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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

Deputy Director - Belfast Community Circus School

Belfast Community Circus School, the UK’s leading participatory circus arts company is recruiting a Deputy Director to help steer us through an ambitious period of growth. 

We are seeking an energetic, creative, hard working individual to take up this newly created post, which is funded by Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, and work alongside a dynamic team based in the heart of Belfast.

We have ambitious plans for expansion, which will see us build on extremely strong existing demand and realize the potential to become the largest youth circus in Ireland, UK and Europe. Owning our own building not only gives us a strong financial foundation and supports long term planning, but encourages us to play with the space we have in new and creative ways to present original circus performance. We see the future enabling us to maintain our existing premises, but also to expand with the possible building of a new landmark premises to bring circus to the very forefront of the arts in Northern Ireland. 

We are looking for a dedicated individual to work alongside the Director to help deliver an exciting vision for circus in Northern Ireland. 

Salary: £30,178 + 2% pension contribution

More information can be found on 

Application packs are available from

Closing date for the submission of completed applications is Friday 5th August 2016 at 4pm

Development & Administration Officer - Theatre NI

TheatreNI is the representative body to support and develop theatre and the performing arts for all in Northern Ireland including in its widest terms the areas of drama, physical theatre, dance, circus, street theatre, musical theatre and opera.

The Role: Reporting to the Executive Director, this key role will work to co-ordinate, lead and deliver TheatreNI programmes and future projects, market its activities, including digital marketing, and be central to the day-to-day running of the organisation. The postholder will be based at the TheatreNI offices in Belfast and the contract is for 30 hours a week until 31st March 2017. Continuation of the contract will be dependent on funding.

To apply: For full details of what the role involves, and the person specification, read/download the following Development and Administration Post 2016 Guidance

Complete the APPLICATION FORM and MONITORING FORM and return both to (please put ‘Recruitment’ as the subject) or the TheatreNI office by Thursday 4 August at 1pm. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 10 August after 2.30pm.

If you require confirmation that your application as been received, please email Please do not telephone the TheatreNI office as email applications are being received and monitored away from the TheatreNI office.

Applications can be delivered by post or in person to ‘Recruitment’, TheatreNI, Cathedral Quarter Managed Workspace, Third Floor, 109-113 Royal Avenue, Belfast, BT1 1FF.


Development & Sales Officer - Premiere Circus

Belfast Community Circus School is recruiting.

Originally started as a Social Economy business in 2001, Premiere Circus operates as an agency providing employment for circus and street theatre artists. The majority of these artists are also trainers with the Belfast Community Circus School, but Premiere Circus also engages artists from across Ireland and occasionally further afield to fulfill a range of engagements for clients across Ireland and Europe.  All the profits from Premiere Circus are donated to Belfast Community Circus School to support the work with children and young people.

The demand for Premiere Circus is strong and annual turnover sits at around £150,000, but is held back by the limitations brought about by lack of availability of more artists – particularly at peak times of the year such as Christmas, St Patrick’s and Halloween etc. 

Premiere Circus is seeking a candidate who will help build the business by creating additional trained and confident street performers as well as seeking new markets and clients for opportunities to perform.  The candidate will be supported in this ambition by both the Deputy Director and the Director (the Senior Team).

Application Process

Candidates should submit their most up to date CV highlighting all relevant skills and experience for the role.  Candidates are encouraged to make the link between the person specification and their own experience as clear as possible.

Candidates are also asked to submit a one page statement outlining why they are seeking this position and what they think they will bring to the post.

Candidates are invited to submit this information via email to marking the subject line Premiere Post.

All applications must be received by 5pm August   

Download the complete job description here


Circus Activity Coordinator - In Your Space Circus

The successful applicant will be responsible for developing In Your Space’s Outreach Project. S/He will take the lead role in connecting with a broad range of organisations representing disadvantaged and marginalised groups across the greater Derry-Londonderry area. S/He will assess the specific needs of each group and work with the In Your Space Circus School facilitators to devise, implement and deliver tailored programmes of Circus and performance skills. The Circus Activity Coordinator will support the development of the Circus School’s Junior Board ensuring young people play a fully participative role. They will also work with the children and young people on a Buddies Project which engages disadvantaged children and young people, who have been through the Outreach Programme, in the central Youth Circus. The Circus Activity Coordinator will also be responsible for ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the project and making recommendations for future development.

1. Work Hours

This position is part-time, 20 hours per week.

2. Place of Work

This position will be based at the company’s office at Waterloo House, 44a-48a Waterloo Street, Derry-Londonderry.

3. Funders

This post will be funded for 22 months by BBC Children in Need. Subject to finance, this role may be extended.

4. Expenses

Reimbursed by prior agreement (where reasonably incurred and properly documented). Approved mileage for work-related travel will be reimbursed monthly subject to an approved claim form.

5. Annual Leave

This position is entitled to 25 annual leave days and 11 statutory leave days pro-rata. No overtime is paid. Employees who work in excess of their contracted ours will be entitled to Time off in Lieu (TOIL) in agreement with their Line Manager.

6. Safeguarding Policy

In line with the company’s Safeguarding Policy this position is subject to Access NI check. Full adherence with this process will be requested in the event of a successful application. Access NI are the checking body in Northern Ireland for disclosure applicants.

7. Accessibility

If you require copies of documentation in alternative formats, for example large print, please contact .

If you have any particular requirements should you be invited to interview, please make this clear in your application. For background information on the company please visit our website at (a new website is currently being developed)

The detailed job description is available to download here

Applications should be sent via email, to or posted to Waterloo House, 44a-48a Waterloo Street, Derry-Londonderry BT48 6HF. Emailed applications are preferable.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure submission of the completed application by 4pm on Wednesday 10th August 2016. Late applications will not be considered.

Interviews will take place the week commencing Monday 22nd August 2016.


Apprentice Dance Artist - Dylan Quinn Dance Theatre

Dylan Quinn Dance Theatre is currently seeking an ambitious enthusiastic individual with a strong interest in developing a professional career in community dance to join the company as an apprentice.

DQDT is not necessarily looking for someone with a lot of experience however the ideal candidate must be: committed, creative, reliable, self motivated and enthusiastic. They must have a positive outlook on life and be passionate , have an ability to learn and be adaptable and a willingness to give it a try and not give up easily.

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please download the information and application form. If you require any further details you can contact us at with 'Apprentice Dance Artist' in the subject line. 

Hours of work : 40 hours p/week, to include evenings and weekends
Salary: £14,600 p/a
Contract: 2 yrs ( with possibility of extension)
Age Eligibility: Under 25
Closing Date : August 19th, 2016

The 'Community Arts' qualification offered through this scheme is Level 3 (equivalent to 2 A-levels) in line with the Department for Employment and Learning’s (DEL) new apprenticeship strategy. This Apprentice programme is in association with Creative & Cultural Skills.

Application form and further information available here


Community Dance Artist (Freelance) - Dylan Quinn Dance Theatre

Dylan Quinn Dance Theatre is looking for enthusiastic and vibrant dance facilitators to help us deliver our wide community programme. The company has extensive experience in delivering community dance programmes and can offer you invaluable experience in delivering a diverse Community Dance programme.

Dylan Quinn, Artistic Director, has lectured in dance and community development at university level, for over 20 years. He has considerable experience in supporting and leading students / apprentices through the learning process. 

Hours of work : Various
Salary: Dependent on experience
Contract: Ongoing
Closing Date : Open

For further information email

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