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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.

Void Gallery – Press & Marketing Coordinator (Maternity Cover)

Void Gallery are currently recruiting for the position of Press & Marketing Coordinator for a fixed term contract to cover maternity leave.

The ideal candidate for this role will have excellent organisational and communications skills, be a self-starter, with the ability to work both on their own initiative and as part of a team.

For more information, visit

Deadline for submissions is Tuesday 4th May at 5pm. Please send your submission to with subject matter: Press & Marketing job application.

Theatre and Dance NI – Deputy Director

Theatre and Dance NI seeks to employ a Deputy Director to play a pivotal role in the charity that supports the theatre and dance community in Northern Ireland. This is a unique opportunity for the successful candidate to work with the ED and team to deliver an ambitious strategic vision for the future of theatre and dance.

Salary band: £28 – £30k depending on experience.

For more information and to download an application pack, visit

Closing Date for receipt of applications: 12.00pm Friday 7th May 2021

Applicants must be available for interview on Thursday 13th May 2021

Lyric Theatre Belfast – Digital Production Manager

This is a new post which is being established to develop the digital infrastructure of the Lyric for the delivery of its production programme across both live and digital platforms. The ambition is for the Lyric to become a sustainable Digital Hub, producing large scale productions for live stream and digital dissemination. Throughout 2021 the Lyric aim to test protocols, upskill and train staff as well as explore the artistic process of creating theatre to reach a digital audience both during restrictions and post-Covid-19 and become a leader in live-to-digital output.

To find out more about the position and how to apply please visit

The deadline for applications is 12pm, Tuesday 4th May 2021.

Lyric Theatre Belfast – Scenic Construction Manager

This is a new post which is being established to lead on scenic construction for Lyric Theatre Productions. While the Lyric continue to face challenges as they work towards reopening and presenting shows to live audiences again, they are planning for work to be produced on both their stages in the very near future. This dedicated role will enable the Lyric to be more reactive to programming and production opportunities, which may present themselves with short notice and allow them to deliver scenic elements with consistency and to the professional quality and standard expected of the Lyric Theatre.

To find out more about the position and how to apply please visit

The deadline for applications is 12pm, Tuesday 4th May 2021.

Belfast Music Society – Concerts Manager

Celebrating its Centenary this year, BMS uniquely provides world-class chamber music concerts and several other strands of musical provision, including the promotion of outstanding Northern Ireland musicians through their Northern Lights concerts series.

In relation to the post of Concerts Manager, they are looking for the following attributes and qualities:

Essential qualities:

  •  A proactive, energetic and visionary person with a strong interest in and knowledge of chamber music. He or she would need to help the BMS develop a new vision for the future, particularly through these difficult days of COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions. We are also interested in developing further partnerships with other arts organisations.
  • They would need to feel comfortable dealing with and negotiating with artists and agencies of the highest international calibre and standing.
  • They will have had extensive and practical experience of concert management.
  • Working in collaboration with our Treasurer, they would possess considerable financial skills to handle a large grant budget and other associated sponsorship funds.
  • Experience in fundraising and the ability to draft funding applications is essential.
  • They would be considerably computer literate and be able to update, amend and develop all kinds of material on our website and other associated social media presence.


Desirable qualities:

  • They would be a team player and be willing to work with and to be accountable to a voluntary Board of Directors.
  • A willingness to undertake Child Protection Training and/or any other training deemed desirable or essential by the Board.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Arts & Culture Sector in Northern Ireland.


Personal Attributes:

  • The willingness to adhere to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.
  • Commitment to the BMS’s objects, aims and values and willingness to devote time to carry out their responsibilities.
  • To be a respected member of the community with good networks.
  • The ability to work as a member of a team, a willingness to state personal convictions and, equally, to accept majority decisions graciously and be tolerant of the views of other people.
  • A willingness to deal openly and courteously with staff, volunteers and colleague Board Members when either pleased or displeased about an issue or decision.
  • A preparedness to offer personal and business skills and experience to support the work of colleagues when the need arises.
  • A commitment to be well informed about the work of BMS.
  • A willingness to act as a champion for the BMS.
  • The ability to treat sensitive information discreetly and confidentially.

In return, BMS offer:

  • A part-time position of 18 hours pw at £13ph, with a contract and, subject to performance, a regular annual increment.
  • Large scope for operating and developing the vision and initiatives of the BMS on their own.
  • An opportunity to work with a friendly Board team, who always try to support and be grateful for the work that our Concerts Manager carries out on their behalf.

For an informal conversation, please contact their Chair, John Harmar-Smith on m 07932 636932.

To apply, please ask for an application pack from:

John Harmar-Smith, 48 Dunclug Gardens, Ballymena BT43 6NN or email:

Closing Date: Friday 7th May 2021.


Verbal – HR Officer

The successful candidate will be part of the Corporate Services team and provide a comprehensive HR support service to the Organisation in order to ensure the delivery of its strategic aims and objectives. 

For more information visit:

Closing date for applications is:  2pm on Friday, 7th May 2021.

Verbal – Finance & Corporate Services Manager

The successful candidate will be responsible for the organisation's financial and corporate affairs, ensuring its financial viability and to ensure that proper financial records and procedures are maintained. To ensure the provision to Verbal of quality assured financial and corporate services, the latter comprising information communications technology, management information systems, health and safety (safeguarding), human resources, and facilities management, and to provide leadership and direction to the staff team within Finance and Corporate Services.

For more information visit

Closing date for applications is:  2pm on Friday, 7th May 2021.

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