Cork Printmakers Seeks Gallery & Outreach Manager – Temporary Cover – 6 Month Contract

Cork Printmakers seeks a Gallery & Outreach Manager – Temporary Cover – Part-time six-month contract 

About Cork Printmakers 

Cork Printmakers is a print studio and gallery based in Cork City, Ireland. The organisation has a dual function; as a significant artist resource and as an exhibiting collective with a strong, public-facing programme. Cork Printmakers offers its members a creative and well-equipped work environment and associated essential professional development opportunities.  

Cork Printmakers offers audiences a diverse and inclusive environment in which to experience, understand and enjoy visual art. It both produces and presents art, creating a space for critical discourse around a broad range of themes. Public facing activities include exhibitions, commissions, courses, and workshops. Since 1991, Cork Printmakers has played a key role in the cultural ecology of Cork, and the impact of its activities is recognised in Ireland and Internationally. 

Cork Printmakers invites applications for the temporary six-month role of Gallery & Outreach Manager. This exciting position involves working with a talented team of staff and studio members. At its core, Cork Printmakers is a print studio, its purpose and mission is to both provide a workspace for artists and to advance the medium of printmaking as an artform.  

ROLE DESCRIPTION  

To work with the director in the management of the organisation’s operations related to membership liaison and development, professional practice support, programme (exhibitions, residencies, learning and outreach activities, editions), commercial development (sales, participation at art fairs), institutional liaison (stakeholders, partners), fundraising, partnership development, marketing and communications, branding and advocacy. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Deputise for the Director when appropriate and representing the organisation externally 
  • Support the Director in liaising with members and in developing and maintaining the membership base 
  • Support the Director in identifying and securing funding opportunities, both public and private, including grant writing and reporting to funding bodies 
  • Support the Director in identifying and securing exhibition, commercial and/or professional development opportunities for members and/or guest artists 
  • Support the Director in managing programme budgets 
  • Develop and maintain artwork inventory, both from the collection and on consignment by members 
  • Coordinate the delivery of exhibitions, participation at art and craft fairs, and other projects 
  • Develop and manage commercial activities, including sales of artwork and merchandise, onsite and offsite, as well as liaise with commercial partners 
  • Develop and manage learning activities, including courses and workshops onsite and offsite 
  • Develop and manage engagement and outreach activities onsite and offsite, as well as liaise with engagement and outreach partners 
  • Develop and manage residencies, bursaries and awards as well as other opportunities for guest artists 
  • Support the Director in managing, and contribute to, communications and marketing initiatives, including writing and proofing copy, liaising with members of the press, maintaining or creating content for the website, and creating content for social media and/or managing social media accounts 
  • Liaise with clients, partners, participants in courses and workshops and members of the audience, including responding to enquiries 
  • Develop and maintain databases as well as digital and paper filing protocols 
  • Generate internal reports 
  • Support the Director in communicating with, and/or manage communication, between members of staff, members and guest artists 
  • Support the Director in maintaining the condition of the Office and the Gallery and in liaising with the Studio Manager in maintaining the condition of the Studio 
  • Support the Studio Manager in assessing the technical requirements of exhibitions and projects, as well as in managing the installation and de-installation of works on site and offsite 

 

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS 

  • Experience of working within an arts organisation 
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. 
  • Marketing and sales experience. 
  • Excellent communication skills. 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team. 
  • Excellent organisational skills. 
  • A knowledge of contemporary visual arts practice and production and fine-art printmaking.

 

DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS 

  • Third level qualification in Arts Administration, fine art or similar. 
  • Experience of working within a membership-based organisation. 
  • Understanding of printmaking techniques including Intaglio, Relief, Screen Print, Lithography, Photopolymer & Letterpress. 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

Contract: Temporary six-month contract 

Salary: €19,656 for 21hrs per week. (Salary is based on a full-time equivalent of €32,760 per annum for 35 hours per week, pro-rata for 21 hours per week). 

Working hours: 3 days per week, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. 

Place of work: Cork Printmakers, Wandesford Quay, Cork.  

Occasional evening and/or week-end work is required for exhibitions, events and activities.  

 

APPLICATION AND RECRUITMENT PROCESS 

Closing date for applications: Monday 24th of June 2024. 

Please submit the following documents to director@corkprintmakers.ie 

Candidates should submit a single PDF document containing: 

Cover letter with statement of interest and suitability for the role.  

Curriculum Vitae outlining career history, experience and qualifications held (no more than 3 pages) 

Two references (referees will only be contacted with your permission should you be shortlisted for the role) 

 

Note: The Role Description and Essential Duties & Responsibilities are intended to provide a general overview of the responsibilities and qualifications required for this position. It is subject to revisions and amendments as deemed necessary by the company. 

Cork Printmakers is an equal opportunities employer. Should you have any queries or require any support in making your application please contact: director@corkprintmakers.ie 

Please note your information will be used in compliance with GDPR requirements and will only be used to assess your eligibility for the position.