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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.

Arts Council of Northern Ireland - Director of Operations

The Arts Council is the lead development agency for the arts in Northern Ireland and now has the following vacancy:

Ref: 18/05   Director of Operations
Permanent   37 hours per week
Grade 7   £47,749 - £52,334 per annum (Aug 16)

Reporting to the Chief Executive, the post-holder will be responsible for day-to-day operational activities within the Arts Council and will support the management and oversight of all issues relating to Lottery and Exchequer funds.

Download the full job description

Download the application form

Download the monitoring form

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 25th January 2019.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.

The MAC Belfast – Marketing Assistant (Full-time, Permanent)

The MAC Belfast is looking for an ambitious Marketing Assistant to join their small team.

Salary:  £17-18k per annum
Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Essential Criteria

  • A third level qualification, preferably in a marketing related degree. (Alternatively, applicants without a degree may apply but must have at least 3 years’ marketing experience).
  • A minimum of 1 years’ experience in a marketing environment.
  • Experience of working in a busy environment, delivering multiple projects to deadline.
  • Experience of delivering successful marketing campaigns against targets.

Desirable Criteria

  • Marketing qualification Experience of working within a target driven environment.
  • Experience of managing designers and print-production.
  • Experience of segmented marketing.

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

The closing date for receipt of applications for the above post is 12 noon on Friday 25 January 2019.  Interviews will take place on 29 January 2019.

Lyric Theatre Belfast – Technical Manager

The Lyric Theatre Belfast is recruiting a Technical Manager who will be responsible for the safe and efficient technical operation of all Lyric Auditoria, rehearsal spaces, workshop spaces to support the successful staging of Lyric Theatre and visiting company productions in both auditoria and on tour including the management and development of the technical team.

Application is by CV and Cover Letter. Closing date is 5pm, Wednesday 30th January 2019.

Visit to download the full job description and the equal opportunities monitoring form.

Sticky Fingers - Operations Manager

Sticky Fingers at The Imaginarim Arts and Story Centre are inviting applicants for the post of Operations Manager to develop and over see the day to day activities at the Imaginarium Arts and Story Centre, associated events and outreach programmes, devised under the brand of Sticky Fingers Arts.

They are looking for a highly creative professional to join their team at this exciting time, as they continue to develop the Imaginarium Arts and Story Centre as a world class children’s and young people’s arts venue.  To produce and develop national and international award winning arts programs and events across all art forms.

The successful applicant must hold a relevant   3rd level qualification in a relevant discipline and have a minimum of three years experience working within the arts or cultural sector as a project or venue manager.

For an application pack, please email

Closing date for applications is Friday 8th of February 2019 at 4pm.

Gasyard Wall Féile - Streets Alive Programme Coordinator

Post:                            Streets Alive Programme Coordinator

Salary:                          NJC Scale Pt 32 £29909 (which equates to £25636 for 30 hrs. per week)

Hours of Work:              30 hours per week

Based:                          Gasyard Wall Féile, The Gasyard Centre, 128 Lecky Road, Derry.

Contract:                       To 31 March 2020

Closing Date:                5pm Friday 18th January 2019

Download job description.

To apply:

Applications packs and Job description can be requested by email at with the subject line Streets Alive Programme Coordinator or by post to:

Edel G. Harkin, Administration & Finance Officer, Gasyard Wall Feile, 128 Lecky Road, BT48 6NP, Derry. T. 02871262812 Ext. 228


Springhill Artist in Residence Spring/Summer 2019

Flowerfield Arts Centre in Portstewart will be the base for this exciting Artist in Residency opportunity, made possible by the late John Onslow Springhill. The 6 month residency will be based on 3 days per week studio time, leading to a public artwork for the grounds of the centre, an outreach/social engagement element, exhibition and artist talks.

The fee for the residency is £15,600. This is based on a rate of £200 per day which includes travel and subsistence. The cost of materials for the public artwork up to £10,000 will be covered.

Deadline for applications is 15th February 2019. Full details and application forms are available here.

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

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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