Category: Job Vacancies

Job Vacancy | Curator of Italian and Spanish Art at The National Gallery of Ireland

Closing date for receipt of applications: Monday 10 July, 4pm.

The National Gallery of Ireland wishes to recruit a Curator of Italian and Spanish Art. The overall responsibility of this post is to care for, research and provide information about the Gallery’s collection of Italian and Spanish Art. Reporting to the Head Curator (or nominated deputy), the Curator of Italian and Spanish Art will:

  •  Research and publish on the Italian and Spanish works of art in the Gallery’s collection
  •  Keep abreast with current scholarly research in these fields
  •  Ensure that the collections of Italian and Spanish art are displayed to the highest standards
  •  Curate exhibitions on Italian and Spanish art that contribute to the Gallery’s public programme
  •  Propose new acquisitions and loans
  •  Provide insurance valuations for works in the collection
  •  Propose the priorities for conservation and agree on works to receive treatment
  •  Ensure that the information on the Italian and Spanish works of art is up-to-date (on the Gallery’s website, labels and the collection registration system)
  •  Take part in the Gallery’s lecture programme
  •  Respond to queries from the public, external specialists and arrange visits and inspections where appropriate
  •  Maintain and develop professional relationships with colleagues from other museums, academics, private collectors, dealers and auction house staff
  •  Contribute to sponsorship proposals, press releases and other related documentation
  •  Actively contribute to the Staff Development Programme
  •  Complete other duties as required

Salary: €30,376 per annum

For full job description and requirements see: Curator of Italian and Spanish ArtFV2

How to apply: Interested applicants should send a cover letter and curriculum vitae (in MS Word only) in strictest confidence to Ms. Michelle Serviss, HR Partner, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2 or alternatively via email to References (contact details) must be available upon request. Please state Curator of Italian and Spanish Art on application. Candidates should note that panels may be formed from which future positions may be filled.

Job Vacancy | CSR, Sponsorship and Fundraising at The Complex

Closing date for applications: 1 June, 5pm.

Dublin northside’s live arts centre The Complex, is seeking to appoint a new member of the team for Fundraising, CSR and Sponsorship. A fixed one-year term with renewal possibility, this is an exciting role in which the successful applicant will devise and implement a fundraising strategy for The Complex, developing corporate and commercial funding opportunities and relationships. The ideal candidate will be a strong communicator, confident and motivated and enthusiastic about fundraising.

Fixed term: 1 year with possible renewal
Salary: 25K p/a plus commission based incentives
Reporting to the Artistic Director

Skills Required

  • Confident, motivated, target driven
  • Excellent written and spoken communication
  • Experience in sales role
  • Well connected with an extensive contact portfolio
  • Self-starter, dynamic and self-sufficient
  • An interest in the arts
  • Undergraduate degree or higher
  • Proficient in Microsoft office and powerpoint or other presentation software

Desirable Skills

  • Previous experience in sponsorship and fundraising
  • Experience in corporate or business environment
  • Confident in public speaking and presentations
  • Comfortable in a variety of business settings
  • Some understanding of the arts and charities worlds

See or ring 01-544692 for more information

Please apply to with an introductory letter and CV.

Job Vacancy | 3D Animator (Contract) with Brown Bag Films

Deadline: 19 July

The Animator works closely with the Director to create a high standard of animation for broadcast.

Key Areas of responsibility:

  • Work closely with the Director to create high standard of animation for broadcast
  • Must be have strong communication skills and be willing to take notes and direction, under tight deadlines
  • Will work closely with Rigging team to troubleshoot and problem solve the rigging pipeline
  • Must work well in individually as well as part of a larger team.

Person Specification/Requirements

  • 3+ years CG Animation experience
  • Ability to problem solve and predict potential problems with assigned tasks
  • Thorough knowledge of Maya and/or 3DS Max
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills

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Job Vacancy | Development Manager with Belfast International Arts Festival

The closing date: Monday 26 June, 4pm

Belfast International Arts Festival is seeking a highly motivated, experienced and resourceful Development Manager with a successful track record in fundraising and business development for the not for profit sector. This new post is a pivotal role within a small, high performing team.

The Development Manager will work closely with the Director and Board of Trustees to lead on all areas of fundraising.

Salary: This is a full-time position offering a salary of £27,000 – £31,000 per annum (based on experience).

