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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 - Head of Community Arts and Education

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

Ref: 18/04   Head of Community Arts and Education
Permanent:   37 hours per week
Deputy Principal grade:   £36,448 - £40,072 per annum

The post-holder will combine leadership, management and direction of a team, and undertake effective client management to ensure the successful implementation of ACNI policies and strategies

If you have any further queries, please contact the HR Department on Tel: 028 92 623524.

Closing date: 12.00noon on Friday 28 September 2018.

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

Festival of Fools – Coordinator

The Festival of Fools is seeking a temporary Coordinator for the 2019 event (Festival dates Friday 3 – Monday 6 May). This is a great opportunity for someone with experience of street theatre and/or festival management.   The successful candidate will plan, organise and schedule a successful festival and then complete the evaluation, monitoring and post festival administration and funder reporting thereafter.

To submit an expression of interest, please send a CV to and a covering letter highlighting where your experience matches the job and personnel specification.

Closing date for expressions of interest is 4pm on 28 September 2018.

The MAC Belfast – Box Office Assistant (Casual Contract)

The MAC Belfast is recruiting a Box Office Assistant. 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 of experience working in a customer service role
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience in a reception role, including the meeting and greeting of customers and taking telephone calls.
  • A minimum of 1 year of sales experience to include handling cash, taking payments and proactively selling to customers
  • A minimum of 1 year of 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

For more information and to download an application pack, visit

The closing date for receipt of applications for the above post is 12 noon on Monday 24 September 2018.  Interviews will take place on 27 and 28 September 2018.

Lyric Theatre – Theatre Technician

The Lyric are currently seeking a Theatre Technician who will be a key member of the theatre team, and will assist in the technical management of all productions for the Lyric Theatre. 

To apply please submit your CV along with a covering letter demonstrating how you meet the essential criteria and desirable criteria (if applicable), together with an Equality Monitoring form to  or The Monitoring Officer, Lyric Theatre, 55 Ridgeway Street, Belfast, BT9 5FB.

Applications will be considered and reviewed as and when received, until the position has been filled.

Visit for more information.

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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