Opportunities


Available Positions
  1. Volunteer Scheme
  2. Creative Enterprise Offices
  3. Front of House / Administration Manager
  4. Curatorial Administration Assistant
  5. Education Administration Assistant
  6. The Model seeks a Building Manager and Technician


Volunteer Scheme

The Model is looking for enthusiastic people who have a few hours to spare each week to join their volunteer scheme. If you are interested in meeting people, getting a better understanding and experience of the arts and would like to make a worthwhile contribution to Sligo’s cultural life, The Model would love to hear from you.

For further information, call Anne Marie Ball on 086 362 7833 or email getinvolved@themodel.ie

For more information on the role of the invigilator, read this document.

The Model is delighted to partner with Sligo Volunteer Centre for the recruitment of volunteers to our Get Involved programme.



Creative Enterprise Offices

As part of the Northwest’s creative hub, The Model, home of The Niland Collection houses six Creative Enterprise Office Spaces.

Suitable for media, film, design, music or other creative industries, these workspaces are available for rent. Professional creative enterprises are prioritised but all interested parties are welcome.

All Creative Enterprise Office Spaces have access to broadband.

For more info contact
Emer McGarry
Deputy Director
The Model,
The Mall
Sligo

(071) 914 1405 emermcgarry@themodel.ie



Front of House / Administration Manager

The Model, Home of The Niland Collection seeks a full-time Front of House / Administration Manager to support the administrative needs of the programme and the day-to-day management of Reception. The Front of House / Administration Manager will work closely with the Director, Deputy Director and Development Manager to ensure the organisation operates to the highest professional standards and will lead on a number of exciting income generation initiatives.

The successful candidate will have:

• Minimum of two years experience in a similar role
• Excellent administration and organizational skills
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• An excellent understanding of high quality customer service
• Proficiency in computers with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and digital marketing tools.
• Experience of event management
• Experience in retail
• Strong financial management skills
• The ability to develop and oversee a team.

The following qualities will be required:

• A high level of accuracy and attention to detail
• Flexibility – evening and weekend work will be required
• Good people skills and the ability to work well within a team
• Self-motivation and ability to take initiative
• Excellent time management and strong work ethic

MAIN FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Front of House / Box Office

• Managing the day-to-day staffing, operation and customer service of the Box Office and Reception, including rostering and management of Front of House support staff.
• Ensuring that high standards of customer service are maintained.
• Ensuring Front of House staff is instructed on all aspects pertaining to the use of The Model, including health and safety, evacuation and monitoring procedures.
• Supervising the set-up for exhibition openings, launches events and hires as requested.
• Providing co-ordination to all Front of House staff in the promotion and professional delivery of all aspects of The Model’s activities.
• Acting as a key holder for the centre, locking and opening up as required and ensuring that principles of best practice are adhered to regarding all security systems.
• Working with the Volunteer Coordinator to leverage donated skills, time and expertise of Volunteers for The Model’s activities, particularly for tours and invigilation.

Development

• Lead on earned income initiatives including venue hire and The Model Shop.
• Working with the Development Assistant to file daily financial reports, reconciling and balancing of Box Office and Bookshop transactions.
• Assisting the Development Manager in the administration of Membership and Sponsorship Schemes.

Administration

• Managing the internal administration, dealing with internal queries, responding to email, typing, photocopying, handling post and managing keys.
• Provision of clerical, secretarial and administrative support to the Director, Deputy Director and Development Manager.
• Ensuring efficient levels of office administration and management, including dealing with artists, musicians, bookings, clients, customers, incoming calls, counter activity, information display and supplies as required.
• Managing the administrative function pertaining to the hire of Model facilities, including liaising with customers, identifying requirements, completing booking documentation and details for invoicing.

TO APPLY

Please email a C.V. and Cover Letter addressed to the Director, Megan Johnston outlining why you think you would be suited to the advertised position to emermcgarry@themodel.ie by 12 noon Friday 6 March 2015. Short listed candidates will be interviewed on Wednesday 11 March with a view to role commencing soon after.



Curatorial Administration Assistant

Purpose: To provide administrative support to the visual arts programme and to work closely with the Director, Deputy Director and Assistant Curator on all aspects of the facilitation of the visual arts programme including:

• Booking travel and accommodation
• Coordinating fine art shipping and transportation
• Preparing labels and information texts for print
• Collating researched material for volunteer staff
• Sourcing and researching materials and / or goods, and obtaining quotes
• Preparing Artists Contracts and Loan Agreement forms
• Providing support to exhibiting artists
• Managing day to day correspondence
• Maintaining files and other general administrative tasks

The position is available under the FAS community employment scheme and requires nineteen and a half hours per week. The workweek is Tuesday through Saturday unless otherwise notified. Frequent evening and weekend work is required.

To apply please email a C.V. and Cover Letter outlining your suitability to the advertised positions to richard.nevin@hawkswell.com by 12 noon Friday 27 March 2015.

Please confirm your eligibility with your local INTREO Office before applying for this position



Education Administration Assistant

Purpose: To provide administrative support to the education programme, and to work closely with the Director and the Education and Learning Team on all aspects of the facilitation of the programme including:

• Maintaining the upkeep of the Education Room and Store
• Preparing Artists’ Contracts for approval by the Director
• Maintaining the Artists’ Pool database
• Liaising with artists working in an education context at The Model
• Maintaining mailing lists for schools and families
• Assisting in workshops if required
• Researching and ordering materials when requested
• Maintaining files, dealing with correspondence and carrying out and day-to-day administrative tasks

The position is available under the FAS community employment scheme and requires nineteen and a half hours per week. The workweek is Tuesday through Saturday unless otherwise notified. Frequent evening and weekend work is required.

To apply please email a C.V. and Cover Letter outlining your suitability to the advertised positions to richard.nevin@hawkswell.com by 12 noon Friday 27 March 2015.
Please confirm your eligibility with your local INTREO Office before applying for this position



The Model seeks a Building Manager and Technician

The Model, home of The Niland Collection seeks two part-time positions to support the round-the-clock technical needs of the building and programme.

The roles of Building Manager & Technician will facilitate the technical needs of The Model’s art programme and the day-to-day requirements of the building. They will work closely with operations staff to oversee the technical aspects of the building and will also assist programming staff to plan and facilitate the exhibitions, set-up for talks, classes, workshops and hire events.

To apply please email a C.V. & Cover Letter outlining why you think you would be suited to the advertised position to developmentassistant@themodel.ie by 12 noon Friday 10 April 2015.