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F/T Temp Community Arts Officer - Lisburn

Location Lisburn, County Antrim
Job Type Temporary
Salary £15.96 per hour
Published about 1 year ago
Contact Tanya Lyttle
Job Ref LIS0002627_1496651105

Job Description

F/t temp (Approx 2 months) Community Arts Officer required for Lisburn.


The post holder is responsible for the promotion and development of the arts on a community outreach basis and for the development of a proactive programme of community arts events, activities and festivals to enhance community access to the arts.

The post holder also services Lisburn Arts Advisory Committee and Lisburn Historic Quarter Arts Group and assists with the implementation of the Council's Arts Development Strategy and the Council's Community Support Plan.

The post holder will undertake other duties reasonably allocated by the Arts Manager and participation in the interchange of duties to cover for sickness, annual leave, staff vacancies etc. and will act as Duty Officer on a rota basis as required.

Duties will include:

  1. Responsible for devising, implementing and monitoring an innovative community arts programme to maximise long term active participation in the arts on a community outreach basis targeting all sections of the community and providing training and development opportunities.
  2. 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 Council's financial regulations, and funding bodies' requirements.
  3. Assess grant provision (e.g. Community Festivals Fund) and process and monitor such funding in line with external funding bodies' requirements for drawdown and evaluation. Prepare external grant aid and sponsorship applications for community arts and cultural activities liaising with funding bodies.
  4. Responsible for the operational management and production of the annual 'Mayor's Carnival Parade' as a major community arts carnival and showcase. Contributing to the event safety management plan. Organise and manage the Arts Centre's annual children's festival and co-ordinate artistic engagement for the Hallowe'en event.

Essential criteria:

  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 external grant aiding 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.

Desirable criteria:

Experience of:

  • Managing grant-aided programmes funded through European Programmes for Peace and Reconciliation or other similar funding agencies.
  • Working with community-based organisations.

The post for which you are applying is a regulated post therefore a conviction can never become 'spent' and you must declare any previous convictions in the relevant section of the application form. This post requires that candidates have a satisfactory Access NI disclosure as part of the pre-employment checks.


Salary £15.96 per hr

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