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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.

Festival of Fools - Producer

Have you always wanted to programme a world-class festival?
Do you enjoy working as part of a high energy, creative team?
Do you have experience of working on a Creative Europe funded piece of work?
Are you skilled, experienced, knowledgeable and prepared to learn?

If so, Festival of Fools would love to hear from you

Festival of Fools seeks a Festival Producer for the 2020 event. This is a great opportunity for someone with experience of managing street theatre festivals and/or an understanding of what it means to bring international and community acts together in the same programme.

Are you a confident individual who can plan well and get us ahead of the game this side of Christmas? If so, you could have lead responsibility for programming and producing a high-quality festival that engages, entertains and excites new and existing audiences alike. Like last year, the Festival Producer will play a key role in supporting fundraising applications and the development of the entire event. They will work closely with the leadership team of Belfast Community Circus School.

The successful applicant will be a self-starter, a problem solver, highly motivated and able to plan, organise and schedule a whole ton of stuff at once. The Festival Producer is also responsible for ensuring completion of the relevant evaluation, monitoring and post festival administration.

To apply, please send your expressions of interest and CV to with a cover letter highlighting where your experience matches the job and personal specification.

All enquiries to Jenna via 028 9023 6007.

Closing date for applications is 4pm on Monday 30th September.

Ulster Youth Orchestra – Administrator (part-time)

Responsible to:  General Manager and Board of Directors
Salary:   Circa £20,000 (pro rata)

The Ulster Youth Orchestra is a registered charity, governed by a board of directors.  It was established in 1993 in a partnership between the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the five Education and Library Boards, now the Education Authority, and since then has become a vibrant and creative force in the musical life of Northern Ireland. 

Its raison d’être is to provide unique opportunities for outstanding young musicians, between the ages of 14 and 23.  The main activity is a summer residential course with public concerts, when professional tutors, conductors, soloists and a team of welfare staff come together to provide a motivating, challenging and inspiring experience of the highest quality.

The administrator will provide support to the General Manager in all areas of the orchestra’s operations, ensuring that the organisation runs in an effective and efficient way.

Main responsibilities and duties

1. To carry out day-to-day administrative tasks and record keeping as required by the General Manager and Board of Directors.
2. To maintain records of contacts including players, supporters and artists.
3. To deal with enquiries from players, parents and other individuals/organisations.
4. To assist the General Manager in all aspects of organising auditions, residential courses and other education and outreach events.
5. To attend all UYO events as above.
6. To act as orchestral librarian and co-ordinate the distribution of music to audition panels, tutors and players.
7. To assist the General Manager in general fundraising and grant applications.
8. To assist the General Manager in all areas of marketing, publicity and press relations.
9. To deputise for the General Manager as and when required.

Full job description is available from


To apply for the position of Administrator please email for an application form.

The closing date for applications is 4pm on Wednesday 25th September 2019.

Interviews to be held on Thursday 10th October 2019. Position start date: ASAP

Sticky Fingers Arts – Grants & Funding Officer (Part-Time)

Sticky Fingers Arts @ The Imaginarium Arts and Story Centre are currently recruiting a Grants & Funding Officer. (Part-time)

15 hours per week - Flexible
Salary NJC scale 4    £ 21,166 ( pro-rata)

The Imaginarium Arts and Story centre is the first dedicated arts venue for children and young people in Northern Ireland, home to one of the leading children arts organization in Ireland and the UK. Sticky Fingers provides quality professional arts and creative play programs to children every day.

Sticky Fingers Arts have an exciting opportunity for an experienced fundraiser to join their growing team.

What they are looking for:

  • You have experience of success in both trust and grant funding, according to set targets. (Ideally in the arts and culture sector)
  • You are proactive and creative, with an eye for detail.
  • You are passionate about the arts, creative play as well as children, young people having opportunities to succeed in life.
  • You have great communication and coordination skills, and you are able to liaise with internal and external stakeholders to achieve targets.
  • You have experience of developing relationships and might have an interest in developing your skills in major donor fundraising.

