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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.

Theatre and Dance NI - Communication and Engagement Officer

Theatre and Dance NI are looking for a Communication and Engagement Officer to help engage with and support members and stakeholders in the sector!

The person will be responsible for encouraging individual practitioners, organisations and venues operating mainly in the arts sector to engage with Theatre and Dance NI. We are seeking to ensure that members and stakeholders are targeted in alignment with our communications strategy. The Communication and Engagement Officer should also ensure that new and existing members are aware of all Theatre and Dance NI’s services/support we can offer and encourage their engagement with the organisation and its services, particularly the Membership Assistance Programme and Freelancers Directory.

For more information and to download an application form visit

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 12.00pm Wednesday 1st June 2022.

Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin - Marketing Officer

Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin has a vacancy for a full-time Marketing Officer.

The Marketing Officer will play a crucial role in raising the profile of Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin in line with the organisations language and cultural goals.

The Marketing Officer will contribute to existing marketing, branding and advertising while assisting with the development of fresh initiatives in line with the organisations goals.

Application deadline: 5pm, Friday 27th May 2022

Visit for more information.

Bruiser Theatre Company - Administration Assistant

Six month contract
Entry level position

The primary function of this position is to provide administrative support by conducting research, handling information requests and performing clerical functions.

Training in current operations will be provided and the successful candidate will be supported by our existing team to develop relevant skills.

Applicants for the Administration Assistant position must be aged 16-24 and eligible to apply through the Job Start scheme.

For more information and to apply, please email with the position you'd like to find out more about in the subject line.

Deadline for applications: 30th May 2022

Bruiser Theatre Company - Development Officer

Three year contract
Entry level position

The Development Officer will work with the Artistic Director and Bruiser Team on developing and implementing Bruiser’s strategies for long-term sustainability.

This is an entry level position designed to support individuals seeking to enter into a career within the NI arts sector. The successful candidate will benefit from training in fundamental aspects of arts management, as well as hands-on experience in the field to enhance future job prospects and key skills.

Position supported through Art Work – an Employment and Skills Initiative for the Arts Sector, supported by the Department of Communities through Future Screens NI.

For more information and to apply, please email with the position you'd like to find out more about in the subject line.

Deadline for applications: 30th May 2022

Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival - Festival Administrator

Full time contract, subject to funding and organisation priorities
To commence as soon as possible.

Role Details

  • 4 days / 32 hours per week (to be worked between Monday – Friday as agreed
  • 3 year fixed term contract, ideally starting in July 2022
  • Salary of £22.000
  • 25 days annual leave (pro rata) plus bank holidays.
  • Directly responsible to the Festival Director and Creative Producer

Hours of work

32 hours per week including some evening and weekend work that will be required in the run-up to and during the Festival period.

This more intensive period will last during the Out to Lunch Festival (January) and Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival (May).

Applicants should submit a CV and covering letter to by 5 pm on 7 June.

For the application procedure and more information please visit:

Strand Arts Centre - Events & Digital Marketing Administrator

Strand Arts Centre is creating an exciting new full-time position for an individual to enter, or progress within, the arts sector. You will be line-managed and mentored by the Strand’s Marketing Manager and will also work closely with, and receive support from, our Programme, Heritage, Operations and Front of House Managers. This role will give you the chance not just to develop marketing skills and experience, but also to learn about the wider organisation and contribute to its overall success.

We are looking for someone with a passion for film, arts and community. The marketing and management tasks involve attracting, co-creating and coordinating events for community groups, charities and corporates whose objectives vary between fundraising, awareness raising or morale-building. Meeting these clients’ objectives through creative or cultural activities will demonstrate the value of the arts and undoubtedly result in both greater levels of cultural engagement by individuals as well as further cross-sectoral collaborations.

Working hours: 37.5 hours across a 5 day week, primarily based at Strand Arts Centre
Remuneration: £20,000 per annum plus 3% employer’s pension contribution
Annual Leave: 28 days including statutory holidays

Closing Date: Tuesday 31st May at 5pm
Interviews will take place on: Friday 10th June

You can download a copy of the Job Description, Application & Monitoring Forms at

The MAC Belfast - Customer Service Assistant Casuals

Hourly rate: £9.50 per hour
Contract: Casual

MAC Casual Customer Service Assistants play more than just a supporting role in our Visitor Services Team. Working across live events, visual art, creative learning, venue hire and café bar, you’ll often be the first person our customers meet and therefore key in delivering the MAC experience. The role is ideal for people who love art, and people who love people.

