Arts Development Officer

Arts Development Officer

Tuesday, 9 November 2021, 4.00pm

Galway City Council have in place a new City Arts Strategy, New Directions Strategic Plan for the Arts 2021-2026. In order to progress the implementation of the Strategy, the Council is seeking to put in place an Arts Development Officer. This will ensure that the Council has in place a suitably qualified staff member who will progress the strategy, monitor the implementation and build relationships with internal and external stakeholders. The Arts Development Officer will report to the Arts Officer of Galway City Council.

Each candidate must, on the latest date for receipt of completed application forms:

a) Hold an ordinary degree (level 7 or higher on the National Framework of Qualifications) in an Arts or Cultural discipline.

b) have at least three years satisfactory relevant arts development and administration experience including experience in the area of programme development and budget management.

c) have a satisfactory knowledge of public service organisation.

The ideal candidate shall have:

• Experience and understanding of strategy development, implementation evaluation, monitoring and marketing of Arts Programmes;
• A sound understanding of the Arts and the local and national infrastructure that influence the arts and broader cultural sector;
• A strong back-ground in building and developing partnerships and alliances with a range of stakeholders;
• Be self-motivated with a record of demonstrating initiative in a workplace environment;
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
• Experience of budget preparation and management;
• Knowledge and understanding of the structure and functions of local government and satisfactory knowledge of the range of public and private supports, available for local Arts development;
• Knowledge of current local government issues;
• Understanding of the role of an Arts Development Officer;
• Have good judgement and problem solving skills;
• Relevant administrative experience;
• Experience of supervising staff;
• Experience of working as part of a team;
• Experience of preparing reports and correspondence;
• Strong resource management skills;
• Comprehensive knowledge and experience of operating ICT systems with excellent e-literacy skills including management of in-house databases, application of developments in website and social media initiatives.

Salary: €44,133–€52,925

See further details at the link below.

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