports as necessary.
  • Support the Programmes and Development Manager to deliver their role and work effectively across the team.
  • Support the CEO to ensure great governance, clear decision making and effective business development across all three organisations.

For more information about this position and how to apply visit

Closing date for applications: Midnight on Thursday 30 September 2021.

Lyric Theatre Belfast - Finance Assistant

This is a new role, which has been created as part of an expansion of the finance function within the theatre, and the consolidation of Finance, Human Resources and Corporate Services, in the interests of improving and integrating these functions within the wider Lyric team. The Finance Assistant is a core member of the Finance team and will assist with many of the key functions of the department including Purchase Ledger, Payroll, Sales Ledger and Financial Reporting, and will work closely with departments across the theatre.

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic individual looking to take the next step or develop their career in accounting within the unique environment of a full-time producing theatre. The role will be fully supported by the Head of Finance & HR, giving an opportunity for mentorship, advancement and growth within the wider corporate services function.

Closing date for applications: 12noon, Tuesday 21st September

For more information visit

Grand Opera House - Casual Dressers

Contract Type : Casual
Salary : £8.91 per hour
Close date : Noon Monday 20 September 2021

Following a £12.2 million restoration and development project, the iconic Grand Opera House is preparing to open its doors for shows this autumn with an outstanding and diverse programme of entertainment. With a 125 year history behind it, and a bright future ahead, Northern Ireland’s biggest theatre is currently recruiting for a number of Casual Dressers to join its renowned Technical Team.

Casual Dressers form an integral part of the Theatre's Technical team and they work closely with the Theatre’s Technical Manager and the visiting production companies to provide a dressing and wardrobe service for the Theatre. Candidates must have relevant work experience in a presenting theatre/similar live entertainment venue or touring theatre production environment.

Further details about this role how to apply is available at

Grand Opera House - Digital Marketing Officer

Contract Type : Permanent
Salary : £25,000 per annum
Hours : 37.5hrs a week
Close date : Noon Monday 27 September 2021

Following a £12.2 million restoration and development project, the iconic Grand Opera House is preparing to open its doors for shows this autumn with an outstanding and diverse programme of entertainment. With a 125 year history behind it, and a bright future ahead, Northern Ireland’s biggest theatre is currently recruiting for a Digital Marketing Officer for their Sales & Marketing Team.

The Digital Marketing Officer plays a key role in the Theatre’s Marketing and Sales team, managing the Grand Opera House website, social media accounts and email marketing campaigns, ensuring that the online customer experience is smooth and user friendly, and overseeing digital promotions inside the Theatre and through third parties. The Digital Marketing Officer has responsibility for managing all aspects of marketing for a number of productions each year, and has joint responsibility with other team members for achieving the targets set out in the Theatre’s Marketing and Sales Strategy.

This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic, creative, collaborative, tech-savvy and results-oriented marketing professional with a broad understanding of digital marketing tools, and experience of managing marketing campaigns using digital and non-digital techniques.

Further details about this role how to apply is available at

Young at Art - Creative Producer

Young at Art, Northern Ireland’s leading children’s arts organisation and producer of the annual Belfast Children’s Festival, wishes to find a Creative Producer to play a key role in delivering the annual Belfast Children’s Festival and a range of creative projects and developing a new programme of activity that will focus on innovative creative approaches to work for children and young people and nurturing talent in this area.

This post is a new offering from Young at Art and will be a permanent, part-time position. It is hoped that with the development of their R&D programme, this role may develop into a full-time position.

To apply, you will need to download and complete the Application Form Job and Disclosure & Monitoring form available from

CVs, incomplete and late applications will not be considered. Shortlisted candidates will be notified as soon after the deadline as possible. Online interviews will take place on Thursday 7 October 2021.

Deadline: 9am, Monday 27 September 2021

ArtsEkta – Finance and Operations Officer

The Finance & Operations Officer, supported by an Administration Assistant and external accounting services, is a key role within the organisation to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the charity and its trading subsidy by providing leadership in:

  • All financial matters, including budget development, planning & reporting; managing the accounts, financial reporting of project funded and trade activities and external accountant/auditor liaison
  • Supporting the Executive Director and management team with programme implementation and overseeing activities to ensure cost-effective management
  • To interact with the Board of Directors and Audit & Risk Committee, by providing financial reports and information to ensure sound financial and operational governance
  • To work closely with the project management team to provide financial and operational monitoring and controls on all programmes of work and activities, including producing reports and overseeing analysis of data and budget administration

Deadline: 4pm, 29th September

For more information and to download an application pack, visit

ArtsEkta – Business Development Officer

The Business Development Officer is a new role within the organisation that is being piloted to support organisation wide marketing, audience development and business development functions including:

  • Supporting organisation wide marketing, audience development and business development functions
  • Developing, implementing and evaluating growth strategies for the achievement of revenue goals, including the identification of new market opportunities,
  • Leading on maintaining and developing relationships with staff, clients, creatives and various stakeholders to achieve business development and growth targets and wider strategic goals

Deadline: 4pm, 29th September

For more information and to download an application pack, visit

Arts Care - Chief Executive Officer/Artistic Director

The Arts Care Board is seeking to appoint a Chief Executive Officer/Artistic Director with responsibilities for the strategic business and artistic direction of the organisation.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated and possess the necessary skills, personal attributes and leadership qualities. This will include the ability to work with the Board of Trustees and the wider Arts Care team to sustain the success of Arts Care and further grow the organisation, particularly through a period of organisational change, whilst maintaining our vision and values.

Arts Care is looking for an individual who will be visible, inclusive, hands-on and able to successfully work in partnership with all our stakeholders and funders, with the aim of helping to enhance and transform the lives of those in health, social and community care, through participation in creative activities.

This is a key leadership role which requires significant knowledge and experience of the Arts, Health, Community and Business Management.

For further information on Arts Care including an application form and job description please visit

Closing date for applications: 4.00pm on Wednesday 22nd September 2021 Interviews will take place during the first full week in October 2021.

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