What you’ll do at the MAC:

  • Live events usher: Usher shifts are primarily in the evening and at weekends, as that’s when our two theatres are at their busiest. From welcoming audiences into the theatre, to making sure they are happy throughout the show, you’ll play a key part in delivering a happy experience for of all our customers.
  • Gallery invigilator: get to see amazing art up close and personal, while you welcome visitors and tell them about the work. These shifts are usually Wed-Sun 10:45-17:15. You don’t need to be an expert on art, we offer gallery training for each new exhibition. As much as possible the training is provided by the artist themselves in conjunction with our Senior Curator Hugh Mulholland.

Visit for more information

The closing date for receipt of applications for the above post is 12 noon on Thursday 26 May 2022. Interviews will take place W/C 30 May 2022.

Lyric Theatre Belfast - Board of Trustees

As a leading cultural organisation committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, we want our organisation, at every level, to represent the multiplicity of perspectives and experiences present in Northern Ireland today. We are looking to add to the current Boards’ skills and experience in a number of areas including – digital strategy & development (new technology, theatre making & distribution); legal and governance; arts venue management including facilities and operations; arts and/or international leadership; hospitality industry; and programming and producing in the creative industries.

The closing date is Monday 6th June at 5pm.

If you are interested in joining the Lyric Theatre Board of Trustees, please send your CV and cover letter (no more than 300 words) detailing why you are interested to

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VAULT Artist Studios – Studio & Events Assistant (Full Time)

Vault Artist Studios (VAS) is looking for a full-time Studio & Events Assistant to join their small team. Vault Artist Studios is home to over a hundred artists of diverse practices. They are a vibrant and lively community that has quickly grown to become one of the most interesting and active studios in Belfast.

The successful individual will gain experience and a professional network they would not otherwise have had an opportunity to develop. This is an entry-level role and is a fully supported training and development opportunity for a talented individual. You will gain an unrivalled insight into a unique organisation and be part of a community who will value what you do, and you will play a key role in helping us grow over the next 5 years.

VAS is looking for someone with a ‘can do’ approach to work and the ability to think on their feet. You will be able to relate well to people and provide support in a cheerful, helpful way, juggle tasks and prioritise workload. Excellent communication skills are crucial for this role and ability to pay attention to fine detail both in the quality and accuracy of information.

Your responsibilities will be diverse, ranging from helping the Building Manager plan our many events, assisting the Market Coordinator in advance the summer and Christmas Market, exhibition installation. Provide support with the on-line and, on occasion the VAS pop-up shop, PR, social media, room set ups, responding to emails, communications with members.

A key part of this role will be to help VAS achieve their vision to grow as an organisation. You will help the Trustees in their quest to find affordable studio spaces for artists in Belfast, we need your help in a practical way to make the transition to a new building(s) run as smoothly as possible. We are looking for someone who is passionate about the arts and has a genuine passion to support and promote VAS.

For more information visit

Please email your CV and a one-page covering letter of no more than 500 words outlining your experience with reference to the job description and essential & desirable criteria and why you would be a good fit for this role to by 5pm on Monday 30 May 2022.

Lyric Theatre Belfast - Scenic Construction Apprentice

The Scenic Construction Apprenticeship a new role funded by ‘Art Work’; an Employment and Skills Initiative for the Arts Sector, supported by the Department of Communities through Future Screens NI.

The role will be mainly based at their scenic workshop in Mallusk, north of Belfast. Three to four days per week will be worked in the workshop and one or two days per week at College during term time where you will study for a Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship standard.

The successful candidate will assist on all scenic builds for all productions, projects, and events for internal productions and events, putting the skills you learn in college into practice in a workshop environment, as well as helping to prepare and make scenic items with the team of scenic carpenters, managers and other fabricators. They will get to work closely with the workshop team on samples and actual finished items of scenery including timber flats, staging units and other 3D scenic items.

