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Monday 8th February 2016 at 10am 0 Comments Northern Ireland Music , 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.

The 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: 19/05   Director of Operations
Permanent   37 hours per week
Grade 7   £48,226 - £52,857 per annum (Aug 17)

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.

Closing date: 12noon on Friday 15th November 2019.

The completed Application Form should be returned in an envelope marked CONFIDENTIAL and must be addressed to:

The Monitoring Officer
Arts Council of Northern Ireland
Linen Hill House
23 Linenhall Street
BT28 1FJ

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

Belfast Music Society – Board Members

Since 1921, Belfast Music Society has promoted world-class chamber music concerts in Northern Ireland’s capital city. The roll call of artists includes pianists Vladimir Ashkenazy and Wilhelm Kempff, the legendary contralto Kathleen Ferrier and more recently, the superstar violinist of her era, Nicola Benedetti. Concerts from their annual International Festival of Chamber Music are regularly broadcast by their partner, BBC Radio 3.

BMS’s annual Northern Lights Mini-Fest also gives young, outstanding Northern Ireland artists regular recital opportunities. The very successful Chamber Babies concert series provides an introduction to music from a very early age, as well as providing a quality, tailor-made musical experience for parents and carers! And the innovative Night Music series with partners Moving On Music provides a platform for the very best composers from the island of Ireland.

You would be joining them at a time when exciting plans are being made for their centenary in 2021, which will be the springboard for even more chamber music provision in the years to come.

Currently, the specialist roles of Treasurer and Secretary are available; they also welcome applications from any BMS supporter or Friend interested in chamber music who would like to play a part on the Board, especially those with skills and knowledge in the areas of PR/Marketing and/or familiarity with Social Media.

To request an Application Pack, please contact the BMS Chair, John Harmar-Smith (m: 07932636932)
By email:
Or by post: 48 Dunclug Gardens, Ballymena BT43 6NN.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon, Friday 29 November 2019.

ArtsEkta – Administration Assistant

Inline with continued growth and development, ArtsEkta is seeking to recruit a dynamic individual to support the effective operational and financial management of the charity’s key projects and services.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, fixed term contract
Salary: NJC SCP 11 £21,166
Deadline: the deadline has now been extended to 20th November 2019 at 4pm.
Interviews: w/c 25th November 2019

Visit to download an application pack.

Completed applications should be returned in person, by post or emailed to

The Playhouse Derry-Londonderry - Theatre Designer & Builder

The Playhouse Theatre and Peacebuilding Academy is seeking a dynamic and ambitious set designer / builder to create and realise the set for ‘First Response’, a participatory arts piece created with people who worked on the front line during The Troubles. 

The ideal candidate will be experienced in conceiving and creating exciting, interactive, conceptual spaces; will be adept at constructing tour-able sets (to fit in 1x long wheel based medium height transit van); will have an enthusiasm for cross-form collaboration; and will ideally have experience working in a devising theatre process. Maximum available fee: £2,640 to cover design, build, and any subsistence or personal expenses. There is a materials budget of approx. £2,500.

Schedule at Playhouse Derry-Londonderry-
Rehearsals: Dec / Feb 2020, Get-In - Build Monday Feb17th - Wednesday Feb 19th, Tech from Sunday Feb 23rd, Preview Tuesday 25th, Opening Wednesday 26th Feb and runs until Saturday 29th. Schedule at Riverside Theatre, Coleraine- Get-in: Tuesday March 3rd, Show and Get-out: Wednesday March 4th.

To apply, send a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role and your fee, portfolio / images of your set design and your CV to Elaine Forde at

Closing date for applications is Friday 29th November 2019.

A project supported by the European Union's PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

Centre for Contemporary Art - Public Programmes Curator

CCA Derry~Londonderry is recruiting a Public Programmes Curator. This post works closely with CCA’s Director to devise and deliver world-class, multi-disciplinary public programmes.

CCA’s Public Programmes aim to resonate with our location, inspire imaginations and stimulate discussion and understanding of contemporary visual arts practices and discourses.  with participatory workshops, talks, screenings, symposia, commissions, performances and more. CCA’s Public Programmes have two key strands. One strand expands upon and complements the topics, ideas and theoretical frameworks within the CCA’s exhibitions. The other key strand responds to local/global events and developments in contemporary practice as they unfold in real time.

SALARY: £10380 per annum (£25950 full time equivalent)

HOURS: 0.4FTE, 14 hours per week

DURATION OF POST: Permanent, subject to funding and successful completion of a six-month probationary period

PLACE OF WORK: Centre for Contemporary Art Derry~Londonderry, 10–12 Artillery Street, Derry~Londonderry, BT48 6RG


HOW TO APPLY: Please apply by submitting your CV and a covering letter stating why you are applying for this position and how you fulfil the person specification with a completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to by 16 November 2019.

Interviews will take place during the following weeks.

Full details at:

Creative & Cultural Skills - Board Vacancies

Creative & Cultural Skills Board Vacancies - Chair, Trustees, and Company Secretary

Creative & Cultural Skills, the UK sector skills council for craft, cultural heritage, design, music, performing arts and the visual and performing arts is recruiting for a Chair, a Trustee with financial expertise and a Company Secretary/ Trustee with legal expertise.

We are looking for people who share our commitment to help ensure young people from all backgrounds have access to a range of training opportunities to ensure a skilled and diverse workforce.

To find out more please visit

The deadline for receipt of expressions of interest is 10am on Saturday 30th November 2019.

Seacourt Print Workshop - Board of Directors

Seacourt Print Workshop is a creative hub in Bangor, County Down providing a unique space for engaging in creativity whatever your training or life circumstances. Our workshop is a place where people can come to make art, develop their skills and talents and connect with others.  We operate an open access printmaking studio and our printmaking family includes master printmakers, multidisciplinary artists, visiting artists, amateurs who experiment with art making, children and young people exploring creativity, those with mental health and disability who print to improve their well-being and people who love printmaking.

Seacourt is entering into an exciting development phase as we explore relocation into Bangor Town Centre and grow our Print for Wellbeing services across Northern Ireland.

We are seeking energetic and knowledgeable individuals to enrich and enhance our Board and contribute their skills to as we work to ensure good governance and embed our new strategic plan. 

We have a particular interest in people who have a specialism in Finance or Accountancy; Marketing & Promotion; Entrepreneurship; Human Resources

Find out more at:

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