Feature Article
Welcome to the February edition of our Newsletter
News this month
Laureate for Irish Fiction Sebastian Barry in conversation with Joseph O'Connor at the University of Limerick
Theatre Schemes Update
Meet the Creative Associates
Places Matter | Creating Diverse Participation in the Arts
Grants and Awards
Closing dates announced for the film awards Reel Art and Authored Works 2019
Young Ensembles Scheme 2019
Deis Recording & Publication Award next closing date - 5:30 p.m, Thursday 4 April 2019
Arts Council's Artist in the Community Scheme - Deadlines 2019
Deadline: Arts and Disability Connect
News from the community
Call for applications: Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Office Musicians-in-Residence Scheme 2019
What Next: Dive In, Discover Dance
The MAC: Programming Officer – Full Time Permanent
And the tide was way out’ Paul Hallahan and Lee Welch : Municipal Gallery
Widmann and the Irish Chamber Orchestra present high impact works in Voices from the Edge
Writing for a Change: Flash Fiction Competition
Marian Keyes Young Writer Award
Creative Europe Desk
Free seminar: Communications and your EU culture project
The MAC: Programming Officer – Full Time Permanent

We now seek to make the following appointment:

Programming Officer – Full Time Permanent

Salary: £23-25k depending on experience

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

The MAC’s aim is to contribute to a creative and confident society that celebrates diversity.

Our mission is to  inspire and challenge everyone who experiences the MAC and that includes people who work with us; to create unforgettable experiences that change people’s view of their society and their place in it; to create a space that kick starts connections between people, and between people and art; to build Belfast’s reputation as one of the world’s most creative cities by bringing the world’s best art to our city and our best art to the world; and to reach further into society to those who live with the worst effects of inequality and division.


If you’re a high-performing person inspired by our vision and mission (and are passionate about working hard to help us achieve these) we want to hear from you.


Essential Criteria

  • 3 ‘A’ Levels or equivalent (grade C or above)
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in an events programming environment
  • Experience of financial and budgetary management
  • Experience of working with a wide range of stakeholders in order to build collaborative, artistic relationships
  • Experience of artist contract negotiation


Desirable Criteria

  • Recognised industry qualification and/or related third level qualification
  • Experience of working within cross art form environment
  • Experience of implementing organisational strategies
  • Experience of successful fundraising
  • Working knowledge of the issues relating to programming an arts venue
  • Experience of events programming
  • Experience of venue hire negotiation and event delivery
  • Experience of computerised venue or event management systems


For further details please download an application pack which can be found on the careers section of the MAC website https://themaclive.com/about-us/careers/programming-officer-permanent-full-time


To Apply:

  • Please send your CV
  • a one-page covering letter of no more than 500 words outlining your experience and suitability for the post. Please include the names, addresses, email, phone number and occupations of two people, not related to you, to whom references may be obtained. One of your referees must be your current or most recent employer;
  • A completed equal opportunity monitoring form which can be downloaded from the career section of the MAC website https://themaclive.com/about-us/careers

Please send your CV, equal opportunities form and covering letter to recruitment@themaclive.com or post your application to the HR and Admin Officer, The MAC, 10 Exchange Street West, Belfast, BT1 2NJ.

The closing date for receipt of applications for the above post is 12 noon on Monday 11 February 2019.  Interviews will take place W/C 18 February 2019.

The applicants who fit the specifications outlined above most closely will be shortlisted for interview, so please make sure you tell us everything relevant on your CV.

Please note that we are unable to consider any applications which are received after the deadline and if you cannot make an offered interview time, we may not be able to give you an alternative.

If you have not heard from us by 20 February 2019, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.