Last chance to nab one of these arts jobs going at City Hall

Last chance to nab one of these arts jobs going at City Hall
City Hall, Cork. Picture Dan Linehan

Are you a lover of the arts with a flair for project work, collaboration and organisation? Then one of these could be your dream job!

Cork City Council is looking to recruit an arts officer and community arts coordinator with handsome paycheques for both of the successful applicants.

The arts officer salary starts at €49,835, rising to €64,786 while the community arts coordinator salary starts at €42,777 and rises to €51,374.

The role of the City Arts Officer will be to advise and assist in regard to new or existing arts projects and other arts-related issues and will have a key responsibility in the planning and management of the Council’s art activities.

She/he will have a vital role to play in maintaining the delivery of a wide range of accessible public services, offering advice, advocacy, initiation of new arts projects and administration of grants and bursaries schemes, and advise around the implementation of the Percent for Art Scheme.

The Arts Officer may also be required represent the Council on committees and at meetings and may be asked to report on progress in her/his respective sections at Area Committee meetings, Strategic Policy Committee meetings, through the Arts Committee, and directly as requested.

The post requires a minimum of level seven degree in the National Framework of Qualifications in Arts and Humanities, Community Work, Youth Work, Arts or Cultural Administration or an equivalent as well as at least four years relevant experience of working with groups and have adequate motivational and communication skills, At least four years relevant experience of working with existing festivals and in the organisation of festivals and events and at least four years relevant experience (including practical experience) in the field of arts & community, education and/or participatory arts;

As well as this the individual requires a working knowledge of the legislative framework which governs the Arts in Ireland.

The Community Arts Co‐ordinator role involves developing and implementing programmes and initiatives that increase active participation and learning in arts, paying special attention to social and cultural diversity.

The post holder will work with internal and external partners to create opportunities to engage in the arts throughout the city, at all ages, as creators, spectators, and participants.

A minimum of level seven degree in the National Framework of Qualifications in Arts and Humanities, Community Work, Youth Work, Arts Administration or an equivalent.

Have at least two years relevant experience (including practical experience) in the field of arts, community, education and/or participatory arts as well as excellent organisational, administrative, budgetary and IT/multimedia skills and excellent communication, interpersonal and teambuilding skills.

Application forms and full details can be downloaded from www.corkcity.ie/recruitment and are available at the Main Reception Desk, Cork City Council, New Civic Offices, Anglesea Street, Cork, T12 T997.

But you better act fast as the closing date for applications for this position is Wednesday, 8 January at 5.00pm.

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