Refresh and reset: artsmanagement.ie

(sunnier days and remote Irish beaches ahead… hopefully!)

The blog’s been very quiet of late — because, well, pandemic — but I’m pleased to share that I’ve taken on some help to keep the job listings updated (thanks James!) Do feel free to send any new postings in, as these are now being updated weekly. I’ve also given the site a wee refresh and update.

Our MA programmes at UCD have undergone quite a few changes of late: most especially our MA in Cultural Policy and Arts Management, with Dr Annette Clancy taking over as Director of the programme from last September, and being joined by Dr Victoria Durrer, who came to us after running QUB’s programme in arts management. Our current MA CULP students have just finished their coursework and are now on their work placements: many thanks especially to all of the arts organisations in Ireland and internationally who’ve taken folks onboard for the next few months, given the upheavals the cultural sector has faced since last March! It’s certainly been a challenging year for the university working fully online, but the students have been brilliant and engaged, and have gone above and beyond in demonstrating their resilience and creativity!

Our MAs in Art History: Collections and Curating have similarly weathered the Covid storm with good humour and hard work! We’re so grateful to all of the alumni and colleagues who’ve Zoomed with the students, and shared their expertise as curators, gallerists, and arts professionals (pictured below is Sheena Barrett, Arts Officer with Dublin City Council and Curator of The Lab Gallery, who’s assisting with development of students’ exhibition plan assessments.) Our MA Art History students’ brilliant work is also captured in a research blog, which demonstrates the fantastic range of work they’re undertaking.

My UCD colleagues have been working incredibly hard to deliver courses online, mind our large student cohorts, and support one another (in sickness and in health) over the past year. I’m so fortunate to have an enormously collegial School and supportive College, and I know we’re all looking forward to campus life returning in the near future.

More announcements are also coming soon about exciting new programme developments – stay tuned!

Artsmanagement.ie back in business: Sept 2020

Did you miss me? 🙂

I’m happy to share that I’ve refreshed http://www.artsmanagement.ie, with 24 new Irish arts job listings, and an overhaul of the site to come in the next week.

Last year I took on the role of Head of the School of Art History and Cultural Policy, and regular blog updates became too difficult to manage alongside the day job. I’m still not sure how the workload will be balance out  in the coming months — I’m still taking it one day at a time (like many others, I reckon!) We’ve just started our autumn term yesterday here at UCD — with 26 students in our MA in Cultural Policy & Arts Management programme, and 12 in our MA in Art History: Collections and Curating, alongside hundreds of BA students and our staff of 13. News of the Dublin partial-lockdown on Friday has certainly made things even more interesting – but still we persist!

In any case, given that we’re all living online more these days, I thought re-starting the blog would be a way to connect with folks who are looking for arts/cultural work in Ireland, returning to education, or who’ve been missing my sporadic cultural updates 😉 I hope it helps!

It’s hard to believe this blog has had more than 1.2 million hits since I started it more than a decade ago, and still reaches more than 7,600 people via Twitter and email subscriptions. Thanks to everyone who’s remained a follower, and do keep sending me on your job and event announcements. Stay well, and keep on keeping on…

Emily

We’re hiring! UCD Arts Management & Cultural Policy

ucd_brandmark_colourCome work with us! I’m happy to announce we have begun recruitment of a new, permanent, half-time Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Arts Management and Cultural Policy. We’re looking for an academic to join our staff with expertise in management or arts management, who will contribute to running the MA in Arts Management & Cultural Policy, one of the longest-running and most successful MAs of its kind in Ireland and Europe. Candidates must have a PhD or be close to completion. Salary is €33,148 – €58,178 (0.5 FTE, below the bar). As outlined in the job spec, the duties of the successful candidate will include, but will not necessarily be limited to, the following:

  • Undertaking and publishing high quality research and scholarship in their areas of specialism.
  • Playing an active role in the School’s research activities.
  • Contributing actively to teaching programmes as directed by both the Director and the Head of School. This will involve module design and delivery, examination and assessment, quality assurance and enhancement, and associated administration.
  • Working across a number of modules to develop students’ understanding of the theory and practice of management
  • Supervising research dissertations
  • Participating on school/college committees and boards.
  • Undertaking such other appropriate duties consistent with the contract of employment.

Deadline is 21 August 2018.

Full details of the post, and the method of application, can be found here: https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/ (apologies for the clunky HR interface – just search under Art History & Cultural Policy).

I’m away on annual leave at the minute, but should you have questions about the role, please contact my colleague Pat Cooke.

p.s. the general jobs page has been updated for August!

