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Monday 8th February 2016 at 2pm 0 Comments Drama , Visual Arts , Youth Arts , Film & TV

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 NI – Membership Development Intern

TheatreNI is hiring! Provided for by Queen’s University Belfast, TheatreNI are hiring an intern on a short-term basis to assist with developing their membership.

To apply you must currently be a student at Queen’s University Belfast or have graduated from QUB within the last two years.

For the full job description and information on how to apply, please visit

Deadline for applications is Wednesday 28 February.

The MAC Belfast - Box Office Assistant

Salary:  £7.50 per hour (£7.83 from 1 April 2018)

The MAC wants you to play a leading role in the pursuit of their vision - a creative and confident society that celebrates diversity.

Their mission is to inspire and challenge everyone who experiences the MAC and that includes people who work with them; to create unforgettable experiences that change people’s view of their society and their place in it; to create a space that kick starts connections between people, and between people and art; to build Belfast’s reputation as one of the world’s most creative cities by bringing the world’s best art to the city and their best art to the world; and to reach further into society to those who live with the worst effects of inequality and division.

If you’re a high-performing person inspired by their vision and mission (and are passionate about working hard to help us achieve these) The MAC want to hear from you.

Main purpose of job:
Reporting to the Box Office Manager, this role will assist in the efficient and effective management of the Box Office, maximising opportunities to achieve sales targets and delivering the highest standards of customer care.  The post holder will also be responsible for handling cash during ticket transactions, and reconciling their float at the end of their shift.

Essential Criteria

  • 5 GCSEs or equivalent including English and Maths at grade C or above
  • A minimum of 1 year’s experience working in a customer service role
  • A minimum of 1 year’s  experience in a reception role, including the meeting and greeting of customers and taking telephone calls.
  • A minimum of 1 year’s sales experience to include handling cash, taking payments and proactively selling to customers
  • A minimum of 1 year’s experience of working in a visitor led venue
  • Experience of data processing, using a computerised database system

Desirable Criteria

  • Educated to A Level standard or equivalent
  • Experience of working with a ticketing system

Interviews for the position will take place week commencing 5 March 2018 and candidates should be available to take up training and the position as soon as possible.

To apply for the above position please visit the careers section at and download the application pack.

The closing date for receipt of applications for this post is 12 noon on Wednesday 28 February 2018 applications will not be accepted after this deadline.

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council – Lead Artists

This is an exciting opportunity for five artists each to lead on a key project for Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council as part of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland Arts Challenge Fund Programme.

The projects include:

  • Village Artist in Residence programme, includes 10 separate projects
  • Issue Based Theatre Programme, Includes 4 separate projects
  • Love Living Here Programme, includes 20 separate projects
  • Older Peoples Arts Programme, includes 12 separate projects
  • Community Arts Apprenticeship Programme, includes 16 apprenticeships

Additional artists will be required to deliver the programme under the direction of the Lead Artist.

The Lead Artist will be responsible for defining the artistic direction for each project following a thorough consultation with the local community.

To express an interest and for more information please email by 19 February 2018.

The Tyrone Guthrie Centre – Board Member

The Tyrone Guthrie Centre would like to hear from residents of Northern Ireland who are interested in joining the board an initial term of five years. Their board members bring a broad range of skills and experience in support of the Centre and the artists who avail of its facilities.

If you have expertise in the arts, corporate governance, or in promoting the value of culture in the life of the community, you are invited to write in confidence no later than 1 March, 2018 to, marking your email for the attention of the Chairperson Adrian Moynes.

Belfast International Arts Festival – Development Manager

Following the success of the 2017 edition, which attracted 170,000+ attendances, Belfast International Arts Festival is now seeking to appoint a highly motivated, experienced and resourceful Development Manager with a successful track record in fundraising and business development for the not-for-profit sector.  This is a pivotal role within a small, high performing team and will lead on all areas of fundraising. 

Full time position offering a salary of £27,000 – £31,000 per annum (based on experience).

Closing date for applications is Sunday 25 February 2018 at 11pm.

For the full job information and application details, visit

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