For more information and to download an application form visit

The closing date is Tuesday 31st May at 5pm.

If you are interested in applying for the role, please send your Application Form and demonstrating how you meet the criteria to

Circusful – Trainee Producer
Circusful are delighted to be recruiting a Trainee Producer. This is a full-time role funded for three years and paying the Real Living Wage.

This role is an amazing opportunity to learn all about producing in an established circus school as we enter an exciting phase in our development. The Trainee producer will work across our circus programmes as well as supporting the development of our artists, while learning about the practicalities of managing a venue and helping to manage digital communications and support innovative digital projects.

For more information on the role and how to apply visit

Closing date for applications: Midnight 24 May 2021

Kabosh - Assistant Creative Producer

Kabosh is looking for a creative, enthusiastic, and committed early stage arts professional to join their team.

This new role is the perfect first step into a creative arts management career, and is supported by a bespoke training package to help you fulfil your true potential.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have the ability to work independently and as part of team
  • Be creative and self motivated with an eagerness to learn
  • Be highly organised have uncompromising attention to detail
  • Have a demonstrable passion for theatre, the arts, and their ability to creative positive social change in local communities.

For more information and to download an application pack visit

Applications should be submitted by 12 noon on Monday 23 May, and should be sent to:

Commedia of Errors – Assistant Producer

Commedia of Errors are currently seeking an Assistant Producer to join their team.

Download the job information pack from their website

Deadline Extended: 9am 20th May 2022

Source Photographic Review - Production Assistant

Source Photographic Review is currently recruiting a Production Assistant.

An opportunity to gain experience working in the publishing and the photographic sector.

Location: Source office, Bridge Street, Belfast.

You will contribute to written editorial outputs, assist with formatting material for our online archive, undertake research and assist with the day-to-day running of a busy publisher’s office.

35 hours per week, full-time position with a three-year contract.
Salary: £19,108 gross per annum

Application Deadline: Thursday 26 May, 5pm
Anticipated Interview Date: Friday 3 June
You must be available to start in the role on 1 July 2022

To apply, email for a full job description and application form.

Source is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Golden Thread Gallery – Audience Development Assistant

Golden Thread Gallery is seeking applications for the role of Audience Development Assistant.

This is the perfect role for someone at the beginning of their career in the arts or wishing to transfer into the arts sector. We are looking for someone with a genuine interest in the visual arts and in making visual art accessible to as many people as possible.

Working closely with the Deputy Director and Development Officer, this role is part of the GTG extending and diversifying the gallery’s audiences across a number of key areas, including: developing merchandising opportunities for the gallery’s growing collection of Northern Irish art; contributing to the development of a new donor and individual giving programme; assisting in the extension of the gallery’s educational and outreach programme to reach a wider audience; using the gallery’s social media and other marketing platforms as tools for audience development.

For more information and to download an application form visit

The closing date for completed application forms is 4pm Friday 27th May 2022

Belfast Philharmonic Society - Chorus Director

Belfast Philharmonic Society (the Society) is seeking an experienced, dynamic and inspiring music professional to lead their adult chorus into the next stage of its growth.

Belfast Philharmonic Choir (The Phil) was founded in 1874 and is Northern Ireland’s only symphonic chorus. The Phil has a distinguished history of performance in Belfast and beyond over all the intervening years. We are looking forward to celebrating our 150th anniversary in 2024. The Phil (c.120 members) performs regularly as part of the Ulster Orchestra’s main season under conductors engaged by the orchestra as well as organising our own concerts and events.

Visit to view the full job description

The application deadline is 15:00 on Monday 30th May 2022.

Craft NI – Digital Development Officer

Craft NI are recruiting a Digital Development Officer for the NI craft sector. This is a key post which is dedicated to the development and promotion of Northern Ireland’s vibrant craft and applied arts sector. The Digital Development Officer will lead on this new area of work, within a supportive team and responsive to the needs of the contemporary craft sector.

You will be involved in helping craft makers engage with the tools that digital marketing and communications can offer them to develop their craft practices and businesses. In year one of the post, training is available for the post-holder to bring your own knowledge up to date. Craft NI work with you to develop the role and you could soon be designing and delivering training and How-Tos; or working side by side with individual makers; or responding to queries as a resource for the sector. You’ll be curious, a problem-solver and happy to research.

