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Monday 8th February 2016 at 2pm 0 Comments Music & Opera , Circus & Carnival Arts , Visual Arts , Arts & Health

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
Arts Development Officer - Traditional Arts and Music (including Bands)

The Arts Council is the lead development agency for the arts in Northern Ireland and we are now recruiting for an Arts Development Officer - Traditional Arts and Music (including Bands)

Maternity Cover / Secondment 
Temporary - up to 1 year - 37 hours per week
Curatorial E grade - £28,500 to £31,135 per annum

The post holder will report directly to the Head of Music and will be responsible for the management of all aspects of client relationships, manage a client portfolio and advise Council, clients and other key stakeholders on all matters relating to Traditional Arts and Music.

Closing date for completed applications is 12 noon on Friday 10  August 2018.

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

Freelands Foundation - Artist Programme Curator

Salary: £32,000 (plus benefits) Pro Rata
4 days a week (flexibility required)

The Freelands Artist Programme is a new initiative supporting emerging artists and partnering with organisations based in each of the UK’s four nations. Over a 5 year period each organisation will work with a total of 20 artists, each for two years. In addition to a bursary, the individual artists will be provided with various opportunities, including an end of cohort exhibition which will take place in London.

This is a superb opportunity for a passionate and ambitious individual to undertake the role of Freelands Artist Programme Curator for the duration of the first two-year cohort. The successful candidate will be instrumental in the success of this programme. The curator will work closely with the four partner organisations and the twenty artists participating in the first two year cohort. This will involve developing relationships with each artist, gaining a thorough understanding of their work, writing critically about their practice and then creating a publication. At the culmination of the two year programme the curator will be responsible for organising an exhibition, or series of exhibitions, which will show the work of the 20 participating artists.

Please forward your CV and cover letter to

Deadline for CVs is Thursday 9 August 2018.

For more information and to download the job description, visit

Catalyst Arts - Co-Directors

Catalyst Arts welcomes expressions of interest applications for new Co-Directors.

Catalyst Arts has been one of the most important and innovative artist-led spaces for contemporary art in Belfast since it began in 1993. The driving force behind the organisation has always been the determined and enthusiastic committee of directors who have worked over the years to ensure the gallery remains at the forefront of the visual art scene in Northern Ireland – improving, producing and promoting art and culture and the advancement of education and training in the arts.

Catalyst Arts directorship programme has a local and international reputation of providing a unique training ground for artistic, curatorial and cultural production. Applicants who are seeking to advance their experience within an artist-led model of gallery programming and operations are encouraged, with successful candidates gaining valuable skills in installation, production, funding applications, commissioning, outreach, education, archiving and administration work. Although previous experience in all areas is not essential, interested candidates are encouraged to review and consider the director criteria when making their applications.

The role of co-director is a voluntary position carried out over a two years, on a rolling basis.

To apply for this position please download the Co-Director Application Form (.doc [available from Catalyst] or .pdf) and for further details on the role you can review the co-director Job Description.

Applications should be submitted by email to:

Deadline for applications: 23:59 July 20th 2018

If successful, candidates will be notified by the 24th July to attend an interview on the 31st July.
Successful candidates would begin their induction August/September 2018.

Northern Ireland Piping & Drumming School – Arts Administrator

The Northern Ireland Piping and Drumming School are recruiting a Self Employed Arts Administrator to be responsible to the Board and will assist in managing the School through the next phase of its strategic development, demonstrating innovative leadership in achieving the organisational aims and objectives of the School.

As a relatively small arts charity it is essential that the Arts Administrator is committed to effective team work and is willing and eager to participate in all aspects of NIPDS work.

Completed application forms must be returned by post to:

Board of Directors (Job Application)
City East Business Centre,
68-72 Newtownards Road,

The closing date for return of application forms is 1pm on Friday 27 July 2018.

Golden Thread Gallery – Exhibitions Assistant  (Maternity Cover)

Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast’s largest dedicated contemporary art gallery, wishes to appoint an Exhibitions Assistant (Maternity Cover). The primary role of the Exhibitions Assistant is to assist the Director and Gallery Manager in the delivery of the gallery’s programme. This will include liaising with artists, institutions and funders, general administration and visitor experience.

Working Hours: Part-time, 16 hpw (more hours may be available at peak times) Gallery hours Tuesday – Saturday. Hours determined by a monthly rota and will include evenings and weekends.

Salary:  £16,781 - £17,772 (pro rata), NJC Scale 3

Leave: 28 days annual leave pro rata (including Bank Holidays.)

Contract: This is a maternity cover contract position until the 31st March 2019. A probationary period will apply.

Closing date for applications is 3pm on Monday 23 July. Completed applications must be emailed to

For more information and to download an application pack, visit or email

Belfast Community Circus School – Circus Facilitators

Belfast Community Circus School is calling for expressions of interest from artists of any circus discipline to add to their database of freelance circus facilitators. They are particularly keen to receive applications from those with a passion for social circus. Artists must be over 18 years of age and will be subject to Access NI vetting.

To submit an expression of interest please email a current CV detailing any relevant training and experience to by 1 August 2018.

Seacourt Print Workshop – Board Members

Seacourt Print Workshop is seeking board members who can bring a fresh, enthusiastic and active approach to voluntary work with a small, well-respected, charity. 

Seacourt Print Workshop is an artist and printmaking studio facility established in 1981 and situated in Bangor, Co Down, Northern Ireland.   Through sustained high-quality, artist-led printmaking activities and programmes for the public, schools, community and well-being groups, Seacourt has established itself as a leading and innovative printmaking community resource.   You can find out more about what they do by visiting

Seacourt is in a positive period of transition with a newly appointed full-time Director and an ambitious plan to consolidate and expand services to a wider audience beyond North Down and the Greater Belfast areas, to include Derry/Londonderry, Enniskillen/Omagh and ultimately other areas.

If you have a background in business or public sector work and an interest in promoting and supporting the arts, they would like you to consider applying to join Seacourt’s Board of Directors. They need three external Board members with a background in either Finance/Accountancy, Marketing/Promotion or Law/HR/Volunteering to contribute their knowledge, understanding and skills to enrich and enhance their Board as they work to meet the challenges of ensuring good governance and the opportunities that good strategic leadership can bring to our organisation.

To apply or download further information about the role please visit

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 12 noon on Friday 31 August 2018.

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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