Monday, 6 July 2015

Job Opportunities at Belfast Festival (Closing 17 July at 5pm)

Belfast Festival

Programme and Operations Administrator
Finance Officer (part time)
Office Administrator (part time)

Deadline: 17 July 2015 at 5pm

The Belfast Festival (formerly the Belfast Festival at Queen’s) is Ireland’s leading festival of contemporary and international arts and ideas and takes place across the city every October. We are currently recruiting for several posts to start as soon as possible and to help deliver our 2015 edition, which opens on 9th October.

Post Title: Programme and Operations Administrator (temporary to January 2016)

Hours: 37.5 hours (some unsociable working hours will also be required)

Salary: £25,000 to £27,000 per annum, subject to experience

Role details

The Programme and Operations Administrator role forms part of the new Festival team and is primarily responsible for providing guidance and support to festival artists, projects and events from home and abroad and across a range of artistic disciplines. In addition, the post holder will undertake a variety of associated administrative tasks including the management of event staff and volunteers, assisting the Technical Director with the delivery of events and projects and contributing to internal and external reports.

Post Title: Finance Officer (part time)

Hours: circa 21 hours per week

Salary: £25,000 to £27,000 per annum and pro-rata, subject to experience

Role details

The Finance Officer is responsible for the day to day operation, accuracy and integrity of the financial accounting systems within the Festival. S/he is responsible for managing a modest payroll, producing monthly accounts, stakeholder reporting and setting up and implementing financial systems and controls. The successful applicant will be highly self motivated with the ability to work with a range of staff across all departments, have excellent organizational skills and hands on experience as well as a formal accounting qualification such as AAT or ACCA/CIMA.

Post Title: Office Administrator (part time)

Hours: circa 21 hours per week (flexible with some unsociable working hours in the run up to and during the Festival)

Salary: £22,000 per annum (pro-rata)

Role details

The Office Administrator is responsible for the day to day management of a small but busy office. The role is focused on secretarial and reception duties and providing support to CEO/Artistic Director but also involves assisting the marketing department with a range of tasks including managing stakeholder events, updating databases and maintaining online publicity and website entries together with basic bookkeeping, minute taking at board meetings and general office administration.

For further details on all the above posts please contact us at

Deadline for completed applications is 5pm on 17 July 2015

The Belfast Festival is supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Belfast City Council, British Council and Tourism NI and is committed to bring an equal opportunities employer.

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