Please see Craft NI website for Job Description and Application form:

Application deadline 23 May 2022.

Open Arts - Communication and Development Assistant

Would you like to work in an inclusive, creative and supportive organisation? Open Arts is looking for a Communication and Development Assistant.

This is an entry level, full-time position into the arts sector so if you are just starting out or you fancy a change, this could be the job for you.

The mission of Open Arts is to inspire and support the creativity and artistic development of disabled people, so we very much welcome applications from the disabled community.

To apply download the full Job Specification and application details visit

Application Deadline: 12pm, Friday 27th May 2022.

Belfast Photo Festival - Digital Content Designer

Belfast Photo Festival is looking for a skilled digital designer, with a deep understanding of how design impacts the user experience. This role will be responsible for the creation and delivery of responsive digital projects including, web content, social assets and display advertising. You will ensure all digital assets adhere to company brand guidelines, and are delivered in line with a strategic marketing and communications plan.

Reporting to the CEO, the Digital Content Designer will play a primary role in the companies Marketing and Communications. They’ll deliver website changes as well as the development and creation of content for engaging audiences through the social media channels and communications of Belfast Photo Festival, and the creative industries conference CAPTURE.

Opportunity to grow and develop into the digital strategy and marketing / communication elements will be provided as part of the job role through internal and external training.

Application deadline: 12:00pm, Monday 30th May 2022

For more information on the role visit:

Belfast Photo Festival - Festival Marketing & Business Development Co-Ordinator

This is a great entry level opportunity for an individual to join an experienced team of creative individuals to conduct research and identify new business development and sales opportunities for the international Belfast Photo Festival.

Application deadline: 11:59pm, Friday 3rd June 2022

For more information on the role visit:

Belfast Photo Festival - Conference Marketing & Business Development Co-Ordinator

This is a great entry level opportunity for an individual to play an important role in the area of marketing, business development and sales for a new event for the creative industries that operates at the intersection between creativity and technology in film, gaming, animation and immersive tech.

Application deadline: 11:59pm, Friday 3rd June 2022

For more information on the role visit:

University of Atypical – Freelance Volunteer Coordinator

University of Atypical (UofA) is seeking to recruit a new role of Freelance Volunteer Coordinator

UofA addresses issues of participation, inclusion and accessibility so that all people can participate in the arts and creativity sectors. The communities they advocate for include d/Deaf, disabled and people with neuro-diversities who face barriers to participation. They are particularly welcome people who identify as d/Deaf, disabled or neurodiverse to apply.

The organisation has identified the need for a dedicated role to coordinate their volunteers. In 2021 they had approximately 23 volunteers work with across their Bounce Festival, Office Administration and Gallery events.

Application deadline: 4.00 pm on Tuesday 14th of June 2022.

For more information on the role visit

University of Atypical – Access and Inclusion Programmes Assistant

University of Atypical (UofA) is seeking to recruit a new role of Access and Inclusion Programmes Assistant.

UofA addresses issues of participation, inclusion and accessibility so that all people can participate in the arts and creativity sectors. The communities they advocate for include d/Deaf, disabled and people with neuro-diversities who face barriers to participation. They are particularly welcome people who identify as d/Deaf, disabled or neurodiverse to apply.

As a new dedicated role within the Atypical team, you will support the organisation in providing advice and responding to enquiries on disability and d/Deaf access and inclusion specialists providers. You will maintain databases in access professionals (translators, audio describers, specialists in disability support) and assist with the Equality and Access Standards Initiative (EASI), assisting with events internally and provide advice to external organisations in meeting their access and inclusion provision, signposting to training and trainers available.

You will work alongside the Atypical Team and will have a unique role in developing a database of specialists and in providing advice, advocacy, and support for d/Deaf, neurodiverse and disabled people to be included and active in the arts. As the Access and Inclusion Programmes Assistant you will assist with communications and outreach to networks of contacts within the arts and community sector in Northern Ireland to help them meet their access and inclusion needs.

Application deadline: 4pm on Wednesday 8th June 2022.

