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Community Arts Officer

Job Description

An excellent new opportunity has just opened up for a Community Arts Officer to join a well-known public sector organisation on a full-time basis, initially for a duration of 6 months.

The post holder is responsible for the development of a proactive programme of community arts events, training, activities and festivals to enhance community access to the arts to maximise long term active participation in the arts on a community outreach basis targeting all sections of the community.

The post holder also assists with the implementation of the Arts Development Strategy and the Community Support Plan. The post holder will undertake duties relevant to the post allocated by the Arts Service Manager and participate in the interchange of duties to cover for staff breaks, sickness, leave and staff vacancies, and will act as a Duty Officer as required.


  • Devise, manage and deliver a proactive, innovative and developmental community arts programme of performance's, festivals, exhibitions, classes, workshops, training and talks to enhance community access to the arts.
  • Responsible for the effective management of expenditure and income for the community arts programme including; budgetary planning, costing, monitoring, quotations, grant-aid and sponsorship in accordance with the financial regulations and contribute to the preparation of annual estimates for the Arts Service.
  • Prepare external grant aid and sponsorship applications for community arts grants provision and other delegated funds e.g. Community Festivals Fund and be responsible for the processing and monitoring of such funding in line with the requirements of relevant funding bodies for monitoring, drawdown and evaluation.
  • Responsible for the compilation and co-ordination of the community arts programme in the Arts Service's season brochures and analyse, monitor and review community arts programming trends to include evaluation processes, box office data, pricing policies and through the Arts Information and Education Officer relevant media interaction.
  • Responsible for engaging and the line management of Casual Tutors for all community arts classes and workshops for the organisation of associated rotas, schedules and contracts.
  • Develop and manage relationships with key community arts stakeholders including public, private and community/voluntary organisations on all relevant arts matters to ensure effective partnership working including the promotion and organisation of events originating from these bodies.

The Ideal Person

It is essential that candidates have a minimum of:

  1. A third level qualification (for example, HND, HNC, NVQ Level 4 or Degree) in a recognised field of the arts e.g. Theatre/Media Studies, Combined Studies in Art and Design
  2. Three years employment experience in the Arts/Cultural activities field to include each of the following areas:-
  • Organisation and promotion of local events.
  • Experience in the process of applying for, disseminating and monitoring of external grant aid or sponsorship.
  • Experience of managing delegated budgets.
  1. Applicants must hold a full clean current driving licence and access to a car or * have access to a means of transport which would enable them to carry out the duties of the post.* applies only to applicants who have a disability under the Disability Discrimination Act.

Where applicants do not hold a qualification as outlined in 1 above, they must demonstrate a minimum of six years' experience as outlined in 2 above.

For further information on this vacancy, or any other role in Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Jamie Gault in the strictest confidence.