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Job Vacancy | RDS Painting Conservator Fellowship with NGI

Closing date for receipt of applications: Friday, 23 June, 12pm

The RDS and The National Gallery of Ireland are offering a Paintings Conservator Fellowship under the supervision of the Head of Conservation in the Gallery. The Paintings Conservator Fellow will undertake conservation treatments, to be carried out at the National Gallery of Ireland Conservation Department, on a number of selected works from the Royal Dublin Society Collection as well as condition check & monitoring of paintings in storage and on display at the RDS. This post will be suited to a graduate of a recognised conservation training programme. The RDS Paintings Conservator should have an adept knowledge of treatments on canvas and panel methodology.

Reporting to the Gallery’s Head of Conservation, the Paintings Conservator will:

  • Carry out preventive and full scale conservation treatments on works on canvas
  • Carry out regular inspections on paintings from the RDS collection
  • Advise colleagues on the RDS collection conservation requirements
  • Keep and maintain reports on all treatments undertaken
  • Contribute to the success of the Gallery’s Conservation Department through continuous professional development and participate in departmental meetings
  • Comply with health and safety guidelines
  • Other duties as and when required

Contract duration: Fixed Term Contract for 35 weeks

Salary: €600 per week gross

For full job description and requirements see:

Job Vacancy | Head of Development at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (Maternity Cover)

Closing date for applications: 3 July, 10am
Maternity cover – 14 month contract

Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) is an extraordinary place. A centre of international, national and regional importance for modern and contemporary sculpture. Sited in 500 acres of historic 18th century landscape, we now welcome over 480,000 visitors a year.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for development and strong relationship management skills, with an ability to develop and enhance relationships with new and existing funders.

Ideally degree educated or equivalent experience, this is a varied and challenging role providing an opportunity to join this unique organisation at a very exciting time.

This is a 14 month maternity cover full-time contract with a salary of up to £30k dependant on experience.

For further information and details on how to apply please visit

Job Vacancy | Digital Innovation Manager at FACT, Liverpool

Application closing date Monday 3 July, 5pm

As the UK’s leading organisation for commissioning, exhibiting, promoting and supporting artists’ work and innovation in the fields of film, video, and new media, FACT is an exciting and challenging place to work.

FACT are excited to announce the vacancy for a Digital Innovation Manager. They are looking for a highly motivated individual with a creative and digital industries background to work with the Head of Innovation at FACT to deliver the 3 year LCR Activate programme in partnership with LJMU and the Liverpool LEP. The programme will support entrepreneurs and businesses in the creative and digital industries in the Liverpool City Region to develop radically innovative ideas, products and services in response to exponential technologies emerging in the city region including Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Big and Open Data and Robotics.

For a full job description and details on how to apply, please visit the website:

Job Vacancy | Administration + Production Assistant at Mophradat, Brussels (Part-Time)

Application deadline: 10 July

Mophradat is an international nonprofit contemporary arts association that creates opportunities for thinking, producing, and sharing among contemporary artists from the Arab World and their peers everywhere. Mophradat sees its activities as tools—artistic, discursive, logistical, and financial—for artists and cultural thinkers to use toward inventing new arts practices, arts organizations, and art publics. Mophradat believes the content—ideas, artworks, and relationships—generated through its activities contributes to diversifying the artistic and intellectual ecology; making it more vital and compelling, and able to play an emancipatory role in the Arab World and elsewhere.


  • Fluent in English, excellent French or Dutch
  • Five years in administration of an arts organization is preferred
  • Experience with basic accounting and budgeting
  • Experience of general office administration
  • Impeccable organizational skills
  • Enthusiastic interest in contemporary arts
  • Understanding of the needs and work processes of a small organization


  • Day-to-day administration of the office and the activities (filing, inquiries, mail, personnel, minutes, contracts etc.)
  • Organizing and preparing the accounting for the external accountant (including the organizing the director’s cashboxes, expense reports etc.)
  • Update and management of support infrastructure for the programming, including contact lists, press releases, etc.
  • Assisting in organizing events such as book launches, the Informal Meeting, and other small-scale artistic events
  • Organizing staff, artists and collaborators travels
  • Managing personnel administration
  • Assisting with other project-based production demands as they arise

Please send your application (cover letter and CV) to indicating ‘vacancy’ in the message subject.

