Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh, Co. Cork facilitates the production and presentation of, and public engagement with, art and knowledge, and offers professional development opportunities to artists through commissions and residencies. It organises focused, artist-driven projects and collaborative, community-oriented projects, and programmes a mix of exhibitions, performances, events and activities, both on site and in the digital realm.
Sirius Arts Centre is seeking to fill the position of Programme Producer. This role is central to the activity of Sirius Arts Centre and a key position in supporting the Director and other members of staff in the delivery of the programme.
This is an operational and technical role requiring a candidate with practical experience in coordinating the production and presentation of exhibitions and events to a high professional standard.
The role holder reports to the Director and works collaboratively with the Programme Curator and other members of staff to:
- Plan and implement the technical aspects of the programme, both on-site and online, including solo and group shows, performances, panel discussions, activities and digital broadcasting
- Organise and carry out the installation of exhibitions and performances with members of staff and artists/stakeholders
- Organise and carry out the production of new, commissioned work
- Liaise with artists, suppliers, contractors and other stakeholders on logistics, fabrication and fulfilment of work in relation to both exhibitions and performances
- Liaise with suppliers, contractors and other stakeholders on logistics, fabrication and fulfilment of work in relation to the collection/archive
- Oversee members of staff and freelancers in relation to both exhibitions and performances
- Support the Director and other members of staff in relation to digital programming and outreach
- Support the Director and other members of staff in relation to programme documentation
- Support the Director and other members of staff in relation to office and IT matters
- Oversee the efficient running of the building
- Liaise with architects, conservators, suppliers, contractors and other stakeholders on maintenance and fulfilment of work in relation to the building
- Plan and implement upgrades and repairs in relation to the building
- Oversee the efficient use of equipment
- Plan and implement upgrades and repairs in relation to equipment
- Purchase materials in relation to the building and programme
- Plan and implement a safe working environment for staff, stakeholders and visitors in compliance with best practices in health and welfare
- Oversee members of staff and freelancers in relation to the building
- Support the Director and other members of staff in relation to planning and reporting in relation to the programme and building
- Act as representative of the organisation at meetings and events as required
- Engage in professional development opportunities as required
Essential Experience, Skills and Qualifications
- Proven responsibility and ability to deliver projects within budget and on schedule
- Experience in exhibition install/deinstall, art transport and handling, performance set up, and exhibition and performance planning
- Ability to coordinate and train members of staff in relation to exhibition and event delivery
- Understanding how to make the best use of space (storage, etc.), working sympathetically with the history and heritage of the building
- Ability to work to deadlines and prioritise tasks in an efficient manner
- Understanding of implementing a safe work environment
Beneficial Skills and Assets
- Professional experience in a similar role
- Experience with AV equipment and/or interest in upskilling in this area
- Experience with IT equipment and software and/or interest in upskilling in this area
- Ability to work on own initiative as well as part of a team
- Interest in the local region and its communities
- Interest in contemporary creative practices on a national and international level
Send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 June.
Your application should include, in a single PDF or Word Document, the following:
- Cover letter or expression of interest outlining your suitability for the role and addressing how you meet the specifications of the job description;
- CV or biography.
Sirius Arts Centre is committed to equal opportunities in recruitment and employment. If you require assistance making your application, contact us by email at email@example.com or by phone at 0214813790.
Sirius Arts Centre offers annual leave and public holiday entitlement, parental and other leave in accordance with current legislation, the Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 and the Workplace Relations Act 2015.
Job Title: Programme Producer
Employer: Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork
Place of work: Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork.
Reports to: Director
Responsible for: Production of programme and building management
Contract: 1-year with an initial probationary period of 3 months, renewable every year; 2 days per week
Hours of work: Wednesday – Thursday/Friday, 10am – 5pm (standard; flexible arrangements are possible). Some evening work and/or work on Saturdays are required, compensated by time off in lieu or supplementary pay. Some extra days in specific periods may be required, compensated by supplementary pay
Salary: €10,920 per annum
Start date: Immediate (negotiable)
Benefits: Sirius Arts Centre supports the professional development of members of staff. Some funding or time may be available for training/mentorship or travel subject to employees’ areas of interest and requirements.