The role of the Arts and Culture Service is to promote, develop and support the sector in line with Ards and North Down Borough Council’s Corporate Plan 2015-2019. Arts and Culture falls under the Community and Wellbeing Directorate of Ards and North Down Borough Council reporting to the Council via the Community and Culture Committee. The Council is seeking specialist members for the Arts and Culture Advisory Panel to advise, endorse and advocate for arts and culture in the Ards and North Down Borough area.
The Arts and Culture Service manages an extensive annual programme of both arts and heritage based events, exhibitions, concerts, creative classes & festivals and provides outreach activity and financial assistance for the Community. The Service oversees the management of North Down Museum and Ards Arts Centre and all associated resources.
There are twelve voluntary positions to fill on the Arts and Culture Advisory Panel and members are sought with specialties and/or demonstrable experience in the following areas:
• Museum & Heritage
• Visual Arts/Crafts
• Performance based arts (music, dance, drama etc)
• Community Arts
Panel members will sit alongside five Elected Representatives of Ards and North Down Borough Council. Panel members must be able to attend up to six meetings per year and be willing to discuss all aspects of arts and culture in the Borough. The positions on the Panel are of a voluntary nature and no payments are made in relation to attendance at meetings.
How to Apply
An application form must be completed outlining your relevant experience and suitability for a position on the Panel. Should it be deemed necessary, brief interviews will be held on Monday 1st June 2015.
The deadline for completed applications is Tuesday 26th May 2015 at 12pm.
Application forms are available now from:
Ards Arts Centre, Town Hall, Conway Square, Newtownards, BT23 4NP
T: +440 (0)28 91810803
North Down Museum, Town Hall, The Castle, Bangor, BT20 4BT
T: +44 (0) 28 9127 1200