What you will be doing:

  • Researching, planning and applying to funding opportunities through trusts and grants.
  • Employing excellent stewardship to support existing relationships, and cultivate new relationships across grants, trusts and corporate partnerships.
  • Implementing and reviewing the Fundraising Strategy and proposing new opportunities and ideas.

What they are offering

  • An opportunity to shape the new projects at an exciting time for the artistic team in a new dedicated children art venue.
  • Flexi-time and family friendly working conditions.
  • Be part of a growing international award-winning organisation.

For an application pack email

Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble – Concerts Manager

Hours: 18.5 hours per week for 9 months.
Fixed term contract based on an annual salary of £12k (pro rata).
Post may be extended subject to funding and completion of satisfactory probation period.

The Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble is the only group in Northern Ireland to specialise in the performance of modern and contemporary classical repertoire. Its self-imposed remit is to give a voice to local composers and to perform their music in the context of music by leading exponents of contemporary music from elsewhere in Europe and the rest of the world. It aims to programme music that otherwise cannot be heard live locally, while serving as an outlet for the talent of highly specialist performers and acting as a meeting point for their innovation, ideas and enthusiasm.

The Ensemble is seeking a Concerts Manager who will be expected to assume responsibility for the day to day running of the ensemble’s concert activities, directly accountable to the ensemble’s Artistic Director.

The post is fixed-term until June 2020, but may be extended subject to funding and a successful probation period.
Duties expected of the successful applicant will include fundraising and associated reporting, financial management, general concert planning, management and implementation, promotion (with a particular emphasis on effective use of social media) and other roles as required.

Essential Criteria
Applicants must:

  • have, at the time of applying, a minimum of degree level of study.
  • have at least one years experience in arts administration.
  • have sound knowledge of digital and social media for the purpose of promotion and marketing.
  • have excellent organisational skills, drive and enthusiasm and the ability to work independently.

Desirable Criteria

It is desirable that applicants have:

  • enthusiasm for, and knowledge of, classical (particularly contemporary classical) music.
  • a degree, preferably in the area of music.


To apply, please provide

1. A covering letter of no more than 2 pages outlining:

  • Why you would like this position and what you feel you can contribute.
  • What your top three skills are in relation to the advertised post.

2. An example of any project or activity you have been involved in which you feel might demonstrate some of the skills required for the post (300 words).

3. An up to date C.V. with the names and email addresses of 2 people (past employers/lecturers) that we can obtain references from. You should inform your referees in advance that Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble will contact them.

Send the above to with “Hard Rain Vacancy” in the subject line by 12pm on Fri 20th Sept 2019.

If you have any questions, please email

CCA Derry/Londonderry - Technicians

CCA works with artists to realise new artworks and to create different environments in the gallery spaces. They are looking to widen their pool of technicians to call upon, including people with skills in AV and multi-media, carpentry, painting and decorating and other technical specialisms.

To apply:

  • please send your CV,
  • completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form available to download from, and
  • a one-page covering letter listing your skills, competencies, and achievements and names and contact details of two referees

Applications can be sent by email to with the subject line TECHNICIAN APPLICATION or by post to:

Mel Bradley
CCA Derry~Londonderry
10–12 Artillery Street
BT48 6TG

CCA Derry/Londonderry - Volunteers

CCA is looking for Ad Hoc Volunteers to get involved with various areas of CCA’s work including exhibition installation and research. Ad Hoc Volunteers are sometimes a one-off extra pair of hands for an event, or a few days or weeks, depending on the needs of the project and the circumstances of the volunteer. As a volunteer you will receive instruction and guidance from CCA staff and will be trained to museum standards in whatever the task requires.

They are looking for keen individuals with a passion for contemporary art and willingness to get involved; a desire to learn; professionalism; approachability and a positive attitude; a polite and patient demeanour; and good communication skills with a broad range of people from the general public to arts specialists.

To apply, please download and complete the application form and equal opportunities monitoring form available from along with your current CV by post to:

Mel Bradley
CCA Derry~Londonderry
10–12 Artillery Street
BT48 6TG

Or by email to with the subject line AD HOC VOLUNTEER APPLICATION


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