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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.

Arts Council of Northern Ireland: Head of Community Arts & Education

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

Ref: 22/04: Head of Community Arts and Education

Permanent: 37 hours per week

Deputy Principal grade: £39,748 - £42,639 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.

Download the application pack below:

Head of Community Arts & Education Job Description

Head of Community Arts & Education Application Form

Head of Community Arts & Education Monitoring Form

Or email the HR Department at

Closing date: 12.00noon on Friday 21 October 2022.

Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Linen Hill House, 23 Linenhall Street, Lisburn, BT28 1FJ

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

Arts Council of Northern Ireland: Operations Officer

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

Ref: 22/05: Operations Officer

Permanent: 37 hours per week

SO grade: £32,328 - £33,459 per annum

The post-holder will be responsible for day-to-day operational activities within the Arts Council and will have a key role in ensuring the effectiveness and efficiency of the department.

Download the application pack below:

Operations Officer Job Description

Operations Officer Application Form

Operations Officer Monitoring Form

Or email the HR Department at

Closing date: 12.00noon on Friday 21 October 2022.

Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Linen Hill House, 23 Linenhall Street, Lisburn, BT28 1FJ

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

Linen Hall Library – Arts and Cultural Programmer

Duration: Permanent
Responsible to: Director
Salary: NJC point 20 – £26,446
Hours of Work: 36 hours per week

The Linen Hall Library is seeking to employ a full-time, Arts and Cultural Programmer.

The Arts and Cultural Programmer will be a team player, with the ability to work on their own initiative. The successful candidate will be methodical in their approach, work well under time pressures and possess good interpersonal and communication skills.

Applicants should note that this role is subject to access checks.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 12th October at 4pm.

Visit to download the full job description.

Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre – Technician

Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre are recruiting for a new Technician.

Hours of work: 24 hours per week varied shift pattern depending on the needs of the service inc. weekends and weekends.

Hourly Rate: £10.66 increasing to £13.18 after 12 weeks

Visit for more information.

Verbal Arts Centre – Chairperson

Verbal Arts Centre wish to recruit a Chairperson to take Verbal forward into it's next exciting phase, and are now seeking expressions of interest. The post is not remunerated.

Verbal support people & communities to flourish by engaging with and making sense of the world of stories within them as well as the world of stories around them.

By combining creativity, storytelling and psychology we enable people to understand and explore their own personal story as well as listen to and respect the diverse stories of others.

For further information, please visit

Closing date: 2pm on Monday, 24th October 2022

Sestina Music – General Manager

Reporting to Board of Sestina
Job hours Full time, permanent
Salary £28-30k, depending on experience

Working closely with the Musical Director, the General Manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the organisation and coordinating a busy season of concerts and events, as well as participating in long term strategic planning.

This role is offered on a full-time, permanent basis. Due to the nature of the work, hours can be inconsistent or unpredictable; therefore, flexibility in working hours and the ability to work evenings and weekends around events is essential. Where additional event-work is required, Sestina offers time off in lieu. The successful candidate will be required to work regularly from Sestina’s office in Belfast, but will also have the flexibility to work from home, in agreement with the Board. The successful candidate may be required to travel away from home for concerts and events; in such cases, accommodation and expenses are provided.

Visit to view the full job description

Closing date: Friday 21st October, 5pm

The MAC - Operations Team Leader

Operations Team Leader – Permanent, Full Time

Salary: £25,463 per annum

Contract: Permanent Annualised Hours - this involves working a set number of hours over the year, rather than per week. Longer hours may be worked over our busy high season months, and less hours may be worked during our slightly quieter low season months.

The Operations Team Leader (OTL) has responsibility for the delivery of 3 key elements of the MAC’s customer facing operations: Café Bar, Corporate Hospitality and Front of House for Live and Visual Arts Events. Reporting to the Visitor Service Team Manager, you will be responsible for the day to day managing of the MAC building and the activities occurring within it.

Job description and application forms from

Closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Friday 14 October 2022.

The MAC is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Art UK – Commissioning Editor, Northern Ireland

Fixed-term contract, part-time (0.2 FTE) | £26,000 per annum pro rata

Are you passionate about bringing art to everyone? Do you believe in the power of digital to engage young people with the Arts?

Art UK are looking for an enthusiastic Commissioning Editor to join their friendly and dedicated team. In this exciting role you will contribute to Art UK’s important work by commissioning, writing and editing Northern Ireland content.

Visit to download the full job description and application form.

Completed applications must be submitted before 9am on Thursday 6 October 2022

Grand Opera House Belfast - Casual Stage Door Keeper

Following a £12.2 million restoration and development project, the iconic Grand Opera House has re-opened its doors with an outstanding and diverse programme of entertainment. With a 125 year history behind it, and a bright future ahead, Northern Ireland’s biggest theatre is currently recruiting for a casual Stage Door Keeper. This is an exciting time to be joining the Theatre and a great opportunity for a versatile, confident and articulate individual with an enthusiasm and desire to provide an excellent level of service.

The Stage Door Keeper is the voice and face of the Grand Opera House. They are based at the backstage entrance to the Theatre and provide an essential front-line service to Grand Opera House customers and staff and play a crucial role in the theatre’s evacuation procedures.

Further details about the role and how to apply is available from

Closing date for applications is noon Monday 10 October 2022.

Arts Care – Finance Officer

Job Title: Finance Officer (20 hours per week)
Salary: Circa £28k pro rata
Location: Arts Care Centre, The Arches Centre, 11-13 Bloomfield Avenue, Belfast, BT5 5AA
Reporting to: CEO/Artistic Director

Job Summary:
The post holder will be responsible for the full range of financial management and accountancy support, to the Chief Executive Officer, and Arts Care Board and sub committees.

Visit to download the full job description and application form.

Closing date for applications: 5pm, Tuesday 4th October 2022

The Gallery, The State We’re In – Paid Artist Open Call

The Gallery is a new kind of cultural institution without walls that challenges traditional models of viewing art. Each season we invite 10 artists to respond to critical and urgent questions of our time. The aim of the project is to generate meaningful debate and start a national conversation through art. Season 2 of The Gallery will launch in January 2023.

Submission to The Gallery is FREE. Applications close Sunday 16 October 2022. For more information and to apply, visit, scroll to the bottom of the Open Call page, read through the information pack and follow the instructions.

This initiative exists to champion ground-breaking artworks by artists at any stage of their practice. Open to practitioners aged 18+, working at any level, including students. Artists can be based anywhere in the world and all selected artists receive a fee of £2,000.

All artists receive:

  • A fee of £2,000
  • Support from Creative Director Martin Firrell exhibition Curator Bren O’Callaghan
  • An international platform to exhibit their work
  • Artwork showcased online at
  • The services of a designer to format the artwork for digital and print
  • Costs of production, mounting, and leasing of the advertising spaces
  • Selected photographic documentation of the artwork displayed outdoors
  • Scheduled online meet-ups with fellow contributing artists and team
  • Participation in online discussions regarding making art for the public realm
  • Invitation to exhibition launch in January 2023. If based in the UK, standard travel and one-night accommodation will be included. For artists based outside of the UK, a travel stipend of £200 towards any/all travel expenses, including visa fees and one night’s accommodation is included.
  • For those based outside of the UK, Artichoke will investigate additional means of support towards travel costs where possible (e.g., from Embassies, Trusts and Foundations).

Taking over thousands of public sites reserved for advertising, The Gallery exhibits on street billboards, digital screens, bus shelters and cinemas. In July-August 2022, the artworks for Season 1 were seen by over 12 million people across the four nations of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. This is an opportunity for artistic exposure on a grand scale and to be part of the national debate.

Arts Council England - Chair, Acceptance in Lieu (AIL) Panel (UK-wide remit)

Location: National
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Job Status: Part Time
Closing Date: 16 October 2022
Salary: This is a voluntary role, with UK expenses reimbursed
Specific Hours: A time commitment of at least 20 days per year is expected

Arts Council England are looking to appoint a new Chair of the Acceptance in Lieu (AIL) Panel.

Each year the AIL Panel oversees the allocation of a budget of £40 million in tax forgone to acquire objects for public collections through the AIL and Cultural Gifts schemes.’ These schemes bring objects of exceptional cultural importance into collections where they give lasting enjoyment and inspiration to all.

As Chair of the AIL Panel, you will play a significant role in shaping the nation’s collections and will influence the direction of the schemes at this moment of recovery and renewal. The Chair of the AIL Panel will share Art Council’s values and commitment to equity and inclusion.

For more information visit

Closing Date: Midnight, 16 October 2022

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