Arts and Cultural Facilities Officer

Location Limavady, County Londonderry
Job Type Temporary
Salary £11.62 - £12.62 per hour
Published 7 months ago
Start Date asap
Contact Siobhan Holmes
Job Ref CC0098_1500979434

Job Description

Our Client, a Large Public Sector Organisation require a Full time Arts and Cultural Facilities Officer to start asap until 31st December

Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm

Hourly Rate: 1-12 weeks - £11.62 13 weeks £13.45

Main Duties :

  • To assist the Cultural Facilities Development Manager in the management and development of RVACC/FF including human, physical and financial resources to achieve the aims and objectives contained within the Cultural, Arts and Heritage Strategy.
  • To develop, manage, deliver and promote (marketing, PR, audience development) a multi-arts cultural programme, in line with the overall aims and objectives contained within the Cultural, Arts and Heritage Strategy, building and developing relationships with the cultural sector, locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Ensure that the department complies with all statutory and legislative requirements by adhering to these requirements and working in accordance with good governance and health and safety requirements.
  • Ensure that all responsibilities are carried out in a timely and effective manner and that general confidentiality is maintained in all areas relating to the work of the Council.
  • To be responsible for ensuring the effective day to day operation of the centre. This includes the management of operational staff and contracted artists/performers/tutors.
  • To devise, implement and manage a programme of high-quality, innovative multi-art form programmes and projects in the centre including events, exhibitions, creative learning and those supporting creative industries development. This includes both researching and securing local and national/international professional arts activities, key national/international partnerships with cultural organisations and localised community arts programming.
  • To be responsible for implementing key marketing, PR and audience development strategies for the centre to maximise public awareness and engagement, including social media, website and other online marketing, customer data management and profiling, press releases, press launches including exhibition openings, advertising and developing exhibitions and events marketing material, including events guides, posters, gallery educational resources.
  • To implement and ensure adherence to operational policies and procedures for the centre to safeguard staff and all users. This includes compliance legislation such as health and safety policies, emergency plans, licensing requirements, financial monitoring and overseeing relevant operational staff.
  • To implement and manage key visitor servicing strategies, enhancing customer satisfaction and strengthening the centre as a key cultural destination in the Causeway Coast and Glens area and Northern Ireland, liaising with key partners including Tourism.
  • Assist the CFDM to identify and secure external funding and sponsorship to develop the centre service and programme, including assisting with grant applications and development of identified professional arts and community oriented cultural projects.
  • Assist the CFDM and external funders with the preparation of evaluative and financial reports.
  • Contribute to the development, delivery, monitoring and review of Council's Cultural Services Strategy, associated business plan(s), services, facilities and programmes contained therein.
  • Assist the CFDM to manage resources, budgets and procurement including the timely delivery within budget of all projects and contracts.
  • To act as Duty Officer within the venue as and when required and as keyholder.
  • Supervise centre volunteers & work placement programmes.

Essential Criteria :

  • A third level academic qualification in a relevant subject
  • A minimum of 2 year's experience of assisting in the management of a cultural facility
  • A minimum of 2 year's experience of developing, managing and delivering an arts programme.


  • 4 year's experience of assisting in the management of a cultural facility
  • 4 year's experience of developing, managing and delivering an arts programme.


  • Experience of income generation including fund raising & grant applications
  • Marketing & PR Audience Development
  • Understanding of operational policies and procedures required in relation to facilities management to ensure health and safety of staff and users
  • An understanding of the legislative framework governing the work of the department.
  • Understanding of issues impacting on service delivery.
  • A clear understanding of the workings of local government and the wider environment in which it operates.
  • Computer literacy - ability to use a wide variety of computer programmes, eg word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint.
  • Experience in arts related activities, such as Theatre, Music, Dance and Children's Activities

If you are interested in this position and meet ALL essential criteria please apply directly via the link.

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