The Arts Council is the government agency for developing the arts in Ireland. We work in partnership with artists, arts organisations, public policy makers and others to build a central place for the arts in Irish life.
We currently have an exciting
full-time, permanent contract at Executive Officer Grade for a Research Officer.
At the Arts Council we are committed to being well informed and evidence based in our decision making,
policy development, advocacy and advice. Our strategy Making Great Art Work commits us to developing greater ‘capacity’ in research and many of the strategy objectives have research implications. New policies developed by the Arts Council over the
past 4 years have also raised a significant number of new research commitments. Arts Council initiated research publications are available on our website.
Overall responsibility for research sits within the Strategic Development Department
(SDD) of the Arts Council including the management of core research projects. While a range of other research projects are led out by teams across the organisation it is the role of the Strategic Development to provide a framework that supports and
facilitates good practice and maintains oversight. As the Research Officer you will support the development and implementation of the Arts Council’s research framework which covers the following areas:
- Research knowledge – ensuring the arts Council has access to the research it needs as the national development agency for the arts;
- Managing research – the processes and protocols for how we plan for, manage, and undertake research;
- Utilising research – ensuring we use and apply research in our development and decision making how we share and communicate research;
- Capacity building and partnership – developing competencies and working with others.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 12.00 noon, Friday 19 May 2023.
Further information is contained in the following: