Arts Development Officer
Arts Development Officer - Newtownabbey - Ongoing Temporary - 37hpw - 16.53ph
MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB
To contribute to the effective service delivery within the Arts, Culture, Tourism and Events section assisting with the development, management and promotion of the artistic programme and cultural facilities, and for delivering excellence in customer service
As a member of the Arts, Culture, Tourism and Events team, contribute to the effective delivery of operational objectives of the Arts, Culture, Tourism and Events Section.
Ensure the effective and efficient administration of arts facilities, projects and programmes including adherence to corporate guidelines and procedures, action plans, issuing contracts, contractual arrangements, reports, procurement procedures and financial reconciliation.
Initiate, develop and promote relationships with artists and arts organisations to deliver a broad spectrum of programming and events that increases opportunities to access and participation in performances, workshops and arts courses.
Initiate and assist in the organisation, implementation and evaluation of the programme of events in the Arts, Culture, Tourism and Events section.
Assist with arts programming of the theatres in the section with particular responsibility for developing the programme and the operational management of the Theatre at the Mil, Old Courthouse Theatre and the Courtyard Theatre.
To programme art classes and courses.
To negotiate with commercial producers and hirers of the venues to secure an optimum return on commercial programming in line with the Arts, Culture, Tourism and Events section Business Plan.
Responsible for programming the Oriel and Conservatory Galleries.
Working closely with the Communications and Marketing teams, ensure the effective promotion and marketing of the artistic programme and workshops, including interpretative information, education packs, press releases, and annual and seasonal action plans.
Provide support for and advice to voluntary organisations with a cultural remit/interest on the development, promotion, and funding of cultural projects and programmes.
Work in partnership with other Council Departments, external agencies and other Councils and Government Departments to represent the Arts, Culture, Tourism and Events section and Council on appropriate external organising
committees with a remit for developing and promoting arts projects and programmes.
Administrate the Arts and Culture Advisory Panel, including recording minutes at the meeting, and making necessary arrangements.
Act as lead event co-ordinator for arts events, external hires, civic and internal events. Collaborate with other departments, caterers , hired services and operational staff to ensure high quality service delivery.
Hold a relevant third level qualification (eg in Arts Management, Customer Service, Business, Theatre Management etc)
A minimum of 2 years recent supervisory experience within the arts and cultural administration sector. Consideration may be given to those candidates who do not hold the above academic qualifications but who can demonstrate at least 3 years' experience as detailed above.
Full Job Description available on request