For more information on the role visit

Grand Opera House Belfast - Assistant Box Office Manager

Following a £12.2 million restoration and development project, the iconic Grand Opera House has re-opened its door 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 an Assistant Box Office Manager.

The Assistant Box Office Manager is responsible for ensuring the successful and efficient operation of the Theatre’s Box Office, and maximising ticket sales for all performances, events and services offered by the Grand Opera House. The post holder supports the Box Office Manager and assists in the effective leadership and management of the Box Office function.

This is a great opportunity for a versatile, confident and experienced professional with excellent knowledge of customer service standards, sales processes and techniques. Candidates must be able to demonstrate excellent management skills and the ability to motivate and support a team of staff.

Further details about this role and how to apply is available from

The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 30 May 2022.

Thrive - Box Office Systems Specialist (entry-level, full-time)

Hours: 35 hours per week (full-time)
Salary: £21,000 per annum

This is a completely new role that is needed within thrive’s team and to provide practical support to the arts and culture sector. Lots of information about audiences exist within ticketing systems, but organisations struggle to find the time to make the best use of the data. This role is about providing some additional resources to help organisations pull the information they most need about their audiences.

While this job sounds quite technical and specific, this is an entry-level position. You won’t require any previous knowledge in box office systems or research and thrive will provide adequate training. At thrive, there’s no such thing as starting a new role without getting the support you need!

This role is for you if:

  • You’re social and outgoing: you enjoy and feel comfortable meeting new people in new environments.
  • Your curiosity knows no bounds: you’re the type of person who will spend their time on Wikipedia or watching Youtube videos to learn about a topic or how to fix things.
  • You’re not scared of things you don’t know or haven’t done before. In fact, you’re a quick learner.
  • You can explain something complicated in a simple way without using jargon.
  • You find coding exciting, and you may even have some basic knowledge of HTML.
  • You are comfortable with numbers.
  • You would love a job where you’d be able to travel all across Northern Ireland.

Thrive particularly encourage applications from people who identify from ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQIA+, d/Deaf, disabled, neuro-diverse, have long-term health condition/s or are from a lower socio-economic background, as people from these groups are currently underrepresented in the cultural sector.

Visit to download the information pack and application form.

Please send back your completed application form to by 12pm on Monday 23rd May.

Arts Care –Board Members

Arts Care is entering into an exciting development period with a recently appointed CEO and an ambitious 5-year strategy for growth. They are looking to co-opt a number of members onto their Board and to compile a pool to fill upcoming vacancies. They are seeking members from the following professional backgrounds…

  • The Arts
  • Finance and Governance
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing and PR
  • Business/HR/IT

The time commitment is 6 meetings per year and an additional 1 or 2 Strategy Days. The positions are non-remunerative. Travel expenses will be covered, and induction and training will be provided.

The Arts Care Board Terms of Reference and Board Member Role Profile are available from

To express an interest please send a CV and a brief supporting statement to by 5pm on Friday 20th May 2022.

Tyrone Guthrie Centre – new members for the Board of Directors

The Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig is seeking new Board of Director members. We are seeking people with experience in the arts sector in the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland. We are also seeking experience in one or any of the following: marketing and communications, development and fundraising, financial managment, building conservation, and sustainability. We are seeking people with a firm belief in the importance of artists, creatives, and the arts to society, a commitment to our Mission, Vision, Values, and Purpose as outlined in our Strategic Plan and a willingness to volunteer your time to serve on our Board of Directors and various sub-committees One or more of the following are essential to us an organisation:

• An understanding of the arts sector and environment in the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland.
• An understanding of the international arts environment.
• Experience of the funding environment in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
• Experience of development and fundraising for major capital projects.
•A good knowledge of sustainability as it applies to a nineteenth-century house and curtilage.

We are committed to the values of access, diversity, inclusion, and equality. If you feel that you have the experience and commitment that we are seeking, please write, outlining your experience, to: The Chairperson of the Board of Directors, The Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghamakerrig, Newbliss, County Monaghan H18PP70 - please mark your envelope 'Board of Director Application.' Otherwise, please attach a letter outlining your experience and expression of interest to: - please write ‘Board of Director Application' in the subject line.

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