Job Vacancy | Visual Arts Engagement and Facilitation Officer at Solstice Arts Centre


Application deadline: Monday 18 December, 5pm

Solstice Arts Centre (Navan, Co. Meath), a multi-disciplinary facility for contemporary art and performance, is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and self-motivated Visual Arts Facilitation and Engagement Officer.

The Visual Arts Facilitation and Engagement Officer will be responsible for the development and facilitation of a coherent exciting Visual Arts Engagement Programme by (i) developing public engagement and understanding of Solstice Visual Arts Programme (ii) by connecting the public to artists and their practice. The successful candidate will also assist and facilitate visitors in the interpretation and enjoyment of gallery exhibitions, events and programmes. The Visual Arts Facilitation and Engagement Officer is responsible for invigilation and/or the co-ordination of Solstice gallery.

The ideal candidate will be energetic, outgoing and personable, with good written and verbal communication skills and the flexibility to manage a varied workload. They will be comfortable with public speaking and have some experience in organising public events, as well as the ability to work both as part of a team and on their own initiative. A sincere interest, in creative engagement is essential and a third level degree in fine art, arts administration or related subject is highly desirable.

The person appointed will be required to work 22.5 hours per week during gallery opening hours (11am to 4pm, Tuesday to Saturday) with some evening work as necessary.

For full job description visit: solsticeartscentre.ie/about/vacancies

Email your CV with Cover Letter, clearly marked ‘Visual Arts Facilitation and Engagement Officer’ to alison.dowling@solsticeartscentre.ie. Please note that only candidates who include both CV and Cover Letter will be considered.