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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.

Ulster Orchestra - Board Member

The Ulster Orchestra seeks to appoint a Board Member who can help the organisation to share via digital means the power and wider range of the Ulster Orchestra experience with greater reach to the people of NI and beyond!

What we do: We bring the world’s greatest music to the people – all the people – of Northern Ireland.

Who we are: 63 internationally-respected musicians led by conductor Daniele Rustioni, acknowledged to be one of the most compelling conductors of both opera and symphonic works of his generation. Together with our admin team we are one of Northern Ireland’s most cherished and valuable cultural assets.

At the heart of our communities: Our musicians routinely devote time every week to work on community projects. You will also find us in care homes, hospitals and hospices, spreading solace and joy to patients and residents and our musicians provide vital high-level instrumental teaching for talented youngsters.

Our philosophy: The best orchestras create great inspirational concerts and also draw from their communities, by reflecting their cultures, their hopes and dreams. They help their communities find their creative voices; that is what we are about.

Board members: They work with management to formulate the Board’s strategy for discharging its statutory duties, to ensure that it fulfils the aims and objectives set out in its Articles of Association, its Business plan and its funding requirements. The Board is also responsible for working with management to develop a strategy which focuses on the sustainability and growth of the Orchestra.

Closing date: 12pm on Friday 12th March 2021

Full details on the Ulster Orchestra website at:



Thrive - Chair

Opportunity: Chair of thrive’s board

Thrive is working with Engage Executive Talent to recruit our next Chairperson. If you are excited by the idea of helping thrive create its next phase of development and ensure it continues to deliver its essential role in the cultural life of Northern Ireland then maybe it could be you.

About the role
The Chairperson has a vital strategic role to play in realising the vision and purpose of the organisation. The Chairperson ensures that the organisation complies with the requirements of the law and good practice in third sector governance, including ensuring that the Board functions effectively; that there is full participation at meetings; all relevant matters are discussed; and that effective decisions are made and carried out. Beyond these mandatory deliverables, there are specific areas that thrive needs from its next Chair:

• Leadership and strategic direction to achieve sustainability
• Confidence in using financial data to inform strategic direction and decisions
• Lead continuous board development and make sure the board is accessible and inclusive
• Provide support and supervision
• Represent thrive

We are keen to have a more diverse and inclusive Board and particularly welcome applications from people from the d/Deaf and disabled community, ethnic minorities and the LGBTQ+ community.

How to apply:

Deadline: 12 noon on Monday 29th March 2021

Studio Wayne McGregor – Studio Programme Curator

Studio Wayne McGregor is looking to recruit for the role of Studio Programme Curator as part of the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries 2020 – 2022, a programme that aims to get more people from low socio-economic backgrounds into cultural careers.

This is a new full-time role with responsibility for curating and delivering a new public programme for our local and artistic communities. The programme will include online and in person workshops, talks and events at Studio Wayne McGregor that align with our vision of “physical thinking applied” – dance and movement principles applied across other fields including visual arts, science, technology, health and well-being and education.  You will bring your own experiences and ideas and be supported by the Director of Engagement and the team to curate the programme in line with the organisation’s vision and values.

Salary: £22,425 (includes auto enrolment pension @ 3%)
Fixed term 12-month contract April 2021 – March 2022

For more details and how to apply please visit the Studio Wayne McGregor website:

Deadline for applications is 10am Monday March 8th 2021



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