National Sculpture Factory seeks new director

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Seeking new director

National Sculpture Factory (NSF)
Albert Rd.
Cork, Ireland
t +353 21 431 4353

The Board of National Sculpture Factory (NSF) seeks applications for the position of director

The National Sculpture Factory is looking for a dynamic leader who can manage and develop an established national visual arts organisation with a significant workshop and a dynamic creative programme facility in Cork City, Ireland.

The NSF is a national organisation, which advances the creation and understanding of contemporary art. Specifically, it provides and promotes a supportive environment for the making of art, opportunities for commissioning new works, collaborations, residencies and other artistic interventions. It was established in Cork in 1989 as a large-scale dynamic facility for artists working in a diverse range of sculptural media. The National Sculpture Factory workshop is 770 sq. meters large.

Role of the Director

–The Director will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the business of the NSF with the support of the staff and the Board of Directors.
–The Director will be responsible for securing and managing funding from relevant agencies: public and private sources, for the general activities of the National Sculpture Factory, including targeting project funding for specific initiatives.
–The Director will facilitate and extend the NSF’s key role in the development and interpretation of sculpture and visual art practice in Ireland.
–The Director will foster partnerships, national and international, to maximise opportunities for artists and help promote the profile of the NSF.
–The Director will understand how to develop the NSF's role as a centre of visual arts activity in Ireland and in a wider international context.

Specifications for the appointment of the Director of NSF

–Specialist knowledge of contemporary visual art.
–At least 5 years’ experience of working in management within an arts organisation.

Salary Package for the position of Director will be commensurate with experience.

How to apply

Applications to be received by February 26, noon

–A full CV
–An application statement that gives details of how your experience to date makes you eligible for this job
–Why this is the right time for you to take on this role and outline based on what you know, what attracts you to this post

Send to Elma O’Donovan, Administrator/Artist Liasion officer, National Sculpture Factory, Albert Road, Cork, Ireland.


Please mark correspondence as "Director APPLICATION"

All applications are in strict confidence and will be acknowledged.