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Job Vacancy | DCCoI Education and Outreach Officer (Part-Time)

Closing date for receipt of applications: Friday 7 July at 12noon.

The Design + Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) is currently recruiting for an Education + Outreach Officer.

Reporting to the Education Manager (with strong working link to Exhibition + Programmes Curator) the Education + Outreach Officer will manage, develop and co-ordinate targeted education initiatives that raise awareness, increase skills, critical thinking and understanding around National Craft Gallery exhibitions such as: talks programmes, masterclasses, workshops, conferences / seminars and National Craft Gallery schools programmes.

This is a two year fixed term appointment for 19.5 hours a week (including some weekend work), commencing July 2017 with a six-month probationary period.

The successful candidate will be required to be based in Design + Crafts Council of Ireland Offices / National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, with occasional travel nationally / internationally.

For full job description and requirements see:

Job Vacancy | Programme Director of World Summit on Arts and Culture, Malaysia

Application deadline: Thursday 6 July 2017

MOBILE MINDS: Culture, Knowledge and Change will be the theme of the 8th World Summit on Arts and Culture to be held in Kuala Lumpur on 11-14 March 2019. The World Summit, to be co-hosted by IFACCA and the National Department for Culture and Arts (JKKN) of the Malaysian Ministry of Tourism and Culture, is expected to attract arts leaders and key policy makers from up to 80 countries.

To refine the theme and develop the structure and contents of the Summit programme, IFACCA and JKKN are seeking a Programme Director with demonstrable international experience and networks in the field of arts and cultural policy as well as knowledge of arts and cultural issues in Malaysia and/or Southeast Asia.

For more information and application details:

Job Vacancy | Front of House Manager at Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

Application deadline: Friday 30 June, 12pm

Being as busy as ever, the Crescent Arts Centre needs more hands on deck so they are seeking to find a Front of House Manager to join the team.

The Front of House Manager will be part of a team focused on providing consistent and excellent levels of service to all those using the centre. The position offers great variety and will be a busy and challenging role for a conscientious, hard-working and enthusiastic individual.

The FOH Manager will need a broad skill-set, positive attitude, flexibility and initially, a completed application form.

For an application pack email

The Crescent Arts Centre
2-4 University Road, Belfast
BT7 1NH, Northern Ireland
T: +44 (0) 28 9024 2338

Vacancies | Project Arts Centre Board of Directors

Closing date: Monday 3 July, 12pm

Project Arts Centre is seeking to appoint two people to our Board of Directors to work alongside the leadership team to help shape the future of the organisation.

As we embark on a new strategic vision and begin to plan for the future of the organisation, Project is looking for 2 exceptional individuals to join our Board of Directors. Project is seeking applicants for the following two positions to be filled on our Board of Directors:

• Expertise in Planning/Architecture
• Expertise in National/International Cultural Policy and Strategy

Board Members of Project Arts Centre serve a 3-year term, renewable to a maximum of 8 years.

Project Arts Centre is a registered charity and this is a voluntary, unpaid position.

The Board of Directors meets officially five times per year plus the AGM. There are sub-committees, meetings of the Company’s Membership and Board members are expected to contribute to the ongoing development of the organisation and attend additional events where possible.

Applications in writing with comprehensive CV or biography (a statement outlining your roles, responsibilities and achievements in the organisations in which you currently and previously worked). Please include details of any service as a Board Director, Trustee or any other voluntary/community work.

Project Arts Centre is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from people based outside the Republic of Ireland.
For a confidential conversation please contact Project’s Artistic Director, Cian O’Brien by emailing

Download a full pdf of the job description at

Vacancy | Irish Writers Centre Board of Directors   Recently updated !

Closing Date: Wednesday 5 July

The Irish Writers Centre is a flagship resource organisation for writers. It offers professional supports to meet the needs of writers at all stages of their development through training, information, networking opportunities and programmed events.

A key part of our role is to offer a comprehensive and innovative toolkit/service to support the professional development of writers.

Location: Board meetings will be held at the Irish Writers Centre, 19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1.
Remuneration: Non-remunerated – this is a voluntary position. Travel expenses are reimbursable.

Time Commitment: Approximately 8 X 2hr Board meetings per annum with time required for preparatory reading, and possible additional time commitments depending on membership of sub-committees. Board members may be asked to represent the Board on certain occasions, depending on their availability and interests.

