Back on the trail: 60+ new listings today on

'First-Class Marksman', by Sidney Nolan, Art Gallery of New South Wales
First-class Marksman (1956) by Sidney Nolan, Art Gallery of New South Wales

Did you miss me? 😉 I’m still on research sabbatical until September, but since I’m back in the same hemisphere, I’ve re-started the jobs, internship & opportunities listings here on — hope it’s helpful to job seekers & finders in the sector! Feel free to send on any new listings to me via email, as I’ll be updating weekly.

We’re hiring! 2-year UCD Asst. Prof in Creative & Cultural Industries

We’re looking for a new member of our teaching & research team in the School of Art History & Cultural Policy at University College Dublin, to help deliver our new BA in Creative & Cultural Industries. This is a 2-year, fixed-term post that will take on the role of Programme Coordinator, and deliver teaching in both broad & specialised areas of the creative industries. This post is funded by the Creative Futures Academy initiative, a €10 million HEA-funded project in delivering new creative pedagogies, shared by UCD, NCAD, and IADT.

You can download the full job spec at the end of this post, and apply through UCD’s HR website. The closing date is 27 May, and the start date is 5 September.

We’re looking for folks with strong teaching and administration experience at third level, who have the capacity to mentor new students, and take leadership on the new programme’s coordination, recruitment, and outreach efforts. Applicants should also have experience as a creative practitioner or manager, with a proven track record of achievement in the creative industries (either non- or for-profit); or experience in practice as research at third level. You’ll be working with a programme team based in the School of Art History & Cultural Policy, in concert with a wide range of colleagues across Colleges of Arts & Humanities, Social Science & Law, and Business.

This post is open to postgraduate-level qualified candidates (PhD preferred) from a range of artistic and creative backgrounds. However, we will prioritise candidates with experience in sectors not already represented amongst programme staff, including (but not excluded to) fashion; gaming / game theory; television and screen studies; music production; marketing and advertising; new media and digital practice; design; globalisation and the creative industries; etc.

Salary is €35,598 – €62,210. For informal enquiries, feel free to email me directly.

Opportunity! Arts Council postdoc related to the living and working conditions of Irish artists

Happy to share this information from the Arts Council of Ireland, who are interested in hearing from postdoctoral folks keen to undertake new research related to the living and working conditions of artists.

NOTE: to apply, applicants will need to identify an academic partner. Feel free to contact me here in UCD’s School of Art History & Cultural Policy, and I’d be happy to discuss our experience supporting researchers in this scheme, and what’s involved.

Arts Council Ireland seeks expressions of interest from researchers regarding the Irish Research Council’s Enterprise Partnership Scheme (Post-Doctoral)

The Arts Council is seeking to support new research into artists’ living and working conditions through investing in the Irish Research Council’s Post-Doctoral Enterprise Partnership Scheme.

A commitment to artists is at the core of the Arts Council’s 10-year Strategy. In 2020 we published our Paying the Artist policy. We are currently working to commission a major new study into artists living and working conditions similar in nature to the 2010 study. However, in addition and separate to this, we also want to support researchers to explore new ground, to ask different questions, delve into a specific area or bring a new perspective to this subject.

To support new thinking in this area the Arts Council is investing as an Enterprise Partner on the IRC Scheme which supports a postdoctoral researcher to pursue a two-year research project (Sept 2022 – 2024) on a full time basis. The award provides: 

  • a salary of €39,132 (year 1) and €39,686 (year 2);
  • employer’s PRSI contribution;
  • and eligible direct research expenses of €5,000 per annum.

Applicants to the scheme must be supported by both an academic partner and an enterprise partner. The Arts Council is seeking expressions of interest from researchers who may wish to apply to the IRC programme to pursue such research with the support of the Arts Council as their enterprise partner.

The Arts Council is open and flexible in terms of the focus of such research. We want to support a researcher led enquiry that is different in scope and nature to our own commissioned research. A researcher may wish to draw on relevant expertise, data, information and networks accessible through the Arts Council.

The Arts Council can only be a partner to one application and is therefore seeking to identify (in advance of the IRC deadline of 02 December 2021) a suitable research project to support.

Expressions of interest must be submitted to the Arts Council by 17:30 on Thursday 11 November 2021. Further information in attached PDF or contact.Toby Dennett: (cc: at the Arts Council

The Arts Council will run an information session on Microsoft Teams for questions and answers on Tuesday 26 October 2021 at 11.30amJOIN HERE (no app/software download required).

Researchers must meet the eligibility criteria for the IRC’s Enterprise Partnership Scheme (Post Doctoral).

Refresh and reset:

(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!