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Welcome to the August edition of our Newsletter
News this month
ART: 2016: The Arts Council’s programme as part of Ireland 2016
The Arts Council Dance and Education Report
Members of public encouraged to apply to join Arts Council
Grants and Awards
Artist and youth work residency scheme – Window of application now open
Arts Council announces Round 1 of Festivals and Events Scheme 2017
The closing date for the Publications/Title by Title Scheme 2017 is 5:30pm on Thursday, 6 October 2016
The Arts Council announces deadline for Reel Art 2016
University of Limerick Writer’s Fellowship
UCD Writer’s Fellowship
News from the community
Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal 2016 competition focuses on pipes and harp
Job Opportunity for Arts and Culture Co-ordinator
Job Opportunity for Arts and Culture Co-ordinator

Bealtaine Festival are currently recruiting for an Arts and Culture Co-ordinator on a part time basis. Deadline for applications is Friday August 12.

Age & Opportunity is a national NGO that inspires people to make choices that lead to fulfilling, healthy lives as we age. Since 1988, we have been influencing and shaping policy to ensure the active participation of older people in ways that benefit our communities and wider society.

We are the leading organisation providing nationwide programmes in the arts (the national Bealtaine Festival), physical activity (the Go For Life Programme) and active citizenship and lifelong learning (the Get Vocal and Get Engaged Programmes, and Creative Exchanges), so that all older people can live a rich and varied life.

Our Bealtaine Festival, which celebrates creativity throughout our lives, is Ireland’s largest collaborative arts festival, and one of the oldest festivals of its kind, having inspired a number of similar international festivals. Although the festival is at the centre of Age & Opportunity’s arts and culture programme, other initiatives such as Samhain (an event that looks at the darker side of ageing), Cultural Companions (a membership-based group of people interested in attending arts and cultural events together), and Beosach (Age & Opportunity’s international arts and culture journal) make up the arts and culture programme.

Our work is primarily funded by the HSE, Sport Ireland, the Arts Council of Ireland and the Atlantic Philanthropies.

We are currently recruiting an:
Arts and Culture Co-ordinator (part-time)

Applicants must have a minimum of three years proven track record of experience and achievement in the field of arts management. A degree level qualification in an arts related field or equivalent is desirable.

This position involves a 20 hour week, Monday to Wednesday, and we require applicants to be highly flexible.

This position involves a specific purpose one year contract which may be renewable subject to performance and the availability of funding.

Salary circa €36,000 pro-rata (€19,200 for 20 hours)

A full job description, person specification and application form is available on our websites www.ageandopportunity.ie and www.bealtaine.com.

Please complete an application form and cover letter and send to 
Karen Smyth, 
CEO, 
Age & Opportunity, 
St. Patrick’s Building, 
Marino Institute of Education, 
Griffith Avenue, 
Dublin 9 
(or Karen.Smyth@ageandopportunity.ie) by 5pm on Friday the 12th of August.

Please note that CVs will not be accepted – applications must be made via our application form and cover letter. 

Interviews will be held on Wednesday the 24th of August.

Age & Opportunity is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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