The Board of Directors will be responsible for:

  • the employment of senior executives to the company;
  • establishing and ensuring the implementation of policy objectives based upon current and future agreed strategies for the organisation
  • overseeing and maintaining the financial health of the organisation;
  • ensuring the highest standards of governance and transparency;
  • enabling and delegating to sub-committees/working groups prudent decision-making powers for efficiency in relation to certain projects to ensure that the Company has
  • access to the broadest range of specialist expertise and advice in all aspects of its work

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Job Vacancy | ESB Centre for the Study of Irish Art Fellowship (ESB CSIA)

Closing date for receipt of applications: Friday 23 June, 12 noon

The National Gallery of Ireland (NGI) is Ireland’s major national cultural institution devoted to the collection care and interpretation of fine art. The ESB CSIA is a research centre which holds one of the most important and valuable library and archive collections associated with the history of Irish visual art. This includes a unique collection of artists’ papers and archives of art organisations and galleries from the past 300 years, as well as a vast collection of ephemera and publications. The aim of the ESB CSIA is to foster and promote interest in and research of Irish art and its history. Through its various cataloguing, research and public programmes the ESB CSIA engages a wide audience, playing a significant and crucial role in supporting and developing Irish art related projects at the Gallery.

With the support of the ESB, in 2015 the Gallery established a fellowship programme at the CSIA. This paid Fellowship offers an opportunity for new and recent graduates of art history, and library, archival and museum studies to contribute to the ESB CSIA’s dynamic programme of services and activities.

The NGI wishes to recruit an individual interested in pursuing a career working with museum, library and archive collections for the ESB CSIA Fellowship.

Grade and Salary: Salary will be in accordance with point 1 of the Library Assistant Class 2 Salary Scale (PPC), currently €24,950 per annum.

Duration: Fixed Term contract – 2 year
Interviews – scheduled week commencing 17th July 2017.

How to apply: Interested applicants should send a cover letter and curriculum vitae (in MS Word only) in strictest confidence to Ms Michelle Serviss, HR Partner, No.89 Merrion Square West, Dublin 2 or alternatively via email to References (contact details) must be available upon request. Please state H.W. Wilson Foundation Fellowship on application. Candidates should note that panels may be formed from which future positions may be filled.

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Vacancies | Thrivey Seeking Creative Workshop Facilitators for Corporate Clients in Dublin

Thrivey, is a soon to be launched ‘employee experience agency’ and as part of that, they’re putting together a selection of interesting/alternative corporate events.

The workshops will all take place on-site in companies around Dublin Mon – Fri, 9 – 5. Workshop facilitators will be directly subcontracted by Thrivey and employed on an ad hoc basis with plenty of notice.

Thrivey are looking for experienced art teachers that have done workshops before.

If interested, please contact Oisín at for more information.

Job Vacancy | Communications Director of Galway 2020

Closing Date for applications: Friday 16 June, 4pm

Galway has been chosen as European Capital of Culture 2020. They now wish to appoint a Communications Director to join The Chief Executive and Creative Director.

The role of Communications Director for Galway 2020 represents a unique opportunity to help ensure that Galway makes waves across the globe as European Capital of Culture in 2020 and beyond through innovative, creative and inspiring communications.
As Communication Director for Galway 2020 you will work as a key member of the Senior Management Team to deliver a global standard programme and impact.

Working closely with the CEO you will develop a Communication and Marketing strategy with local, national and international reach.
You will be able to evidence a strong track record of delivery and operational excellence and have the ability to deal with complex and demanding media environment.

The role will involve leading all proactive and reactive communications and marketing approaches ensuring that the wider team is engaged and motivated to fulfil the ambitions of the 2020 company and the European Capital of Culture title.

Salary for the Communications Director post: €80,000p.a.
The position is to be undertaken as a full time position, based in Galway.

For more information and application details:

If you would like to discuss any aspect of the application process or the roles on a confidential basis, please contact:
Catriona Donnelly:
Phone: 00353 (91) 745521 or 0044 (28) 71 867620

Job Vacancy | Operations Director of Galway 2020

Closing Date for applications: Friday 16 June, 4pm

Galway has been chosen as European Capital of Culture 2020. They now wish to appoint an Operations Director to join The Chief Executive and Creative Director.

The role of Operations Director for Galway 2020 represents a unique opportunity to help ensure that Galway makes waves across the globe as European Capital of Culture in 2020 and beyond through the development of an organisation that it a model of best practice in terms of performance, governance, and accountability.