New Irish arts jobs & opportunities

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Finally emerging from being snowed under (literally and figuratively), with a fresh update of the blog & lots of new job opportunities! Among the highlights are an Arts Officer Post at ACNI; the Country Director for the British Council in Ireland; Production and Development Coordinator at the Irish Film Board; Performing Groups Manager at the Royal Irish Academy of Music; and lots of volunteer and intern positions (including the West Cork Music Festival; Screen Directors’ Guild; and EVA International).

A few other opportunities worth singling out:

  • Fancy a paid work placement in Spain (includes flights, accommodation, subsistence allowance, and language classes)? Capacity Ireland is offering a Creative Industries vocational course with Erasmus+ funded work placements in Seville, with an April 2018 start – deadline has been extended to 19 March.
  • Interested in further study? The deadline for NUI PhD funding (can be used at any Irish university) has also been extended to 9 April. NUI postdoctoral funding deadline is 20 April. UCC is also offering a new PhD scholarship to research the historical and social perspectives on Cork Opera House; deadline is 30 April.
  • Are you an international student searching for funding? The Government of Ireland is offering generous 1-year scholarships for non-EU/EEA students which can be used towards taught MA and also PhD programmes. Deadline is 23 March.
  • Are you an arts organization keen to carry out a substantial piece of research? Come talk to us at UCD about the IRC Employment Based scheme, which involves co-sponsoring a PhD Researcher who combines employment with research at a host organization. We’re currently co-hosting one of these researchers in our School, and are always happy to discuss details of how to apply to this funding scheme (which is under-subscribed by folks in the arts/NGO sectors).

Finally… we’re heading into the time of year when we receive lots of enquiries about pursuing UCD’s MA in Arts Management & Cultural Policy; the new MA in Art History, Collections, and Curating; and our PhD programmes in either Art History or Cultural Policy. Feel free to drop me a line if you’d like to have a chat about any of these, as places often fill up quickly!

February Irish arts job updates, news & opportunities

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‘The Vanity of Small Differences’ by Grayson Perry, on show at the RHA until 19 March

Hello readers, some interesting updates for today!

I’ve just added almost 40 new listings to the jobs/internship/opportunities page – with three separate Seamus Heaney-related posts (that must be a record!)

Have you visited the exhibition of Grayson Perry tapestries currently on at the Royal Hibernian Academy, ‘The Vanity of Small Differences’? I thought it wonderful, ambitious, and brilliantly executed — it’s a kind of contemporary Rake’s Progress chock-full of art historical references and wit, but rather dark too. Well worth popping in, as the RHA is playing a blinder with wonderful exhibitions on from the Ballinglen Arts Foundation (for lovers of the Mayo coastline), jaw-dropping intricate and layered paintings in the main gallery from Elizabeth Magill, origami on steroids from Alex Pentek, and rhythmic abstractions by Niall de Buitléar inspired by the musician David Byrne.

On Joyce’s birthday (3 February) the new Museum of Literature Ireland made its Twitter debut — this is a new cultural space currently under construction at Newman House, St Stephen’s Green, that’s a project of UCD in partnership with the National Library of Ireland. Its new director Simon O’Connor (late of the Little Museum of Dublin) was also profiled over the weekend in the Irish Independent. Lots of exciting plans in development! Watch this space…

Fancy heading to Malta and discussing arts management research? The Arts Management Studies Research Stream is introducing a new ‘Research Cafe’ coinciding with the Sociology of the Arts Conference in Malta, September 4-7, 2018, and co-organised by one of the Cultural Policy Observatory Ireland founders Kerry McCall. Find out more details here.

Dr. Niamh NicGhabhann is organizing an interesting seminar on Creative & Cultural Industries on 13 February at University of Limerick, focused on cities’ relationship to cultural planning.

Dublin’s Culture Connects is offering a free Introduction to Marketing seminar on 14 March that’s led by two powerhouses of Irish cultural marketing, Rowena Neville and Helen Carroll! Ideal especially for small cultural organizations looking to up their game in marketing and fundraising… places will go fast!

Looking for funding for study? If you’re interested in postgraduate / postdoctoral study in the arts/humanities, be sure to keep an eye on the upcoming NUI scholarship application deadlines in March and April. The Thomas Dammann annual awards for research in the visual arts are also open – a valuable and flexible scholarship fund for students and visual artists.

Don’t miss this wonderful blogpost by Peter Harbison on the life and legacy of Françoise Henry, the founder of my art history department at UCD, and a trailblazer in medieval art historical scholarship on the island. This coincides with a small exhibition of her work currently on show at the RIA (on until 31 May)

 

p.s. apologies for missing any job updates sent to me in January! I’m getting a helper for the jobs site to keep the updates more regular, as my work commitments have increased exponentially since this blog was started eight years ago, and with almost 5,000 subscribers I get a lot of email! Thanks for your patience 🙂