We're Hiring! Education and Engagement Officer

3rd June 2022

To create opportunities for people to engage, reflect, explore, and enjoy contemporary art practice.

Rua Red wishes to appoint an Education and Engagement Officer to co-ordinate the Learn programme at Rua Red. The Learn programme reflects the organisation’s interests with place, politics, and people through high quality, diverse programming and by working with people of all ages, from every community. We actively seek to work in partnership with a broad range of groups and organisations and to increase awareness of what Rua Red has to offer at a local and national level.

Rua Red is seeking to recruit an energetic individual who will have a unique and exciting approach to community engagement in contemporary art practice, involving a wide and diverse range of groups and individuals.

Key objectives:

· Devise and coordinate a programme of exciting, unique, and challenging educational events, workshops, talks, and screenings that respond and engage with different audiences across various formats

· Work closely with artists to support a programme of activities that creates new ways for people to engage with contemporary art

· Develop and support targeted initiatives for young people and underrepresented groups and communities

· Coordinate a panel of artists and facilitators (child protection training, garda vetting, scheduling, etc)

· Liaise with key community service providers and agencies

· Liaise with schools and third-level colleges, encourage and advocate for deeper engagement between education providers and the organisation

· Plan, coordinate, and facilitate public tours of the exhibitions

· Devise events and activities that respond to the community in which the organisation is located and that reflect the organisation’s interest in people, politics, and place

· Coordinate and liaise with festivals such as Cruinniú na nÓg, Bealtaine, Redline Book Festival, and Culture Night

· Facilitate work experience placements and internships

· Work collaboratively with venues, arts organisations, and artists within the South Dublin Cultural Quarter

· Produce education packs and interpretive materials

· Engage with and support ongoing monitoring, reporting, and evaluation activities

· Ensure that the vision for the organisation is understood and advocated effectively

Competencies, Skills, and Experience Require:


· An arts or education-related degree or Minimum of 3 years experience in an arts education role or similar

· Significant experience of working with young people and audiences in the arts sector or arts education

· A demonstrable knowledge of Rua Red, its work and ethos

· Evidence of programming, presentation, and delivery to engage different audiences across various formats

· Flexibility, efficiency, and ability to develop and deliver programmes and events

· A demonstrable knowledge of and interest in contemporary art practices

· Excellent facilitation and group work skills

· Ability to work as part of an effective team and on own initiative

· Excellent Communication and interpersonal skills

· Proven organisational skills, an ability to meet deadlines and manage budgets


· Full Clean driving license

· Monitoring and evaluation experience

· An ability to build strong networks in the education and arts sectors

Terms and Conditions of Employment

1. Terms of the position

The position on offer for 25 hours per week. The duration of the contract will be an initial 1-year term, the contract will be with South Dublin Arts Centre Company (SDACC).

2. Salary

€22,850 (€32,000 pro-rata) per annum

3. Probation

A 6-month probationary period will apply during which your contract may be terminated by one month’s notice by the Board of South Dublin Arts Centre Company (SDACC), if service proves less than satisfactory to the Board.

4. Working Hours & Holidays

Hours of work will be 25 hours per week. Duty at weekends and at night (as required) will be an integral part of the working week. There is a holiday entitlement of 20 days per annum.

5. Health

Candidates shall be in a state of health such as, would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service.

Recruitment Procedure

Please send a current CV and cover letter stating your suitability for the position to opportunities@ruared.ie no later than 12 noon on Thursday 7 July

Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.

We welcome submission from all suitably qualified candidates, irrespective of gender, disability, marital or parental status, racial, ethnic or social origin, colour, religion, belief, or sexual orientation.