The role will focus primarily on the strategic Finance, Risk/Compliance and IT oversight requirements of Galway 2020 ensuring a robust, performance orientated and effective organisation across the 4 year term. In addition, experience and understanding of strategic Operational and HR issues would be a distinct advantage. The Operations Director will report directly to the CEO of the Galway 2020 company and the role will involve reporting at Board level and across a broad range of stakeholders. In addition the role will involve managing a team and playing a full and active role within the Galway 2020 Senior Management Team.

Salary for the Operations Director post: €85,000 p.a.
The position is to be undertaken as a full time position, based in Galway.

For more information and application details:

If you would like to discuss any aspect of the application process or the roles on a confidential basis, please contact:
Catriona Donnelly:
Phone: 00353 (91) 745521 or 0044 (28) 71 867620 Mobile: 0044 (0) 7736150625

Job Vacancy | Head of Digital at The Chester Beatty Library

Deadline for receipt of applications: 9 June 2017.

The Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland has advertised the permanent, full-time position of Head of Digital.

In the lifetime of the CBL’s current Strategic Plan 2016 – 2020, the Library is committed to making the Collections available online. This is contingent upon in-house digitisation of the Collections, which will commence in 2017. In addition to creating and preserving digital content, the Library will seek to make this content available in the most accessible and appropriate waysto global audiences, given its resources.

In addition, CBL is committed to creating a digital culture across the organisation and developing staff competencies in delivering digital initiatives.

The new position of Head of Digital is a key leadership position and provides an exciting opportunity for an experienced and creative professional to lead the digital department in the Library and to shape the way in which the Library reaches and engages its audiences via digital platforms within the Library and beyond its walls.

Reporting to the Directorand a member of the Senior Management Team, the Head of Digital will supervise a team comprising of the Digital Curator, Photographic Services Assistant and two Digital Photographers. In association with these colleagues and the Library’s ICT Manager, Registrar and the Collections team, the Head of Digital will be ultimately responsible for the future digital direction and strategy of the Library, the creation of digital content and the development and management of this content to facilitate access to collections, increase online user numbers, and promote the Library’s aims, objectives and mission.

The Chester Beatty Library is a collaborative organisation and the global nature of the collections are reflected in our multicultural and intercultural programming. With a strong understanding of and passion for digital and the arts, the successful candidate will be an energetic and self-motivated individual with excellent interpersonal skills. S/he will form part of a small but dynamic team, with the flexibility to adapt to the Library’s constantly changing environment.

Salary: €65,093 p.a. (Assistant Principal Standard).

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Job Vacancy | Events Programme Officer at Young at Art, Belfast

Deadline is 4pm Monday 19 June.

Young at Art are currently recruiting for a Young at Art Events Programme Officer (permanent part-time).

The postholder will be responsible for achieving the business targets for Young at Art Events, the social economy trading arm of Young at Art. S/He will oversee the promotion of the agency, actively seek out new clients and markets to generate a regular schedule of bookings and securing new artists for the portfolio. The postholder will maintain a high standard of delivery, with attention to quality and detail.

This is a unique opportunity for the successful candidate to bring organisational and business development skills to a thriving and exciting creative business. Their work will have a direct effect on the achievement of the company’s vision and strategy.

Salary: £ 22,788 (pro rata)
Location: Company offices (Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter)

Please download the Application pack from:

Job Vacancy | Projects Officer at Jerwood Charitable Foundation, London

Application deadline: 22 June,  5pm

Jerwood Charitable Foundation is a grant-making foundation dedicated to imaginative and responsible funding of the arts. We work with exceptional, dedicated artists and producers, enabling them to develop and thrive at important stages in their practice, often in partnership with leading UK arts organisations.

Over the next two years, we will fund and deliver a range of national projects and programmes, each with the ambition to create exceptional opportunities for talented individuals working in the arts. To help us realise the potential of this activity, the new role of Projects Officer will work across a number of these projects to support each project lead.

Information about our projects can be found here:

Base: Jerwood Charitable Foundation’s office at 171 Union Street, London, SE1 0LN. Some travel in the UK may be required for project activity.
Part Time, three days per week (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday)
Salary: £23,000 pro rata (£13,800 per annum at 0.6 FTE)

For full job description and requirements see: