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Part-time Gallery Co-Ordinator required - Ennistymon (March '08)


The Courthouse Studios and Gallery, Ennistymon Co. Clare seeks Gallery Co-Ordinator (Part-Time)

Ennistymon Courthouse Studios and Gallery

Background:
The Courthouse Gallery is a community-based art-space offering a range of arts exhibitions and events that serve diverse audiences. Currently in its 2nd year of operation, the gallery seeks to broaden its outreach and further develop its programming. The gallery is fully programmed until the end of 2008.

The Arts Office of Clare County Council programmes a number of venues in Ennis. They are currently re-developing the Gallery at the DeValera Library and are drawing up a new exhibition policy in relation to same.

Duties:
For the Courthouse Studios and Gallery the Gallery Co-ordinator will:

  • Direct and Implement Program of Art Exhibitions and Gallery Events at the Courthouse Studios
  • Oversee 2 Part-time FAS Staff and gallery volunteers
  • Promote sales of artwork from the Gallery
  • Manage publicity, PR and fundraising
  • Develop the Gallery’s audience and profile
  • Consult with the Gallery Committee on an ongoing basis.

For the County Arts Office the Gallery Co-ordinator will:

  • Assist the Arts Office in devising policy for the Gallery at the DeValera Library
  • Assist the Arts Office in programming the Gallery at the DeValera Library

Experience
An ideal candidate will have experience in:

  • Selecting artwork and / or designing / curating / installing exhibitions
  • Managing staff in not for profit Arts organisations
  • Planning and managing a program of exhibitions and events
  • Planning and executing a publicity and PR strategy
  • Making fundraising applications
  • Designing publicity materials (ie: invitations, posters, etc)

Skills necessary for this position:

  • Good Interpersonal Skills
  • Understanding of Visual Aesthetics
  • Good Design Skills
  • Organizational, strategic, artistic skills
  • Well-spoken
  • Computer skills (Word, Excel, desk-top design)
  • Budget Management
  • Problem-solving

General Information.
The position is part time (2.5 days per week) and is based in the Courthouse Studio and Gallery in Ennistymon.
A 12 month contract is being offered.
Flexi –time is available to be decided in conjunction with the gallery committee.
Candidates will be re-imbursed at the rate of €12,800 per annum.
Candidates should be flexible around possible weekend and evening work (e.g. workshops, exhibition openings).
Candidate should be in possession of a full clean drivers licence.

Candidates may be shortlisted for interview on the basis of applications received.

To apply:
Please send a CV and a cover letter to:

Ref: Gallery Co-ordinator
Chairperson
Courthouse Studios and Gallery
Parliament Street
Ennistymon
Co.Clare

Closing date for Applications is Friday, March 28th 2008.
No late applications will be accepted.

For further details contact the Courthouse Studios and Gallery at 065 7071630 email: gallery1@iol.ie

This position is supported by Clare County Council and the Arts Council.

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